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Profession: Actor, Singer, Dance
Date of Birth: Oct 10, 1946
Nicknames: Benjamin Augustus Middleton, ben_vereen, Ben Vereen
Height: 1.73 m
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Ben Vereen is an American actor, dancer, and singer who has appeared in numerous Broadway theatre shows and has a net worth of $5 million. Ben Vereen earned his net worth as an actor, dancer, and singer. He was 18 years old when he made his New York stage bow off-off Broadway in "The Prodigal Son". He shot to Broadway stardom when he won the 1972 Tony Award for his starring role in Bob Fosse's Pippin. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972. He became a famously versatile song-and-dance man, a stage star who appeared occasionally in feature films and television. His most famous roles on TV include African slave Chicken George in the miniseries Roots (1977), Jeff Goldblum's partner in the 1980 cop show Tenspeed and Brownshoe and the grumpy police captain in Silk Stalkings. He won an Emmy nomination in 1977 in Alex Haley's landmark TV miniseries Roots. Numerous offers of work followed on the heels of his success in Roots. In addition to an already dizzying schedule, he developed a live stage act that he performed in nightclubs all over the world. In the 1990s, he guest-starred on TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation as the father of engineer Geordi LaForge, played by LeVar Burton. In Roots he had played the grandson of another Burton character, Kunta Kinte. In 2005, he appeared in the Broadway musical Wicked as the Wizard of Oz. He was a recreational drug user for years, he became seriously addicted to cocaine after his daughter was killed in a 1987 automobile accident. He made up for those lost opportunities by founding Celebrities for a Drug-Free America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating young people about the dangers of drugs. Ben Vereen was born on October 10, 1946 in Miami, Florida.
Ben Vereen (born October 10, 1946) is an American actor, dancer, and singer who has appeared in numerous Broadway theatre shows. Vereen graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts.
Vereen was born Benjamin Augustus Middleton on October 10, 1946, in Miami, Florida. While still an infant, Vereen and his family relocated to the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He discovered he was adopted when he applied for a passport to join Sammy Davis, Jr. on a tour of "Golden Boy" to London when he was 25. He was adopted by James Vereen, a paint-factory worker and his wife, Pauline, who worked as a maid.
During his pre-teen years, he exhibited an innate talent for drama and dance and often performed in local variety shows. At the age of 14, Vereen enrolled at the High School of Performing Arts, where he studied under world-renowned choreographers Martha Graham, George Balanchine, and Jerome Robbins. Upon his graduation, he struggled to find suitable stage work and was often forced to take odd jobs to supplement his income. He was 18 years old when he made his New York stage bow off-off Broadway in "The Prodigal Son" at the Greenwich Mews Theater. By the following year, he was in Las Vegas, performing in Bob Fosse's production of "Sweet Charity", a show with which he toured in 1967-68. He returned to New York City to play Claude in "Hair" in the Broadway production, before joining the national touring company.
The following year, he was cast opposite Davis in the film adaptation of "Sweet Charity". After developing a rapport with Davis, Vereen was cast as his understudy in the upcoming production of "Golden Boy", which toured England and ended the run at the Palladium Theatre in London's West End.
He was nominated for a Tony Award for Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972 and won a Tony for his appearance in Pippin in 1973. Vereen appeared in the Broadway musical Wicked as the Wizard of Oz in 2005. Vereen has also performed in one-man shows

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