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Luke Benward in 2008.
|Born||Luke Aaron Benward
May 12, 1995
Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.
Luke Aaron Benward (born May 12, 1995) is an American teen actor and singer, best known for his starring role as Billy Forrester in How to Eat Fried Worms and as Charlie Tuttle in Minutemen. He currently (2013–present) plays the role of Beau in Good Luck Charlie and will be playing the role of Will in the 2014 film, Cloud Nine.
Benward was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the son of Kenda (née Wilkerson) and Aaron Benward. His father is in the country duo Blue County, his mother is a part-time actress, model, and acting coach, and his grandfather is Contemporary Christian artist Jeoffrey Benward. He has two younger sisters. Ella (13) Gracie (16)
Benward's acting career started when he landed a role in the film We Were Soldiers as David Moore in 2002. His success grew in 2006, when he played Billy Forrester in the movie How to Eat Fried Worms, which he won a Young Artist Award for in the category of "Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film". He also played Charlie Tuttle in the Disney Channel Original Movie Minutemen, the 14-year-old Alan in Dear John, and the little boy who helps the abused girl in the music video "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride.
Benward's first album, Let Your Love Out, came out on January 5, 2009, and contained five songs. He also toured with the Christian group iShine LIVE for a short time, where he would sing his music in concert. The record label that signed him is called In Crowd Productions, whose collective credits include Hilary Duff, India.Arie, the Backstreet Boys, Mat Kearney, Death Cab for Cutie, and the Jonas Brothers.
He also played the role of "Nicky" in Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? and played Stevie Dewberry in the film Because of Winn-Dixie. At the age of 7, he appeared in Martina McBride's music video for "Concrete Angel".
He also played in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Girl vs. Monster as Ryan Dean, the love interest of Skylar Lewis (Olivia Holt). Benward also had a recurring role as Matthew Pearson, the ex-boyfriend of Emily Hobbs (Ryan Newman (actress)) on See Dad Run. He will co-star in the Disney Channel movie Cloud 9 with Liv and Maddie star Dove Cameron and appear as Beau, Teddy's love interest, on six back-to-back episodes of Good Luck Charlie, reuniting him with his Minutemen co-star Jason Dolley. He is also now going to play the main role of Dillion in the new show Ravenswood on ABC Family.
|2002||We Were Soldiers||David Moore|
|2005||Because of Winn-Dixie||Steven "Stevie" Dewberry|
|2006||How to Eat Fried Worms||William "Billy" Forrester|
|2008||Minutemen||Charles "Charlie" Tuttle||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2008||Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?||Nicholas "Nicky" Roland|
|2010||Dear John||Young Alan (age 14)||Supporting role|
|2012||Girl vs. Monster||Ryan Dean||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2013||16 South||Daniel Champion||Post-production|
|2013||Field of Lost Shoes||Filming|
|2014||Cloud 9||William Cloud||Post-production; Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2002||Family Affair||Jody Davis||"Pilot: Part 1" (Season 1, Episode 1)
"Pilot: Part 2" (Season 1, Episode 2)
|2011||Zombies and Cheerleaders||Zed Necrodopolis||"Pilot"|
|2012-2013||See Dad Run||Matthew Pearson||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2012||Madison High||Devin Daniels||"Pilot"|
|2013–present||Good Luck Charlie||Beau Landry||Recurring Role; 6 episodes|
|Let Your Love Out||
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Everyday Hero"||2010||—||—||Let Your Love Out|
|"Had Me @ Hello"||2012||—||3||Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|"Everyday Hero"||2009||Let Your Love Out|
|"Had Me @ Hello"||2012||Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist|
- "Luke Benward's Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
- "Let Your Love Out - EP by Luke Benward". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
- "Kids Songs on Billboard - November 2012". Billboard. Retrieved August 23, 2012.