Ben Mankiewicz net worth: Ben Mankiewicz was born in Santa Monica, California in March 1967. After graduating from Tufts University and Columbia University he began his career with WCSC TV in Charleston, South Carolina as an anchorman and reporter. As an actor Mankiewicz appeared in the 2013 movie White House Down in addition to in episodes of the TV series The Practice, Big Love, and Party Down. From 2008 to 2009 he was a cohost on the television series Siskel & Ebert. Mankiewicz also hosted the show What the Movie?! from 2010 to 2012. Mankiewicz additionally functioned as the executive producer for the TV series What the Movie?! from 2010 to 2011 and has hosted Turner Classic Movies.
Casablanca (1942) and Out of Sight (1998) are two of his favorite films of all time.
Believes Red Dawn (1984) and College (2008) are two of the worst films ever made.
Was married by Judge Joseph A. Wapner of the classic TV show, The People's Court (1981). Wapner and Ben's parents, Frank Mankiewicz and Holly Howell, met and became friends while attending UCLA.
Ben and his wife love animals and adopted a dog they named Rookie (the second dog Ben named in honor of his favorite baseball player Mitchell Otis Page) that had been living on the streets for nearly a year. Rookie became a regular feature of the "Young Turks" radio show and still accompanies Ben to the studio when he guest hosts the show.
He is a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen. He travels often to see Bruce and the E Street Band, visiting many cities to see multiple shows on each tour. He grew up in Washington, DC and has fond memories of jingles and songs written by fellow DC native and E Street Band member Nils Lofgren, especially "Bullets Fever".
Brother of NBC news reporter Josh Mankiewicz.
Son of Frank Mankiewicz who was the first president of National Public Radio and press secretary to Robert F. Kennedy.
Huge baseball fan; devotee of the former Oakland A's star Mitchell Page.
First cousin of Timothy, Jesse, Antonia and Nick Davis (Johanna's children. Also the cousin of John Mankiewicz (Don's son).
Nephew of Don Mankiewicz and the late novelist Johanna Mankiewicz Davis.
Grandson of Herman J. Mankiewicz.
First cousin once removed of Alexandra, Christopher Mankiewicz and Tom Mankiewicz.