Daniel Benzali

Daniel Benzali

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    • January 20th, 1950
Daniel Benzali (born January 20, 1950) is a Brazilian-American stage, television and film actor.Benzali was a theatre actor before making guest-starring roles on television series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, The X-Files, NYPD Blue and L.A. Law. L.A. Law creator Steven Bochco was so impressed with Benzali's performance that he cast him in the lead role of his 1995 series Murder One, playing attorney Ted Hoffman. For this role he was nominated for a Golden Globe award. More recently, Benzali starred on the series The Agency, and in films such as By Dawn's Early Light (1990), Murder at 1600 (1997) and The Grey Zone (2001). He also appeared in the post-apocalyptic CBS series Jericho as the enigmatic former Department of Homeland Security director Thomas Valente. Most recently he starred in the FX television series Nip/Tuck as the main character's psychotherapist and later patient, Dr. Griffin. Another of his roles was that of Reggie, a money hungry sales manager/drug smuggler at a car dealership in the 1999 cult-classic "Suckers." Benzali has also played musical theater. He portrayed Juan Peron in the London cast of Evita, and played faded film director Max von Mayerling, alongside Patti LuPone, in the original cast (1993) of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard. Benzali had previously appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, and other smaller productions. Benzali was also formerly engaged to actress Kim Cattrall. In December 2010, Benzali joined ABC's General Hospital.[2]Benzali plays a character named Theodore Hoffman, a reference to his role on the mid-1990s television series Murder One. Benzali's character is also known as "The Balkan", an international crime lord. Description above from the Wikipedia article Daniel Benzali , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (18 Credits)

2002Dead Heat as Frank Finnegan
2001The Grey Zone as Simon Schlermer
2001Boss of Bosses as Bruce Mouw
2000Screwed as Detective Tom Dewey
1999Suckers as Reggie
1998All the Little Animals as Bernard 'The Fat' De Winter
1997Murder at 1600 as Agent Nick Spikings
1997The End of Violence as Brice Phelps
1992The Last of His Tribe as Mr. Whitney
1992Citizen Cohn as Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman
1992Afterburn as Col. John Patterson
1992The Distinguished Gentleman as 'Skeeter' Warburton
1990By Dawn's Early Light as Bascombe
1988Messenger of Death as Chief Barney Doyle
1986The Last Days of Patton as Col. Glen Spurling
1986Whoops Apocalypse as William Kubert (US Defence Secretary)
1985A View to a Kill as Howe


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