Benjamin McKenzie was born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan on September 12, 1978 in Austin, Texas, USA to Mary Frances Victory and Pieter Meade Schenkkan. He belongs to Dutch Jewish, Scottish and English descent. His uncle is playwright Robert Schenkkan.

Actor and producer Benjamin McKenzie is known for playing Ryan Atwood in the television series The O.C. and for playing Ben Sherman in Southland. McKenzie made his feature film debut in ‘Junebug’ opposite Amy Adams.

Benjamin McKenzie Height, Weight & More

Benjamin McKenzie Height: 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)

Benjamin McKenzie Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)

Benjamin McKenzie Shoe Size: 10 (US)

Benjamin McKenzie Star Sign: Virgo

Benjamin McKenzie Hair Color: light Brown

Benjamin McKenzie Eye Color: Blue

Date Of Birth: 12 September 1978

Birth Place: Austin, Texas, USA

Birth Name: Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan

Also known as: Ben McKenzie

Nationality: American

Race / Ethnicity: White
*He belongs to Dutch Jewish, Scottish and English descent.

Siblings: Nate Schenkkan, Zack Schenkkan

Parents: Mary Frances Victory, Pieter Meade Schenkkan

Education: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Stephen F. Austin High School, Austin High School, University of Virginia
*He attended Austin High School, and played wide receiver and defensive back for the school’s football team.
*From 1997-2001, he attended the University of Virginia, where he majored in Foreign Affairs and Economics.


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