Ben Mercer is the husband of Jeannie Mercer and father of Ed Mercer.


Ben Mercer lives in Boxford, Massachusetts, with his wife Jeannie, where they raised their son Ed, the future captain of the USS Orville.

The pair are friends with another family, the Petersons.

In early October 2419, a holographic version of Jeannie and Ben is created by the Calivon to capture Ed and Kelly Grayson.


Ben is a loving, if awkward, father. The Calivon simulation of him talks about his diverticulitis, an inflammation of the colon, in front of the entire Orville bridge crew. Ed later remarks: "It even knew to make my dad talk about his colon. That's an advanced technology."[1]


References Edit

  1. Episode 1x02: Command Performance