Birth Name: Ben Cross
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Born Harry Bernard Cross on Dec. 16, 1947 in London, England, Cross developed a taste for acting while very young, appearing in numerous grammar school productions - most notably as Jesus in a school pageant at the age of 12. He left home just three years later and worked in various jobs before settling into one that combined his passion for acting with his knack for handiwork - as the master carpenter at the Welsh National Opera. Cross' passion for acting led him to pursue the craft as a profession, so in 1970, the 22-year-old was accepted into the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After graduation, he immersed himself in classic theater at the Duke's Playhouse before joining the P...
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