Nicholas James "Nick" Benson" (born June 8, 1994) is an American teen actor. His first major role was Derrick Westerly on The WB Television Network show Summerland. He later starred as Rick Thompson on the CBS TV show Swingtown. He was a special Guest Star on the show True Jackson VP show as the school bully in the episode called "Ditch Day". Most recently (2011), he starred in the Nickelodeon TV Movie Best Player as Sheldon.