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Benjamin Stockham Previews His New NBC Series ‘About A Boy’

Fri, December 13, 2013 12:00pm EDT by Andy Swift Add first Comment
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Plus, find out what else Benjamin has been up to — including his ‘haunting’ new role on the big screen!

Forget Hollywood, Benjamin Stockham might be one of the busiest 13-year-olds in the country! Aside from recently starring in A Country Christmas — which is now available on Amazon — he’ll next be providing the voice of Henry Moss in B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.

The story of a ghost who’s forced to go back to school in order to hone his “haunting skills,” B.O.O. boasts a pretty impressive roster of stars. Aside from Benjamin, you can expect to hear the voices of little-known actors like Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, Emmy-winner Melissa McCarthy and funny-man Seth Rogen. (You know, those little stars.)

Benjamin Stockham Previews NBC’s ‘About A Boy’ also recently chatted with Benjamin about his role on NBC’s About A Boy, which is slated to premiere in early 2014.

Based on the book by Nick Hornby, the new series follows musician Will Freeman (David Walton), whose life is turned upside down when a single mom (Minnie Driver) and her young son (Benjamin) move in next door.

“We’re actually pretty similar,” Benjamin said of his character, Marcus. “He likes to have fun and hang out.”

Another similarity? Much like Marcus, Benjamin spends a lot of his time with adults — only Benjamin’s happen to be Academy Award nominees!

“Minnie’s really nice,” Benjamin said of his on-screen mom. “We have a lot of our scenes together, but I’m also really looking forward to working with David [who plays Will.] We had a lot of fun in the pilot, so I think the rest of the season is going to be like that.”

Sounds good to us!

— Andy Swift

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