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Tyrone Benskin

1958-12-29 Bristol, England, UK

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Tyrone Benskin has been a significant presence in theatre, film, television and music for over 30 years. As part of the Canadian and International cultural landscape Tyrone has amassed an impressive resume and acclaim for a significant and varied body of work;, from no-nonsense cop to caring and devoted father, from ancient warrior to the characters showing the darkness of human nature. His numerous theatre credits include appearances on many of the celebrated stages across Canada. His over 100 film and television credits include co-starring with Tori Spelling in the TV movie "Mind over Murder", the new Christmas classic "The Christmas Choir", "The Wool Cap" and the civil rights drama "Deacons for Defense" opposite Forrest Whitaker and Mr. Ossie Davis. Mr. Benskin also appeared in the NBC mini-series 10.5: Apocalypse and starred as Karl Lubinsky in the cult science fiction series "Charlie Jade" which aired in Canada, the US and internationally including South Africa, France, England and Japan. Feature films include the blockbuster hit "300", Bob Dylan bio-pic "I'm not There" and acclaimed independent films "Peepers" and "Adam's Wall." For over 5 years, Mr. Benskin served as Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop, Canada's oldest Black theatre company. He served President of the Board of Creations Etc., a youth arts and outreach organization as well as serving on the board several community based non-profit organizations. Mr. Benskin was twice elected to the post of National Vice President of ACTRA, Canada's national film and television actors union. On May 2nd, 2011 Mr. Benskin was elected to the 41st Parliament of Canada as the Member for the diverse riding of Jeanne-Le Ber. Mr. Benskin was subsequently appointed to the post of "Official Opposition Critic for Canadian Heritage" by the Honorable Jack Layton. Mr. Benskin also serves as Deputy Critic for Official Languages and served on the Sub-Committee for International Human Rights. Benskin served as a Member of Canada's House of Commons for four and a half years returning to the big screen in 2016 in Bad Santa 2 and the small screen as recurring character Rev. Wardell Cobb in season 2 of The Art of More opposite Denis Quaid.


The Fire Inside AJ 2024-12-25
Beau Is Afraid Rattled Businessman 2023-04-14
Sapin$ Morgan 2023-12-22
Mémoires Métissées 2023-06-09
Moonfall Judge 2022-02-03
The Christmas Checklist George 2022-12-12
Chaos Walking Hammer 2021-02-24
Boys On Film 20: Heaven Can Wait Moose (segment "Manivald") (voice) 2020-05-18
Pieces of a Woman Judge 2020-12-30
Clouds Doctor 2020-10-09
Birthmarked Dr. Metcalfe 2018-03-30
Manivald Moose (voice) 2018-06-16
Small Crimes Chaplin 2017-04-28
The Glass Castle Ronnie 2017-08-11
Summer Villa Dominic Barone 2016-07-23
The Legend of Sarila Itak (voice) 2013-02-21
Cyberbully Principal Wasney 2011-11-10
Immortals Hoplite Captain 2011-11-10
Peepers Helman 2010-04-01
Dead Like Me: Life After Death Police Commissioner Cusek 2009-02-17
Final Verdict Detective Lewis 2009-02-01
The Christmas Choir Bob 2008-12-06
A Woman's Rage Officer Kingman 2008-03-01
Sunday Afternoon Monty 2008-02-21
Adam's Wall 2008-10-17
I'm Not There Mr. Arvin 2007-10-01
Christie's Revenge Detective Hogue 2007-06-24
300 Persian Emissary 2007-03-07
Lotto 6/66 Landlord 2006-08-15
Mind Over Murder Julian Hasty 2006-08-12
Jack Paradise (Les nuits de Montréal) Winston White 2004-02-20
Bears Narrator (voice) 2004-12-03
Tales from the Neverending Story: Badge of Courage Cairon 2003-06-05
Tales from the Neverending Story: Resurrection Cairon 2003-07-10
Deacons for Defense Archie 2003-01-01
Redeemer 2002-01-31
Aftermath Arnold Ross 2002-02-03
Tales from the Neverending Story: The Beginning Cairon 2001-10-06
Tales from the Neverending Story: The Gift Cairon 2001-10-13
The Killing Yard Haywood Burns 2001-09-23
Island of the Dead Dwight Truman 2000-11-14
The Long Island Incident Colin Ferguson 1998-05-03
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet Donovan 1998-10-04
Stranger in the House Slovitz 1997-01-01
Sci-fighters Dr. Gene Washington 1996-12-30
Marked Man Boyd 1996-05-24
Flash Gordon: Marooned on Mongo Additional Voices (voice) 1996-05-20
A Husband, a Wife and a Lover Dr. Carpenter 1996-03-16
Spenser: A Savage Place Stevenson 1995-05-20
Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling Dr. Nasser 1995-10-25
Johnny and Clyde Hadley 1995-01-01
My Breast Dr. Henry Balmer 1994-05-15
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Ward 1994-02-19
Deadly Surveillance Pool side cop 1991-09-06
Scanners II: The New Order Store Owner 1991-05-03
The Final Heist Juan 1991-10-24
The Amityville Curse Video Technician 1990-05-07
Criminal Law Jackson 1989-04-28
The Kiss Train Station Conductor 1988-10-14
Candy the Stripper 1983-08-01