Ben Acker

Ben Acker is the co-writer of The Thrilling Adventure and Supernatural Suspense Hour, a monthly staged comedy salute to 1940s radio at Largo. Ben is also a writer on the CW show Supernatural.

Guest Appearances

May 28, 2018

On a bonus episode of Spontaneanation, we proudly present the SF Sketchfest Tribute to Paul F. Tompkins featuring Matt Gourley, Ben Acker, Rhea Butcher, John Hodgman, Eban Schletter, and The Workjuice Players. Enjoy!

March 1, 2017

Actor Jeffrey Weissman joins Matt this week to discuss his unique experience of playing George McFly in Back to the Future Part II and III after Crispin Glover left the films. Jeffrey tells us about the mix of acting and impression that went along with playing the role, being in a weird place as the new replacement on set, and hearing Crispin’s thoughts using his likeness. We also hear about Jeffrey’s other roles in Clint Eastwood’s Pale Rider, Johnny Dangerously, Twilight Zone: The Movie, and Saved by the Bell. Plus, writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker of The Thrilling Adventure Hour join Matt to talk about their novel, ‘Star Wars Join the Resistance,’ what it’s like to work with the Lucasfilm story group, and Matt becoming part of the Star Wars canon.

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March 22, 2016

Writer and producer Ben Acker joins Jensen and Matty to talk about people over 75 who are known for something great, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, dvsn, Archie and Jem and the Holograms comics, Beware the Slenderman, What’s My Line?, Clash Royale, how we’re late on Gotham, Catholic funerals, UnREAL, and many other things you should know about.

October 24, 2013

The Bens join the Matts to talk about what they may or may not like about Die Another Day!

July 10, 2011

Prison! Cars! Folf! The Thrilling Adventure Hour’s co-scribe and all around lovely human being, BEN ACKER came on TLP and we all had a blast with words and putting them together in sentences and what not! If you’d like to be our fourth on the frolf course, and live in Los Angeles, leave a (nice) comment on this episode’s post on our facebook page – link to the left. Please have also “liked” our page – We’ll pick a winner on Saturday, July 16th – Frolf date TBD based on schedules. Happy frisbee-ing! Enjoy.