102007: Actor Benjamin McKenzie in Austin

While the bright lights of Tinseltown may have lured Austin native Benjamin McKenzie away from his home town, Texas still tugs at the actor’s heartstrings, and in mid-October 2007 the former star of “The O.C.” was once again spotted in the Live Music Capital of the World. From Celtic-tinged tunes at Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant to blues-based riffs at Antones, Austin’s Warehouse district offers a melange of musical styles, and according to The Austin American-Statesman, the small screen star, who will move audiences with his poignant portrayal of a wounded World War I soldier in the upcoming movie “Johnny Got His Gun,” was among the privileged patrons who gained access inside the district’s ultra-elite nightclub Gruv, 5th Street’s sanctuary of sound where DJ Boombai spins the hottest hip hop and house hits.

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