Owen Benjamin is a US-based comedian, actor and alt-right supporter who gained widespread popularity for being an anchor of the TV show The Next Great Burger. Known for his outright racist comments, jokes, and support for the alternative right movement, Owen Benjamin is undeniably a politically controversial man.
The American actor believes in the strong objectives of the Alternative Right Movement which supports white supremacy. He, at one time, went on his Twitter page to advocate for the return of slavery and called out the Jewish community in America. His controversial tweets got his Twitter page suspended as it is believed that he was inciting racial tension in the country. To learn more about Owen Benjamin, keep reading below.
Owen Benjamin’s Bio And Age
Owen Benjamin was born on May 24, 1980, in Fulton, New York to Jean Troy Smith and John Kares Smith. His parents are both professors at Oswego State University. There is no information in regards to his sibling(s) or if he is an only child, but we do know that he spent his childhood days at his home town.
The details about his early educational background are not available at the moment but he is a graduate and was a student of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. While studying there, he worked at the student-run TV station where he gained experience as a TV host.
Benjamin began his movie career when he played the role of Marvin in the American comedy film The House Bunny which was directed by Fred Wolf in 2008. He went on to play the character of Will – a university student who was asked to work at a fair by his Lecturer in the movie All’s Faire in Love in 2009.
In 2010, his comedy performance was aired on Comedy Central Presents which was the network’s main half-hour program which shows one or more stand-up comedians. He also appeared on the American comedy-drama, Sullivan and Son. He played Owen Walsh, who was a childhood friend of Steve, the show’s lead character. He played the character from 2012 to 2014.
Owen Benjamin later became the anchor of Esquire Network’s show The Next Great Burger and also made a guest appearance on the Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run show called It’s Not You, It’s Men in 2016 on OWN. He is also credited as a producer of Saturday Nights a late show at The Improv in Hollywood, California. Beyond that, he has been featured on the American hidden-camera practical joke reality TV show called Punk’d which aired on MTV.
His other work includes appearing on Gaytown, Heckle u, Inside Amy Schumer, The Jay Leno show and had his own series which he called Owen Benjamin Presents. He was also the 2014-2016 host for the annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Award show presented annually by Art Director Guild to honor those whose performances in production design and in art direction were outstanding in the movie or TV Sector.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
According to credible sources, Owen Benjamin has over the years gathered a net worth of $800,000 which he earned from in his comic and acting career. It has not yet been revealed how much Benjamin makes monthly or annually but judging from his net worth, it is obvious that he makes quite a decent amount of money despite his seemingly endless controversies.
Family And Wife Of Owen Benjamin
Owen Benjamin is presently married to Amy Reinke Smith, whom he dated for a while. The two said their wedding vows in the presence of their families and friends at a low key wedding ceremony in 2015. The couple has two sons together, the first son is Walter, commonly referred to as ‘Wally’, who was born sometime in May 2016 and Charlie who was born in July 2018.
Before he got married, Owen Benjamin was engaged to the gorgeous actress, Christina Ricci. They started dating in 2008, but in 2009, Christina called off the engagement after about six months of dating.
Owen Benjamin stands at a height of 6 ft 7 inches with a body weight of 105 kg. Details about his other body measurements are not available at the moment. However, the controversial comedian has blue eyes as one of his distinctive physical features.