Ben Vereen


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  • Birth Name: Benjamin Augustus Vereen
  • Birth Place: Laurinburg, NC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/10/1946, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; dancer; singer
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How I Met Your Mother: The 12 Best Musical Moments

If there's one thing How I Met Your Mother loves more than dragging out Ted and The Mother's meet-cute, it's musical numbers. From Barney's suitable 100th episode extravaganza to Robin Sparkles' throwback tunes, HIMYM's song-and-dance moments are, well, legendary. Here are our 12 favorites from the past nine seasons.
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VIDEO: Homesick

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Length: 20:34:23
Aired: 12/17/2013

After a mysterious illness strikes children from military families, Gibbs and the team investigate the cause. Meanwhile, Abby and Jimmy partner with the Naval Medical Research Center to determine the strain of illness, all in hopes of delivering a cure before the holidays. Also, Director Vance struggles with forgiveness as his estranged father-in-law makes a surprise visit to his home. Meredith Eaton and Ben Vereen guest star. watch

VIDEO: Homesick [HD]

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Length: 43:00
Aired: 12/17/2013

After a mysterious illness strikes children from military families, Gibbs and the team investigate the cause. Meredith Eaton and Ben Vereen guest star. watch


Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots - webisode - Web Exclusive: Meaningful Filmmaking
Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots - webisode - Exclusive Webisode: How Roots Influenced Reading Rainbow
Preaching To The Choir
Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots - clip - Sneak Peek: Oprah's Toast of Thanks

More Clips & Interviews

Once Upon A Time in High School
And Then Came Love
And Then Came Love

More Ben Vereen Movies Videos

The End of the Aisle
Mom and Dad

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2013 The Hollywood Christmas Parade TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Homeward Bound Telethon TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 Oprah and the Legendary Cast of 'Roots' 35 Years Later TV Show Series, Guest
2011 Broadway Profiles TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2010 Love-In TV Show Series, Host

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Keck's Exclusives: First Look: Roots Reunion on OWN

For the first time ever, Oprah Winfrey conducts an interview inside her lavish Montecito, California, estate in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Roots, the 1977 Emmy-winning ABC miniseries that exposed the horrors of slavery and triumphs of its survivors.

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Keck's Exclusives: How I Met Your Mother Welcomes Wayne Brady and Ben Vereen

The second Season 6 episode of CBS's How I Met Your Mother will see the return of Wayne Brady as James Stinson — the gay, black brother of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris). Wayne, who also hosts CBS's Let's Make A Deal, first introduced the character in 2006, and returned for a second episode in 2007... read more

Wonder Pets Returns with One of Kitt's Final Performances

When Nickelodeon's Emmy-winning The Wonder Pets! series kicks off its third season on May 18, Eartha Kitt will be among the guest stars, voicing a Cool Cat who wants to scat. Kitt's voice work for the animated series marks one of her final performances before succumbing to colon cancer last Christmas Day.

Playing Hip Hippo to Kitt's Cool Cat in the season opener is ... read more

Know When to Walk Away

Episode Recap LoveAddictionDisbelief Thats how I would describe my reaction and the look on Izzies face during the first five minutes of tonights episode George loves Izzie thats all there is to it and now he cant wait to share the news with Callie Its almost unbelievable Especially considering the lengths George went to prior to tonight just to avoid Izzie and any related talk about their recent indiscretion Now its almost like he cant wait to shout it out to the world Though I will say it is nice to see George so exuberant and full of life this week Last week he seemed so frustrated and depressed about repeating his internship that Im almost willing to forgive Gizzie AlmostAnd poor Callie Just when you think things cant get any worse for her they do Not only is the new job still not working out but now shes also convinced George and Izzie are having an affair I have to say I was surprised to see her admit the latter to Mark Sloan of all people read more

Preview: Calling Dr. Love

Breakup kiss breakup sex Greys Anatomy wouldnt be Greys Anatomy without Derek pawing at Meredith and Meredith responding in kind followed by much angst Look for more of the same tonight Expect a helping of Izzy-George angst as well in the wake of his I love you too declaration last week As a result dont expect Callie to be at her best although the Chief will be part of the reason Meanwhile Mama Burke Diahann Carroll is back and Cristina is avoiding her Ben Vereen guest stars as a victim of an apartment-building explosion Paul Droesch read more

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