Umbrella Academy Season 3: Ben Actor Loves That Everyone Hates His Character


The Umbrella Academy has recently premiered its third season, and actor Justin H. Min feels nothing but happiness that fans have found his character loathsome.

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Justin H. Min as Ben or Number Six from Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy

In seasons one and two, Min portrayed Ben, or Number Six, a ghost member of the Umbrella siblings. His character passed away prior to the events in season one, but he kept his presence all throughout the show because Klaus (Robert Sheehan) was able to communicate with him.


The Umbrella Academy also stars Elliot Page, Aidan Gallagher, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Tom Hopper.

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The Hargreeves from The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy Presents A New Version Of Ben

Ben, or Number Six, is quite the caring and introverted brother. By the end of season two, Ben’s story has wrapped up, and he has finally moved on. When the Umbrella siblings returned to the future, they were met with a different version of Ben Hargreeves. This led to the presentation of the Sparrow Academy in which the environment shaped a conceited Ben. This is evident in the response of the fans regarding the character’s new identity.


In a Twitter post, Min says he likes that fans hate his character.

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Screenshot from Justin H. Min’s Twitter

Ben is quite a complicated character, and this is what the actor liked about him. The new Ben is stricter and more demanding than his old self, and he wants to personify someone who has trained to become a superhero.


Not only did Sparrow Ben look differently, but he also sounded different. Min worked on his vocals to lower his register and give season three’s Ben a more commanding voice projection.

Evidently, Min’s hard work paid off knowing his character is now the most disliked member. Some fans adored the new snarky Ben, and that is great, too. Season 4 might present a different version of Ben yet again as the credits saw the young lad on a train in Seoul, South Korea.


Catch The Umbrella Academy on Netflix today.


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