Luke Benward

Luke Aaron Benward was born on May 12, 1995, to Kenda & Aaron Benward in Franklin, Tennessee. Luke’s father, Aaron Benward is one-half of Blue County, a country duo, while his mother was a model, is an actress & an acting coach.

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As his biography reveals, he was fascinated with Acting on account of tagging along with his mother, Kenda Benward for her auditions as an Actress/Model. Luke started on early in acting at the tender age of 7, when he was cast in We Were Soldiers (2002) as David Moore. Immediately after that, Luke was cast as Jody Davis in Family Affairs, a TV Series. He also starred in the Grammy Award nominee video of country singer Martina McBride’s song “Concrete Angel”, as a little boy.

He also did a cameo in Blue County’s video of the song “That’s Cool” 2004. Owing to his astute performances, Luke landed up in the role of Stevie Dewberry, a toothpick chewing, southern speaking lad in the movie, Because of Winn-Dixie (2005). This landed him in his breakthrough movie How to Eat Fried Worms (2006) as the adorable Billy Forrester. For his performance, Luke won the Young Artist Award in 2007 for Best Young Ensemble. In 2008, he portrayed the character of Charlie Tuttle in Disney’s Minutemen, who by inventing a time machine travels into the past. Later that year, Luke set the laughter bug loose with his comic flick Dog Gone (2008) playing the character of Owen. This laughter riot was followed by Mostly Ghostly: Who Let The Ghosts Out? (2008) where Luke played the role of Nicky Roland.

As his family’s traditional trait, Luke was also into singing, his genre being Country Music. He came out with his own album in 2009, titled Let Your Love Out. He was also signed with In Crowd Productions, a record label has artists to their credits like Hillary Duff, Mat Kearney, the Backstreet Boys & the Jonas Brothers to name a few.

Further in his movies & TV shows, Luke was seen as Alan Wheddon in 2010’s Dear John. Later in 2012, Disney signed him again for their original movie Girl Vs. Monster where he played the role of Ryan Dean, the love interest of Skylar Lewis, which was portrayed by none other than his would-be girlfriend, Olivia Holt. It was after this movie that Olivia & Luke started dating. Luke being a teenage heartthrob was rumored to be having an affair with Indah Winsome. Later in 2006, Luke was dating Georgie Henley but eventually broke up in 2008, followed by Olivia Holt in 2012. The couple split in 2014.

Luke appeared in a recurring role on the TV Show, See Dad Run as Matthew Pearson. In 2013, he appeared in the TV show, Good Luck Charlie as Beau Landry, the love interest of Teddy. With a height of 6’2” & his performances on the silver screen, he was cast as the main lead in Ravenswood (2013). Disney couldn't get enough of Luke & signed him again for their movie in 2014 titled Cloud 9. He guest starred in series like The Goldbergs, R.L Stine’s The Haunting Hour & CSI, in 2014-2015. His latest movie was Field of Lost Shoes where he played John Wise.

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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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