Nick Stahl
   As Ben Hawkins


After an impressive feature film debut at the age of twelve, Nick Stahl has continued to display a broad range of talent. Stahl recently wrapped production on the feature film "Sin City," for Dimension Films and director Robert Rodriguez. He stars opposite Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood and Brittany Murphy in this action thriller, due out in April of 2005. Currently, Stahl is in production on HBO's critically acclaimed series "Carnivále," in which he stars as Ben Hawkins. The second season of "Carnivále" premieres in January of 2005.

Most recently, Stahl was seen starring as 'John Connor' in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," opposite Arnold Schwarznegger and Claire Danes for Warner Bros. He was also seen in the indie film "Twist" and the Sundance feature "Bookies."

Over the years, Stahl has maintained his presence with a number of films, most notably in the critically acclaimed, Academy Award® nominated film, "In the Bedroom," for Miramax Films. Also memorable, was his chilling performance in director Larry Clark's "Bully," opposite Brad Renfro and Bijou Phillips. His other film credits include Twentieth Century Fox's "The Thin Red Line," directed by Terrance Malick and co-staring Sean Penn and George Clooney, and New Line Cinema's "Safe Passage," opposite Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard.

Born in Harlington, Texas and raised in Dallas, Stahl started to perform in children's plays at the age of four. His first professional role was at the age of ten in the television movie "Stranger at My Door" with Robert Urich. He followed with another movie of the week, "A Woman with a Past," opposite Pamela Reed. Shortly thereafter, he received the coveted role of the young boy in "The Man Without a Face," who brings out the love in a physically and emotionally scarred man (played by Mel Gibson). Gibson gave him the role over thousands of others after being impressed by his screen test.

The following year he completed another movie for television, "Incident in a Small Town," with Walter Matthau, and the Disney feature "Tall Tale," in which he co-starred opposite Patrick Swayze. Stahl also co-starred with Martha Plimpton in Tim Blake Nelson's directorial debut, "Eye of God," which premiered at the Sundance Film festival. Each one of the roles he has played in his professional career have displayed impressive range and diversity - the ultimate goal that actors many times his age find difficult to achieve.

Stahl currently lives in Los Angeles.