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Ben Chapman (actor)

Ben Chapman (actor)
Ben Chapman as the Gill-man
Personal information
Birth nameBenjamin F. Chapman, Jr.
Birth dateOctober 29, 1928
Place of birthOakland, California
Date of deathFebruary 21, 2008(age 79)
Death placeHonolulu, Hawaii
Years active1949 2006
SpouseMerrilee Kazarian
ChildrenBen Chapman III, Grant Chapman

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Benjamin F. Chapman, Jr. (October 29, 1928 February 21, 2008) was an American actor best known as playing the Gill-man on land in the 1954 horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon. A distant relative of fellow actor Branscombe Richmond, he also appeared in Wake of the Red Witch in 1949.

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