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Ben Shenkman

Highest Rated:   96% Quiz Show (1994)
Lowest Rated:   36% Must Love Dogs (2005)
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Actor Ben Shenkman received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from New York University in 1992, and soon launched an acting career, dividing his time between regional theater, film, and television work. He made his TV debut in 1993 in an episode of the courtroom drama series Law & Order, and, in 1994, appeared on the big screen for the first time with a small role in Robert Redford's film Quiz Show. Shenkman's career began to heat up later in the decade, when he won strong supporting roles in two breakout independent feature films, Pi and Jesus' Son, as well as the lead in 30 Days; he also landed a recurring role as Nick Margolis on Law & Order (not the character he played in his 1993 debut on the show). The actor remained in demand for his stage performances, as well, starring opposite Mary-Louise Parker in the Manhattan Theatre Club's successful 2000 production of David Auburn's Proof. In 2002, Shenkman was seen in the acclaimed film Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, and was cast in a recurring role on the hit comedy series Ed. He appeared as Louis Ironson in the award-winning adaptation of Angels in America, and went on to appear in Must Love Dogs, Just Like Heaven, Then She Found Me, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, and the intense marriage drama Blue Valentine.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
90% The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Actor
2020
56% Breathe In
  • Sheldon
$56.4k 2014
87% Blue Valentine
  • Dr. Feinberg
$9.7M 2010
79% Solitary Man
  • Peter Hartofilias
$4.4M 2010
No Score Yet Love Shack
  • Skip Blitzer
2010
40% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • Subject #14
2009
54% Breakfast with Scot
  • Sam Miller
2007
50% Then She Found Me
  • Freddy
$3.8M 2007
67% Americanese
  • Steve
2007
No Score Yet The Key Man
  • Actor
2007
55% Just Like Heaven
  • Brett Rushton
$48.3M 2005
36% Must Love Dogs
  • Charlie
$43.9M 2005
44% People I Know
  • Radio Announcer
2003
88% Roger Dodger
  • Donovan
$1.2M 2002
69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
  • Max
$0.7M 2002
No Score Yet 30 Days
  • Jordan Trainer
2000
50% Chasing Sleep
  • Off. Stewart
2000
65% Joe Gould's Secret
  • David
2000
No Score Yet Table One
  • Scott
2000
80% Jesus' Son
  • Tom
1999
88% Pi
  • Lenny Myer
1998
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves
  • Veterinarian
1998
96% Quiz Show
  • Childress
1994
No Score Yet Camp Stories
  • Yehudah
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000
  • Roger Swindell
  • 2020
69% For the People
2018-2019
  • Roger Gunn
  • 2019
  • 2018
94% The Night Of
2016
  • Sergeant Klein
  • 2016
94% Royal Pains
2009-2016
  • Jeremiah Sacani
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
33% Made in Jersey
2012
  • Andrew Treaster
  • 2012
91% Damages
2007-2012
  • Curtis Gates
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
90% Lights Out
2011
  • Mike Fumosa
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Paul Reiser Show
2011
  • Jonathan
  • 2011
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Tom Strickler
  • 2009
83% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Rob
  • 2009
51% Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Rob
  • 2009
58% Canterbury's Law
2008
  • Russell Krauss
  • 2008
85% Love Monkey
2006
  • Scott
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Nick Margolis Mark Ferris Man Margolis
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1993
90% Angels in America
2003
  • Louis Ironson
  • 2003
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
  • Frank Carr
  • 2001
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
  • Gabe Green
  • 1996

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