Milo Manheim

Ben Plunkett: Prom Pact

Milo Manheim stars as Ben Plunkett, Mandy’s slightly nerdy and strictly platonic best friend in “Prom Pact,” from Disney Branded Television, a heartfelt romantic comedy set during the emotion and excitement of high school prom season.

Manheim recently reprised his lead role as charismatic zombie Zed in “ZOMBIES 3,” the third installment in Disney’s hugely successful franchise. He also landed a recurring role, opposite his “Prom Pact” co-star Peyton Elizabeth Lee, in the Disney+ series “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” In 2023, Manheim will also star in Paramount+’s “School Spirits” opposite Peyton List.

Manheim appeared alongside his “ZOMBIES” franchise co-star Meg Donnelly in a recurring role for ABC’s “American Housewife.” In 2018, he wowed audiences and came in second place in the 27th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

A second-generation actor, son of award-winning actress Camryn Manheim, Manheim was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After growing up on the sets of “The Practice” and “Ghost Whisperer,” Milo was bitten by the acting bug and began training in an after-school program at the age of 7. He went on to perform in 15 musicals with Liza Monjauze Productions, including “Rent,” “Footloose,” “Tommy,” “A Chorus Line,” “Gypsy” and “Spring Awakening.” Manheim also performed in the original musical “Generation Me” at the prestigious New York Musical Festival (NYMF), for which he won the 2017 NYMF Award of Excellence for Best Leading Actor.

Always civic-minded, as a child, he contributed to the Obama campaign with funds raised from a lemonade stand and was personally invited to Washington, D.C., to attend the inauguration. Manheim has worked with numerous community service organizations and charities, including Pediatric Aides, Poker for Puppies, Buy Life and Foster Cares. For the past six years, Manheim has been involved in Robert Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance, which is an organization focused on providing clean water around the world. Manheim also had the opportunity to interview Kennedy for a national television news segment about the environment.

In addition to acting, singing and dancing, Manheim plays the guitar, drums, piano and ukulele. He also enjoys playing volleyball, skiing and cooking. However, his all-time favorite hobby is participating in escape room challenges.