Benjamin Waters was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Janie (nee Fisher) and Timothy Waters, both educators. He is of Scottish and Irish decent. As a young child, Benjamin was incredibly close to his maternal grandparents, who lived nearby in Phoenix. They provided applause to his living room performances and supported him when he decided at 8 years old to become an actor. After moving to Colorado at age 11, Benjamin was involved in school plays and theatre classes, but as he got older, his parents encouraged him to do something more practical. By the time he started Greeley Central High School, his extracurricular activities involved athletics and student government; as a senior, he was the Senior Class President in addition to earning his Eagle Scout. After graduating high school, Benjamin attended Colorado State University, graduating with a degree in sociology and an emphasis in criminal justice.
Benjamin spent eight years as a police officer and, later, detective with the Tucson Police Department, before deciding he wanted to be on the other side of law enforcement, so he returned to school, this time to the University of Tulsa School of Law. After passing the Oklahoma bar exam, he opened his own firm and spent the next several years serving as a defense attorney. In 2014, Benjamin found himself at a crossroads. While trying to determine what professional path to take, his past dream of acting kept popping up. Deciding he'd regret not taking the chance, he packed up and moved to LA. The determination he'd shown his entire life, most recently in becoming a detective and an attorney, served him well, gaining him several auditions his very first week in Hollywood.
- Answered Prayers
- Dating Savannah Love
- Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation
- Make a Wish
- I, Angel
- Secret in Their Eyes
- America's Court with Judge Ross