Attended Lowell High School in San Francisco, California.
His mother is an Indigenous American activist. She took her five children along when she was part of the Alcatraz prison takeover in 1970.
Younger brother of Peter Bratt.
Benjamin studied at the University of California at Santa Barbara and at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Was nicknamed "Scarecrow" by high school classmates because he was so thin.
He is of English, German, and Austrian descent on his father's side, and of Peruvian (Quechua) descent on his mother's side.
Engaged to Talisa Soto (April 2002), whom he met while filming Piñero (2001) in 2001.
Had baby girl, Sophia Rosalinda Bratt, with wife, actress Talisa Soto, on December 6, 2002 in New York City.
Received a B.F.A. in Theatre (acting) from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Has a home in San Francisco
Had baby boy, Mateo Bravery Bratt, with his wife, Talisa Soto, on October 3, 2005 in Los Angeles. Mateo weighed in at 7lb 7oz.
Wore a Calvin Klein suit in his April 2002 wedding to Talisa Soto.
He is friends with Sandra Bullock. He costarred with her in Demolition Man (1993) and Miss Congeniality (2000).
Was engaged to Julia Roberts during a four-year period, between 1997 and 2001.