December 11, 1997 (26)
Ben Cook is an American actor known for his work in the world of theater and television. Born and raised in Virginia, he stepped into the limelight with his notable performances in Broadway productions and select popular television series.
In the realm of theater, Cook made his mark with riveting performances in several Broadway productions. Among his notable works, his role as ‘Race’ in the Tony-winning musical “Newsies” and as ‘Mouth McGarry’ in “Billy Elliot the Musical” particularly stood out. On the television front, his most prominent role was as ‘Young Hercules’ in the series “House of Cards”.
Throughout his career, Cook’s collaborations with other eminent personalities have been both extensive and influential. His work on “Newsies” saw him sharing the stage with the likes of Jeremy Jordan and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. In the television series “30 Rock,” he worked with comedy legends Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. His role in “Veep” saw him collaborating with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale. Furthermore, Cook worked with prominent personalities like Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Michael Kelly during his stint on “House of Cards.”
Cook has received various commendations. Notably, he was part of the ensemble that won the Tony Award for Best Musical for “Billy Elliot the Musical.” His performance in “Newsies” also contributed to the production winning the Tony Award for Best Original Score.