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Fast Facts

  • Was inspired to pursue acting after watching such '80s movies as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future and Ghostbusters.
  • Wielded a 50-pound machine gun throughout multiple scenes while shooting The Pacific.
  • Contributed an afterword to the rereleased edition of World War II veteran Chuck Tatum's memoir, Red Blood, Black Sand; Esler portrayed Tatum in The Pacific.
  • Tested his Irish accent for Hell on Wheels by using it in Irish pubs.
  • Cowrote and directed the short film Gravediggers.


  • Murray Esler — Father
  • Rosemary Esler — Mother


  • Birth Name: Benjamin Esler
  • Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Birthday: April 21, 1982,
  • Profession: Actor
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