Born Robert Benedic Browder, December 11, 1962. Second oldest of four brothers. Ben Browder was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina where he attended Myers Park High School. Ben earned a BS in psychology at Furman University, which he attended with a four year football scholarship. He went on to study drama at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England, where he met his wife Francesca Buller. He and Francesca have two children, whose names and ages are not disclosed to the press. They currently live in Los Angeles, CA.
After several appearances on stage, including traditional Shakespeare, Ben appeared in small roles in feature films, including a a rookie captain in "Memphis Belle" (1990), a short-lived boyfriend in "A Kiss Before Dying" (1991) and a vengeful thug in "Boogie Boy" (1998). He completed the film "A Killer Within" in 2004, co-starring with C. Thomas Howell, which was debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.
Ben has also appeared in guest roles on the TV shows "Melrose Place", "Grace Under Fire", "Murder She Wrote" and CSI: Miami to name a few. Ben first gained wide recognition with the American audience in the recurring role of Sam on the Fox series "Party of Five" (1994).
In 1999, Ben was cast to play the main character, American astronaut Commmander John Robert Crichton in the Jim Henson TV production Farscape (1999 - 2002).