Benjamin Walker and Stand Up Comedy - A Perfect Match

News by Clarence Published on 24 Apr,2016 Updated on 24 Apr,2016

Born in Georgia with the name Benjamin Walker Davis, this artist, with sheer off-the-beaten-path comedy skills, is simply a gift for those who love to laugh. He actually was raised in Cartersville, GA and is the son to Jeannine Walker who is a music teacher. His father Greg Davis owned a movie rental store and worked in finance. He has an elder sibling. Benjamin, though without any strong acting background whatsoever, did possess some great acting skills from birth itself which he successfully managed to fuel through studies. He studied in Cartersville High School in Georgia and then he went to the Interlochen Arts Academy in Traverse City, Michigan before he actually studied acting at the Julliard School situated in New York.    

The amalgamation of an enigmatically addictive sense of humor and an ever-entertaining personality in him resulted in stand-up comedy to be his ultimate niche. The debut to his career as a stand-up comedian happened to be the Broadway production ‘Inherit the Wind’ in which he played the role of Bertram Cates which was back in 2007 when he was still in Juilliard.

Walker managed to attract movie makers’ attention when he acted as the young Kinsey in the 2004 movie Kinsey. He has numerous hit movies and TV roles such as his role as Harlon Block in Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers that came out in 2006. One of his recent and hit performances would be his role as President Abraham Lincoln in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that came out in 2012.

Peeping into his bio, Benjamin has recently married his fiancé of a year Kaya Scodelario. He was married before to Meryl Streep with whom he split earlier in 2013. Wife Kaya announced that they were married by publicizing some pictures and captions. Kaya also said that she was quite keen for her upcoming wedding in a recent interview with Metro Online. Walker has a net worth of $4 million and an estimated annual salary of around $1.2 million.