Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan is an American actor. He is best known for his starring television roles as Ryan Atwood on the teen drama The O.C. (2003–2007), Ben Sherman on the crime drama Southland (2009–2013), and James Gordon on the crime drama Gotham (2014–2019). Primarily a television actor, McKenzie made his film debut in the Academy Award-nominated film Junebug (2005), before appearing in films including 88 Minutes (2007), Goodbye World (2013), Some Kind of Beautiful (2014), and Line of Duty (2019). In 2020, he made his Broadway debut in the Bess Wohl play Grand Horizons. Outside with acting, McKenzie writes about fraud and the cryptocurrency bubble with journalist Jacob Silverman. Their forthcoming book, Easy Money, will be published in 2023.