Luke Benward is an American actor and singer famous for playing the character of Billy Forrester in the comedy film ‘How to Eat Fried Worms.’ Benward made a name for himself in the industry as a child actor working in some of the most popular movies and TV shows. His father was a singer and his mother was an actress, Benward recalled that he naturally inclined towards acting.
He got his first role at the age of seven in the movie titled ‘We Were Soldiers.’ However, it was ‘How to Eat Friend Worms’ that gave him some recognition. He was quite active in the industry during his teenage days as well featuring in various TV movies that include ‘Minutemen,’ ‘Cloud 9,’ ‘Good Luck Charlie,’ and ‘Still the King.’
Luke Benward also has a successful singing career. He was associated with the Christian music group ‘iShine Live,’ and released his own music album, ‘Let Your Love Out’ as well. He went on to work as a model as well featuring in many commercials for various brands such as ‘American Express,’ ‘Willy Wonka,’ and ‘McDonald’s.’
Luke Benward Early Life
Luke Aaron Benward was born on May 12, 1995, and grew up in Franklin, Tennessee. Benward’s father Aaron Benward is a musician and part of the ‘Blue County’ music duo. His grandfather, Jeoffrey Benward, is also a proficient musician in contemporary Christian music. Benward’s mother, ‘Kenda Benward, is a model turned actress, now she works as an acting coach.
Since he was born into a family of performers, he was exposed to the entertainment industry at a very young age. This is the reason, he showed his singing, dancing, and acting talents from his childhood days.
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Luke Benward Career
In 2002, Luke made his acting debut with the movie ‘We Were Soldiers. He played the character of David Moore. The movie was based on the book ‘We Were Soldiers Once… And Young,’ by Lieutenant General Hal Moore. Later, he got the part in comedy series ‘Family Affairs,’ and ‘Steven Dewberry.’
In 2006, he portrayed the iconic character of Billy Forrester in the Children’s comedy film ‘How to Eat Fried Worms.’ The movie gives a glimpse of what school challenges feel like as Billy got the challenge to eat worms without vomiting. Luke even won the ‘Young Artist Award’ for his exceptional performance.
In 2008, Luke got the part of ‘Charlie Tuttle’ in the science-fiction movie from Disney Channel titled ‘Minutemen.’ In the movie, Charlie was one of the main characters and a genius teenager. His acting chops get him other film projects as well that include ‘Mostly Ghostly,’ and ‘Dog Gone.’
In 2009, Luke Benward came up with his music album, ‘Let Your Love Out.’ This extended play record had five songs and was released by the music label, ‘iShine Music.’ He even toured with the Christian music group for some time. He played the kid with Asperger’s syndrome in the movie ‘Dear John.’
In 2012, Luke appeared in several movies and TV series portraying all types of characters. He played Ryan Dean in the Disney movie titled ‘Girl vs. Monster.’ He featured in the sitcom ‘See Daddy Run,’ and ‘Good Luck Charlie.’
In 2014, he starred in the sports-drama film ‘Cloud 9,’ in which he portrayed the professional snowboarder, ‘Will Cloud.’ Later, he featured in the TV series, ‘The Goldbergs,’ and the movie, ‘Field of Lost Shoes.’
In 2017, Benward played the part of ‘Lloy Danderson,’ in the comedy series, ‘Still the King.’ In 2018, Benward essayed the role of Jack Strong, in the comedy movie, ‘Life of the Party.’ Later, he also featured in the movies, ‘Measure of a Man,’ and ‘Dumplin.’
Luke also performed in many music videos. For instance, he made guest appearances in the music videos like ‘Concrete Anger,’ ‘That’s Cool,’ Matina McBride, and ‘Blue County’ respectively.
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Luke Benward Personal Life
Luke is not very vocal about his relationships and private life. He is single though. He likes video games and he is a self-proclaimed big ‘Star Wars fan. His interest lies in music and football too and he is an admirer of Bruno Mars, the Beatles, and Eminem.
Luke Benward Trivia
It is revealed that Benward gave the audition for ‘Because of Winn-Dixie,’ with a toothpick in his mouth. He got the part as directors loved it.
It is believed that Luke Benward was the mystery man with Ariel Winter for an outing. Also, Luke has worked with Jennifer Aniston in the movie Dumplin’ which was a coming-of-age comedy-drama.
Luke Benward Girlfriends
Ever since Luke Benward stepped into the spotlight, there’s been one question on everyone’s minds, and that is — is the swoon-worthy actor single? He’s been happily dating Ariel Winter for months now, and fans are seriously obsessed with their relationship! There have been rumors that Luke’s been in relationships with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars over the years, including Olivia Holt and Dove Cameron.
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