Benjamin McKenzie

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  • Birth Name: Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan
  • Birth Place: Austin, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/12/1978, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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2014 Fall TV Popularity Contest: And the Winner Is…

TVGuide.com users have named their favorite new show — and they're positively batty about it!

Fall TV: Get the lowdown on this season's must-see new shows

Over the past several weeks, we've conducted a series of polls in our Fall TV Popularity Contest, asking users which shows they liked and which they didn't. The competition was fierce, but after nearly 350,000 votes were cast, a champion has emerged...read more

On the Set: Go Behind the Scenes of Fox's Gotham

After a summer of anticipation, Fox's Gotham has lived up to the hype to become one of the fall's biggest new shows.

Find out why Gotham was one of our Fall TV Editors' Picks

TVGuide.com visited the show's New York City set to chat with the show's stars and uncover all kinds of behind-the-scenes goodies. In case you missed it, you can check out all the videos from our trip to Gotham City below.read more

Gotham Adds Another Iconic Batman Villain

Gotham is adding another kid villain to its gallery of rogues, because apparently there aren't already enough bad guys to go around.

According to Zap2It.com, Scarecrow will follow in the footsteps of Catwoman, the Riddler, the Penguin, and Two-Face to be the next iconic villain to appear on the show.read more

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Gotham: The Synopsis
Only in Gotham
Help Me
Lone Cop

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Gotham TV Show Series, Actor - James Gordon
2010 Southland TV Show Series, Actor - Det. Ben Sherman
2008 88 Minutes Movie, Actor - Mike Stempt
2005 Junebug Movie, Actor - Johnny
2003 The O.C. TV Show Series, Actor - Ryan Atwood

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News

On the Set: Inside the World of Fall's Coolest New Hit Gotham

Gotham city — Sources close to the Gotham City Police Department have confirmed that the crime rate in the area has nearly tripled in the past month. Many attribute this spike to the recent murders of billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne, as well as rising interest in the city's infamous Arkham district, home of the failed Arkham Asylum and turf-war favorite of organized crime.

There are those, too, who blame the increase in back-alley homicides, child trafficking... read more

Exclusive Gotham Video: Can Anyone Stop the Penguin's Rise?

Gotham's Oswald Cobblepot certainly isn't wasting any time working his way up the food chain.

Since his return to Gotham, the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) has quickly infiltrated the ranks of the Maroni crime organization and also buddied up with Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie). "He and Gordon now both need each other," Taylor says... read more

Fox Orders Full Season of Gotham

Fox has ordered six more episodes of Gotham, bringing the freshman drama's order to a full 22-episode season, the network announced on Monday.

"Gotham debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason," Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said in a statement. "Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we've never seen before. We are so excited to see where Bruno, Danny and the entire Gotham team take this story over the course of this season, and so thankful to all the fans who have embraced it this fall."

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Gotham Exclusive: Carol Kane on Playing the Penguin's Mom and Loving a Monster

Anyone who watched the first episode of Fox's Gotham could make the argument that James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is actually responsible for turning low-level thug Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) into the man who will eventually become the Penguin. 

But did Oswald's descent into evil start before he was marched to the end of that Gotham City pier at gunpoint? On Monday's episode (8/7c, Fox) viewers will meet Oswald's mother, a European immigrant named Gertrude Kabelput — and in a brilliant bit of casting, she'll be played by Oscar nominee and two-time Emmy winner Carol Kane. 

Fall Preview: Get scoop on all the must-see new shows

"If you meet someone's mother, you immediately get an insight into their inner character," creator Bruno Heller tells TVGuide.com... read more

New Season Reviews: Gotham, Scorpion, Forever, Sleepy Hollow

Happens all the time in the Bat-verse: The bad guys get all the best material. And so it was in the beginning, or at least in the origin story as presented by Fox's stylish, vividly hardboiled Gotham (8/7c), an exercise in pulp-noir chic that, to be enjoyed properly, should be considered more Dick Tracy than Batman in approach.

As Robin might proclaim, if he were around (which he isn't): Holy corruption! The sordid Gotham City on display here reflects executive producer Bruno Heller's time spent on HBO's Rome rather than his sunnier stint with The Mentalist. This city of menace boasts a retro sheen cluttered with jarring contemporary details, projecting what's intended as an out-of-time (or timeless) quality to frame this iconic story. You know how it goes: Young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz of Touch) is orphaned when his wealthy parents are murdered in a back-alley robbery, inspiring a lifetime devoted to vanquishing Gotham's most-wanted goons.

But that's another tale for another time, because the focus of Gotham is on clench-jawed, strait-arrow Detective (future Commissioner) James Gordon, played with a pugnacious dour solemnity by Ben McKenzie. read more

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