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Luke Aaron Benward
May 12, 1995
Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.
Luke Aaron Benward (born May 12, 1995) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Bo in the Netflix film Dumplin’. His first starring role was Billy Forrester in How to Eat Fried Worms (2006), and as Charlie Tuttle in Minutemen (2008). He played the role of Dillon in Ravenswood and also played the role of Will Cloud in the film Cloud 9 (2014). He recurred as Teddy's boyfriend, Beau, on the final season of the Disney Channel series Good Luck Charlie.
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 music artist Jeoffrey Benward. He has two younger sisters.
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 14 year old Charlie Tuttle in the movie from Disney Channel 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 has also been in various commercials, including Nintendo, McDonald's, Willy Wonka, American Express, and Hamburger Helper. He also played the role of "Nicky" in Mostly Ghostly and played Stevie Dewberry in the film Because of Winn-Dixie. 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) on See Dad Run. He was in the movie Cloud 9 from Disney Channel with Liv and Maddie star Dove Cameron and appeared 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 appeared as Thor in the third-season premiere of the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World.
|2002||We Were Soldiers||David Moore|
|2005||Because of Winn-Dixie||Steven "Stevie" Dewberry|
|2006||How to Eat Fried Worms||Billy Forrester|
|2008||Mostly Ghostly||Nicholas "Nicky" Roland|
|2010||Dear John||Alan Wheddon (age 14)|
|2014||Field of Lost Shoes||John Wise|
|2018||Life of the Party||Jack Strong|
|Measure of a Man||Pete Marino|
|2002||Family Affair||Jody Davis||Episode: "Pilot: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2008||Minutemen||Charles "Charlie" Tuttle||Television film|
|2012||Girl vs. Monster||Ryan Dean||Television film|
|2012–13||See Dad Run||Matthew Pearson||3 episodes|
|2013||Good Luck Charlie||Beau Landry||Recurring role (Season 4, six episodes)|
|2013–14||Ravenswood||Dillon Sanders||Main role (8 episodes)|
|2014||Cloud 9||William Cloud||Television film|
|2014||The Goldbergs||Bruce||Episode: "The Age of Darkness"|
|2014||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Ted||Episode: "Near Mint Condition" (Season 4)|
|2015||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Axel Vargas||Episode: "Under My Skin"|
|2016||Girl Meets World||Thor||Episodes: "Girl Meets High School: Parts One and Two"|
|2017||Still the King||Lloy Danderson||Recurring role (Season 2)|
|Let Your Love Out||
(with Dove Cameron)
|2014||Disney Channel: Play It Loud|
|"Had Me @ Hello"||2012||Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist|
|"Concrete Angel"||2002||N/A||Martina McBride's music video; guest appearance|
|"That's Cool"||2004||N/A||Blue County's music video; guest appearance|
|"Everyday Hero"||2009||Kenda Benward and Bart Conover|
|"Make You Stay"||2016||N/A||The Girl and the Dreamcatcher music video; guest appearance|
|"You Make it Easy"||2018||N/A||Jason Aldean's music video;|
- Linda Ge (February 1, 2016). "'Girl Meets World' Casts Luke Benward, Ashley Argota, Claudia Lee for Season 3 (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
- "Luke Benward "Everyday Hero"". Bart Conover Channel. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
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