McKenzie posing as Ryan Atwood for The O.C., 2003
|Born||Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan
September 12, 1978
Austin, Texas, U.S.
|Other names||Ben McKenzie|
|Education||Stephen F. Austin High School (Austin, Texas)|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia (B.A.)|
Sometimes those fears creep into the back of your head, but then you slap yourself and think, 'Oh, woe is me! People actually like me.' What a silly thing to worry about. This is a huge opportunity, and I'm excited.
I had one year of struggle. My parents were always there, but I didn't want to rely on them. Now it's moving pretty fast. I'm not rich, but obviously this is fantastic. All I know to do with money is put it in a shoebox anyway.
It's against type in the sense of my background, but it's with type in the sense that I am a loner who's new to this business and sceptical about a lot of it.
It's a Fox thing, the bad-boy image. They're trying to type me out. There are worse things in life, you know. I'm just really excited about the opportunity.