About Ben Graney
Ben Graney is a New York City based actor and writer originally hailing from the East Bay in Northern California. After making the journey south to California State University - Long Beach, Ben graduated with a B.A. in Theater Arts - Performance. He then went on to receive his M.F.A. from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.
In 2011, Ben made his Broadway debut as an emergency replacement, from audition to performance in one and half weeks, in the Tony Award-Winning play War Horse at Lincoln Center Theater. He stayed on as a part of the ensemble until the show’s closing in 2013. Last season, he was a part of the company of The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, directed by Pam MacKinnon. In addition to his Broadway credits, Ben has been seen Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater, Ars Nova and the Sundance Theater Lab. He has also appeared regionally at the Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, Philadelphia Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre Center, and the Chautauqua Theater Company.
Ben’s TV work includes Showtime’s Billions, CBS's Elementary and NBC's The Blacklist. His film work includes the upcoming indie feature Impossible Monsters, as well as the shorts Canto and Ama at Sea. He also co-created, wrote, and starred in the webseries The Kosher Cucina. His other writing credits include his play The Baby Gospel, a semi-finalist at the Eugene O’Neil Theater Center, and his solo show From The Miraculous, developed at Studio Tisch and in residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm.
Ben co-founded and co-leads the non-profit organization the Artists Financial Support Group (AFSG), which aims to empower and educate artists of all disciplines on student loan debt, financial self-advocacy, and how to budget on an erratic income. Their book Repaid can be found on Amazon, and their workshops can be seen throughout the Tri-State area.
Ben is also a proud board member of the NYU Graduate Acting Alumni Association and member of The Actors Center. www.bengraney.com