Bratt, Benjamin 1963–

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BRATT, Benjamin 1963–


Born December 16, 1963, in San Francisco, CA; son of Eldy Bratt (a nurse); father, a sheet metal worker; brother of Peter Bratt (a director); married Talisa Soto (an actress), April 13, 2002; children: Sophia Rosalinda. Education: University of California, Santa Barbara, B.F.A. (with honors), acting, 1986; American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA.

Addresses: Agent—William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—I/D PR, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 155 Spring St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10012.

Career: Actor and producer. Also worked as a bus driver.

Member: Lamda Chi Alpha.

Awards, Honors: NCLR Bravo Award nomination, outstanding actor in a drama series, 1996, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, ALMA Awards, best lead actor in a TV series, 1998, 1999, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1999, all for Law & Order; Emmy Award, outstanding actor in made–for–television movie or miniseries, 1999, for Exiled; Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, 2001, for Traffic; Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite supporting actor—comedy, 2001, for Miss Congeniality; Rita Moreno Award, Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, 2002; ALMA Award, outstanding actor in a motion picture, 2002, for Pinero.


Film Appearances:

Felix, One Good Cop, Buena Vista, 1991.

Claude, Bright Angel, Hemdale, 1991.

Carlos, Chains of Gold, Academy, 1992.

Alfredo Garcia, Demolition Man, Warner Bros., 1993.

Paco, Bound by Honor (also known as Blood In, Blood Out and Blood In, Blood Out ... Bound by Honor), Buena Vista, 1993.

Ranger Johnny, The River Wild, Universal, 1994.

Captain Ramirez, Clear and Present Danger, Paramount, 1994.

Abel, Follow Me Home, In Pictures/New Millenia, 1996.

Himself, The Acting Class, 2000.

Ben Cooper, The Next Best Thing, Paramount, 2000.

Damon Black, The Last Producer (also known as The Final Hit), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Lieutenant Ted Santen, Red Planet, Warner Bros., 2000.

Eric Matthews, Miss Congeniality (also known as Miss Undercover), Warner Bros., 2000.

Juan Obregon, Traffic (also known as Traffic—Die Macht des Kartells), USA Films, 2000.

Miguel Pinero, Pinero, Miramax, 2001.

Wade Handler, Abandon, Paramount, 2002.

Carlos, The Woodsman, Newmarket Films, 2004.

Himself, Film Trix (documentary short film), 2004.

Tom Lone, Catwoman, Warner Bros., 2004.

Matt Schraam, Thumbsucker, 2005.

Lieutenant Colonel Mucci, The Great Raid, Miramax, 2005.

Film Work:

Producer, Follow Me Home, In Pictures/New Millenia, 1996.

Television Appearances; Series:

Tony Maldonado, Knightwatch, ABC, 1988–89.

Officer Eduardo Cruz, Nasty Boys, NBC, 1990.

Detective Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis, Law and Order, NBC, 1995–99.

Jim Tisnewski, E–Ring, 2005—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Benito Garza, James A. Michener's "Texas" (also known as Texas), ABC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Officer Dave Ramirez, Gladiator School (also known as Police Story: Gladiator Story), ABC, 1988.

Cruz, Kill or Be Killed, NBC, 1990.

Carlos, Chains of Gold, 1991.

Nakai Two Bear, Shadowhunter, Showtime, 1993.

Jim Mercer, Woman Undone, Showtime, 1996.

Detective Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis, Exiled: A Law & Order Movie (also known as Exiled), NBC, 1998.

Arno, After the Storm, USA Network, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Sergeant Rosendo Juarez, Juarez, ABC, 1988.

Estaba, Lovers, Partners, and Spies, NBC, 1988.

Eduardo Cruz, Nasty Boys, NBC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards, Fox, 1996.

Nissan Presents: The 2nd Annual Celebration of America's Music, ABC, 1998.

Presenter, The 50th Emmy Awards, NBC, 1988.

Host and presenter, 1999 ALMA Awards, 1999.

Himself, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999.

Himself, The 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, GQ's 200 Men of the Year Awards, Fox, 2000.

Narrator, Desert Mummies of Peru (documentary), The Discovery Channel, 2000.

Conde Nast Traveler All–Star Special (documentary), The Travel Channel, 2000.

The 5th Annual ALMA Awards, ABC, 2000.

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, HBO, 2001.

Narrator, Family Tree (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

The 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2001.

Himself, The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001.

Presenter, My VH1 Music Awards, VH1, 2001.

Presenter, The 17th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2002.

Presenter, The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2002.

Presenter, The 57th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Detective Rey Curtis, "For God and Country," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1996.

Detective Rey Curtis, "Baby, It's You: Part 2," Homicide: Life on the Streets (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS) NBC, 1997.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998.

Detective Rey Curtis, "Sideshow: Part 2," Homicide: Life on the Streets (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS) NBC, 1999.

Himself, In the Life, PBS, 2000. Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2000.

Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2004.

Himself, Mad TV, Fox, 2001.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2002.

Voice of Kevin, the caller, "The Doctor Is Out," Frasier, NBC, 2003.

Himself, The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2004.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004.

Himself, "Parstakerroin voittaa aina," 4Pop, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Richard III, Utah Shakespeare Festival, 1987.

A Comedy of Errors, Utah Shakespeare Festival, 1987.

Much Ado about Nothing, Utah Shakespeare Festival, 1987.

Kean, Intrigue with Faye, Acorn Theater, New York City, 2003.

Also appeared in Heaven Can Wait and Macbeth, Summer Repertory Theater, Santa Rosa, CA. Appeared in productions with various companies, including the Shakespeare Festival in Los Angeles, Taper Too, and Theatre Geo.



Contemporary Hispanic Biography, Volume 3, Gale

Group, 2003.


Entertainment Weekly, May 21, 1999, p. 42. Interview, May, 2000, p. 122.

People Weekly, May 10, 1999, p. 96; November 26, 2001, p. 82; April 29, 2002, p. 60.