Ben Schnetzer is an American actor. Schnetzer was born and raised in New York City, the son of actors Stephen Schnetzer and Nancy Snyder. He is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.In 2010, Schnetzer appeared in an episode of Law & Order and co-starred on the series Happy Town. He played Max Vandenburg in the film adaptation of The Book Thief (2013). He played Mark Ashton in the movie Pride, released in 2014, and his performance drew positive reviews. Charlotte O'Sullivan, writing for the London Evening Standard, said: "Schnetzer is a New Yorker with an unpromising CV (he was one of the few good things about The Book Thief) and he's fantastic here."