Ben Browder – Bio, Wife, Children, Family, Net Worth, Is He Gay?

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Ben Browder is an American writer, actor, and film director whose family life has defied what has come to be a norm in the American Hollywood celebrity circle. All his life, he has been married to only one woman, with no separation/divorce attempts, marital scandals and any of those other anomalies that are found in many Hollywood families hanging around his neck. Despite having a decent family life, there are words out there that Browder might probably be gay. Is this true and/or have you formed your opinion about it? See what we know below with facts to support them. In addition, also see a quick summary of the actor’s background, career and how much he has as his net worth.


Robert Benedict Browder was born on the 11th of December 1962, in Memphis, Tennessee, but was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina by his parents who were car race operators and owners.

There are no records of Ben Browder’s childhood life like what he liked, who his playmates were and so on. However, we know for certain that he attended Myers Park High School in Charlotte before enrolling at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he earned a degree in psychology.

In college, he played American football as a linebacker and was a part of a championship-winning team. Despite his being adept with the sports, Browder didn’t consider going pro and neither did he go the path of his parents who were involved with car racing. Following his college graduation, he moved to London where he enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama to study classical acting.

Ben Browder’s first recorded film work was his role as Gates in the 1978 film titled Duncan’s World. He then went on to star in other productions like Memphis Belle (1990), A Killer Within (2004), Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012; as Max), and Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017; Max and also a director). On TV, he has credit for starring in works like The Boys of Twilight (1992; as Tyler Clare), Justice League Unlimited (2005), Arrow (2013–2014; as Ted Gaynor) and Criminal Minds (2018; as Police Chief Steve Gaines).

Ben Browder’s Family – Wife, Children

While studying at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Ben Browder found his missing rib in the person of Francesca Buller. Francesca is an English actress born on the 20th day of January in the year 1964 in the United Kingdom. She is most notable for starring in The face of Fu Manchu and the Australian-American science fiction television series Farscape (2000-2004). Her acting career actually dates back to 1989 when she first acted the role of a hospital nurse in She’s Been Away, a British Television play. Over the years, Buller’s other film credits went on to include Fever and Deceived (both in 1991), Those Secrets and Chaplin (in 1992), Kiss of a Killer (1993), and Heatstroke (2008).

Browder and Buller got married sometime in May 1989 and has remained married ever since. Over the course of their marital lives, the couple starred together in Farscape where Browder played as an American astronaut named John Crichton while his wife played several guest roles on the series. At that time, they were already parents with two kids and had to move down to Australia as a family following the production of the series.

The couple has not revealed much information about their kids other than that there are two of them.

Is He Gay?

To respond to this question as quickly as it demands an answer, we can say with confidence that Ben Browder is not gay. He became a subject of gay rumors following the quick change in the behavior of the character he plays on tv, which is said to have been appealing to the gay community. From this, some people who felt he was gay shared their suspicion and began the rumor.

The talented actor, however, has repeatedly countered all rumors of him being gay, maintaining that he is a straight man. This is further buttressed with the fact that Browder is married to a woman, more so, he has never been known to have dated a man or done anything close it.


Net Worth

With a career that began in the year 1978 and is still running till the current time, Ben Browder has certainly earned a lot of respect in the film industry, having been involved in many film and television productions. The actor has a net worth that has been reliably reported by various authority sources to be at $3 million. Of course, with more acting projects to come his way, his net worth would grow considerably if not in leaps and bounds.

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