Owen Benjamin (born May 24, 1980) is an American comedian, actor, and alt-right political commentator.
Owen Benjamin was born to John Kares Smith and Jean Troy-Smith, both professors at
Oswego State University. He attended  Plattsburgh State College, where he got his start in television at the student-run TV station.
In 2008, Benjamin had a supporting role in
. The House Bunny  In 2009, he played the lead role in the romantic comedy  , co-starring with All's Faire in Love Christina Ricci.  He was on  Comedy Central Presents in 2010. For three seasons (2012–14), Benjamin portrayed Owen Walsh on the TBS original comedy . Sullivan & Son Benjamin was also a correspondent on  , The Jay Leno Show twice appearing on the program. 
Benjamin hosted the annual
ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards from 2014 to 2016. He has a podcast,  Why Didn't They Laugh, on Sideshow Network. He hosted Esquire Network's The Next Great Burger in 2015. He played a correspondent to Tyson Beckford and Rev Run on their show It's Not You It's Men (2016) on the OWN network.
Benjamin formally produced the late show on
Saturday Nights at The Improv in Hollywood, California, and has also performed on MTV's show . Punk'd
Benjamin has starred in several web-only video series, including:  Sony Pictures Television's C-SPOT, the role of Owen on Gaytown, Chance Stevens on Heckle U for CBS Interactive, and as a host of his own series,  Owen Benjamin Presents.
Benjamin has used
crowdfunded money to rent the venues for his shows.
He has cited
Adam Sandler and Vince Vaughn as being comedy influences.
Owen Benjamin spoke at the Flat Earth International Conference in Dallas, Texas, on November 14, 2019.
YouTube channel was banned on December 3, 2019 for violations of YouTube Terms of Service. On December 13, he was also suspended from  Facebook and Instagram for multiple policy violations.
His comedy is influenced by, and criticized because of, his
conservative social and political views. He is opposed to political correctness and has been intentionally offensive to mock those who would police his speech. Benjamin has had scheduled shows canceled and has been suspended from  Twitter for this behavior,  which includes advocating for the return of  slavery to enslave Shaun King.
Benjamin believes that the
transgender rights movement is part of a eugenics program funded by Bill Gates to lower the world population. Benjamin has accused  Jesse Thorn of being a "child molester" for having a transgender child and has used anti-LGBT slurs.
does not believe in the moon landing.
Benjamin is a
creationist who does not believe in the theory of evolution, he also does not believe that dinosaurs existed. Benjamin also believes that HIV is a hoax. 
Insider Inc, Benjamin supports antisemitic conspiracy theories. In October 2018,  reported that Benjamin had a history of posting anti-Semitic memes on The Daily Beast Instagram.
In a YouTube livestream on March 9, 2019, Benjamin said of
Adolf Hitler: "Really what he was trying to do was clean Germany, clean it of the parasites, of the fleas. He did not hate Jews. He hated filth and he was trying to clean up." In the same YouTube livestream Benjamin yelled "Jews run our entire media, all of Hollywood, all of pornography", and "Nobody wants any of it and it's all Jews!" Benjamin also denied that gas chambers were used in the Holocaust. Benjamin said of Jews: "if they get power, they will destroy your entire civilization! Has anyone not seen that happening?"
Benjamin also has appeared on livestreams with prominent white supremacists such as
Peter Brimelow, the founder of anti-immigration website VDARE.
Benjamin has also posted fabricated verses from the
Talmud to demonize Jews.
In March 2008, he and Christina Ricci announced they were engaged, but they ended their engagement two months later.
 He later married and had two sons. 
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