Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan is an American actor. He is best known for his 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). McKenzie's film credits include Junebug (2005) and 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.