Benjamin "Benny" Ciaramello (born April 4, 1981) is an American actor. He first appeared in the blockbuster remake of War of the Worlds directed by Steven Spielberg in 2005, next in the independent film Saint Francis alongside Dita Von Teese, and then later that same year in The Guardian alongside Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner. He would continue on next to star opposite Isabella Rossellini in the showtime pilot Filthy Gorgeous written by Ron Nyswaner the Academy Award nominated writer of the film Philadelphia and produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan the Academy Award winning producing team of Chicago. However, it wasn't until two years later that he became most known to the public for his role as Santiago Herrera, the troubled delinquent in season 2 of the Emmy Award winning Friday Night Lights. Shortly after, he signed a deal with ABC in which he guest starred on multiple programs for the network including his recent work as Scott Murphy in the ABC series Secrets and Lies opposite Juliette Lewis and Ryan Phillippe in 2015. He has recently been cast in the 1920's crime film Live By Night as Paulo Bartolo alongside Ben Affleck and Chris Messina. The film will be directed by Affleck, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Warner Brothers, and is set to be released in October 2017.