Biography

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.

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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1950-01-20

Place of Birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2009 Lie to Me (1 episode) as Joseph Hollin
2008 Eli Stone (1 episode)
2007 Californication (1 episode) as Larry
2006 Jericho (6 episodes)
2002 Dead Heat as Frank Finnegan
2001 UC: Undercover (1 episode)
2001 The Agency (4 episodes)
2001 The Grey Zone as Simon Schlermer
2001 The agency (le film) as Robert Quinn
2001 Boss of Bosses as Bruce Mouw
2001 Vegas, City of Dreams as Dr. Sigmund Stein
2000 The District (1 episode)
2000 Screwed as Detective Tom Dewey
1999 Suckers as Reggie
1999 Her Married Lover as Det. Joe Lansing
1999 All the Little Animals as Bernard 'The Fat' De Winter
1998 Heist as Big Fats
1997 The End of Violence as Brice Phelps
1997 Murder at 1600 as Agent Nick Spikings
1995 Murder One (23 episodes) as Theodore 'Ted' Hoffman
1995 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
1993 The X-Files (1 episode)
1992 Citizen Cohn as Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman
1992 Afterburn as Col. John Patterson
1992 The Last of His Tribe as Mr. Whitney
1991 A Day in October as Solomon Kublitz
1990 Law & Order (2 episodes)
1990 By Dawn's Early Light as Bascombe
1988 Messenger of Death as Chief Barney Doyle
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode) as Surgeon
1987 Beauty and the Beast (1 episode)
1987 Pack of Lies as Peter Schafer
1986 The Last Days of Patton as Col. Glen Spurling
1986 L.A. Law (5 episodes)
1986 Strong Medicine as Seth
1985 A View to a Kill as Howe
1981 Falcon Crest (2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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