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      Brian Benben

      Brian Benben

      Highest Rated: 53% Clean and Sober (1988)

      Lowest Rated: 32% Radioland Murders (1994)

      Birthday: Jun 18, 1956

      Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, USA

      The start of Brian Benben's career followed a familiar actor pattern, as he grew up in a state away from the buzz of celebrity - in his case Virginia - and then made his way to a bigger city to try to make it. In his late teenage years, Benben moved to New York City, where he made ends meet while trying to get his foot in the door of acting. His first major role was in the television mini-series "The Gangster Chronicles" (NBC 1981), where he played one of the chronicled gangsters Michael Lasker. He reprised the role in "Gangster Wars" (1981), the film based on the series. He briefly appeared on the short-lived medical drama "Kay O'Brien" (CBS 1986), which was cancelled before all of the 13 episodes were aired. The rest of the '80s were filled with a few guest appearances and small roles but in 1990 he landed his biggest one yet: the leading role of Martin Tupper on the HBO show "Dream On" (HBO 1990-96). Following the end of "Dream On," he starred in "The Brian Benben Show" (CBS 1998), which only ran for five of its nine episodes before cancellation. After a few more appearances in TV movies and short-lived shows, Benben returned to prominence in 2018 thanks to Shonda Rhimes as he played Dr. Sheldon Wallace for five seasons on "Private Practice" (ABC 2007-2013). He followed Rhimes over to another of her shows for an appearance in "Scandal" (ABC 2012-18). 2017 kicked off another main role on a TV show for Benben as he starred as Max on the dark comedy TV show "Imposters" (Bravo 2017- ).

      Highest rated movies

      53% Clean and Sober
      38% I Come in Peace
      32% Radioland Murders

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      RADIOLAND MURDERS, Brian Benben, 1994, (c)Universal RADIOLAND MURDERS, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Brian Benben, Michael Lerner, 1994 RADIOLAND MURDERS, Michael Lerner, Brian Benben, 1994 RADIOLAND MURDERS, Michael McKean, Brian Benben, 1994 Scandal, Kerry Washington (L), Katie Lowes (C), Brian Benben (R), 'The Key', Season 4, Ep. #5, 10/23/2014, ©KSITE RADIOLAND MURDERS, Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, 1994 Scandal, Brian Benben, 'The Key', Season 4, Ep. #5, 10/23/2014, ©KSITE Scandal, Brian Benben, 'An Innocent Man', Season 4, Ep. #5, 10/23/2014, ©ABC Scandal, Brian Benben, 'The Key', Season 4, Ep. #5, 10/23/2014, ©KSITE Scandal, Kerry Washington (L), Brian Benben (R), 'An Innocent Man', Season 4, Ep. #5, 10/23/2014, ©ABC RADIOLAND MURDERS, Mary Stuart Masterson, Brian Benben, 1994 Scandal, Brian Benben, 'The Key', Season 4, Ep. #5, 10/23/2014, ©KSITE Scandal, Brian Benben, 'An Innocent Man', Season 4, Ep. #5, 10/23/2014, ©ABC I COME IN PEACE, Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, 1990, (c)Triumph Films Private Practice, from left: Amy Brenneman, Caterina Scorsone, Taye Diggs, Brian Benben, Kate Walsh, Benjamin Bratt, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland, 09/26/2007, ©ABC Private Practice, Diane Farr (L), Brian Benben (R), 09/26/2007, ©ABC Private Practice, Diane Farr (L), Brian Benben (R), 09/26/2007, ©ABC Private Practice, Caterina Scorsone (L), Brian Benben (R), 09/26/2007, ©ABC Private Practice, Brian Benben (L), Kate Walsh (R), 09/26/2007, ©ABC Private Practice, from left: Brian Benben, KaDee Strickland, Kate Walsh, Benjamin Bratt, Paul Adelstein, Amy Brenneman, 09/26/2007, ©ABC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 48% Sister Mary Explains It All Gary Sullivan (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 33% The Flamingo Rising Hubert T. Lee (Character) - 2001
      32% 60% Radioland Murders Roger Henderson (Character) $1.2M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Obsession Nathan Weinschank (Character) - 1990
      38% 46% I Come in Peace Special Agent Arwood `'Larry'` Smith (Character) $4.0M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Divine Obsession Nathan Weinschank (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mortal Sins Nathan Weinschank (Character) - 1990
      53% 62% Clean and Sober Martin Laux (Character) $8.6M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 Tom Hayden (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gangster Chronicles Michael Lasker (Character) - 1981

      TV

      Credit
      93% 90% Imposters Max (Character) 2017-2018
      35% 86% Roadies Preston (Guest Star) 2016
      90% 87% Grace and Frankie Charles (Character) 2015
      93% 72% Scandal Leonard Carnehan (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 81% Private Practice Dr. Sheldon Wallace (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2008-2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingpin Unknown (Character) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brian Benben Show Unknown (Character),
      Executive Producer
      1998 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dream On Martin Tupper (Character) 1990-1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kay O'Brien Dr. Mark Doyle (Character) 1986