The O.C Actors

Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan

Name: Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan
Birthday: September 12, 1978
Birthplace: Austin, Texas 1978
HighSchool: Austin High, graduated 1997
College: University of Virginia, bachelor’s degree 2001
Salary: $15,000 – $25,000 an episode for The OC
Family: Parents and 2 brothers
Place of Residence: Has an apartment in Santa Monica
What he Drives: Infiniti G35
Other Info: Uncle is Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan
Benjamin McKenzie , son of Austin attorney Pete Schenkkan and poet-writer Frances Schenkkan was born and raised in Texas. He has two brothers, which are 22 (A Yale Graduate) and 19 (Attending Pomona College). Following, his graduation from the University of Virginia where he was a Foreign Affairs and Economics major, he moved to New York to pursue his passion for acting. While in New York he appeared off-Broadway in “Life is a Dream” at the Soho Rep. Additionally, he performed in numerous productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, including “Street Scene” and “The Blue Bird,” and at the University of Virginia, in “Measure for Measure” and “Zoo Story” before moving to Los Angeles where he landed a lead role in THE O.C.




“88 Minutes” – (2006)
“JuneBug” – (2005 Movie)
“The OC”, (2003-05) – Ryan Atwood
“The District,” – CBS – playing a teenager who had been molested by a priest.

Adam Brody




Name: Adam Brody
Birthday: December 15th 1979
Birthplace: San Diego, California
HighSchool: Scripps Ranch Highschool
College: attended MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA
Salary: Unknown
Dating: Rachel Bilson
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Adam Brody spent his teen years surfing, sunning and swimming. So when it became clear that there was more to his ambition than a career as a professional surfer, he needed to make a decision on his future. After convincing his unwitting parents to allow him to attend college in Los Angeles, Brody moved to Hollywood in January 1999. But instead of enrolling in school, he enlisted the services of an acting coach. A few months (and several part-time jobs) later, the first wave hit as Brody began to land small roles in commercials, pilots, and soaps. Then, a year to the day after his arrival in Hollywood, came the Big Kahuna — the call that he had been cast in “Growing Up Brady” as the young Barry Williams. Though the news came as a big surprise to his parents and 15-year-old twin brothers, Brody acknowledges that as his first fans, their unwavering support and encouragement continue to motivate him.
Other Facts:
  • He likes emo and indie music like Ben Folds and Bright Eyes
  • He used to work at Blockbuster in La Jolla, San Diego
  • He has fraternal twin brothers named Matt and Sean
  • He loves X-Men




TV Roles

“O.C., The” (2003-04) TV Series – Seth Cohen
Gilmore Girls” – (2000) playing “Dave Rygalski” – 9 Different Episodes
“Smallville” – (2001) playing “Justin Gaines”
“Sausage Factory, The” (2001) TV Series – Zack
“Andy Dick Show, The” – (2001) playing “Buyer at Nikka Costa Sale”
“Grounded for Life” – (2001) playing “Brian” in episode: “Action Mountain High”
“Go Fish” – (2001) playing “Billy” in episode: “Go Student Council”
Growing Up Brady (2000) (TV) – Barry Williams
Sausage Factory, The (2000) (TV) – Zack
“Family Law” – (1999) playing “Noel Johnson”
“Undressed” (1999) TV Series – Lucas (Season 3: 2000)
“Once and Again” (1999) playing “Coop” in episode: “Busted” – 3 Episodes
  “Judging Amy” – (1999) playing “Barry ‘Romeo’ Gilmore”
“City Guys” – (1997) playing “Customer #1″ in episode: “Makin’ Up Is Hard to Do”


In the Land of Women (2006) – Carter Webb
Thank You for Smoking (2005) – Jack Bein
In The Land of Women (2005) – Stars w/Meg Ryan
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2004) – Hector
Missing Brendan (2003) – Patrick Calden
Grind (2003) – Dustin
Ring, The (2002) – Kellen, Teen #3
According to Spencer (2001) – Tommy
American Pie 2 (2001) – High School Guy
Roadside Assistance (2001) – Rusty
Silencing, The (2000) – Karl
Never Land (2000) – Jack

Rachel Jade Bilson

Name: Rachel Jade Bilson
Birthday: August 21, 1981
Birthplace: Unknown
HighSchool: Notre Dame Highschool (1999)
College: none
Salary: Unknown
Family: Younger Sister and several older brothers


Fun Facts
  • Attended same highschool as Kirsten Dunst
  • Daughter of Danny Bilson (writer/director)
  • Grandaughter of Bruce Bilson (Director)
  • Measures a 34C bustline
  • She is half Filipina and half Latina

TV Roles

“The OC”, (2003-06) – Summer
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997) playing “Colleen” (2003)1 Episode
“8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter” (2003) 1 Episode


The Last Kiss (2006) – Kim
Unbroken (2003) – Rachel


Mischa Barton

Name: Mischa Barton
Birthday: January 24, 1986
Birthplace: London, England
College: None
Salary: Unknown
Family: Parents and 2 Sisters
Place of Residence: New York City, NY (Manhatten)


The Decameron (2006) – Pampinea
The OH in Ohio (2005)
Octane (2003) – Natasha (Nat) Wilson
Ring of Endless Light (2002) – Victoria ‘Vicky’ Austin
Lost and Delirious (2001) – Mary ‘Mouse’ Bradford
Julie Johnson (2001) – Lisa Johnson
Tart (2001) – Grace Bailey
Frankie & Hazel (2000) – Francesca ‘Frankie’
Paranoid (2000) – Theresa
Skipped Parts (2000) – Maurey Pierce
Notting Hill (1999) – 12-year-old ActressPups (1999) – Raquel ‘Rocky’ Silver
The Sixth Sense (1999) – Kyra Collins
Lawn Dogs (1997) – Devon
New York Crossing (1996) – Drummond
Polio Water (1995) – Diane

TV Roles

The O.C. (2003) – Marissa Cooper
Fastlane – Simone – Simone Says (2003)
All My Children – Lilly Benton Montgomery
Once and Again – Katie Singer – (2001-02) – 9 Episodes

Autumn Reeser

Name: Autumn Reeser
Birthday: September 21, 1980
Birthplace: California
HighSchool: Carlsbad High School
College: UCLA
Family: Unknown
Fun Facts:
Autumn’s interest include drawing, horseback riding, and reading. She attended UCLA and she began acting in Musical Theatre at age 7.

TV Roles

My Life… Disoriented (2006) – Lauren
“The OC” playing Taylor Townsend – 2005-06
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” playing “Megan” 2005
“Complete Savages” playing “Angela” 2005
“Cold Case” playing “Sister Grace” 2004
“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” 2003
“Grounded for Life” 2003
“George Lopez” playing “Piper” 2003
“Maybe It’s Me” playing “Becky”2002
“Grounded for Life” 2002
“Birds of Prey” playing “Sherry”
“Grounded for Life” 2001
“Thrills” playing “Allison” 2001
“Star Trek: Voyager” playing “Ventu Girl” 2001
“Undressed” (1999) TV Series


Palo Alto (2007) – Jaime
American-Knees (2006) – Sylvia
Our Very Own (2005) – Melora Kendall
Art Thief Musical! (2004) – Clarity
The Girl Next Door (2004) – Jane
The Plagiarist (2003) – Irene
The Brady Bunch in the White House (2002) (TV) – Marcia Brady

10 Comments on “The O.C Actors”

  1. […] June 2, 2007 @ 7:20 pm } · { the oc, TV } I have finally created the over-due page “The Actors Behind The OC” which contains filmography and biographies of Ben McKenzie, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson, Mischa […]

  2. dan Says:

    Ausome work sheldon! keep them coming

  3. cs Says:

    Is’t Adam’s birthday december 15th 1979?

  4. savetheoc Says:

    ^ Thanks for spotting the mistake, it’s appreciated.

  5. kate Says:

    Rachel Bilson is not Fillipina or Latina or whatever. She is half Jewish and half Italian.

  6. Ed Says:

    Rachel also was in “That 70’s Show”

  7. Ed Says:

    she made a quick one episode appearence

  8. CK Says:

    i don’t think adam brody is dating rachel anymore. she’s dating darth vader, hayden christenson

  9. janet Says:

    mischa barton’s middle name is anne. her sisters are zoe and hania

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