Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The O.C. Flashback Series: Ryan Atwood's Real High School Photos, Plus More!

How old was Benjamin Mckenzie when he played Ryan Atwood in the O.C.? When it comes to the land of TV, often actors are cast to play characters much younger or older than their real age for some odd reason. It's became very popular for 20+ year old to play teenagers in Hollywood and it must come down to their acting ability and maturity. This was very much the case when it comes to The O.C..With that being said lets reveal Ryan Atwood aka Kid Chino aka Benjamin Mckenzie aka Ben Schenkkan's real high school yearbook photo as well as how old he was while playing in The O.C..

Benjamin Mckenzie (number 6) was big in athletics, playing soccer and football in middle school
and in high school. He played with pro football star Drew Brees in middle school, who is currently the quarter back of the New Orleans Saints.

Above: Benjamin Mckeznie at various high school years
Last photo on the right features his senior photo at age 18
(real birthday September 12th 1978) 
Real Graduating class of 1997 Austin High School in Austin, TX
Harbor School (The O.C. Class of 2006)
The O.C. aired from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007
Ryan Atwood's birthday was revealed in season 3 episode 17 "The Journey" 
March 19, 1988

Benjamin Mckenzie was 24 when he started playing Ryan Atwood in The O.C. and was 28 by the time the show ended. In the O.C. world that would have made him born in 1988. I wonder if he felt a little out of place still playing someone in college etc. So that's an 9 year difference from his real life graduation date, now that's Hollywood for ya!

Stay tuned for the rest of the gang! 

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