His favorite movie is Jeremiah Johnson (1972), the concept of which was warped into an episode of his show, "Farscape" (1999).
Ben met his wife, Francesca Buller, while studying at London's Central School of Speech and Drama in 1989.
Two of the series in which he has starred have featured an advanced alien race called the Ancients: "Farscape" (1999) and "Stargate SG-1" (1997).
Ben Bowder was the only actor to appear in all 88 episodes of "Farscape" (1999). Claudia Black was not present in six episodes. Losing Time, Incubator, Scratch and Sniff, What Was Lost Pt 1: Sacrifice, What Was Lost Pt 2: Resurrection and Lava's a Many Splendored Thing.
He has appeared in "Farscape" (1999), "Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars" (2004) and "Stargate SG-1" (1997) with Claudia Black. (He did not appear in "Stargate SG-1" (1997) until 2005. )
Was considered for the role of Major Hayes on "Enterprise" (2001).
He was the producers original choice for role of Major John Sheppard in "Stargate: Atlantis" (2004), but was unable to take the role due to filming commitments to the Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars mini-series. He was later cast as Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell in "Stargate SG-1" (1997) as the shows new lead actor following the departure of Richard Dean Anderson.
In "Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars" (2004), War Minister Ahkna (played by his real-life wife Francesca Buller) was killed by his on-screen wife Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black).