Ben Masters

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Ben Masters
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Born Benjamin Masters
May 6, 1947 (age 68)
Corvallis, Oregon, United States
Occupation: Actor
Years active 1974–present

Ben Masters (born May 6, 1947) is an American actor who is best known for his portrayal of Julian Crane in daytime drama Passions from July 8, 1999 to the show's final episode on August 7, 2008.

The visible “dents” on his head are the result of a halo brace Masters wore when he broke his neck in an automobile accident.

Early career

Masters was born in Corvallis, Oregon. After graduating from the University of Oregon as a theater major, Masters moved to New York and landed a role in the off-Broadway play The Boys in the Band. Ben also had a thirteen-month run in Kevin Wade's Key Exchange off-Broadway. An agent and a few Broadway plays—including Captain Brassbound's Conversion with Ingrid Bergman and The Cherry Orchard with Meryl Streep—soon followed.

Soap career

After doing TV movies, miniseries and guest appearances, Masters was introduced to daytime dramas when he portrayed Vic Strang on Another World for three months in 1982. Seventeen years later, he signed a contract for NBC's Passions, as the womanizing billionaire Julian Crane. His role on the daytime drama landed him Soap Opera Digest Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2001 and 2002 and Outstanding Lead Actor in 2005. After NBC announced that it was cancelling Passions in February 2007, Masters said, "I will miss getting to play this part so much. I had such a great time playing Julian Crane. I wanted to do it until I couldn't do it anymore." Passions was later picked up by Directv for the 2007-2008 season.

Filmography

* Running Mates (1992) with Diane Keaton and Ed Harris.
• Passions (1999-2008) Julian Crane
• Spy Game (1997) General Sam Wellish
• The Second Civil War (1997) Matthew Langford
• Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion (1994) Senator Julian Knox
* A Twist of the Knife (TV movie) (1993) Prosecutor Dennis Chapin
• Cruel Doubt (1992) Frank Johnston
• HeartBeat (1988—89) Dr. Leo Rosetti
• Street of Dreams (1988) Kyd Thomas
• Noble House (1988) Linc Bartlett
• Making Mr. Right (1987) Steve Marcus
• Kate's Secret (1986) Jack Stark
• Key Exchange (1985) Philip
• All That Jazz (1979) Dr. Garry
• Mandingo (1975) Charles
• Paint Your Wagon (1969) (film extra)

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Happy Birthday, you will always be "Benny" to me!

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