Ben is married to Alma Viator.
Ben's life story has been profiled in The New York Times, People Magazine, and Life Magazine.
Ben played a federal agent that chased Uncle Jesse in the 1975 movie Moonrunners.
Ben has been in more than eighty theatrical productions.
Ben was defeated by Republican, Eric Cantor for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia's 7th District in November of 2002.
Ben owns "Cooter's," a tourist attraction and museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Nashville, Tennessee.
Ben is a long time friend of Cincinnati Reds announcer, Marty Brennaman.
Ben enrolled at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, receiving his BS degree in 1964.
Ben has one daughter named Rachel and one son named Walker.
Ben attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Not only did he star in The Dukes of Hazzard, he came back and starred in the two reunion movies, The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion and The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood.
He served as a Demorcratic Congressman in Georgia from 1988-92
Ben is best known for his role as "Cooter Davenport" on the The Dukes of Hazzard.
Ben: We did not produce our strongest game. There were too many mistakes by us and we did not mentally really get into the match. They put us under a lot of pressure.
Ben: The cape buffalo will lay ambush for you.
Ben: We got some good swings, they were just right at them. We've seen some good pitching this year, but we're not quite there yet.