Created by Josh Schwartz, FOX's The O.C. premiered on Aug. 5, 2003 and ran for four seasons until Feb. 22, 2007. Starring Mischa Barton, Benjamin McKenzie, Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson as four teens living in the affluent community of Newport Beach, California, the primetime teen soap was broadcast in more than 50 countries and won 12 Teen Choice Awards.
Benjamin McKenzie: Now
McKenzie played police officer Ben Sherman on TNT's SouthLAnd for five seasons from 2009 to 2013. During that time, he lent his voice to the animated feature Batman: Year One and later starred in movies such as Decoding Annie Parker and Adventures in the Sin Bin.
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