Ben Barrington

Ben Barrington is a New Zealand actor, is best known for his roles, "Dr. Drew McCaskill" in Shortland Street[1] and Olaf Johnson in The Almighty Johnsons.

Ben Barrington
Years active2002–present
Kristie Fergus (m. 2019)

Personal life

Barrington married his partner, makeup artist Kristie Fergus, in March 2019.[2] They have a daughter born in 2016.[3][4][5]


Barrington was attracted to acting while studying at Waikato University.[6] He has appeared in many local productions, including The Insider's Guide To Happiness, The Insider's Guide To Love, The Strip, Outrageous Fortune, and Top of the Lake.

He's best known for his role, "Olaf Johnson" in The Almighty Johnsons.

Ben was also a part of New Zealand's 2015 Dancing With the Stars series.

He mainly stars on Shortland Street as Dr Drew Mccaskill on the Plastic Surgery Clinic with his ex-wife Virginia and his underage surgery person Millie Hutchins. On the 2015 Season Finale Dr Drew Mccaskill was shot in the leg once by Gareth demanding revenge; then another time in the upper shoulder. He was shot at the end of the episode by Victoria Anderton, the doctor who sought revenge because Drew did not support her placement to General Surgery.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2002–03 Revelations – The Initial Journey Mathius Recurring role
2002–03 The Strip Lenny Recurring role
2004 The Insider's Guide to Happiness William Main role
2005 Interrogation Pete Morgan Episode: "Where There's Smoke"
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Centaur
2005 The Insider's Guide to Love William Episodes: "Who Taught You to Love?", "The Power of Love"
2006–07 Outrageous Fortune Tyson Recurring role (series 2–3)
2009 4 Weeks Luigi Short
2010 Eruption Vince TV film
2011–2013 The Almighty Johnsons Olaf Johnson Main role
2013 Top of the Lake Terry Recurring role (series 1)
2014 Offspring Thomas Buchdahl Main role (series 5)
2014 The Hunting Party Kale Short
2015 The Brokenwood Mysteries Steve Episode: "Leather and Lace"
2015 Auckward Love Bryan Episode: "Good Job"
2015–present Shortland Street Drew McCaskill Regular role[7]


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