Ben Powers

Ben Powers
1950 - 2015
Ben Powers  American Actor

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Ben Powers was previously married to Julia Harper (1981 - 2012).


American Actor Ben Powers was born Alton Adelbert Powers on 5th July, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 6th Apr 2015 New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA aged 64. He is most remembered for his role as Thelma Evans's (portrayed by Bern Nadette Stanis) husband, Keith Albert Anderson, during the sixth and final season of the CBS sitcom Good Times (1978–79). His zodiac sign is Cancer.

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

Ben Powers is a member of the following lists: Actors from New York, American film actors and American television actors.


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First Name Alton
Middle Name Adelbert
Last Name Powers
Full Name at Birth Alton Adelbert Powers
Alternative Name Ben
Birthday 5th July, 1950
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died 6th April, 2015
Place of Death New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Cause of Death Liver Cancer
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame his role as Thelma Evans's (portrayed by Bern Nadette Stanis) husband, Keith Albert Anderson, during the sixth and final season of the CBS sitcom Good Times (1978–79)
Year(s) Active 1975–1985, 1975–1990, 1974–1987

Alton Adelbert Powers (July 5, 1950 – April 6, 2015), known professionally as Ben Powers, was an American actor. Powers was best known for his role as Thelma Evans's (portrayed by Bern Nadette Stanis) husband, Keith Albert Anderson, during the sixth and final season of the CBS sitcom Good Times (1978–79). Powers was also a cast member on the NBC television comedy series Laugh-In (1977–78).

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Shattered Vows1984TodTV Movie
The New Mike Hammer1984MoochieTV Show
The Man Who Loved Women1983AlMovie
Things Are Tough All Over1982The PimpMovie
Drop-Out Father1982Ben BrownTV Movie
The New Odd Couple1982Sidepocket SidneyTV Show
Gimme a Break!1981TonyTV Show
The Greatest American Hero1981IvanTV Show
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie1980Welfare BlackMovie
Flamingo Road1980TV Show
Laugh-In1977Regular PerformerTV Show
Laverne & Shirley1976Rick West / AaronTV Show
Good Times1974Keith AndersonTV Show
Great Performances1971JohnTV Show
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ZiggyStarduxt9282738ZiggyStarduxt9282738Nov 26, 2018

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PlayerHayterPlayerHayterApr 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.

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