Wes Bentley Biography (1978-)

Full name, Wesley Cook Bentley; born September 4, 1978, in Jonesboro, Arkansas; son of David (a United Methodist minister) and Cherie (a United Methodistminister) Bentley; married Jennifer Quanz (an actress), September 25, 2001. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
September 4, 1978
Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Julian Fincher, Three below Zero, 1998
  • Schoolteacher's nephew, Beloved, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Ricky Fitts, American Beauty, DreamWorks, 1999
  • Title role, The White River Kid (also known as White River), Warner Bros., 1999
  • Donald Dalglish, The Claim (also known as Kingdom Come, Redemption, and Le maitre de Kingdom Come), United Artists, 2000
  • Matt, Soul Survivors, Artisan Entertainment/Summit Entertainment,2001
  • Himself, Carving out Our Name, Masselin Entertainment, 2001
  • Jack Durrance, The Four Feathers, Miramax/Paramount, 2002
  • Walter Bahr, The Game of Their Lives, IFC Films, 2005
  • Blackheart, Ghost Rider, Columbia/Dimension Films, 2006
  • Some sources cite an appearance as a villain in the film Shadowboxer, 2005.
  • Film Work
  • Producer, Carving out Our Name, Masselin Entertainment, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (musical), Arkansas production, 1996
  • The Artful Dodger, Oliver! (musical), Murray's Dinner Playhouse, Little Rock, AR, 1997
  • Appeared as a son in La Cage aux Folles (musical), Weekend Theatre, Little Rock, AR; appeared in other productions in Little Rock, AR; appearedin Henry IV, Part I and The Weavers.
  • Videos
  • Himself, American Beauty: Look Closer ... , DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2000

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, October 8, 1999, pp. 40-41
    • Teen, February, 2001, p. 52
    • Time Out New York, September 9, 1999
    • Vanity Fair, April, 2000, pp. 30, 32
    • Variety, January 3, 2000, p. 53

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