Ken Baumann :
Kenneth Robert Tuff Baumann (born August 8, 1989) is an American actor, writer, publisher and book designer. For ten years, he worked in theater, film and television, becoming most known for playing Ben Boykewich on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Early life :
Grew up on a ranch in Abilene, Texas until 8th grade.
Has a younger sister, Demi Baumann and an older brother named Scott. His mother Vicki Baumann is an acting coach and talent manager.
His first novel, Solip, was published by Tyrant Books in 2013.
Publishes books through his nonprofit company, Sator Press.
He is of Italian descent through his maternal grandfather.
Personal life :
Date of Birth August 8, 1989
Age 32 Years, 10 Months, 13 Days
Place of Birth Urbana
Country United States
Profession TV Actor
His first major break was playing a lead role as the son of Alan Ruck and Kristen Johnston in "Don't Ask", a pilot for Twentieth Century Fox produced by Phase Two Productions in 2005. He played a thirteen year old fledgling neurotic trying to keep his family together after his father decides to leave the family for his wife's psychologist... who happens to be a man.
Ken Baumann started acting at the age of 11 in New York and Texas. He moved to L.A. at age 14 and almost immediately landed a role as one of the leads in a pilot for Fox alongside Alan Ruck and Kristen Johnson, penned by famed playwright Nicky Silver. On television, he has also appeared as 'Peter Johnson' in the "Heal the Pain" episode of Eli Stone, in Sixty Minute Man, and The Other Mall, amongst other parts. He had has played minor parts in several motion pictures. Before his role on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Ken could be seen playing the boyfriend in the "T-Mobile" commercial often termed, "Creepy Dad", wherein the father of a teen girl uses the myFaves function on his daughter's phone as a way to intimidate her new boyfriend. Ken also shot the independent feature "Spring Break '83" with a cast that includes Jamie Kennedy and Joe Pantoliano.
In an interview with Blog Talk Radio, Baumann was quoted as saying that he was attracted to the role of Ben on The Secret Life of the American Teenager because "he’s very loving; he’s very sweet and of course, the comedic stuff is also really fun to play as well."