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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Gotham: 6 Things Fox's Batman Prequel Gets Right (And 3 Things We're Worried About)

Fox's Gotham is arguably the most anticipated new show of the fall season, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's destined to become a hit. 

The new drama, created by The Mentalist's Bruno Heller examines the city protected by Batman long before the Dark Knight was around to protect it. Stepping in as the city's hero is rookie detective (and future police commissioner) Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) who, along with his cynical partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), encounter nascent versions of the Batman franchise's villains, including The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), while investigating the murders of the parents of a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz).

On the Set:  Go behind-the-scenes of Fox's Gotham

But as anyone who watched the first two-thirds of ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — last season's buzziest new show — knows, creating a superhero TV series without a superhero can be tricky business....read more

Fall TV Editors' Picks: Meet the Villains Who Run Gotham Without Batman

Can a Batman series succeed without actually containing Batman? Fox hopes so with its new prequel series Gotham.

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Gotham Exclusive Sneak Peek: Watch the Iconic Moment Gordon Meets Bruce and Alfred

There are quite a few iconic moments in the Batman franchise. But for Fox's new prequel series Gotham, there's one scene that sets the stage for all of those future instances to come.

On the Set: Behind the scenes at Gotham

Based on the DC Comics characters, the series explores the origin story of James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie), a detective in the Gotham City Police Department who battles the villains who made the city (in)famous. In our exclusive clip from Monday's premiere, Gordon sits with a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) minutes after the brutal murder of his parents.

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Southland: Season 1
Gotham: The Dark Side Of Gotham
Fish Mooney
All Hail the Queen, Fish Mooney

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Late Night With Seth Meyers: Connie Britton, Ben McKenzie, Vance Joy
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GOTHAM: The Legend Reborn [HD]
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Reckoning

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Gotham TV Show Series, Actor - James Gordon
2009 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

Ben McKenzie Suffers Head Injury on the Set of Gotham

"Holy concrete wall, Batman!"

That was actor Ben McKenzie's good-natured response after he sustained a nasty gash on his head while filming Gotham.

McKenzie, who plays young Det. Gordon in Fox's upcoming Batman origin story, was injured on the show's set Friday (his birthday) while he was shooting a fight sequence.

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Exclusive: Gotham Debuts Fan-Made Trailer

Citizens of Gotham, you are a strange bunch.

As part of the big push for their pre-Batman drama (debuting Sept. 22), Fox invited fans to recreate the show's movie-style trailer — originally mastered by the... read more

Exclusive Video: Gotham's True Detective

As TV's new fall season inches closer, the baddies of DC Comics' most messed-up city are gearing up for a battle with "the last good man in Gotham." In this exclusive teaser for Fox's upcoming drama, star Ben McKenzie explains why his Det. Jim Gordon has his work cut out for him, set against clips of iconic DC villains doing their thing.

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Dexter's David Zayas Heading to Gotham

Dexter alum David Zayas has landed a recurring role on Fox's new drama Gotham, Deadline.com reports.

Based on DC Comics characters, Gotham explores... read more

VIDEO: Jada Pinkett Smith (And Her Baseball Bat) Explain Gotham's Dark Side

Jada Pinkett Smith is talking Gotham and she's got her signature weapon with her.

Based on DC Comics characters, the Batman prequel explores the origin story of James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie), a detective with the Gotham City Police Department who battles the villains who made the city (in)famous.

Gotham won't "break the canonical iron truths" of Batman mythology

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