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Lucas Aaron "Luke" Benward (born May 12, 1995) is an American teen actor and singer, best known for his starring role as William "Billy" Forrester in How to Eat Fried Worms and as Charles "Charlie" Tuttle in the 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie, Minutemen. He is also going to starring as Will Cloud in Disney Channel's Cloud 9 premiering January 17, 2014.
Luke was born to Aaron Benward and Kenda Benward in Franklin, Tennessee. His father is in the country duo Blue County, his mother is a part-time actress, model, and acting coach, and his grandfather is Contemporary Christian artist Jeoffrey Benward. He has two younger sisters as well, Gracie and Ella. Luke Benward currently resides in Franklin, TN.
Luke plays the little boy who helps the abused girl in the music video "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride.
Luke first appeared in a movie called We Were Soldiers, as David Moore in 2002. His success grew in 2006, when he was 11. He played the main role as Billy in the film How to Eat Fried Worms.
Luke enjoys playing football (Wide Receiver 8th grade year) his guitar, video games, and breakdancing. Benward won a Young Artist Award for his performance in How to Eat Fried Worms, category "Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film".
Luke has stated his faith as Christian. He played the disciple Mark on the Word of Promise Next Generation New Testament dramatic audio bible for teens. He also performed in the "iShine" tour With the rubyz and paige armstrong in 2008, . He also auditioned for the role of Moose, in The Suite Life on Deck, but the part went to Hutch Dano instead.
He also played in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Girl vs. Monster as Ryan Dean, the love interest of Skylar Lewis (Olivia Holt). Benward also had a recurring role as Matthew Pearson, the ex-boyfriend of Emily Hobbs (Ryan Newman) on See Dad Run. He will co-star in the Disney Channel movie Cloud 9 with Liv and Maddie star Dove Cameron and appeared as Beau, Teddy's love interest, on six back-to-back episodes of Good Luck Charlie, reuniting him with his Minutemen co-star Jason Dolley . He is also starring as Dillion in the new show Ravenswood on ABC Family.
|2002||We Were Soldiers||David Moore|
|2005||Because of Winn-Dixie||Steven "Stevie" Dewberry|
|2006||How to Eat Fried Worms||William "Billy" Forrester|
|2008||Minutemen||Charles "Charlie" Tuttle||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2008||Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?||Nicholas "Nicky" Roland|
|2010||Dear John||Young Alan (age 14)||Supporting role|
|2012||Girl vs. Monster||Ryan Dean||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2013||16 South||Daniel Champion||Post-production|
|2013||Field of Lost Shoes||Filming|
|2014||Cloud 9||William Cloud||Post-production; Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2002||Family Affair||Jody Davis||"Pilot: Part 1" (Season 1, Episode 1)
"Pilot: Part 2" (Season 1, Episode 2)
|2011||Zombies and Cheerleaders||Zed Necrodopolis||"Pilot"|
|2012-2013||See Dad Run||Matthew Pearson||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2012||Madison High||Devin Daniels||"Pilot"|
|2013||Good Luck Charlie||Beau Landry||Recurring Role; 6 episodes|
|Let Your Love Out||
|2009||"Everyday Hero"||EP: Let Your Love Out|
|2012||"Had Me @ Hello"||Mark Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist|
|2014||"Cloud 9" (duet with Dove Cameron)||Single|
- Luke is a high school graduate and went to a regular high school.
- Luke is currently dating Olivia Holt.