Ben Powers

Ben Powers
1949 - 2015

Ben Powers  American Actor


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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Onscreen Matchups


Shattered Vows1984 Tod TV Movie
The New Mike Hammer1984 Moochie TV Show
The Man Who Loved Women1983 Al Movie
Things Are Tough All Over1982 The Pimp Movie
Drop-Out Father1982 Ben Brown TV Movie
The New Odd Couple1982 TV Show
Gimme a Break!1981 Tony TV Show
The Greatest American Hero1981 TV Show
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie1980 Welfare Black Movie
Flamingo Road1980 TV Show
Laugh-In1977 TV Show
Laverne & Shirley1976 Rick West, Aaron TV Show
Good Times1974 Keith Anderson TV Show
Great Performances1971 John TV Show
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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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