Actor Ben Shenkman Promoted on ‘Royal Pains’

Thanks to a report at TV Line on Friday, fans of the long-running USA Network medical series Royal Pains has given a promotion to actor Ben Shenkman, who has been recurring on the series as Dr. Jeremiah Sacani since last season.

Dr. Sacani was hired as the replacement for Hank (Mark Feuerstein) by his brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo) last season when the two were fighting over how HankMed, the concierge medical practice the two “created” after venturing to The Hamptons several years ago. After the brothers worked out their differences, Dr. Sacani remained on staff because he is an accomplished researcher and excellent at his work; but he has a bad bedside manner due to being incredibly socially awkward.

Among his TV credits are recurring roles on ‘Drop Dead Diva’, ‘Burn Notice’, ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Damages’ as well as roles on the short-lived dramas ‘Canterbury Law’ and ‘Lights Out’. He also had roles in the box office films ‘Requiem for a Dream’, ‘Blue Valentine’ and ‘Just Like Heaven’.

Again, ‘Royal Pains’ will be back for its 5th season on the USA Network this June.