Luke Benward

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Luke Benward
Luke Benward 2010 (cropped).jpg
Luke Benward in 2010.
BornLuke Aaron Benward
(1995-05-12) May 12, 1995 (age 19)
Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActor, Singer
Years active2002—present
 
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Luke Benward
Luke Benward 2010 (cropped).jpg
Luke Benward in 2010.
BornLuke Aaron Benward
(1995-05-12) May 12, 1995 (age 19)
Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActor, Singer
Years active2002—present

Luke Aaron Benward (born May 12, 1995) is an American teen actor and singer, best known for his starring role as Billy Forrester in How to Eat Fried Worms and as Charlie Tuttle in Minutemen. He played the role of Dillon in Ravenswood and also played the role of Will Cloud in the 2014 film, Cloud 9. He guest starred as Teddy's boyfriend, Beau, on the Disney Channel show Good Luck Charlie.

Personal life[edit]

Benward was born in Franklin, Tennessee,[1] the son of Kenda (née Wilkerson) and Aaron Benward.[2] His father is in the country duo Blue County, his mother is a part-time actress, model, and acting coach, and his grandfather is Contemporary Christian artist Jeoffrey Benward. He has 2 younger sisters, Ella and Gracie.

Career[edit]

Benward's acting career started when he landed a role in the film We Were Soldiers as David Moore in 2002. His success grew in 2006, when he played Billy Forrester in the movie How to Eat Fried Worms, which he won a Young Artist Award for in the category of "Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film".[3] He also played 14 year old Charlie Tuttle in the Disney Channel Original Movie Minutemen, the 14-year-old Alan in Dear John, and the little boy who helps the abused girl in the music video "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride. Benward's first album, Let Your Love Out, came out on January 5, 2009, and contained five songs. He also toured with the Christian group iShine LIVE for a short time, where he would sing his music in concert. The record label that signed him is called In Crowd Productions, whose collective credits include Hilary Duff, India.Arie, the Backstreet Boys, Mat Kearney, Death Cab for Cutie, and the Jonas Brothers.

He has also been in various commercials, including Nintendo, McDonald's, Willy Wonka, American Express, and Hamburger Helper. He is best known for his starring role as Billy Forrester in How to Eat Fried Worms and as Charlie Tuttle in the 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie, Minutemen. He also played the role of "Nicky" in Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? and played Stevie Dewberry in the film Because of Winn-Dixie. At the age of 7, he appeared in Martina McBride's music video for "Concrete Angel". He also played in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Girl vs. Monster as Ryan Dean, the love interest of Skylar Lewis (Olivia Holt). Benward also had a recurring role as Matthew Pearson, the ex-boyfriend of Emily Hobbs (Ryan Newman (actress)) on See Dad Run. He was in the Disney Channel movie Cloud 9 with Liv and Maddie star Dove Cameron and appeared as Beau, Teddy's love interest, on six back-to-back episodes of Good Luck Charlie, reuniting him with his Minutemen co-star Jason Dolley.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2002We Were SoldiersDavid Moore
2005Because of Winn-DixieSteven "Stevie" Dewberry
2006How to Eat Fried WormsWilliam "Billy" Forrester
2008MinutemenCharles "Charlie" TuttleTelevision film
2008Dog GoneOwen
2008Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?Nicholas "Nicky" Roland
2010Dear JohnAlan Wheddon (Age 14)
2012Girl vs. MonsterRyan DeanTelevision film
2014Cloud 9William CloudTelevision film
2014Field of Lost ShoesJohn Wise
201416 SouthDaniel ChampionPost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Family AffairJody Davis"Pilot: Part 1" (Season 1, Episode 1)
"Pilot: Part 2" (Season 1, Episode 2)
2011Madison HighDevin DanielsUnsold Disney Channel pilot
2011Zombies and CheerleadersZed NecrodopolisUnsold Disney Channel pilot
2012–13See Dad RunMatthew PearsonRecurring role (Season 1)
2013Good Luck CharlieBeau LandryRecurring role (Season 4)
2013–2014RavenswoodDillon SandersMain role
2014The GoldbergsBruce"The Age of Darkness" (Season 1, Episode 21)
2014R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourTed"Near Mint Condition" (Season 4, Episode 6)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

TitleAlbum details
Let Your Love Out[4]
  • Released: January 5, 2009
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Label: iShine Records

Promotional singles[edit]

TitleYearAlbum
"Everyday Hero"2009Let Your Love Out
"Cloud 9"[5]
(with Dove Cameron)
2014Disney Channel: Play It Loud

Other appearances[edit]

TitleYearAlbum
"Had Me @ Hello"2012Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing and director
TitleYearDirectorNotes
"Concrete Angel"2002N/AMartina McBride'a music video; guest appearance
"Everyday Hero"2009Kenda Benward and Bart Conover[6]

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