Dec. 11th, 1962
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Ben Browder's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1991 - A Kiss Before Dying
1990 - Memphis Belle
Guest TV Roles
Bat Lash (Voiced)
Ben Browder was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, earned a BS in psychology at Furman University, and then went on to study drama at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England, where he met his wife, Francesca Buller. As of 2002, he resides in Australia, where the SciFi television series "Farscape" (1999) is filmed. He and Buller have two children, whose names and ages are not disclosed to the press.
After several appearances on stage, including traditional Shakespeare, Browder garnered a few minor appearances in feature films, including a small part as a rookie captain in Memphis Belle (1990) and the role of a short-lived boyfriend in A Kiss Before Dying (1991), with Sean Young (I) and Matt Dillon (I). He was first widely exposed to the American and Canadian television viewing audience as the recurring character of "Sam" on the series "Party of Five" (1994). In 1999, Jim Henson (I) productions teamed with the SciFi channel to produce "Farscape" (1999), where Browder was cast to play the main character, American astronaut John Crichton.
- He has appeared in _"Farscape" (1999)_ (qv), _Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004) (TV)_ (qv) and _"Stargate SG-1" (1997)_ (qv) with 'Claudia Black (I)' (qv). (He did not appear in _"Stargate SG-1" (1997)_ (qv) until 2005. )
- Graduate of Furman University in Greenville, SC
- He was the producers original choice for role of Major John Sheppard in _"Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)_ (qv), but was unable to take the role due to filming commitments to the Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars mini-series. He was later cast as Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell in _"Stargate SG-1" (1997)_ (qv) as the shows new lead actor following the departure of 'Richard Dean Anderson' (qv).
- His favorite movie is _Jeremiah Johnson (1972)_ (qv), the concept of which was warped into an episode of his show, _"Farscape" (1999)_ (qv).
- Two of the series in which he has starred have featured an advanced alien race called the Ancients: _"Farscape" (1999)_ (qv) and _"Stargate SG-1" (1997)_ (qv).
- He is a huge science fiction fan.
- His real life son can be seen in the Farscape episode "Look at the Princess: Part 1: A Kiss Is but a Kiss", as the generated preview of Crichton's son. His real life daughter appears in Farscape episode "Look at the Princess: Part 3: The Maltese Crichton", as the preview of Crichton's soon to be daughter.
- In _Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004) (TV)_ (qv), War Minister Ahkna (played by his real-life wife 'Francesca Buller' (qv)) was killed by his on-screen wife Aeryn Sun ('Claudia Black (I)' (qv)).