For his Earth Two equivalent, see Iris West's grandfather.

Ben West is the father of Joe West and the grandfather of Iris West and Wally West.


Ben in his youth was a police officer and his son Joe always looked up to him and wanted to be like him.[1] Ben gave his son Christmas gifts with not-so-hidden messages behind them, such as a watch because of how late he always ran and weights because Ben thought he was too skinny. Ben was told by his son that when he has a son, he'd give him fine presents.[2]


Joe became a cop just like his father.[1] The watch which Ben passed to Joe was later passed down to Joe's foster son, Barry Allen.[2]


The Flash

Season 2


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Fast Lane"
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Running to Stand Still"