Benjamin has been an actor for over 20 years. On film, television, and stage he has worked with artists such as Academy Award winning director Clint Eastwood, Academy Award winning actor Alan Arkin, Sam Raimi, Bradley Cooper, Andy Garcia, Chris Rock, and Academy Award winning producer Brian Grazer. He serves as Head of Production for Seine Pictures, a film finance and production company in Hollywood, overseeing the creative development and production of each film. Recently, he Executive Produced the dark comedy, MURDER OF A CAT (starring Greg Kinnear, JK Simmons, and Nikki Reed), and the biopic, PELE (in partnership with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment), He has been on faculty or taught workshops at Auburn University, Cal State Northridge, University of San Diego, University of Lima, Peru, Catholic University of Lima, Theatre of Arts in Hollywood, UC-Irvine, and the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. His acting studio, CRASH Acting, inspires a guerrilla approach to acting driven by the idea that service is the context for artistic greatness. By giving 10% of each month's tuition, CRASH Acting has raised thousands for charities all over the world. He is also the founder of Urban Confessional: A Free Listening Project. Started as a way to challenge conventional actor training, Urban Confessional is a community of artists who believe people should be heard. They stand on street corners all over the world with signs that say "Free Listening". Their work has been featured in academic publications, blogs, on radio and television, most recently, in American Theatre Magazine.
MFA University of California, Irvine; BFA Webster University.
Languages: English Specializations: Acting, Speech & Dialects, Private Coaching, Public Speaking
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