Born as Luke Aaron Benward in Franklin, Tennesse on 12th May 1995, Luke Benward is an American actor and singer who is remembered fondly for playing Billy Forrester in How to Eat Fried Worms (2006), Charlie Tuttle in Minutemen (2008), Dillon in Ravenswood (a TV series) and Will Cloud in Cloud 9 (2014). He is signed to iShine Records label and mostly performs in the country/country-pop genre as a musician. He is 20 years of age and has been active since 2002. Let's look at his bio below.
Nicknamed 'LA', Benward was born to Aaron Benward (who sings in the duo Blue Country) and Kenda (a part-time model, actor/acting coach). Benward's grandfather, Jeoffrey Benward is a contemporary Christian musician, so it is clear that Benward comes from a family of artistic backgrounds. He also has 2 younger siblings and both are sisters.
Benward began his acting career by playing the role of David Moore in We Were Soldiers (2002), and was popular with a wider viewer base through the film How to Eat Fried Worms, playing Billy Forrester. This movie got him a Young Artist Award for the Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film category. His other notable roles include a 14 year old Alan in Dear John, a 14 year old Charlie Tuttle in Minutemen (produced by the Disney Channel), as Nicky in Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?, as Stevie Dewberry in Because of Winn-Dixie, as Ryan Dean (Olivia Holt's on-screen character Skylar Lewis' love interest) on Girl vs. Monster, as Matthew Pearson on See Dad Run. He co-starred with Dove Cameron on Cloud 9 and portrayed the role of Beau on six episodes of Good Luck Charlie.
Benward has also made an appearance in Martina McBride's music video for Concrete Angel (2002), his father's band Blue Country's music video for That's Cool (2004), and the music video for the song Everyday Hero (2009) directed by Kenda Benward and Bart Conover. He can also be seen on commercials for McDonald's, Nintendo, American Express, Willy Wonka, and Hamburger Helper. His album Let Your Love Out was released in the digital download format in 2009 by iShine Records. His other acting credits include Dog Gone (2008), Family Affair (2002), The Goldbergs (2014), R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2014), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2015).
Benward makes over $200 thousand annually, and his net worth is estimated to be $2 million. His girlfriend from 2012 to 2014 was Olivia Holt, and he was previously in a relationship with Georgie Henley from 2006 to 2008. He is currently single at the moment. We do not know who he is dating but according to some websites, it is rumored that he was with Indah Winsome for a short period of time.
Benward is very handsome and has an imposing height of 6 feet 2 inches, and is a fourth generation singer – himself, his father, his grandfather, and his great-grandfather – all are/were singers. He also has a diverse ancestry of English, German, and Northern Irish in his family. Rather than being under the shadow of his ancestors who were all illustrious musicians in their own rights, Benward has carved a niche for himself in the music industry as well as in the acting business.