Benjamin Walker Biography
Benjamin Walker Davis is an American actor and a stand-up comedian. He is best known for his title role in the 2012 film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, as well as his appearances in the films Kinsey and Flags of Our Fathers, and his role as Andrew Jackson in the musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. In 2016, he played as Patrick Bateman in the Broadway musical adaptation of the film American Psycho.
He attended Cartersville High School in Cartersville, also the Interlochen Arts Academy near Traverse City, and the Juilliard School in New York City. In 2004, he graduated from the Juilliard Actor Training Program. In February 2007, he portrayed Bertram Cates in the Broadway revival of Inherit the Wind. The production opened at the Lyceum Theatre on April 12 and enjoyed a 10-week run to a full house. The show was nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Revival.Benjamin Walker
In April 2008, he appeared as the Chevalier Danceny in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. He played the inexperienced lover who becomes the sex pawn of the pernicious La Marquise de Merteuil. Described as the “definitive battle of the sexes” by Broadway World, the production enjoyed a full house and was nominated for six Tony awards.
In December 2007, he starred as Andrew Jackson in the musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson during its world premiere at the Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles. In 2010, he reprised his role in the musical, first off-Broadway at the Public Theater and then at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Broadway. The musical enjoyed a successful, but short, run. It was also a critical hit but was nominated for a few awards.
He played in numerous incarnations of the show to great critical acclaim, including Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. In March 2010 the Concert Version (a four-week workshop run at Public Theater in March 2009), and the thrice-extended return at the Public Theater. The production closed on January 2, 2011.
Between 2012 to 2013, he portrayed Brick in a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. His other stage credits include The Arrangements at the Atlantic Theatre Company (2005), the Lincoln Center Theater workshop of Spring Awakening (2005), Lady Windermere’s Fan(2005), Romeo and Juliet (2006), and American Psycho (2016). He received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play nomination for his performance in the 2019 Broadway revival of All My Sons.
He starred in the short film All Saint’s Day (2007), which was the Savannah College of Art and Design winner for the narrative short category. He appeared in the independent films Coach and The War Boys in 2009. In 2010, he was cast as Hank McCoy/Beast in X-Men: First Class, but dropped out of the role to star in the Broadway musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
In January 2011, it was announced that he would star as Abraham Lincoln in the film adaptation of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. In June 2012, the film was released. He told Rolling Stone magazine that he read a number of biographies on Lincoln to prepare for the role.
In 2012, he was cast as Archangel Michael in the film adaptation of Paradise Lost, but production was canceled. He starred as Kevin Connolly in the 2012 film Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight.
Benjamin Walker Age
He was born on June 21, 1982, in Cartersville, Georgia. His birth sign is Gemini and as of 2019, he will be 37 years old.
Benjamin Walker Nationality
He is an American citizen.
Benjamin Walker Marriage
He married actress Mamie Gummer in 2011, but the couple divorced in 2013. In 2015, he married actress Kaya Scodelario and they welcomed a son the following year.Benjamin and her wife Kaya
Benjamin Walker Family
He was born the younger of two boys, with an older brother, in Cartersville, Georgia, the second son of Jeannine (née Walker), a music teacher, and Greg Davis, who works in financial services and owned a movie rental store. He took his mother’s maiden name as his stage name because there was a Benjamin Davis already registered with the Screen Actors Guild.
Benjamin Walker Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars.
Benjamin Walker Filmography
Films and Years
• 2004 – Kinsey
• 2005 – The Notorious Bettie Page
• 2006 – My Favorite Fairy Tales: Volume 2 and 4, Unconscious, Flags of Our Fathers
• 2007 – Wasted NYC
• 2007 – All Saints Day
• 2009 – The War Boys
• 2010 – Coach
• 2011 – The Hot Potato
• 2011 – Wolfe with an E
• 2012 – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
• 2015 – In the Heart of the Sea
• 2016 – The Choice
• 2017 – Shimmer Lake
• 2019 – Beautiful Darkness
• TBA – The King’s Daughter
Televisions and Years
• 2006 – 3 lbs
• 2010 – Westward!
• 2013 – The Missionary
• 2013 – Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
• 2019 – Traitors
• 2019 – Jessica Jones
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