A Yale-educated cavalryman, Ben is George Washington's head of intelligence. A true-blue patriot, Ben recruited his childhood friend Abe into the Culper Ring and oversees it from the Continental Army's camp. In Season Two, Ben kept faith with Abe, even when Abe's imprisonment made it seem like the Culper Ring was dead. Ben's loyalty was rewarded when Abe's intelligence exposed a plot to kill Washington by traitors in the patriot camp, and Ben was able to save his Commander-in-Chief.
This season, Ben is tested in new ways, as he comes to realize his fellow patriots aren't all good, and his enemies aren't all evil. In particular, his friend and hero Benedict Arnold threatens to unravel everything Ben has fought for when he defects to the British side.
Equally versatile on stage and screen, Seth Numrich began his stage career at the young age of twelve when he took on his first professional role in Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke at the Guthrie Theater. At sixteen, he became the youngest person ever accepted to the Juilliard School’s Theater Department and he continued to add numerous theater credits to his resume. In just one season, Numrich made his Broadway debut as Al Pacino’s son-in-law, Lorenzo, in The Merchant of Venice, and created the role of the young farm boy, Albert Narracott, in the Lincoln Center Theater’s War Horse, for which he earned the Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, as well as Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations. Numrich also appeared in the 75th anniversary production of Clifford Odets’ Golden Boy at the Belasco Theatre, directed by Tony® Award–winning director Bartlett Sher.
Numrich made his film debut in 2003 in director Joe Sweet’s How to Kill a Mockingbird. Among his other feature film credits include Private Romeo and Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh. He will next appear opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the independent drama Imperium. He has also tackled television roles, including Starz’s comedy-drama Gravity and the critically acclaimed CBS legal drama, The Good Wife.
Numrich made his West End debut opposite Kim Cattrall in Tennessee Williams’ powerful and poetic Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic Theatre. He earned the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the 2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his performance. Most recently, Numrich returned to the West End where he starred in Fathers and Sons at the Donmar Warehouse for director Lyndsey Turner.
Numrich is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota.