Ben Gundelach was the main protagonist in the first season of the Australian version of "Secrets & Lies". Played by Australian actor Martin Henderson, Ben makes his debut in the series' premiere episode, "Episode 1". Married to Christy, a realtor, and the father of Tasha and Eva, their two young daughters, Ben is fiercely protective of his family and children. Making his living as a house painter, and best friends with his tenant, Dave Carroll, since high school, Ben lived across the street from the Murnane family, and frequently stepped in when Thom Murnane's father, Paul, was serving abroad. Ben is the one who found 4-year-old Tom's body while on an early morning run, and the first to be accused of his murder. Ben was last seen on the episode Episode 6, the finale episode of the series' first season.
Ben Gundelach is a painter living on a cul-de-sac at the end of the street Blackwood Crescent. He married Christy McKinnon 17 years ago, when Christy was 19.
Ben Gundelach's life is turned upside down when he discovers the body of four-year-old Thom Murnane in the woods near his home. When the case receives national attention and the media portray him as guilty before the police even rule the death as suspicious, Ben finds himself struggling with his home and professional lives.
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|Paul Murnane||Jess Murnane||Ben Gundelach||Christy Gundelach||Malcolm McKinnon|
|Charlotte Murnane †||Thom Murnane †||Eva Gundelach||Tasha Gundelach||Cooper Dobson|
|"Secrets & Lies" Season One Appearances'|
|#01||"Episode 1"||#02||"Episode 2"||#03||"Episode 3"|
|#04||"Episode 4"||#05||"Episode 5"||#06||"Episode 6"|