Ben Bass is an American-born Canadian actor best known for his starring television roles as Henry Shelley in The Eleventh Hour (2004-2005) and as Sam Swarek in Rookie Blue, since 2010.
Bass landed his first television gig on the hit '80s series 21 Jump Street and has since starred in a wide range of television, theatre and film hits.
He starred in the critically acclaimed Would Be Kings and The Eleventh Hour (each garnering him Canadian television Gemini nominations for Best Actor), in addition to appearances on Law & Order, Flashpoint, Monk, Da Vinci's Inquest, Queer as Folk, Dead Like Me, The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess, Beggars & Choosers and The Chris Isaak Show, among many others.
On stage Bass has performed in theatres and festivals across the country, including The Stratford Festival and Charlottetown Festival.
He has acted in both classic and contemporary productions such as Othello, Hamlet, Comedyof Errors and The Miracle Worker.
His portrayal of Tim in the Vancouver Arts Club Theatre's production of Angry Housewives earned him a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nomination for Outstanding Performance.
Bass received his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in England, and has studied with acclaimed director and acting coach Larry Moss.