Lucky for Hollywood, Benward is not just your average 7th grader. Part of an entertainment family, Luke caught the acting bug by tagging along to auditions with his Mother, actress, and theatrical coach Kenda Benward. Luke’s first break was at the age of five, appearing along side Mel Gibson in We Were Soldiers. At six years of age, he was cast in the television pilot Life on the Water and by age seven starred in the television pilot for the WB series Family Affair featuring Tim Curry and Gary Cole. He was cast as the southern speaking, toothpick chewing Stevie Dewberry in the family film Because of Winn Dixie at age 8.
During the fall of 2006, movie goers laughed as Luke (Billy Forrester) choked down ten worms in the hit Walden Media Film How To Eat Fried Worms. Most recently, Benward played the brainy Charlie Tuttle, who invents a time machine that allows him to travel 48 hours into the past in Disney Channel's Minutemen. In 2008, buckle your seat belt as Luke takes on "three sorry thieves, four furry paws and five million bucks" in Diamond Dog Caper. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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