Happy birthday to Ben Browder, born December 11, 1962 .
Robert Benedict “Ben” Browder is an American actor and writer, perhaps best known for his roles as John Crichton in Farscape and Cameron Mitchell in Stargate SG-1.
Browder appeared as a recurring guest on the U.S. television show Party of Five as Sam Brody in its 3rd season in 1997. Browder and Buller moved with their two children to Australia during the production of Farscape (1999–2003), on which Browder starred as American astronaut John Crichton. Buller played several guest roles on the show. The two returned to the United States in 2003 following the cancellation of Farscape. He has received two Saturn Awards for Best Actor in a Television Role for his acting in Farscape. He appeared in the 2004 movie A Killer Within, co-starring C. Thomas Howell and Sean Young. Also in 2004, he portrayed fellow actor Lee Majors in the made-for-TV film Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie’s Angels.
He returned to play John Crichton in the 2004 SciFi Channel mini-series Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars. The mini-series wrapped up the remaining plotlines of Farscape, while leaving open the possibility of future adventures.
October 2003 marked the audiobook release of Interlopers, a novel written by Alan Dean Foster and narrated by Browder.
In January 2005, Browder voiced the character Bartholomew Aloysius “Bat” Lash in an episode of the animated series Justice League Unlimited entitled “The Once and Future Thing, Part 1: Weird Western Tales”.
Browder returned to the SciFi Channel as he joined the cast of Stargate SG-1 for its ninth season in 2005. He played the character of Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell, the new commanding officer of SG-1. Browder’s former Farscape co-star Claudia Black appeared on SG-1 in the eighth season episode entitled “Prometheus Unbound” and again during the first episodes of the ninth season before becoming a regular cast member on the series at the beginning of its tenth season in 2006. Several episodes of Stargate SG-1, most notably “200”, comically alluded to Farscape during Browder and Black’s time on the series. In addition to being a series regular on Stargate SG-1, Browder also performed the majority of his own stunts.
In 2012 Browder was cast in series 7 of Doctor Who, “A Town Called Mercy”. It was filmed in Almeria, Spain in March 2012.
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