Ben Masters

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Ben Masters

Ben Masters

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Ben Masters

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: May 06, 1947
Date of Passing: January 11, 2023
Birthplace: Corvallis, Oregon
Obituary: Deadline

Ben Masters was an American actor.

A native of Corvallis, Oregon, Masters graduated from Corvallis High School in 1965 and the University of Oregon with a B.A. degree in Theater in 1969.

With a passion for theater, film, and television from a young age, Masters soon moved to New York City, where he starred in many on and off-Broadway productions, including Captain Brassbound’s Conversion with Ingrid Bergman, The Cherry Orchard with Meryl Streep, and Boys in the Band.

Ben Masters was an American actor.

A native of Corvallis, Oregon, Masters graduated from Corvallis High School in 1965 and the University of Oregon with a B.A. degree in Theater in 1969.

With a passion for theater, film, and television from a young age, Masters soon moved to New York City, where he starred in many on and off-Broadway productions, including Captain Brassbound’s Conversion with Ingrid Bergman, The Cherry Orchard with Meryl Streep, and Boys in the Band.

He segued into film, starring in Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz with Roy Scheider, Key Exchange with Brooke Adams and Danny Aiello, Making Mr. Right with John Malkovich, and Dream Lover with Kristy McNichol. 

Throughout the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, Masters starred in many TV mini-series, including Noble House with Pierce Brosnan, Celebrity with Ned Beatty and Tess Harper, and guest starred in numerous television series, including Kojak, Petrocelli, Touched by an Angel, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Barnaby Jones, Murder She Wrote, Heartbeat, Walker: Texas Ranger, Diagnosis Murder, Sisters, and Pensacola Wings of Gold.

Masters’ last role was in the pop-culture phenomenon daytime drama Passions, in which he portrayed the rich and powerful “Julian Crane” from 1999 to 2008.

Masters died January 11, 2023, in Palm Springs, California. He was 75.

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