Ben Morrison is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, comedian and filmmaker. Acting since he was 6 years old, Ben is a graduate of NYU’s TISCH School of the arts where he trained under William H. Macy and David Mamet, and added stand-up comedian to his resume shortly thereafter. It’s been a blur ever since.
A staple of LA area comedy clubs, Ben is a regular at the Improv and Laugh Factory, and most recently wrote and acted in The Telethon for America, a star-studded get-out-the-vote comedy special with Chelsea Handler, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and many more. Before that he served as one of the head writer/producers on 140 episodes of the syndicated comedy gameshow Funny You Should Ask. He is also the creator of Superfunny!, a first-of-it’s kind multimedia comedy show at the historic Hollywood Improv where he is pioneering “Stand-Up Comedia”, his term for stand-up + media, the next evolution of live comedy.
On camera, Ben is best known for his recurring role as Young Eli David on NCIS, as the lead on a season of MTV’s Punk’d, starring in a season of Mr. Personalities for Marc Cuban’s HDNet, or guest-starring opposite Jon Lovitz and Bill Bellamy on Mr. Box Office. Additionally, Ben has been seen as a lead in feature films Ouija Exorcism, From the Dead, and FOX’s 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity where he played an eerily good Abe Lincoln.
As a comedian, Ben has made multiple television appearances on Last Comic Standing, Comics Unleashed and AXSTv’s Gotham Comedy Live, hosted by SNL’s Michael Che, among others.
In the commercial world Ben has appeared in national campaigns for KFC, Volkswagen, Amtrak, Dollar Shave Club and opposite opposite Nic Cannon and Shaq for a series of Cartoon Network promos that ran in movie theaters nationwide.
As a creator, Ben has written and directed commercial campaigns for online investment firm Wealthfront and world-wide flooring manufacturer Daltile, and wrote, directed and starred in a hit music videos for Irish rock band Seneca. As a filmmaker Ben created multiple short films for Al Gore’s Current TV, and his latest short film The Star of Bethlehem, which he directed and starred in, is making the rounds on the festival circuit now.
Ben is also known for his impassioned work bringing humor and awareness to Crohn's disease, which he was diagnosed with at 17, through his one-man-show "A Comedian's Guide to Crohn's". He has worked closely with countless charities, most notably the Crohn's and Colitis Foundations of America, to bring his message of healing through laughter to all afflicted.
He is a Gemini. And so is he.