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Brian Benben

Actor Known for his Role on "Private Practice"

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 Brian Benben Biography

Charming, compactly built, extremely affable American actor Brian Edward Benben was born on June 18, 1956 in Winchester, Virginia. Deciding on an acting career while quite young, he started things out at age 17 performing in off-off-Broadway shows in New York. Such late 1970s theater works included "Wild Oats," "The Tooth of Crime," "The Overcoat," "Gossip" "A Moon for the Misbegotten" and the role of Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

During his early 20s he began to pursue TV work and made an auspicious debut on the very serious side with the infamous The Gangster Chronicles in which his Michael Lasker character barely disguised that of real-life mobster Meyer Lansky. He also played a gay lover in the TV-movie drama Family Business starring a straight-acting Milton Berle, and then portrayed Tom Hayden, the California senator who was once convicted, along with others, of inciting riots that disrupted the 1968 Democratic National Convention, in the re-dramatization of Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8. Brian also had supporting roles which also accentuated his serious side in the feature films Clean and Sober, Dark Angel and Mortal Sins.

Regular series work came in the late 1980s playing a chauvinistic hospital resident who felt women had no place being surgeons on the short-lived medical drama Kay O'Brien. But it was the sexually frank sitcom Dream On that catapulted Brian to stardom as the self-effacing, newly-divorced book editor Martin Tupper. The cable show, which took on a whimsical, if much more hormonal, Thurber-like feel, lasted six seasons. During that run he was given a choice starring part in the film Radioland Murders. Had the series been on prime-time channel (it was on Fox briefly in 1995), his star-power might have illuminated even stronger. Nevertheless, this led to his second starring sitcom role in which he used his real name to play a news co-anchor on the very aptly-titled The Brian Benben Show for CBS. The show, in which he was co-executive producer, had a much shorter life than "Dream On".

Since then Brian has maintained amenably on TV, particularly in mini-movies. He was found mixing it up with Diane Keaton in the irreverent Sister Mary Explains It All, playing at odds with William Hurt in the drama The Flamingo Rising and returning to his mob roots in the mini-series Kingpin, this time as a morally-tormented surgeon. On stage Brian took his initial Broadway bow in "Slab Boys" alongside Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Val Kilmer.

Brian has been married since 1982 to actress Madeleine Stowe, who played his wife Ruth Lasker in the "Gangster" series. The couple have a daughter (May Theodora, born 1996) and own a working cattle ranch in Texas.

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Brian Benben

Actor Known for his Role on "Private Practice"

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Brian Benben Biography

Charming, compactly built, extremely affable American actor Brian Edward Benben was born on June 18, 1956 in Winchester, Virginia. Deciding on an acting career while quite young, he started things out at age 17 performing in off-off-Broadway shows in New York. Such late 1970s theater works included "Wild Oats," "The Tooth of Crime," "The Overcoat," "Gossip" "A Moon for the Misbegotten" and the role of Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

During his early 20s he began to pursue TV work and made an auspicious debut on the very serious side with the infamous The Gangster Chronicles in which his Michael Lasker character barely disguised that of real-life mobster Meyer Lansky. He also played a gay lover in the TV-movie drama Family Business starring a straight-acting Milton Berle, and then portrayed Tom Hayden, the California senator who was once convicted, along with others, of inciting riots that disrupted the 1968 Democratic National Convention, in the re-dramatization of Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8. Brian also had supporting roles which also accentuated his serious side in the feature films Clean and Sober, Dark Angel and Mortal Sins.

Regular series work came in the late 1980s playing a chauvinistic hospital resident who felt women had no place being surgeons on the short-lived medical drama Kay O'Brien. But it was the sexually frank sitcom Dream On that catapulted Brian to stardom as the self-effacing, newly-divorced book editor Martin Tupper. The cable show, which took on a whimsical, if much more hormonal, Thurber-like feel, lasted six seasons. During that run he was given a choice starring part in the film Radioland Murders. Had the series been on prime-time channel (it was on Fox briefly in 1995), his star-power might have illuminated even stronger. Nevertheless, this led to his second starring sitcom role in which he used his real name to play a news co-anchor on the very aptly-titled The Brian Benben Show for CBS. The show, in which he was co-executive producer, had a much shorter life than "Dream On".

Since then Brian has maintained amenably on TV, particularly in mini-movies. He was found mixing it up with Diane Keaton in the irreverent Sister Mary Explains It All, playing at odds with William Hurt in the drama The Flamingo Rising and returning to his mob roots in the mini-series Kingpin, this time as a morally-tormented surgeon. On stage Brian took his initial Broadway bow in "Slab Boys" alongside Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Val Kilmer.

Brian has been married since 1982 to actress Madeleine Stowe, who played his wife Ruth Lasker in the "Gangster" series. The couple have a daughter (May Theodora, born 1996) and own a working cattle ranch in Texas.

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  • How to book Brian Benben?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian Benben for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brian Benben, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brian Benben or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brian Benben?

    Booking fees for Brian Benben, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian Benben, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Brian Benben?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Benben for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian Benben for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brian Benben or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian Benben or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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