Luke Benward
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Luke at the Cloud 9 Premiere
Biographical Information
Gender: Male
Date of birth: May 12, 1995
Age: 24
Height: 6'2"
Nationality: American
Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee, USA
Occupation(s): Actor, singer
Years active: 2002—present
Official Twitter: @LukeBenward
Role: Will Cloud
Songs: Cloud 9 (Ft Dove Cameron)

Luke Aaron Benward (born May 12, 1995) is an American adult actor and singer.

Early lifeEdit

Benward was born in FranklinTennessee (like Miley Cyrus), the son of Kenda (née Wilkerson) and Aaron Benward. His father is in the country duo Blue County, his mother is a part-time actress, model, and acting coach, and his grandfather is Contemporary Christian artist Jeoffrey Benward. He has two younger sisters.


Benward's acting career started when he landed a role in the film We Were Soldiers as David Moore in 2002. His success grew in 2006 when he played Billy Forrester in the movie How to Eat Fried Worms, which he won a Young Artist Award for in the category of "Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film". He also played Charlie Tuttle in the Disney Channel Original Movie Minutemen, the 14-year-old Alan inDear John, and the little boy who helps the abused girl in the music video "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride.

Benward's first album, Let Your Love Out, came out on January 5, 2009, and contained five songs. He also toured with the Christian group iShine LIVE for a short time, where he would sing his music in concert. The record label that signed him is called In Crowd Productions, whose collective credits include Hilary DuffIndia. Arie, the Backstreet BoysMat KearneyDeath Cab for Cutie, and the Jonas Brothers.

He has also been in various commercials, including NintendoMcDonald'sWilly WonkaAmerican Express, and Hamburger Helper.

He is best known for his starring role as Billy Forrester in How to Eat Fried Worms and as Charlie Tuttle in the 2008 Disney Channel Original MovieMinutemen.

He also played the role of "Nicky" in Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? and played Stevie Dewberry in the film Because of Winn-Dixie. At the age of 7, he appeared in Martina McBride's music video for "Concrete Angel".

He also played in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Girl vs. Monster as Ryan Dean, the love interest of Skylar Lewis (Olivia Holt). He is currently playing Matthew Pearson, the love interest of Emily Hobbs (Ryan Newman) on See Dad Run. He will co-star in the Disney Channel movie Cloud 9 and appear as Beau, Teddy's love interest, on six back-to-back episodes of Good Luck Charlie, reuniting him with his Minutemen co-star Jason Dolley.


Year Title Role Notes
2002 We Were Soldiers David Moore
2005 Because of Winn-Dixie Steven "Stevie" Dewberry
2006 How to Eat Fried Worms William "Billy" Forrester
2008 Minutemen Charles "Charlie" Tuttle Disney Channel Original Movie
2008 Dog Gone Owen Direct-to-video
2008 Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? Nicholas "Nicky" Roland
2010 Dear John Young Alan (age 14) Supporting role
2012 Girl vs. Monster Ryan Dean Disney Channel Original Movie
2013 16 South Daniel Champion Post-production
2014 Cloud 9 Will Cloud Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Family Affair Jody Davis "Pilot: Part 1" (Season 1, Episode 1)

"Pilot: Part 2" (Season 1, Episode 2)

2011 Zombies and Cheerleaders Zed Necrodopolis "Pilot"
2012–present See Dad Run Matthew Pearson Recurring role, 4 episodes
2012 Madison High Devin Daniels "Pilot"
2013–2014 Good Luck Charlie Beau

Recurring Role; 6 episodes


Album details
Let Your Love Out[3]
  • Released: April 28, 2009
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: iShine Records


Title Album details
Let Your Love Out - EP[4]
  • Released: January 1, 2008
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Label: iShine Records

[edit]Promotional singlesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

Kids] [5]

"Everyday Hero" 2010 Let Your Love Out
"Had Me @ Hello" 2012 3 Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

[edit]Music videosEdit

Title Year Album
"Everyday Hero" 2009 Unknown
"Had Me @ Hello" 2012 Stuart Gillard
"Concrete Angel" 2002 Martina McBride


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