I’ve added 30+ photos of Wes from various photoshoots & sessions to the gallery. I’ve still have some more to add so keep checking back.

Gallery Links:
Photoshoots & Portraits > 1999 > Set 001
Photoshoots & Portraits > 1999 > Set 002
Photoshoots & Portraits > 1999 > Set 003
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2008 > Set 001
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2010 > Set 001
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2010 > Set 002
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2010 > Set 003
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2012 > Set 002



Dec 16, 2015   By admin   no comment News

While I was lost in major photo sorting and uploading I forgot to post that Wes has been nominated for a Critics Choice award!

He’s been nominated in the ‘Actor in a movie made for television or limited series’ category for his role of John Lowe on American Horror Story: Hotel.



Dec 16, 2015   By admin   no comment Photo Update

I’ve added a number of scans from various magazines that have featured Wes from 2000-2014 to the gallery.

Gallery Links:
Magazine Scans > Premiere Magazine (March 2000)
Magazine Scans > No Magazine (NO 12 | Summer 2010)
Magazine Scans > Flaunt Magazine (Issue #120 | 2012)
Magazine Scans > People Magazine (December 10,2014)


I’ve added two episode stills from this weeks episode of American Horror Story: Hotel to the gallery. Enjoy.

Gallery Link:
Television Productions > American Horror Story: Hotel > Episode Stills > Episode 10: She Gets Revenge


I’ve added DVD screen captures of Wes in Final Girl as well as some set photos and promotional ones to the photo gallery.

Gallery Links:
Film Productions > Final Girl (2015) > Screen Captures
Film Productions > Final Girl (2015) > Behind The Scenes (On Set)


I’ve added all of Hotel’s episode stills to the gallery.

Gallery Links:
Television Productions > American Horror Story: Hotel > Episode Stills > Episode 01: Checking In
Television Productions > American Horror Story: Hotel > Episode Stills > Episode 02: Chutes And Ladders
Television Productions > American Horror Story: Hotel > Episode Stills > Episode 08: The Ten Commandments Killer


Nov 21, 2015   By admin   no comment Photo Update

I’ve added nearly 50 photos of Wes from various photo shoots and sessions to the photo gallery.


Gallery Links:
Photoshoots and Portraits > 2010
Photoshoots and Portraits > 2012
Photoshoots and Portraits > 2014


Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story: Hotel mostly takes place within the walls of the Hotel Cortez, an establishment whose horrors go far beyond the fact that it doesn’t have cell service or WiFi.

During Wednesday’s “Chutes and Ladders” episode, fashion mogul Will Drake (Cheyenne Jackson) continues to make himself at home in the inhospitable Hotel Cortez. And he’s bringing along some other members of the fashion world with him, including model Tristan Duffy (Finn Wittrock), whom the blood-thirsty Countess (Lady Gaga) is drawn to.

While all the hotel’s horrors are going down, poor detective John Lowe (Wes Bentley) just wants to find some answers. During Wednesday’s episode, he digs into the hotel’s past and learns all about James March (Evan Peters), Hotel Cotez’s original builder and owner in the 1930s. It comes to no surprise that the man key to this particular hotel’s origins was a very bad guy. As Lowe learns more about the hotel, he gets even more stuck trying to solve the ever-expanding puzzle of the Ten Commandments Killer, his son’s disappearance and the mysterious, violent happenings at Hotel Cortez.

Here, Bentley — who starred in Murphy’s ill-fated HBO pilot and had an arc on AHS: Freak Show before being promoted to a regular for Hotel — talks with The Hollywood Reporter about the latest episode and Lowe’s arc. On Hotel, Bentley plays a human who is a little more grounded than the blood drinkers and other monsters that surround him, but as Bentley notes, sometimes it’s the more relatable parts of the show that disturb more deeply than the fantastical horror elements.

How has your experience so far this season been compared with Freak Show?

It’s been great having a real arc and playing a pivotal role in the main plot throughout the show. It’s part of why I’m drawn to television now. I’m getting exactly what I was hoping for.

How much did you know about the story and your character before joining Hotel?

Ryan and I sat down for dinner and talked about it. Once they had the bigger idea and decided to do the hotel, he came to me about the hotel idea as well as with some general outline for John Lowe but no specific details — definitely not beginning-to-end stuff. But he did pitch more of the family stuff, the missing son, and he knew that I had a son, so he knew that would have an effect on me. As far as certain details and the relationships with other people in the hotel, those details I didn’t know until later. But I did have an idea of what this guy was going to be dealing with and where he’s coming from.

Continue reading “Wes Bentley on John’s Flawed Dark Side” »


Oct 15, 2015   By admin   no comment Site News

Sorry for not making as many posts, I was out of town for the week without computer access. I’m now home and my internet is down. I’m hoping to get it fixed so that I can finish uploading the rest of the missing photos to the gallery.

I’m still accepting affiliates. If you’re interested please send an e-mail to admin@wesbentley.net


American Horror Story: Hotel, the much-hyped, Lady Gaga-laden fifth season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s insane FX series, debuted last night, and the premiere was over-the-top even by AHS standards. Many half-dressed, attractive people were mutilated and died in grotesque ways; there were creepy, spectral children who seemed to materialize and vanish; Gaga sported silver, sequined pasties; and Matt Bomer sported virtually nothing at all (except maybe a wisp of ’90s guy-liner).

But arguably none of these developments—nor Gaga’s bloodthirsty turn as a mysterious hotel guest called The Countess—was as surprising as the decidedly True Detective-like vibe of Wes Bentley’s Detective John Lowe.

Like the protagonists on the first two seasons of True Detective, Bentley’s Lowe presents as a flat, taciturn character wearily tied to procedure. He’s haunted by a tragedy in his recent past. And he’s rootless and adrift, seemingly more at peace in an anonymous hotel room than in his own home. Combine Bentley’s character with the season’s seedy, southern California milieu, and you’ve basically got American Horror Story: Vinci.

“It’s the darkest season we’ve ever done,” Falchuk told People, which suggests AHSfans can expect more grimness to come.

One imagines Murphy and Falchuk made Lowe overly bland and restrained as a counterbalance to, well, basically every other character we’ve met so far. Elsewhere in this episode, Bomer joined Lady Gaga in a crazy orgy scene, Max Greenfield experienced an extremely bad drug trip, Sarah Paulson smeared lipstick all over her face, and two Swedish girls found some sort of eunuch stuffed in their mattress. And I’m not even going to get into the glue sequence.

It’s also possible that Bentley’s role is a kind of actorly make-good for last season. In AHS: Freak Show, Bentley was cast as Edward Mordrake, a two-faced villain who was arguably the weakest, lamest character in the entire AHS anthology. Whatever happens to Detective John Lowe in the episodes of AHS: Hotel that follow, it’s doubtful this by-the-book cop will ever be quite so ridiculous as Mordrake. But I’m not yet sure the same can be said for the entire season.