John Elvis
John Elvis (4)
Portrays Ben "Benny" Drake
Occupation Actor
Born John Elvis Lara
January 10, 1992
Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
Years Active 2012-present
Gender Male
Hair Black
Ethnicity Korean/Hispanic-American
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John Elvis is an American actor who portrays Ben "Benny" Drake in seasons 1, 2 and 3 of CBS' Under the Dome.


John Elvis Lara was born on January 10, 1992 in Fayetteville, NC. His middle name honors his late Uncle Steven, nicknamed Elvis. The son of a Korean National and a Mexican American, John was exposed to a lot of cultural diversity at a young age and loved it. John moved around a lot until the age of 10, when his father decided to settle in his old hometown of Rockport, Texas. He was homeschooled/private schooled until his 8th grade year, then attended Rockport-Fulton Middle School and Rockport-Fulton High School.

John excelled in academics and extracurricular activities. He always had an A average in all 4 years, and graduated in the class of 2010 with honors. He lettered in varsity cross country during his freshman year. An avid fan of boxing, he pursued this sport throughout high school. In his 8th grade year, John picked up skateboarding (a love he has to this day). He was also a lifeguard at the local pool for 3 years, becoming head lifeguard within 3 months.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • The Secret Lives of Wives as Clubber
  • Unstalkable as Doug
  • Sa.TX as Dubstep DJ
  • Texas Rising as Yellow Knife


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "The Fire" "Manhunt" "Outbreak" "Blue on Blue"
"The Endless Thirst" "Imperfect Circles" "Thicker Than Water" "The Fourth Hand" "Let the Games Begin"
"Speak of the Devil" "Exigent Circumstances" "Curtains"
Season 2 appearances
"Heads Will Roll" "Infestation" "Force Majeure" "Revelation" "Reconciliation"
"In the Dark" "Going Home" "Awakening" "The Red Door" "The Fall"
"Black Ice" "Turn" "Go Now"
Season 3 appearances
"Move On" "But I'm Not" "Redux" "The Kinship" "Alaska"
"Caged" "Ejecta" "Breaking Point" "Plan B" "Legacy"
"Love is a Battlefield" "Incandescence" "The Enemy Within"

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