Born as Benjamin Walker Davis in the Georgia, a state in the south-eastern Unites States of America, Benjamin Walker is an American actor and also a stand-up comedian. He was brought up in Cartersville, a city in Bartow County of Georgia by his parents, Jeannine (maiden name- Walker) and Greg Davis. Jeannine was a music teacher and Greg owned a movie rental store and worked in finance. He said in an interview that his father was a strict man. Benjamin Walker completed his education from Cartersville High School in his hometown and then at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Traverse City, Michigan. At the age of 13, he thought he wanted to be a ballet dancer. He studied acting at the Julliard School in NYC and graduated in 2004 from the Julliard Actor Training Program. During his time in Julliard, Benjamin Walker got his first experiences of performing as a stand-up comedian. In 2004, when he was 19 years old, he backed his first role in the Hollywood biographical movie ‘Kinsey' as young Liam Neeson. In the year 2005, he played the role of Jim in ‘The Notorious Bettie Page'. It was again a biographical film based on the bondage model Bettie Page. In 2006, he was cast as John Stradlater in the movie Unconscious and as Harlon Block, one of the Iwo Jima Flag raisers during World War-II, in the movie Flag of Our Fathers. He also gave the voice to the characters of My Favourite Fairy Tales Volume 2 and Volume 4 which included the stories of The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, The Wizard of Oz, The Magic of Carpet and Alibaba and Forty Thieves. In 2006 only, he also appeared in one episode in the medical TV series ‘3 lbs.'. In the year 2007, Benjamin Walker played the character of Billy in a short movie named Wasted NYC, which was based on the drinking addiction and its gray areas in the city of New York. During the same year, he did another short film ‘All Saints Day' in which Walker played the protagonist named Matthew. In 2009, he played the role of David Welch in an American drama film ‘The War Boys' directed by Ronald Daniels. In the next year, he did a film named Coach directed by Will Frears. The main story revolved around the coach of a middle school soccer team.
Also in 2010, he did a television film named Westward! In 2011, he did Wolfe with an E in which his character was named Record Store Clerk. The year 2012, saw Benjamin Walker in an interesting dark fantasy action horror film- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He was the main protagonist of the film and played the character of 16th President of the Unites States of America- Abraham Lincoln. The movie revolved around how Abraham Lincoln decides to eliminate vampires who plan to take over the USA. In the same year, he gave his voice to a motion comic follow-up to the Lincoln Vampire Hunt Novel. He was also seen in the 2013 television film Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight as
. In the same year, he did another TV film The Missionary. In the film, he was playing the protagonist Roy, who gets caught up in Cold war. In the year 2015, Walker was seen as George Pollard Jr- son of a wealthy sailing family in the movie In the Heart of the Sea. It was a biographical survival drama based on the book of Nathaniel Philbrick. In the year 2016, he portrayed the main character known as Travis in the movie
. The movie was a romantic drama with a background set up in a small coastal town. Benjamin Walker has also done some excellent work in Broadway musical productions. He performed in American Psycho, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Drama), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (musical), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (French novel) and Inherit the Wind (historical). His other stage performances include The Arrangements, Lady Windermere's Fan and Romeo and Juliet and others. Walker also worked as a stand-up comedian at Caroline's, Comedy Village and the Comedy Store. Find the Funny is his comedy show which is performed regularly in NY (New York) City. He was married to Mamie Gummer, an American actress, from July 16, 2011, till 2013 when they finally parted their ways. They were seen together in the short film All Saints Day. Then in the year 2015, he married Kaya Scodelario, who also is an English actress. Walker and Kaya started dating during the filming of the movie ‘The Moon and the Sun', in April 2014, which is set to release in the year 2016. He is believed to be compulsively humble and is said to undersell his abilities.