Ben Shenkman Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Height, Family, Education, Movies, Law & Order 

Ben Shenkman Biography

Ben Shenkman is a well-known American actor. He made his professional acting debut in the 1994 film Quiz Show, playing a minor role. He also got his start in theater, playing Louis Ironson in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater.


Ben Shenkman Age

He was born Benjamin Shenkman on September 26, 1968, in New York City, New York, United States of America. He is 54 years old as of September 2023.

Ben Shenkman Height

Ben stands at a height of 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) tall.

Ben Shenkman Education

He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Fine Arts from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts in 1993.

Ben Shenkman Family

Shenkman was born and raised in New York City to a Jewish family, the son of Katherine, an associate at a legal firm, and Shepard A. Sheinkman, who worked for a consulting firm.

Ben Shenkman Wife

Shenkman is married to Lauren Greilsheimer since 2005.

Ben Shenkman Career

He began his professional acting career with a modest role in Robert Redford’s 1994 film Quiz Show and a guest-starring role on Law & Order, his first of seven appearances on the show. He also got his start in theater, playing Louis Ironson in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. Shenkman played Roy Cohn in a workshop version of the play while still a student at New York University. He would repeat the character of Louis in the HBO miniseries adaptation seven years after portraying the role at ACT. Shenkman blended work in off-Broadway productions in New York with small appearances in films such as Eraser (1996), The Siege (1998), (1998), and Jesus’ Son (1998).

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Shenkman alternated between studio films like Must Love Dogs (2005) and Just Like Heaven (2005) and independent films like Then She Found Me (2008) and Breakfast with Scot (2008), a gay-themed Canadian film for which the NHL notably endorsed the use of a team’s emblem and uniforms. In 2010, he co-starred in Solitary Man with Michael Douglas and the Sundance premiere Blue Valentine. He also had recurring parts on Grey’s Anatomy, Burn Notice, Damages, Drop Dead Diva, and FX’s Lights Out, as well as a series regular in Julianna Margulies’ legal thriller Canterbury’s Law on Fox in 2008. He co-starred in The Paul Reiser Show, a short-lived NBC sitcom that was a midseason replacement for the 2010-11 television season.

In 2012, he appeared as recurring character Dr. Jeremiah Sacani on USA Network’s Royal Pains, and was elevated to series regular the following season, the show’s fifth. The sitcom finished production on its final season in the fall of 2015, which aired in the summer of 2016. Shenkman also appeared on Broadway in 2015, opposite Larry David and later Jason Alexander, in David’s popular comedy Fish in the Dark, which had a six-month limited run at the Cort Theater. Shenkman has appeared as Ira Schirmer in the Showtime series Billions since 2016. In the same year, he starred as Desk Sgt. Klein in the critically acclaimed HBO limited series The Night Of. 2017, he was cast as a series regular in the Shondaland drama For the People, which aired for two seasons on ABC until 2019. In 2020, in addition to Billions’ fifth season, he is featured in a recurring role on Season 10 of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, and as defense counsel Leonard Weinglass in Aaron Sorkin’s film The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Ben Shenkman’s Net Worth

Ben has an estimated net worth of 2 million dollars as of 2023.

Ben Shenkman Movies

1999–2009Law & Order
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2001 Ed
2003 Ed A
2003 Angels in America
2005 Law & Order: Trial
2005 Stella
2006 Love Monkey
2007 Wainy Days
2008 Canterbury’s Law
2009 Grey’s Anatomy
2009 Private Practice
2009 Burn Notice
2010 Damages
2011 Lights Out
2011 The Paul Reiser Show
2011 Drop Dead Diva
2012–16 Royal Pains
2012 Made in Jersey
2016–20 Billions
2016 The Night Of Sgt.
2018–19 For the People
2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm
2022 The Good Fight