Ben Watkins joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as Wesley in July 2002. Born in Los Angeles and raised in San Francisco, California, he attended the University of California at Berkley where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. In addition to acting, Ben is a writer and producer. He most recently received the "Best Short Film" award at the Miami Film Festival for the HBO telefilm Quest to Ref, which he starred in, wrote and produced.
No stranger to daytime, Ben began his acting career by starring on the daytime drama series One Life to Live. In addition to guest appearances on Guiding Light and Passions, he's appeared in numerous primetime series, such as JAG
, City Guys
, and Malibu, CA
. He's also starred in some independent films and done theatre.
When Benjamin is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys. He also enjoys playing basketball, football and going to the movies.
The Young and the Restless
July 2002 to 2004
One Life to Live
Quest to Ref
Ben's theater credits include Secrets
, 21st Century
, and Short N' Simple
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, CA (raised in San Francisco, CA)
DATE OF BIRTH: March 19th, 1971