Benjamin Healy, Sr. or Big Ben Healy is a main character in the Problem Child film series. He is portrayed by Jack Warden in all three films, but not in the animated series.


Big Ben is the selfish, backstabbing, and wealthy father of Ben Healy. He hates his own son and really hates Junior, having to call him "the Devil" upon their first meeting. He owns his own successsful sportings good store, and he wouldn't even pass it on to Little Ben. Big Ben ran for Mayor of Cold River, but lost due to insulting the citizens and showing his buttocks to the camera. Big Ben has a dog named Nippy. Big Ben had to move in with Ben and Junior because he has no money and creditors are after him. At the end of the second film, Ben reveals that he loves LaWanda but only because she is rich. Big Ben somehow got rich again in the third film.


  • Jack Warden (1-3)
  • Jonathon Harris (Voice actor in the animated series)

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