Jay R. Ferguson
Jay R. Ferguson
as Ben

Actor Biography

A native of Dallas, Texas, Jay R. Ferguson moved to Los Angeles and embarked on his acting career at age 14 when he was cast in the lead role of "Ponyboy" in the television series adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's film "The Outsiders."

Most recently, Ferguson starred with Rosario Dawson in the USA miniseries "Briarpatch," opposite Kathryn Hahn, in a critically acclaimed episode of Matt Weiner's "The Romanoffs" for Amazon and was the lead in the CBS comedy "Living Biblically." Other recent television credits include the ABC series "The Real O'Neals," Showtime's revival of "Twin Peaks" for director David Lynch and FX's Emmy®-winning "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story." Ferguson received multiple SAG nominations for his series regular role of Stan Rizzo in the Emmy Award-winning "Mad Men." Prior, Ferguson played series regular roles in "Sleeper Cell," "Surface," "Easy Money" and "Evening Shade." He can currently be seen as Ben on ABC's "The Conners."

Ferguson's feature film credits include "The Lucky One," based on the bestselling Nicholas Sparks novel, in which he starred opposite Zac Efron and Taylor Shilling; Michael Winterbottom's "The Killer Inside Me"; and John Singleton's "Higher Learning."