Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan (born September 12, 1978), known professionally as Ben McKenzie, is an American actor and producer. He portrayed Jim Gordon on Gotham while also directing several of the show's episodes.
- The O.C. as Ryan Atwood
- Batman: Year One as Bruce Wayne (Voice)
- 88 Minutes as Mike Stempt
- Southland as Officer Ben Sherman
- Johnny Got His Gun as Joe Bonham
- Adventures in the Sin Bin as Michael
- Goodbye World as Nick Randworth
- Some Kind Of Beautiful as Brian
- Junebug as Johnny
- Decoding Annie Parker as Tom
- Ben McKenzie previously voiced Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DC original animated film Batman: Year One, making him the only actor who has played both Batman and James Gordon.
- Ben McKenzie previously collaborated with Gotham creator Bruno Heller on a pilot for a CBS tv project that was not picked up.
- He is the only actor to have consistently appeared in every one of the show's episodes,
- He also played Basil in "Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles" and "Wrath of the Villains: Transference" when the character disguised himself as Gordon.
- He is the first actor on the show to play two completely different characters.
- Over the course of the show's production, he became romantically involved with co-star Morena Baccarin, who portrays Lee Thompkins. The two married on June 2, 2017, and their daughter, Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan, was born on March 2, 2016.
- He is a cousin of Sarah Schenkkan, who portrayed Magpie in the Gotham episode "Legend of the Dark Knight: 13 Stitches", which Ben McKenzie directed. Sarah Schenkkan's father Robert Schenkkan is Ben McKenzie's uncle.
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