ABOUT BENJAMIN

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BENJAMIN has been an actor/entertainer for more than thirty yearsOriginally from New York he is currently based in Spain and works in both English and Spanish. In 2012 he appeared in three of Spain's Goya nominated feature films. 

HIS PROFESSIONAL TRAJECTORY has brought him into contact with countless stages, medium and characters. From Los Angles to Asuncion, Paraguay and from New York to Sofia, Bulgaria To date he has collaborated with Benicio del Toro, Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, Tom Sizemore, Natalia Tena, Doni Rovira, Hannah New, Luke Massy, Tim Gibbs, Manuel Huerga, Daniel Claparsoro, Oscar Aibar, Rodrigo Cortés, Eugenio Mira, Agosto Boal, Maria Molins, Scott Cleverdon, Assumpta Serna, Mikail Efremov, Pere Ponce and so many others.

TODAY he works principally between Madrid and Barcelona in Spain's two leading Improvised theater troups, BIG and MAD Improv, as well as the voice circuit (dubbing and voice overs) and the occasional appearance on any of the numerous Spanish television serials. Benjamin has a valid passport and is passionate about working in all corners of the globe.

Benjamin is currently represented by Connor Management, London internationally and Ruth Franco in Spain.


BACKGROUND

Benjamin's early FORMATIVE YEARS were focused on stage-acting, voice and movement in programs at SUNY AlbanyPark Playhouse and The Young Actor's Guild in upstate New York.

His UNIVERSITY DEGREE, a Bachelors of the Arts in Theater at CUNY's Hunter College ('04) saw Benjamin focus on contemporary theater including activist/street theater and  avant garde. His secondary focus (minor) in film ignited his passion for the medium and lends to his passion for Cinema today.

His first years AFTER UNIVERSITY featured a chapter full of experiences on (and off) 'the great white way'. Guided, mentored and coached by the New York Theater fixture, Duane Mazy (Executive Director of The Actors and Poets Group Inc.) and Carlo D'Amore (creator and owner of Live InTheater) he began his commercial career with Wilhelmina Talent in New York. He joined the ranks of the 13th St. Theater Repartory Company collaborating with it's founder, the legendary Edith O'Hara. He found a home and family dedicated to psychodrama with emotionally and economically challenged populations in New York's toughest neighborhoods with ENACT through which he directed a performance at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem.

IN 2006 Benjamin moved to Barcelona.  After three years of English language theatre for young people and crossing countless Iberian Stages from Valencia to Madrid and Barcelona to Basque Country he left IPA and began his freelance career.

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