Best known for his roles in Gotham, Batman: Year One, The OC, and Southland
Ben McKenzie’s early TV appearances included roles on The District, JAG and Mad TV. In 2003, FOX premiered the television series The O.C., about affluent teenagers with stormy personal lives who reside in scenic Orange County, California. The show became an overnight success and it put McKenzie on the map as Ryan Atwood.
Ben McKenzie made his feature film debut in ‘Junebug’ opposite Amy Adams. The film received high praise at the Sundance Film Festival. He also appeared in a pivotal role in the 2007 film ’88 Minutes’, which starred Al Pacino. McKenzie’s first starring role in a feature film was in the 2008 indie release ‘Johnny Got His Gun.’ The movie premiered at the Paramount Theater in Austin, TX, McKenzie’s hometown, prior to playing art houses where it garnered excellent reviews for his solo performance. In 2009 NBC premiered Southland, starring McKenzie as rookie police officer Ben Sherman.
McKenzie currently holds the role of Jim Gordon on the hit show ‘Gotham’ which is now in its final season.