Ben Boyd (actor)
Benjamin "Ben" Boyd (born October 16, 1968) is an American theatre, television, and film actor. He studied at the University of Michigan (where he received his B.A.), at The Second City and I.O. (The ImprovOlympic) (Chicago), and at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Boyd appeared in films such as The War Bride, where he appeared alongside Anna Friel, playing Aden Young's side-kick Charlie. He also worked alongside Art Malik and Lee Majors in Hotel!, where he played the co-pilot on Air Force One. He has appeared in numerous smaller parts in other films including Liquid, The Biggest Thing..., and Let Me Tell You A Story.
Boyd worked regularly in British television having appeared on prime time sitcoms such as Baddiel's Syndrome and Too Much Sun (where he again worked alongside Lee Majors, having played his "agent" on the show, and alongside Mark Addy). He regularly lends his voice to cartoon characters and even appeared in person on Jay Jay the Jet Plane.
He has performed on stage in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. His stage credits include extensive improv work as well as playing the part of Amiens in Shakespeare's As You Like It as well as playing the part of Scott in Four Calling Birds, a recurring "stage" sitcom at the Soho Theatre in London.
Boyd previously worked as a stand-up comedian, having worked the circuits in Chicago and London before focusing more on his acting work. He has begun directing (and occasionally performing with) an improv group in Fort Lauderdale called the Lunatic Fringe.
- "Nut Allergy". Baddiel's Syndrome. Season 1. Episode 7. February 25, 2001. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0518051/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_3.
- "Perfect Landing". Jay Jay the Jet Plane. Season 2. Episode 1. January 1, 2001.
- "The End of the World". Too Much Sun. Season 1. Episode 6. December 1, 2000. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0729557/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_6.
- Benjamin Boyd (Actor) (December 8, 2001). The War Bride (Motion picture). UK and Canada.
- Benjamin Boyd (Actor) (February 18, 2001). Hotel! (Motion picture). UK.