Luke Benward

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Luke Benward
Born Luke Aaron Benward
(1995-05-12) May 12, 1995 (age 21)
Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 2002–present
Musical career
Genres Country, country pop
Labels Shine Records

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 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 2014 film, Cloud 9. He recurred as Teddy's boyfriend, Beau, on the final season of the Disney Channel series Good Luck Charlie.

Personal life[edit]

Benward was born in Franklin, Tennessee,[citation needed] the son of Kenda (née Wilkerson) and Aaron Benward.[1] 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.

Career[edit]

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.[2] He also played 14-year-old Charlie Tuttle in the Disney Channel Original Movie 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: Who Let the Ghosts Out? 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 Disney Channel movie Cloud 9 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.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 We Were Soldiers David Moore
2005 Because of Winn-Dixie Steven "Stevie" Dewberry
2006 How to Eat Fried Worms William "Billy" Forrester
2008 Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? Nicholas "Nicky" Roland Direct to video
2008 Dog Gone Owen
2010 Dear John Alan Wheddon (age 14)
2014 Field of Lost Shoes John Wise

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Family Affair Jody Davis 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, 6 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"

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
Let Your Love Out[4]
  • Released: January 5, 2009
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Label: iShine Records

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Cloud 9"[5]
(with Dove Cameron)
2014 Disney Channel: Play It Loud

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"Had Me @ Hello" 2012 Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing and director
Title Year Director(s) Notes
"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[6]
"Make You Stay" 2016 N/A The Girl And Dreamcatcher music video; guest appearance

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gilroydispatch.com/printer/article.asp?c=221190
  2. ^ "Luke Benward's Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Let Your Love Out by Luke Benward". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Cloud 9 (Original Tv Movie Soundtrack)". Amazon. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  6. ^ "Luke Benward "Everyday Hero"". Bart Conover Channel. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 

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