|Benjamin "Ben" Boykewich|
|Address:||Valley Glen, California|
|Occupation(s):||Employee at Boykewich Butchers|
|Family & Friends|
Leo Boykewich (father)
Sarah Helen Boykewich (mother)†
Mercy Boykewich (daughter)†
Camille Boykewich (step-mother)
Chloe (adoptive sister)
|Relationships:|| Dylan (ex-girlfriend)|
Alice Valko (one night stand)
Adrian Boykewich (ex-wife)
Amy Juergens (ex-fiancée)
Grace Bowman (fling)
Maria Mancini (fling)
|Friends:|| Henry Miller|
Boykewich International] [Benny
|Education:||High School Senior|
|First appearance:||Falling in Love|
Benjamin "Ben" Boykewich (Ken Baumann) (called Ben generally and Benny by Adrian) is the son of the Sausage King, Leo Boykewich, and father of Mercy Boykewich. When Ben was young, his mother, Sarah, died. Her death affected the way Ben and his father lives, but they both are learning to move on a bit. According to Adrian, Ben is CRAZY during sex.
- Start up: Falling in Love (1x01)
- Engagement: What Have You Done to Me? (1x05)
- Underage Wedding: The Secret Wedding of the American Teenager (1x12)
- Although the marriage was not valid because they used fake IDs, Ben still called Amy his wife.
- End up: Loved and Lost (2x15)
- Reason: The stress of being a new mother was weighing on Amy and Ben was jealous of Ricky, because he was constantly interfering in his and Amy's relationship. Ben went to Italy for space and Amy was not allowed to go with him.
- Start up: Do Over (3x01)
- End up: New York, New York (3x07)
- Reason: Ben told Amy that Adrian was pregnant with his baby.
- Engagement: Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner (3x17)
- Marriage: It's Not Over Till It's Over (3x24)
- Divorce: Strange Familiar (4x20)
Adrian and Ben started to have an intimate relationship when they both wanted to get back at their ex's Amy and Ricky because of a kiss. After getting back at them, Adrian finds out she is pregnant and tells Ben in the episode Ben There, Done That. They begin spending time together and developing a relationship. She says she truly loves Ben and sleeps with him.
They then decided to get engaged and buy a condo, which they live together in. Later their daughter is stillborn.
Dylan Start up: Smokin' Like a Virgin (4x12)Edit
- End up: Past History (5x05)
Dylan is introduced during the graduation party. Henry points her out and Ben goes after her. Ben's dad and Dylan's parents catch Dylan and her friends smoking maryjane in Ben's room. They are then forbidden to see each other. After some convincing they are allowed to go out again but they accidentally burn down Dylan's school, and they are forbidden to see each other again.
Even though her friend, Wendy, told her that she overheard Ben telling Amy that he still loves her, she still wants to date Ben. They come up with this idea that her parents could meet Henry and pretend to go out with Henry, but instead meet Ben. Ben's dad finds out and forbids him from going. At her house, Henry is mad at Ben for sleeping with Alice and plans to make revenge by going out with Dylan for real. So he forces her to stay home and have a real date. Dylan is furious with Henry, but they still remain friends. Dylan then finds out that Ben and Alice slept together and doesn't really want to go out with Ben anymore so she gives Henry a chance. Later, she break-ups with Henry and tells Ben and Henry that she is moving with her friends.
Ben and Ricky have come to develop a strong bond. However this bond is continuously tested because of the rivalry between the two how each other is feeling and tries too give advice. This rivalry had first started because Ricky got Amy pregnant, leaving Ben feeling inferior to him throughout his relationship with Amy. The rivalry worsened when Ricky starts to gain the respect of Leo Boykewich. Ricky usually wins many of the competitions between them. Ben however continues to try and win but his father's relationship with him is both a blessing and a curse to Ben. Because Leo continues to force Ben to be the better man, but does not do this for Ricky, who he believes has no right to make judgement. This gives Ricky an advantage in every competition, because where Ben tries to be honorable Ricky uses underhanded method's to gain approval. Ricky lies, and manipulates those around him, and uses his past abuse to excuse himself when he is found out. Ben however refuses to use the trauma from the loss of his mother, or the stillbirth of his child to gain sympathy. It is seen through out the series that Leo offers no guidance or understanding when it comes to the emotional problems Ben deals with. In Season 4 of the series Leo never mentions the death of his grand daughter or discusses it at all. Ricky's parents usually have no say in what he does and have no opinion of his morality. They both dated Adrian Boykewich and Amy Juergens.
Henry 'Hank' Miller, has been Ben's friend since the third grade. He is now dating Alice who has also become a friend of Ben's and some of the girls in school. Alice is very smart and knows a lot of factual information, while Henry is a bit more social. They have and discuss sex quite often, but fairly maturely. In the first episode, Alice pointed out Amy to Ben. In season 4 Henry breaks up with Alice and the two try "shared custody" of Ben, which is awkward and doesn't work out. In the last episode of Season 4, Alice walks in to a bedroom after a graduation party to find Henry in bed with Adrian. Angrily, she tells Ben what she found, and Ben tells Henry he is no longer welcome in his home. In season 5, Alice and Ben sleep together to alleviate Ben's part in a fire at Dylan's school after a date. It is later revealed that Alice slept with Ben to get back at Henry for sleeping with Adrian, Ben never admits it, but is shown that his reason for sleeping with Alice was similar. Henry later finds $out from Alice, he is angry with them both. In which Henry tries to steal Dylan from Ben, but Dylan no longer has interest in either of them, and breaks up with both. However, later, all three reconcile and are friends again. The only reason he had sex with Adrian is so he could get back at ricky and amy! Now Adrian is pregntant! I am never ever dating you again BEN BOYKEWICH!