Ben Powers  American Actor

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Ben Powers passed away on 6th Apr 2015 aged 66.


Ben Powers is a 66 year old American Actor. Born Alton Adelbert Powers on 13th February, 1949 in Yonkers, New York, USA, he is famous for Good Times in a career that spans 1975–1985. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Ben Powers was in an on-screen matchup with BernNadette Stanis in Good Times (1974).

Ben Powers is a member of the following lists: 2015 deaths, Male actors from Rhode Island and Male actors from New York City.


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PlayerHayterApr 17, 2015

It was reported that he recently passed. If true, RIP to him.

CarmenJan 5, 2015

For all who are interested, Ben is around and doing okay. The negative and inappropriate comments from medical and social service workers is disgusting. Remember your code of confidentiality. Leave him alone and let him live his life. I too am a professional and know him from the neighborhood. He deals with "Real" people, not "Fakes", maybe that's why he left Hollywood! Remember he is a person!

Terry WeilMay 29, 2014

A great talent and kind heart. I wish you every blessing and happiness, my friend.

Damien CrossSep 19, 2013

Ben Powers is currently being treated at Fatima Hospital in North Providence, Rhode Island for Both health & mental health issues. Sept 19. 2013

Tonya cunninghamJun 24, 2011

Where are you ben?are u married with kids?

josieMay 10, 2011

I grew up on "Good Times". When they fired the father, big mistake, Ben Powers as Keith Albert Anderson was a welcome addition to the show. I, too, want to know what became of him. Too many rumors, not enough facts.

CloudiaApr 15, 2011

Teddy B, don't you think you are being a little harsh with out knowing this man's journey. There but the grace of God could go you as my mother always said. Now you volunteer in a food pantry and you think you have the right to disclose private and disparaging information about the people you are saying you are supposedly there volunteering to help. Find another charitable job to do because your type of kindness appears to have a toxic side.

Teddy BApr 10, 2011

Ben Powers is sad to say a drug addict. He comes by a food pantry every week that I volunteer at in Rhode Island. He and his junkie friends are only happy when poor Ben recieves his SAG checks at the first of the month.

linda coxApr 5, 2011


christinaApr 4, 2011

i no where he is he wants to be left alone

TDavisFeb 28, 2011

I think Ben Belasco on the new BET series "Let's Stay together" looks, acts & voice is just like Ben Powers.

samFeb 10, 2011

It would be really nice if the Good Times cast could have a reunion.

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    Alton "Ben" Powers (July 5, 1950 – April 6, 2015) was an American actor. He was known for his role as Thelma Evans's husband, Keith Anderson, during the sixth and final season of the 1970s TV show Good Times (1978–1979). During the 1970s, h...

    First Name Alton
    Middle Name Adelbert
    Last Name Powers
    Full Name at Birth Alton Adelbert Powers
    Alternative Name Ben
    Age 66 (age at death) years
    Birthday 13th February, 1949
    Birthplace Yonkers, New York, USA
    Died 6th April, 2015
    Place of Death New Bedford, Massachusetts
    Cause of Death Liver Cancer
    Build Athletic
    Eye Color Brown - Dark
    Hair Color Black
    Zodiac Sign Aquarius
    Sexuality Straight
    Ethnicity Multiracial
    Nationality American
    Occupation Text Actor
    Occupation Actor
    Claim to Fame Good Times
    Year(s) Active 1975–1985, 1975–1990
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