Fast Facts

  • Moved with his family from London to Toronto at the age of 4.
  • Was a member of the Canadian Junior National Swim Team and came in ninth place at the 1992 Olympic trials.
  • Auditioned for the role of Robin in 1997's Batman Forever on a dare from his friends; he didn't land the part but did score an agent.
  • Went to high school with My Life Without Me (2003) costar Sarah Polley.
  • Best known for his role as Ben on Felicity, the boy Felicity follows to the fictitious University of New York.
  • Enjoys hiking and playing basketball in his spare time.


  • 2009, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2011, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee


  • Teresa Palmer — Ex-significant Other
  • Mary Speedman — Mother
  • Roy Speedman — Father
  • Keri Russell — Ex-significant Other
  • Tracey Speedman — Sister


  • Attended University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Attended York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Birth Name: Robert Scott Speedman
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor

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