Foster, Ben 1980–

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FOSTER, Ben 1980–


Born October 29, 1980, in Boston, MA; raised in Iowa; son of a restaurateur; brother of Jon Foster (an actor). Education: Attended Interlochen Theatre Arts Summer Program.


Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Third Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—James/Levy/Jacobson, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1470, Burbank, CA 91505.



Awards, Honors:

State of Iowa award for a one–act play he wrote and directed, c. 1992; Gemini Award nominations, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, best performance in a children's or youth program or series, 1997 and 1998, for Flash Forward; Daytime Emmy Award, outstanding performer in a children's special, 2003, for Bang, Bang, You're Dead; Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 2004, for Six Feet Under.


Television Appearances; Series:

Tucker "Tuck" James, Flash Forward, The Family Channel (Canada), CanWest Global Television, and The Disney Channel, 1996–97.

Russell Corwin, Six Feet Under, HBO, beginning 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ryan, Breakfast with Einstein, 1998.

I've Been Waiting for You, NBC, 1998.

Aaron Kreifels, The Laramie Project, HBO, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The ABC Saturday Morning Preview Party, ABC, 1996.

Himself, Reel Comedy: Big Trouble, Comedy Central, 2002.

Trevor Adams, Bang, Bang, You're Dead, Showtime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Earl Pitzer, You Wish (also known as Genie), ABC, 1997.

Eli, "Carded and Discarded," Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 2000.

Jason Nelson, "A Mother's Son," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Ian Warnock, "Lifelines," The Bill, Thames Television and Yorkshire Television, 2001.

Max Warner, "Chapter Twenty–Nine," Boston Public, Fox, 2001.

Max Warner, "Chapter Thirty–Six," Boston Public, Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Eli, Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999.

Film Appearances:

Kounterfeit, LIVE Entertainment, 1997.

Ben Kurtzman, Liberty Heights, Warner Bros., 1999.

Berke Landers, Get over It (also known as Get over It!), Miramax, 2001.

Matt Arnold, Big Trouble, Buena Vista, 2002.

Black Hawk Down, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2002.

Cod, Northfork, Paramount Classics, 2003.

Eddie, 11:14, MDP Worldwide, 2003.

Fleshy boy, The Heart Is Deceitful above All Things, Minerva, 2004.

Spacker Dave, The Punisher, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Jake Mazursky, Alpha Dog, New Line Cinema/Capitol Films, 2005.

Mars, Hostage, Miramax, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Charlie Brown, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (musical), c. 1991.

Appeared in other productions.

Stage Work:

Director of a one–act play that he wrote, c. 1992.


Stage Plays:

Author of a one–act play, c. 1992.