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Brian Benben Biography

Birth Name:
Brian Edward Benben
Birth Place:
Winchester, Virginia, United States

Fast Facts

  • Made off-Broadway debut at age 17; later appeared on Broadway with Sean Penn, Val Kilmer and Kevin Bacon in the 1983 drama Slab Boys
  • Television debut was in the 1981 NBC drama The Gangster Chronicles, with his wife-to-be Madeleine Stowe playing his character's wife
  • Played '60s radical (and onetime husband of Jane Fonda) Tom Hayden in the 1987 TV-movie Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8
  • Was a regular on the short-lived CBS medical drama Kay O'Brien (1986), but his breakout role was as divorced book editor Martin Tupper in the Thurberesque 1990-96 HBO comedy Dream On
  • His 1998 TV-newsroom sitcom The Brian Benben Show lasted for only eight episodes
  • With Stowe, owns a cattle ranch in the Texas Hill Country