||Kenneth Robert Baumann
August 8, 1989
Urbana, Illinois, U.S.
||Actor, writer, publisher
||Aviva Farber (2012–present)
Kenneth Robert "Ken" Baumann (born August 8, 1989) is an American actor, writer, and publisher. He is most known for playing Ben Boykewich on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. His first novel, Solip, will be published by Tyrant Books in 2013. He owns and operates Sator Press, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publishing company, and co-publishes No Colony, a literary journal, with Blake Butler (author). He is an angel investor in the learning platform Memrise.
Baumann was born in Urbana, Illinois, the son of Vicki and Robert Baumann. He grew up in Abilene, Texas, where his family owned and operated a miniature horse ranch and wildlife rescue. He is diagnosed with Crohn's disease. He married actress Aviva Farber on June 16, 2012 in Malibu, California.
Ken Baumann started acting at the age of 11 in New York and Texas. He moved to Los Angeles at age 14 and almost immediately landed a role as one of the leads in a pilot for Fox, alongside Alan Ruck and Kristen Johnson, penned by playwright Nicky Silver. Most recently, Ken shot the independent feature The Cottage', starring David Arquette, directed by Christopher Jaymes, and written by his friend Nick Antosca.
In 2013, Baumann wrote a nonfiction book relating his personal life to the cult-classic videogame Earthbound.