Ben Lawson

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Ben Lawson
Born (1980-02-06) 6 February 1980 (age 37)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Ben Lawson (born 6 February 1980) is an Australian actor, known for his role as Frazer Yeats in the Australian soap opera Neighbours from 2006 to 2008. Lawson has since played small roles in several American television series, including The Deep End, Covert Affairs, and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. In 2011, he starred opposite Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in the film No Strings Attached.

Life and career[edit]

Ben was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland. He attended St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace and is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).[1] He has two younger brothers, Josh Lawson, an actor who is known for his appearances on Thank God You're Here, and Jordan Lawson, bass player in the Brisbane band The Gallant, as well as an older brother, Matt Lawson, a Senior Radiographer for radiology company Dr. Jones & Partners in Adelaide.[2]

In 2006, Lawson began a starring role in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Frazer Yeats. His role earned him a nomination for Most Popular New Male Talent at the 2007 Logie Awards.[3] His character Yeats left in April 2008.[4]

Lawson had a small role in the 2011 film No Strings Attached, which starred Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. In August 2012, he landed a recurring role in the ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 as Benjamin, a love interest for main character Chloe (Krysten Ritter).[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Silent Hunter Bud
1999 Chameleon II: Death Match Tyler Kubica Television film
2011 No Strings Attached Sam
2011 In Loco Parentis Richard Short film
2014 The Little Death Glenn
2014 Now Add Honey Joshua Redlich
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Time Trax 12-year-old Darien Episode: "A Stranger in Time"
1993 Adventures of Skippy, TheThe Adventures of Skippy Christopher Episode: "Skippy and the Tiger"
1997 Wayne Manifesto, TheThe Wayne Manifesto Mervyn Episode: "Wheels Within Wheels"
1999 Sabrina Down Under Waiter
2006 Perfect Disaster Ken Episode: "Fire Storm"
2006–08 Neighbours Frazer Yeats Role held: 12 October 2006 – 25 April 2008
Nominated—Logie for Most Popular New Male Talent
2010 Deep End, TheThe Deep End Liam Priory Main cast; 6 episodes
2011 Covert Affairs Dr. Scott Weiss 3 episodes
2012 League, TheThe League Dr. Levenson Episode: "The Hoodie"
2012–13 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Benjamin Lovett 3 episodes
2013 Bones Martin Zand Episode: "The Fury in the Jury"
2013 Exes, TheThe Exes Derek Episode: "How the Grinch Spent Xmas"
2014 Rake Craig 3 episodes
2014 Secrets & Lies Paul Murnane 3 episodes
2014 Love Child Colin Ryan 3 episodes
2014 2 Broke Girls Tim Episode: "And the Wedding Cake Cake Cake"
2014 Jennifer Falls David Episode: "Triangle"
2014 Modern Family George Episode: "Won't You Be Our Neighbor"
2014 Mulaney Greg Episode: "In the Name of the Mother, and the Son, and the Holy Andre"
2016 iZombie Andy LeGare Episode: "Fifty Shades of Grey Matter"
2016 Angel From Hell Darren Jensen Episode: "Soulmates"
2017 Grimm William Stillman Episode: "The Seven Year Itch"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Lawson". tv.com. Retrieved 18 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "Advanced diagnosis for local patients". abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Logie Nominations 2007". David Knox. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2007. 
  4. ^ "Blair is right neighbourly"
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (17 August 2012). "'Apartment 23': Ben Lawson to Romance Chloe". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 

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