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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 22 June 1972Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Birth NameRubens Antoine
Nickname benzeL
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Benz Antoine has made over 100 Film & Television appearances; spanning over 20 years and in 2 languages!

Born as "Rubens Antoine" in Montreal, Canada on June 22nd; he is the oldest of the 3 children raised by his Haitian mother, Rose-Marie.

After graduating from High School he attended Concordia University intent on a career in Economics. After his 'Freshman' year he transferred to Philosophy; where he came up with the idea to form a rap group called 'Da Freshmen'.

Although their once promising deal with Universal never panned out, the blueprint for success had been planted.

With the taste of fame still in his mouth; this gifted rapper, often mistaken for LL, was unwittingly taken down the path that would ultimately become his.

In 1993, while reluctantly accompanying his actress girlfriend to an audition; he was coaxed into reading for a role as a businessman in a corporate video.

The Rapper quickly turned Actor and he hasn't looked back since!

He made his big screen debut in Romeo Must Die as the"Crabman". Since then he has appeared in the blockbuster hits Get Rich Or Die Tryin', Four brothers, the critically acclaimed I'm Not There, and as Tyrese Gibson's confrontational co-pilot in Death Race!

On the small screen he is famed for his gut wrenching portrayal of 'Tyler Joseph'; a troubled alcoholic beat cop in the acclaimed french language cop show 19-2.

A role that he effortlessly reprised in english for the Bravo network.

He splits time between Los Angeles, Boston and Montreal.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trade Mark (1)

Often sports a baby Afro, a faded beard and a 3 piece suit.

Trivia (7)

Fluent in French, English & Creole.
Credits Dr. Wayne Dyer for his success.
Had a speech impediment growing up.
He skipped grade 4.
Favorite athletes of All Time: Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning & Roy Jones Jr.
Was nominated for 'Best Supporting Actor' twice for the same role. In 2011 for the French 19-2 and again in 2015 for the English version. Both for the mild mannered, alcoholic beat cop; 'Tyler Joseph'.
Brother of singer/songwriter Greg LV from the youtube sensation 'Lucas Teague'.

Personal Quotes (1)

Awards are Great but I'll take a Selfie with a Fan, over Hardware in my Hand because the 'Real Gift' is to Inspire the same way Denzel inspired me...

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