Who is Luke Benward?
Luke is an American actor and singer, known for his roles in a variety of movies and TV shows. He gained prominence for his performances in Disney Channel’s “Minutemen” and “Girl vs. Monster”, in addition to many other roles that he’s had so far in his career.
What Does Luke Benward Do Now?
In 2022 and 2023, Luke Benward made a notable appearance as Benjamin Reeves in two episodes of the long-running television series “Criminal Minds”. Moreover, Luke is currently involved in a project entitled “Lifeline”, directed by Feras Alfuqaha; co-starring Josh Stewart, Brecken Merrill, and Judah Lewis, the movie revolves around Steven, a worker on a suicide hotline, who receives a mysterious and paranormal phone call.
Furthermore, he’s set to star in the film “Miss Valentine”, next to Marilu Henner and Paris Berelc.
Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Luke Aaron Benward was born on 12 May 1995, in Franklin, Tennessee USA, the son of Aaron Benward, one half of the Blue Country duo, and Kendra, a part-time model and acting coach. His family is deeply immersed in the entertainment industry, with his grandfather, Jeoffrey Benward a Contemporary Christian music artist.
Luke isn’t the only child of his parents but is the oldest and the only son, with two younger sisters.
Luke Benward began his acting career with a role in the 2002 film “We Were Soldiers”, in which he played David Moore, starring Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe and Greg Kinnear, based on the true story of the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War. The same year, Benward played Jody Davis in the two-part pilot episode of the TV series “Family Affair”, a modern version of the 1960s series, following the life of bachelor Bill Davis played by Tim Curry, who becomes the guardian of his late brother’s kids, including Jody.
Continuing his career, Luke took on the lead role of Billy Forrester in the 2006 film “How to Eat Fried Worms”. This family comedy also featured main stars such as Tom Cavanagh, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Hallie Kate Eisenberg, and revolves around a group of kids who engage in a bet in which the loser must eat worms.
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Rise to Stardom
In 2008, Luke Benward portrayed Nicholas “Nicky” Roland in the film “Mostly Ghostly”, a family-friendly supernatural comedy also featuring Madison Pettis, Sterling Beaumon, and Ali Lohan, the story revolving around a young boy named Max, played by Sterling Beaumon, who discovers that he can see ghosts.
Two years later, Benward portrayed Alan Wheddon at the age of 14 in the romantic drama “Dear John”, starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried who portrayed a soldier and a college student respectively.
In 2012, Luke starred as Ryan Dean in “Girl vs. Monster”, also featuring Olivia Holt and Kerris Dorsey in the Disney Channel movie about a girl who discovers she comes from a long line of monster hunters, and must face her fears to save her family.
In 2013, he had the recurring role as Beau Landry in the TV series “Good Luck Charlie”, which starred Bridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker, and Bradley Steven Perry. Luke appeared in six episodes during the show’s fourth season, which follows the humorous adventures of the Duncan family.
Benward continued his television career by taking on the main role as Dillon Sanders in the TV series “Ravenswood”, while in 2014 he starred as Will Cloud in the television film “Cloud 9”, alongside Dove Cameron, Kiersey Clemons, and Mike C. Manning, which follows a once-prominent snowboarder whose career takes a tumble after a major setback.
After this, he featured in several TV series as a guest star, including “The Goldbergs”, “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”, and “Girl Meets World”, among others. In 2017 he portrayed Lloy Danderson in the second season of the TV sitcom “Still the King”, with Billy Ray Cyrus, Joey Lauren Adams, and Madison Iseman in the lead roles.
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The next year, he was seen as Jack Strong in the comedy film “Life of the Party”, starring alongside Melissa McCarty, who portrays a middle-aged woman who enrolls into college.
The same year, Luke portrayed Bo Larson, alongside Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald in the coming-of-age drama “Dumplin”, which tells the story of a plus-sized teenager who, inspired by her former beauty queen mother, decides to enter a beauty pageant.
Moreover, Luke portrayed the role of Pete Marino in the film “Measure of a Man”, which starred Judy Greer, Donald Sutherland, and Blake Cooper. The movie centers around a teenager named Bobby Marks, played by Blake Cooper, and his life-changing summer with his family in a lakeside community.
Then in 2019, Luke portrayed Buddy in the film “Grand Isle”, starring alongside Nicolas Cage and Kelsey Grammer. The movie is a thriller that follows a couple who hire Buddy to repair their house after a hurricane.
Benward next portrayed Micah in the 2021 film “Playing God”, alongside co-stars Michael McKean and Alan Tudyk. The film’s plot centers around Micah, a medical student who becomes entangled in a criminal world, leading to a series of moral and ethical dilemmas with life-and-death consequences.
Luke Benward ventured into the music industry with his first album, “Let Your Love Out”, which debuted on 5 January 2009, featuring a collection of five songs. Alongside his solo music career, he briefly toured with the Christian group iShine LIVE. Additionally, Luke’s musical contributions extended to the promotional single “Cloud 9”, a collaboration with Dove Cameron released in 2014 as part of Disney Channel’s “Play It Loud” initiative, which further extended his presence in the music world.
According to authoritative sources, Luke Benward’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, as of late 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single
Luke Benward began dating Olivia Holt after meeting her on the set of Disney Channel’s “Girl vs. Monster” in 2012, however, their relationship ended in 2017. Since 2020, Luke Benward has been in a publicized relationship with actress Ariel Winter, garnering significant media attention as one of the high-profile romances in the celebrity sphere.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Luke Benward has dark brown hair and green eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m), weighs approximately 180lbs (82kgs), with vital statistics of 41-32-14.