Shenkman, Ben 1968–

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SHENKMAN, Ben 1968–

PERSONAL

Born September 26, 1968, in NY (some sources say Bethesda, MD). Education: Brown University, B.A., 1990; New York University, M.F.A., 1993.

Addresses: Agent—Endeavor, 23 Watts St., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10003. Manager—James Suskin Management, 253 West 72nd St., Suite 1014, New York, NY 10023.

Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a featured role—play, 2001, for Proof; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 2004, both for Angels in America.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Childress, Quiz Show, 1994.

Reporter, Eraser, 1996.

Yehuda, Camp Stories, 1997.

Agent Howard Kaplan, The Siege, 1998.

Lenny Meyer, Pi, 1998.

David, Joe Gould's Secret, 1999.

Jordan Trainer, Thirty Days, 1999.

Tom, Jesus' Son, 1999.

Bed, 1999.

Officer Stewart, Chasing Sleep (also known as Insomnies), Trimark Video, 2000.

Dr. Spencer, Requiem for a Dream (also known as Delusion Over Addiction), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Scott, Table One, New Line Cinema, 2000.

David, Joe Gould's Secret, USA Films, 2000.

Max, Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (also known as Personal Velocity), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Donovan, Roger Dodger, Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Voice of radio announcer, People I Know (also known as Im inneren kreis and Der innere kreis), Miramax, 2002.

Hans, Stella Shorts 1998–2002, 2002.

Charles, Waking Dreams (short), 2004.

Charlie, Must Love Dogs, Warner Bros., 2005.

Brett Rushton, Just Like Heaven, DreamWorks Distribution, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Louis Ironson/The Angel Ocenia, Angels in America, HBO, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Veterinarian, Thick as Thieves, HBO, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 55th Annual Tony Awards, CBS and PBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mark Ferris, "Born Bad," Law & Order, NBC, 1993.

Gabe Green, "Sympathy for the Devil," New York Undercover, Fox, 1996.

Nick Margolis, "Refuge: Parts 1 & 2," Law & Order, NBC, 1999.

Max Knaack, "Chat Room," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 2000.

Frank Carr, "A Job Well Done," Ed, NBC, 2001.

Frank Carr, "Goodbye Sadie," Ed, NBC, 2001.

Nick Margolis, "Undercovered," Law & Order, NBC, 2002.

Andy Bednarik, "Frankie," Ed, NBC, 2003.

Nick Margolis, "Payback," Law & Order, NBC, 2004.

Irv Kressel, "The Abominable Showman," Law & Order: Trial by Jury, NBC, 2005.

Irv Kressel, "Pattern of Conduct," Law & Order: Trial by Jury, NBC, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Paul Jackson, Three in the Back, Two in the Head, MCC Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Venus, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Martinson Hall, New York City, 1996.

Jeremy Dodge, Baby Anger, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1997.

Menas, Antony and Cleopatra, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1997.

(Broadway debut) Philip Welch, The Deep Blue Sea, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1998.

Hal, Proof, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 2000–2001.

Carson McCullers (Historically Inaccurate), Women's Project Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Jonathan, Sight Unseen, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 2004.

The 24 Hour Plays 2004, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Also appeared in Light Up the Sky, Hartford Stage.