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Ben McKenzie Is Jim Gordon In "Gotham"

By Garth Franklin Saturday February 8th 2014 08:26PM
Ben McKenzie Is Jim Gordon In "Gotham"

Commissioner Gordon just got abs.

Former "The O.C." and "Southland" hunk Ben McKenzie has scored the leading role of a young James Gordon in Fox's Batman prequel series "Gotham".

McKenzie plays the man who will go on to become the city's police commissioner and works with Batman to restore the community. At the start of the series, he's a rookie detective in Gotham City Open Police Department's Homicide Squad.

The character is described as a college football star and war hero who was fast-tracked through the GCPD ranks. He's honest, brave and an idealistic soul to the point of naivete.

McKenzie has been involved in the Batman franchise before, voicing Bruce Wayne/Batman in the 2011 DC animated movie based on Frank Miller's "Batman: Year One".

Neil Hamilton, Pat Hingle and Gary Oldman have previously played the character, though 35-year-old McKenzie is easily the youngest actor to take on the role so far.

Source: The Live Feed

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