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Benjamin Alany

Benjamin Alany

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6553836/
Actor

Portland, Oregon

Member Since:
September 2013
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Benjamin

"Sometimes it takes a villain to do the right thing." - Benjamin Alany

"It's better to stand out than to fit in." - Benjamin Alany

"Only the self-sufficient stand alone - most people follow the crowd and imitate." -Bruce Lee


Benjamin is a career actor with a focus on film. He thrives on speculative fiction such as Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Cyberpunk, etc., and has had roles in most of those genres, along with a selection of roles in more contemporary tales.

While often playing the expected role of villain, he has also been portrayed as an honorable character in a dark place, while others have seen him as a reformed villain or anti-hero. As he says, sometimes it takes a villain to do the right thing.

Training steadily and diligently is key to his strategy for success in his chosen field. He has studied with coaches such as Marco Perella and Tony Sears, among many others, and believes that a professional is one who never stops learning.

He grew up on such stories as Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Swords and Sorcery novels by Fritz Lieber and Robert E. Howard, classic monster tales such as Frankenstein and Dracula, and mythology/folk tales from around the world. He has a longtime appreciation for graphic novels and comic books, and is an avid movie buff. Characters such as Snake Plisken, Riddick, and Blade are a source of inspiration for him, though he focuses on originality rather than trying to emulate what has been done before.

A devoted fan of Bruce Lee, both in terms of movies and philosophy, he is a trained martial artist in spite of physical problems and challenges in his earlier years, and has a healthy appreciation for the discipline that requires.

Unique traits: Blind in left eye (colorless), sometimes wears custom eye patches.

Credits

  • Tribute to All Things Haunting

    Tribute to All Things Haunting (2016)
    Film by Tribute To All, LLC. Supporting (Strange Monster)

  • Bleak Talons (Short)

    Bleak Talons (Short) (2015)
    Film (short) by Dir: Alex Broders Lead (King/Warlord)

  • The Deal (Short)

    The Deal (Short) (2015)
    Film (short) by CKnight Productions Lead (Michael/The Boss)

  • I Am The Future (Short)

    I Am The Future (Short) (2015)
    Film (short) by Rich Brown/Render Realm Supporting (Scientist)

  • Run Home Jack (short)

    Run Home Jack (short) (2015)
    Film (short) by Enligh10 Media Supporting (Benji)

  • Final Revelations (Short)

    Final Revelations (Short) (2015)
    Film (short) by Kupause Kastle Productions Supporting (Master Thug)

  • Ajar (Short)

    Ajar (Short) (2015)
    Film (short) by Dir: Samuel Kardec Supporting (Killer)

  • Warlock 2 (PC Game) (VO)

    Warlock 2 (PC Game) (VO) (2014)
    Voice-over by Paradox Interactive 1 Lead, 2 Supporting

  • The Setup (Short)

    The Setup (Short) (2014)
    Film (short) by Dir: Zachary Purcell Supporting (Hitman)

  • LG Voiceover Project

    LG Voiceover Project (2013)
    Voice-over by Perfect Pitch Studios Voice Recognition Software Training

  • Broken Spirits (Short)

    Broken Spirits (Short) (2013)
    Film (short) by Dir: Joseph Van Vranken Lead (John)

Education

  • Netherworld College for Monstrous Denizens of the Dark Realms
    (2009-2013)

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