Birth name Luke Aaron Benward
May 12, 1995
Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.
Country, country pop
Occupation(s) Actor, singer
Years active 2002–present
Luke Aaron Benward (born May 12, 1995) is an American actor and singer. He is known for his first starring role as Billy Forrester in (2006), and as Charlie Tuttle in How to Eat Fried Worms (2008). He played the role of Dillon in Minutemen and also played the role of Will Cloud in the film Ravenswood (2014). He recurred as Teddy's boyfriend, Beau, on the final season of the Cloud 9 Disney Channel series . Good Luck Charlie
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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 actor, 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
as David Moore in 2002. His success grew in 2006, when he played Billy Forrester in the movie We Were Soldiers , which he won a How to Eat Fried Worms 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
, the 14-year-old Alan in Minutemen , and the little boy who helps the abused girl in the music video " Dear John Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride. Benward's first album, , came out on January 5, 2009, and contained five songs. He also toured with the Christian group Let Your Love Out 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 and played Stevie Dewberry in the film Mostly Ghostly . He also played in the Disney Channel Original Movie Because of Winn-Dixie as Ryan Dean, the love interest of Skylar Lewis ( Girl vs. Monster Olivia Holt).
Benward also had a recurring role as Matthew Pearson, the ex-boyfriend of Emily Hobbs (
Ryan Newman) on . He was in the movie from Disney Channel See Dad Run Cloud 9 with star Liv and Maddie Dove Cameron and appeared as Beau, Teddy's love interest, on six back to back episodes of , reuniting him with his Good Luck Charlie Minutemen co star Jason Dolley. He appeared as Thor in the third-season premiere of the Disney Channel series . Girl Meets World 
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