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Manu Bennett


Gracing international covers such as Muscle and Fitness and Men's Health Manu Bennett is capturing the attention of filmmakers and fans with his extraordinary presence and talent. Of Maori descent and born in Auckland, New Zealand to a singer and a fashion model, Manu's family relocated to Australia soon after his birth. During high school Manu ... See full bio »

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 2015 Beta Test (post-production)
Creed
 2015 The Shannara Chronicles (TV Series)
Allanon
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Allanon
 2010-2013 Spartacus: War of the Damned (TV Series)
Crixus
- Victory (2013) ... Crixus
- Separate Paths (2013) ... Crixus
- Mors Indecepta (2013) ... Crixus
- Spoils of War (2013) ... Crixus
 2012 Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms (TV Series)
Sunshine
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... Sunshine
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Sunshine
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Sunshine
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Sunshine
 2011 Sinbad and the Minotaur (TV Movie)
Sinbad
 2011 Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (TV Mini-Series)
Crixus
- The Bitter End (2011) ... Crixus
- Reckoning (2011) ... Crixus
- Beneath the Mask (2011) ... Crixus
- Paterfamilias (2011) ... Crixus
- Missio (2011) ... Crixus
 2008 The Strip (TV Series)
Brandon Bell
 2006 Tango Trois (Short)
Man
 2002 Mataku (TV Series)
John
- Going to War (2002) ... John
 2001 Lantana
Steve Valdez (as Jon Bennett)
 2001 Head Start (TV Series)
Dom
- He Ain't Heavy (2001) ... Dom (as Jon Bennett)
 2000 Tales of the South Seas (TV Series)
David Legeure
- Fast Company (2000) ... David Legeure (as Jon Bennett)
 2000 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series)
Marc Antony
- Antony & Cleopatra (2000) ... Marc Antony (as Jon Bennett)
 1999 BeastMaster (TV Series)
Terron Leader
- The Legend Continues (1999) ... Terron Leader (as Jon Bennett)
 1998 The Violent Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Wanatcha DuValier (as Jon Bennett)
 1998 All Saints (TV Series)
Darren
- Body and Soul (1998) ... Darren (as Jon Bennett)
 1996-1997 Water Rats (TV Series)
Joseph Lipinski
- One Dead Rat (1997) ... Joseph Lipinski (as Jon Bennett)
- Goldie's Trip (1997) ... Joseph Lipinski (as Jon Bennett)
- Unfinished Business (1996) ... Joseph Lipinski (as Jon Bennett)
 1994 Blue Heelers (TV Series)
Mark Davies
- The First Stone (1994) ... Mark Davies (as John Bennett)
 1993 Paradise Beach (TV Series)
Kirk Barsby 1993-94 (as Jon Bennett)
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1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Bennett | Jon Bennett

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

Manu is a New Zealand Maori name that means "bird". I was given this name after my uncle who was the Bishop Of New Zealand. See more »

Trivia:

Mother was a Queensland beauty queen, father, an entertainer in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. See more »

Trademark:

Deep gravelly voice

Star Sign:

Libra

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