Luke Benward is an American actor and singer. He's best known for his starring role as Billy Forrester in How to Eat Fried Worms and as Charlie Tuttle in Minutemen. Benward plays Dillon sanders on ABC Family's Ravenswood (TV series).

Early Life

Benward was born in Franklin, Tennesse, the son of Kenda (née Wilkerson) and Aaron Benward. His father is in the country duo Blue County, his mother is a part-time actress, model, and acting coach, and his grandfather is Contemporary Christian artist Jeoffrey Benward. He has two younger sisters.


Benward's acting career started when he landed a role in the film We Were Soldiers as David Moore in 2002. His success grew in 2006, when he played Billy Forrester in the movie How to Eat Fried Worms, which he won a Young Artist Award for in the category of "Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film". He also played Charlie Tuttle in the Disney Channel Original Movie Minutemen, the 14-year-old Alan in Dear John, and the little boy who helps the abused girl in the music video "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride.

Benward's first album, Let Your Love Out, came out on January 5, 2009, and contained five songs. He also toured with the Christian group iShine LIVE for a short time, where he would sing his music in concert. The record label that signed him is called In Crowd Productions, whose collective credits include Hilary Duff, India. Arie, the Backstreet Boys, Mat Kearney, Death Cab for Cutie, and the Jonas Brothers.

He has also been in various commercials, including Nintendo, McDonald's, Willy Wonka, American Express, and Hamburger Helper.

He is best known for his starring role as Billy Forrester in How to Eat Fried Worms and as Charlie Tuttle in the 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie, Minutemen.

He also played the role of "Nicky" in Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? and played Stevie Dewberry in the film Because of Winn-Dixie. At the age of 7, he appeared in Martina McBride's music video for "Concrete Angel".

He also played in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Girl vs. Monster as Ryan Dean, the love interest of Skylar Lewis. Benward also had a recurring role as Matthew Pearson, the ex-boyfriend of Emily Hobbs on See Dad Run. He will co-star in the Disney Channel movie Cloud 9 and appear as Beau, Teddy's love interest, on six back-to-back episodes of Good Luck Charlie, reuniting him with his Minutemen co-star Jason Dolley.


Year Film Role Notes
2002 We Were Soldiers David Moore
2005 Because of Winn-Dixie Stevie Dewberry
2006 How to Eat Fried Worms Billy Main role
2008 Minutemen Charlie Tuttle Disney Channel Original Movie
2008 Dog Gone Owen Direct-to-video
2008 Mostly Ghostly Nicky TV Movie
2010 Dear John Young Alan
2012 Girl Vs. Monster Ryan Dean Disney Channel Original Movie
2013 Field of Lost Shoes John Wise
2014 Cloud 9 Will Disney Channel Original Movie
2015 16 South Daniel Champion 18
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Family Affair Jody Davis 2 episodes
2011 Zombies and Cheerleaders Zed Necrodopolis Pilot
2012-2013 See Dad Run Matthew Pearson Recurring role
2012 Madison High Devin Daniels Pilot
2013 Good Luck Charlie Beau Landry Recurring role
2013-2014 Ravenswood (TV series) Dillon Recurring role


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