|Born||in Buffalo, New York, USA|
Mini Bio (1)
Benjamin Plaut practiced law for six years and then spent five years as a television news anchor and reporter before becoming a full-time actor. Born in Buffalo, New York, Benjamin attended Brown University (where he won the Pre-Law prize) and the University of Virginia School of Law (where he won the Character, Leadership and Scholarship Award.) Benjamin served as Assistant District Attorney for Harris County (Houston), Texas and then joined the Atlanta-based law firm of King and Spalding before beginning his television career in Beaumont, Texas. While the main anchor of the CBS affiliate in Montgomery, Alabama, Benjamin co-hosted, co-wrote and co-produced the special "Breaking the Barrier" that won the Alabama Associated Press Award for Best Documentary in 2003. It was in Montgomery that Benjamin began working in film, as an extra on Tim Burton's Big Fish. After completing his television news and legal career in Texas, Benjamin moved to Louisiana to work as an actor. He now lives in Los Angeles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lane Quimby