Benjamin Stockham stars as Marcus, the oddly charming 11-year-old son of Fiona (Minnie Driver), who moves in next door to Will (David Walton) and manages to completely disrupt his perfect world in NBC's comedy "About a Boy."
Born in La Mesa, California and raised in nearby Santee, Stockham's venture into the acting world brought him success early on. From his very first audition for the feature film "Quarantine," in which he earned a small but memorable role, Stockham impressed the director with his drive and desire to work.
He appeared in a commercial for the investment firm Fidelity, which still airs today. Since then, he has appeared in numerous commercials that have aired nationally.
He is perhaps best known for his role as Xander Gilchrist on the NBC comedy "1600 Penn," opposite Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman. He is also known to audiences as Robby Gunderson from the series "Sons of Tucson," opposite Frank Dolce and Matthew Levy. His other television credits include guest-starring appearances on "CSI: New York," "Criminal Minds," "Rizzoli and Isles" and most recently, "Once Upon a Time."
Stockham has continued to tackle exciting projects that showcase the depth of his talent. He starred in the lead role of Albert, a young boy who battles cancer, in the drama "Simon Says." In "Decoding Annie Parker," Stockham plays William, a boy who is forced to watch his mother's battle with cancer, which leads to the demise of his parent's marriage.
Stockham also starred as the lead character Zach Logan in the film "A Country Christmas" with country superstars Trace Adkins and Jay DeMarcus.
Variety recently featured him in the Up Next section of their Power of Youth issue, and he was named the Next Big Thing by the Hollywood Reporter.
In addition to acting, Stockham is a proud member of his school's dean's honor roll, a distinction he earned while maintaining a busy work schedule. In his spare time, he enjoys drawing. His talent has not gone unnoticed, as he was recently asked to illustrate a children's book. Among his other hobbies, he also likes to ride his scooter and enjoys card games.