Ben Ratner is an award-winning actor, writer, and director. Best known for starring in internationally acclaimed Canadian films such as Fathers & Sons (2010), Amazon Falls (2010), Last Wedding (2001), and Mount Pleasant (2006), Ratner also wrote, directed and co-starred in the feature film Moving Malcolm (2003), which was awarded a First Film Special Distinction at The 2003 Montreal World Film Festival and won numerous awards at film festivals in Canada, the United States, and Europe. For television, he has over 75 credits, most recently guest-starring on series Flashpoint (2008), Endgame (2011), R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (2010), and Eureka (2006). He was a series regular on the television series Da Vinci’s City Hall (2005) and Kingdom Hospital (2004).
As a director, Ratner has also helmed the popular series Robson Arms (2005) for CTV, and the short film Power Lunch (2007), which premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2008. As a writer, Ratner collaborates with some of the top creative talents in Canada to develop new projects.
A protege of internationally renowned acting teacher and author (The Power of The Actor) Ivana Chubbuck, Ratner is a mentor, teacher, and coach to many of Canada’s top actors.
He won a boxing Gold Medal in the 1982 Britsh Columbia Games.