Ken Baumann

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Ken Baumann
Born Kenneth Robert Tuff Baumann
(1989-08-08) August 8, 1989 (age 27)
Urbana, Illinois, U.S.
Other names Kenny Baumann
Occupation Actor, Writer, Publisher, Book designer
Years active 2003–2015
Spouse(s) Aviva Farber (m. 2012)
Website www.kenbaumann.com

Kenneth Robert Tuff "Ken" Baumann (born August 8, 1989) is an American writer, publisher, and book designer. For ten years, he worked in theater, film, and television, becoming most known for playing Ben Boykewich on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. He is the author of the novels Solip and Say, Cut, Map, the nonfiction book EarthBound, as well as various essays, short stories, and poems. He owns and operates Sator Press, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publishing company, is the series designer for Boss Fight Books, and co-published No Colony, a literary journal, with Blake Butler (author). He is a co-founder of the iOS app Sweetspot, [1] and an angel investor in the learning platform Memrise.[2] He currently attends St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Personal life[edit]

Baumann was born in Urbana, Illinois, the son of Vicki and Robert Baumann.[3] He grew up in Abilene, Texas, where his family owned and operated a miniature horse ranch and wildlife rescue. In 2012, he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease.[4] He married actress Aviva Farber on June 16, 2012 in Malibu, California.[5]

Book design[edit]

Along with serving as the series designer for Boss Fight Books, Baumann designed the covers for fuckscapes by Sean Kilpatrick,[6] each issue of No Colony'', and each title published by Sator Press.

Published works[edit]

Novels[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Birdie & Bogey Party Boy as Kenny Baumann
2008 Whore Kenny as Kenny Baumann
2012 The Cottage Justin
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Don't Ask Calvin Collins Television film; as Kenny Baumann
2006 Sixty Minute Man Michael Hendersen Television film; as Kenny Baumann
2006 The Other Mall Trevor Television film; as Kenny Baumann
2008 Eli Stone Peter Johnson 1 episode
2008–2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Ben Boykewich Main role; 121 episodes
2010–2011 Castle Ashley 3 episodes
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Luke Television film

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