Benjamin Nicholas (born 10 December 1987) is an Australian actor. He is best known for playing Scott "Stingray" Timmins in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
Raised in Adelaide, South Australia, he lives in Melbourne, Australia. According to former Neighbours co-star Matthew Werkmeister (Zeke), some of Stingray's more individual expressions such as "hufter" and "Belgium" (as an expression of dismay or irritation) were coined by Ben himself (although the use of 'Belgium' as a curse word was pioneered by Douglas Adams in The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy). It was rumoured that Ben had planned on leaving Neighbours for some time to further his career in movies. His final performance as 'Stingray' aired on 23 March 2007. Nicholas travelled from Australia to the UK to perform pantomime over the Christmas period. In December 2006, he performed at the Marlowe Theatre, in Canterbury, Kent, as Prince Charming. He performed in Cinderella in the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage from 1 December 2007 until 27 January 2008. He is also involved with The Rayz, a London based band
Nicholas toured during September–October 2007 with the band 'Lucas', playing over 40 dates.
On 10 September 2007 he appeared on the Donny Osmond presented show Identity where the contestant correctly identified Ben, from 12 possible characters, as the soap opera star
Nicholas appeared on BBC's Celebrity Scissorhands for Children in Need 2007.
Ben has appeared in the stage version of the hit Disney film High School Musical in London. He played the part of Jack Scott. The shows ran from Saturday 28 June 2008 until Sunday 31 August 2008 in the Hammersmith Apollo London...
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