Kenneth Robert Tuff "Ken" Baumann (born August 8, 1989) is an American writer, publisher, and book designer. For ten years, he worked in theater, film, and television, becoming most known for playing Ben Boykewich on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. He is the author of the novels Solip and Say, Cut, Map, the nonfiction book EarthBound, as well as various essays, short stories, and poems. He owns and operates Sator Press, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publishing company, is the series designer for Boss Fight Books, and co-published No Colony, a literary journal, with Blake Butler (author). He is a co-founder of the iOS app Sweetspot, and an angel investor in the learning platform Memrise. He currently attends St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Baumann was born in Urbana, Illinois, the son of Vicki and Robert Baumann. He grew up in Abilene, Texas, where his family owned and operated a miniature horse ranch and wildlife rescue. In 2012, he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. He married actress Aviva Farber on June 16, 2012 in Malibu, California.