NBC's Today WITH DAVID COPPERFIELD
Ben made his national television debut on the set of NBC's Today Show in New York City. He was selected by David Copperfield, the most commercially successful magician in history, to perform for Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on their segment entitled “Magic Mondays”. Ben’s sleight-of-hand piece utilized an autographed photograph of the TODAY Show team.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Ben was hired by director Robert Rodriguez to serve as the hand-double and private coach to actor, Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Gordon-Levitt portrayed the character of “Johnny”, a cocky gambler and cardsharp, and received sleight-of-hand instruction from Ben while on set. Ben’s technical execution of the one-handed shuffle and other card and coin flourishes were showcased in the film and helped bring Gordon-Levitt’s character to life. Other notable actors starring in the film include Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, and Josh Brolin.
Candid Camera: ben in disguise
When America’s first and longest running hidden-camera show, Candid Camera, was looking to implement a magical twist for their 2014 series on TV Land, they hired Ben. Whether he was playing the role of a warehouse worker, grocery store clerk, or party store representative, Ben interacted with unsuspecting members of the public as a “magician in disguise,” creating head-scratching situations while injecting the timeless situational humor of Candid Camera. Peter Funt, whose father, Allen Funt, started the program in 1948, selected Ben to be the first magician to appear in Candid Camera’s 60 year history.