Benjamin Van de Kamp
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Portrayed by
Jake Soldera
Uncredited baby actors (4.06 - 5.01)
Last seen
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Benjamin Tyson Van de Kamp
Also known as
Benjamin Katz
Benjamin Hodge
Manner of death
Family members
Danielle Van de Kamp - Mother
Austin McCann - Biological Father
Leo Katz - Ex-Adoptive Father
Bree Van de Kamp - Grandmother/Ex-Adoptive Mother
Edie Williams - Great-Aunt
Dave Dash- Great Uncle
Umberto Rothwell- Ex-Great Uncle
Charles McLain - Ex-Great Uncle
Helen McCann- Grandmother
Ilene Britt - Great-Grandmother
Henry Mason - Great-Grandfather
Rex Van de Kamp - Grandfather
Orson Hodge - Ex-Step-Grandfather/Ex-Adoptive Father
Trip Weston - Step-Grandfather
Andrew Van de Kamp - Uncle
Alex Cominis - Former Uncle
Sam Allen - Half Uncle
Travers McLain - First Cousin Once Removed
Fern Mason - Great-Great-Aunt
Unnamed Great-Great-Grandmother
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Benjamin Katz was six years old. And there were a lot of things he didn't understand. He wasn't sure why the woman you call mommy isn't always your mother. Or how the man who was always there for him could suddenly be taken away. Or why you could go for a ride and never come back home. Yes, there were a lot of things Benjamin Katz couldn't understand, and no one seemed in a hurry to explain them.
Mary Alice Young

Benjamin Tyson Van de Kamp (formerly Katz and Hodge) is Bree's grandson and the son of Danielle and Austin McCann. It is likely that Benjamin knows about his real father because he met his great-aunt Edie Austin's aunt.


Season 4

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Orson, Bree, and baby Benjamin Tyson Hodge

Bree faked a pregnancy to make it seem like he was hers and adopted him immediately after birth to save her daughter (and herself, to some degree) from scandal. Benjamin was born, on October 31, 2007.

Time Jump

Danielle reclaimed her son when he was three years old. He was adopted later by her husband Leo.

Season 5

Benjamin and Danielle return. It is revealed that he is confused with the identity of Bree and Danielle, calling Bree "mom" and Danielle by her name. Bree is horrified to learn that Benjamin is being raised as a vegetarian. Bree, thinking that Benjamin isn't being raised healthily, gives Benjamin meat. He throws up, and an angry Danielle takes Benjamin home.

Season 7

Benjamin and Danielle visit Bree just as she is about to go to a concert with her new boyfriend, Keith.

Season 8

Benjamin and Danielle return to Wisteria Lane in the episode "School of Hard Knocks" after his adopted father, Leo, leaves his mother. He is seen carting in Danielle's exorbitant luggage and also in helping her construct the sex swings that Danielle is selling on the internet under the guise of exercise equipment.


Benjamin Van de Kamp has had three fathers over the course of the show;

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