Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan Net Worth

Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan Net Worth is
$1.2 Million

Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Ben McKenzie was born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan in Austin, Texas on September 12, 1978, to Mary Frances (Victory), a poet, and Pieter Meade Schenkkan, an attorney. His uncle is playwright Robert Schenkkan. Ben is of Dutch Jewish (from his paternal grandfather), English, and Scottish descent. He attended Austin High School, and played wide ...
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Full NameBen McKenzie
Net Worth$13 million, $13 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 12, 1978
Place Of BirthAustin, Texas, USA
Height5' 8" (1.73 m)
ProfessionActor, Producer
EducationUniversity of Virginia, Stephen F. Austin High School, Austin High School, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, University of Virginia, Stephen F. Austin High School, Austin High School, St. Andrew's Episcopal School
NationalityAmerican, American, American
ChildrenFrances Laiz Setta Schenkkan, Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan
ParentsMary Frances Victory, Pieter Meade Schenkkan, Mary Frances Victory, Pieter Meade Schenkkan
SiblingsNate Schenkkan, Zack Schenkkan, Zack Schenkkan, Nate Schenkkan
PartnerMorena Baccarin, Morena Baccarin, Morena Baccarin, Morena Baccarin
Music GroupsFireHouse, 18. Unfinished Business, 17. Happy Birthday, Madam President, 16. The Elephant in the Room
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor - Drama/Action Adventure, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Star—Family Show, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Chemistry, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Male, Teen Choice Award f...
MoviesSome Kind of Beautiful, Goodbye World, Decoding Annie Parker, Adventures in the Sin Bin, Batman: Year One, 88 Minutes, Desperate Souls, Junebug, The Advocates, The Blisters: How Four Became Three, The Eight Percent, Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun, Near Dark, Junebug, Desperate Souls, 88 Minutes,...
TV ShowsSouthland, Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., The O.C., Gotham, Southland, Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., The O.C., Gotham
Star SignVirgo
The O.C. (2003)Between $15,000 and $25,000 per-episode.
1[When a Newsweek interviewer asked McKenzie if he thinks The OC should end with Ryan and Marissa getting married] "I've always pushed for the big marriage that the whole entire audience has always seen coming. Ryan and Seth walk down the aisle hand in hand."
2"I don't like the whole trend of people in the business treating marriage like entertainment. It's either for publicity value or because they're bored. Because they haven't done a movie in a few months, they get married instead." - On Young Hollywood weddings.
3This whole scene is very strange. It's a very strange town and a very strange business, and it has a tendency to creep me out. Ryan's relationship with Orange County is very similar to my relationship with L.A.: fabulous wealth, and odd people behaving oddly, and I'm definitely a bit overwhelmed. I hope I'm hiding it well.
4I had one year of struggle. My parents were always there, but I didn't want to rely on them. Now it's moving pretty fast. I'm not rich, but obviously this is fantastic. All I know to do with money is put it in a shoe box anyway.
5Sometimes those fears (about fame) creep into the back of your head, but then you slap yourself and think, 'Oh, woe is me! People actually like me.' What a silly thing to worry about. This is a huge opportunity, and I'm excited.
6"I'm somewhat puzzled about that myself. I did theater in college, so I had already started down that path, but I didn't want to major in theater at U. Va. I didn't really know what I wanted to do, so I thought I'd get a good education and do some acting at the same time" Explaining why he majored in Economics and Foreign Affairs and not theater.
7"It's against type in the sense of my background, but it's with type in the sense that I am a loner who's new to this business and skeptical about a lot of it." When discussing differences between Ryan Atwood and himself.
8It's a Fox thing, the bad-boy image. They're trying to type me out. There are worse things in life, you know. I'm just really excited about the opportunity.
9"I've always been kind of a loner. Continue to be. So, in that sense, Ryan and I are the same. I played football in Texas, but I didn't really hang out with the jocks. I did honors courses, but I didn't hang out with those kids, either. I sort of had my own group I hung with occasionally, but I've always been kind of by myself." - When asked about his high school experience.
1Engaged to actress Morena Baccarin, November 29. 2016.
2Became the father of a baby girl Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan on March 2, 2016. Baby's mother is fiancee Morena Baccarin. Frances is his mother's name, Setta is from Morena's family, & Schenkkan is his real last name.
3In September 2015, girlfriend Morena Baccarin announced she was pregnant with Ben's first child and planning to marry him.
4He is the only actor to have played both Bruce Wayne/Batman and his ally Commissioner James ''Jim'' Gordon.
5Ben's paternal grandfather, Robert Frederic Schenkkan, was from a Dutch Jewish family, and had both Ashkenazi and Sephardi ancestry. Ben's patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Ben's great-great-great-great-grandfather, Abraham Juda Schenkkan Levie, who was born, c. 1781, in Amsterdam. Ben's great-great-aunt, Martha van der Zijl, died in Auschwitz in 1943; Martha was the sister of Ben's paternal great-grandmother, Josephine van der Zijl. From Ben's three other grandparents, his ancestry is English, with a smaller amount of Scottish.
6Best friends with Paul Wesley.
7Played football with (quarterback of the New Orleans Saints) Drew Brees at Austin High School and then against Drew Brees when Drew transferred to a rival school. Is now a Saints fan.
8One of his grandfathers, Robert F. ("Bob") Schenkkan, was an early proponent of both PBS and NPR. In recognition of his work, Austin, Texas' public radio and television stations KUT-FM and KLRU-TV hosted a 90th birthday celebration for him in March 2007, at which McKenzie and many of Schenkkan's other grandchildren spoke.
9Was voted one of InStyle's "10 Hottest Bachelors Of Summer" in July 2005, placing at number 10.
10Was a speaker at the Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2004.
11Second cousin of Sarah Drew
12He graduated from the same high school in Austin that the Bush twins (Jenna Bush and Barbara Bush) graduated from. He was a senior the year they were freshmen.
13Mother: Frances Schenkkan will begin the master's program in creative writing at the University of Texas in the fall. She's been a newspaper reporter and editor, and in the 1980s she served on the Austin Planning Commission and the board of the Austin Child Guidance Center. She is a recipient of the Adele Steiner Burleson prize in poetry at the university. She and husband Pieter have three sons, Ben, Nate, and Zack.
14While in New York he waited tables to help support himself and shared a bunk bed in a cramped apartment in the city.
15Moved to New York City three weeks before 9/11
16He recently moved into a new apartment in Santa Monica and bought a sleek new Infiniti G35, which he concedes he spends more on than housing.
17Has a manager, publicist and lawyer on the payroll (he's shopping for a new agent now that his career is taking off)
18Son of Austin attorney Pieter Schenkkan and poet-writer Mary Frances Victory.
19He followed his father and grandfather to the University of Virginia, where he graduated in 2001 with a degree in economics and foreign relations.
20His paternal grandparents both did some acting when they were young. His 22-year-old brother Nate is a Yale graduate working in avant-garde theater in New York. Younger brother Zack, 19, is attending Pomona College, a half-hour away from Los Angeles, and still pondering his future.
21Education: Austin High, graduated 1997; University of Virginia, bachelor's degree 2001
22Uncle is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan


Gotham2014-2017TV SeriesJames Gordon
The Accidental Wolf2017TV SeriesCharlie
Gotham Stories2016TV SeriesJames Gordon
Some Kind of Beautiful2014Brian
Judy Greer Is the Best Friend2014ShortMatt
The Advocates2013TV MovieHenry Bird
Goodbye World2013Nick Randworth
Men at Work2013TV SeriesBryan
Southland2009-2013TV SeriesOfficer Ben Sherman
Decoding Annie Parker2013Tom
Adventures in the Sin Bin2012Michael
The Blisters: How Four Became Three2011ShortDave
Batman: Year One2011VideoBruce Wayne Batman (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated2011TV SeriesOdnarb
The Eight Percent2009ShortJohn Keller
Johnny Got His Gun2008Joe Bonham
The O.C.2003-2007TV SeriesRyan Atwood
88 Minutes2007Mike Stempt (as Benjamin McKenzie)
MADtv2004TV SeriesRyan Atwood
JAG2003TV SeriesPetty Officer Spencer
The District2002TV SeriesTim Ruskin


The Blisters: How Four Became Three2011Short producer


Gotham2017TV Series 1 episode


Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2017TV SeriesHimself
Today2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2003-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Gotham
This Week in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2016TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The IMDb Countdown2014TV SeriesHimself
DC Comics Night at Comic-Con 2014 Presenting Gotham, the Flash, Constantine and Arrow2014Video shortHimself - Det. James Gordon (Gotham)
BELLOmag Presents: A Conversation with Ben McKenzie2014TV MovieHimself - guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2009-2014TV SeriesHimself
17th Annual PRISM Showcase2013TV MovieHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself
Every Monday Matters2008Video documentary shortHimself
Bravo Supershow2007TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Punk'd2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004TV SeriesHimself
The O.C.: A Day in the Life2004TV Special documentaryHimself / Ryan Atwood
The O.C.: Obsess Completely2004TV MovieHimself / Ryan Atwood
The Teen Choice Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
The 2003 Billboard Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Total Request Live2003TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2006Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

Nominated Awards

2016Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Family TV ActorGotham (2014)
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Actor in a New TV Series
2012Prism AwardPrism AwardsMale Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode StorylineSouthland (2009)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: DramaThe O.C. (2003)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV ChemistryThe O.C. (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor - Drama/Action AdventureThe O.C. (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout TV Star - MaleThe O.C. (2003)

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