BENJAMIN is a born entertainer. Originally from New York he has worked all over the world. Currently he is based in Austin, Texas and works in both English and Spanish.
HIS PROFESSIONAL TRAJECTORY has brought him into contact with countless stages, medium and characters. From Los Angles to Asuncion and from New York to Sofia. To date he has collaborated with Benicio del Toro, Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, Tom Sizemore, Kate Mara, Dani Rovira, Imanol Arias, Manuel Huerga, Daniel Claparsoro, Oscar Aibar, Natalia Tena, Agosto Boal, Maria Molins, Assumpta Serna, Mikail Efremov, Pere Ponce and so many others.
TODAY he is working to evolve the idea of audience in both live and digital performance with the Interactive Play Lab and Jeff Wirth at the Interactive Deep Dive, in Austin, Texas. Back in Europe, 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) He can also be seen on any of the numerous Spanish television serials and movies. Benjamin has a valid passport, an EU work permit and is passionate about working in all corners of the globe.
Benjamin's early FORMATIVE YEARS were focused on stage-acting, voice and movement in programs at SUNY Albany, Park Playhouse and The Young Actor's Guild in upstate New York. Other early experiences included forés into the activist Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont and YMCA camp Becket's drama program in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts.
At twelve years of age, Benjamin landed his FIRST PAYED GIG in a murder mystery, dinner theater in Beardslee Castle in upstate New York.
In HIGH SCHOOL he was heavily involved in his school's drama program where he became intimate with musical theater, performing in six major productions. As a result he joined the professional community repertoire company (Park Playhouse), performing and staring in various musicals. It was here, in the midst of the magic of musical theater that Benjamin had the first of his epiphanies which assured him of his path. His was a life for the performing arts.
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 and avant garde theater. His secondary focus (minor) in film ignited his passion for the medium and continues today. **This year he completed his first feature film: In the Box (Actor/producer) to be released in mid 2016.
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 City 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 Repertory Company collaborating with its 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 made a MOVE TO BARCELONA in search of new challenges and lessons. After three years of English language theater for young people and crossing countless Iberian Stages from Barcelona to Madrid and Valencia to the Basque Country he left IPA and began his freelance career.
TODAY when Benjamin is not shooting, rehearsing, auditioning, recording or producing he is shaping and flexing his theatrical muscle through his leadership in Spain's leading Improv troops, BIG of Barcelona and MAD Improv in Madrid.
There is no internet in paradise.
Use the menu bar above to see more of Benjamin's recent work, including:
FICTION: TV, short and feature films
INDUSTRIAL: commercials/ads, corporate videos, presentations, viral videos, product reviews and more.
VOICE: voice overs, dubbing, films, ads, cartoons, etc.
THEATER: Benjamin's recent theater work.
COLLABORATIONS: Art Installation, web series, personal projects and much more.
CONTACT: Get in touch with Benjamin directly.
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