Daniel Benzali


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Daniel Benzali is an internationally renowned actor who has astonished and delighted audiences worldwide for over 30 years with his powerful performances in a wide range of film, television and theatre roles. He received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his magnificent performance as superstar attorney Ted Hoffman in the groundbreaking, highly ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1985)
Murder One Ted Hoffman
(1995-1996)
Murder at 1600 Spikings
(1997)
NYPD Blue James Sinclair Esq.
(1993-2003)

Filmography

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 2015 Agent X (TV Series)
David Williams
- Truth, Lies and Consequences (2015) ... David Williams
- Back in Your Arms (2015) ... David Williams
 2012 Californication (TV Series)
Larry
- Perverts & Whores (2012) ... Larry
 2010-2011 General Hospital (TV Series)
Theo Hoffman / The Balkan
- Episode #1.12273 (2011) ... Theo Hoffman
- Episode #1.12268 (2011) ... Theo Hoffman
- Episode #1.12265 (2011) ... Theo Hoffman
- Episode #1.12260 (2011) ... Theo Hoffman
- Episode #1.12259 (2011) ... Theo Hoffman
 2010 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Dr. Griffin
- Dr. Griffin (2010) ... Dr. Griffin
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Joseph Hollin
- Depraved Heart (2009) ... Joseph Hollin
 2009 Eli Stone (TV Series)
Judge Emmet Bortz
- Tailspin (2009) ... Judge Emmet Bortz
 2007-2008 Jericho (TV Series)
Thomas Valente
- Patriots and Tyrants (2008) ... Thomas Valente (scenes deleted)
- Jennings & Rall (2008) ... Thomas Valente
- Condor (2008) ... Thomas Valente
- Why We Fight (2007) ... Thomas Valente
- A.K.A. (2007) ... Thomas Valente
 2007 Believers (Video)
The Teacher
 1990-2006 Law & Order (TV Series)
Judge Wade Bookman / Medical Examiner
- Invaders (2006) ... Judge Wade Bookman
- Prescription for Death (1990) ... Medical Examiner
 2003 Saving Jason (TV Movie)
 1993-2003 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
James Sinclair Esq.
- Porn Free (2003) ... James Sinclair Esq.
- Shear Stupidity (2003) ... James Sinclair Esq.
- Your Bus, Ted (2003) ... James Sinclair Esq.
- Frickin' Fraker (2003) ... James Sinclair Esq.
- Voir Dire This (1999) ... James Sinclair Esq.
 2001-2003 The Agency (TV Series)
Robert Quinn / Robert Quinn (segment "Deadline")
- Our Man in Washington (2003) ... Robert Quinn
- Our Man in Korea (2003) ... Robert Quinn
- Mi Cena con Andrei (2003) ... Robert Quinn
- War, Inc. (2003) ... Robert Quinn
- Spy Finance (2003) ... Robert Quinn
 2002 Dead Heat
Frank Finnegan
 2002 The District (TV Series)
Robert Quinn
- Shell Game (2002) ... Robert Quinn
 2002 UC: Undercover (TV Series)
Aristos Patriaka
- The Sins of Sonny Walker (2002) ... Aristos Patriaka
 2001 The Grey Zone
Schlermer
 2001 Boss of Bosses (TV Movie)
Bruce Mouw
 2001 Vegas, City of Dreams
Dr. Sigmund Stein
 2000 Screwed
Detective Tom Dewey
 1999 Her Married Lover
Det. Joe Lansing
 1999/II Suckers
Reggie
 1998 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Rex Noble
- Hilary's Agent (1998) ... Rex Noble
 1998 Heist
Big Fats
 1998 All the Little Animals
Bernard 'The Fat' De Winter
 1997 The End of Violence
Brice Phelps
 1997 Murder at 1600
Spikings
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Graham Highfield
- Re-Generation (1997) ... Graham Highfield
 1995-1996 Murder One (TV Series)
Ted Hoffman
- Chapter Twenty-Three (1996) ... Ted Hoffman
- Chapter Twenty-Two (1996) ... Ted Hoffman
- Chapter Twenty-One (1996) ... Ted Hoffman
- Chapter Twenty (1996) ... Ted Hoffman
- Chapter Nineteen (1996) ... Ted Hoffman
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Colonel Wharton
- Fresh Bones (1995) ... Colonel Wharton
 1994 The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (TV Movie)
Dr. Ezo
 1994 A Child's Cry for Help (TV Movie)
Dr. Everett Morris
 1994 One West Waikiki (TV Series)
Delacourt
- Scales of Justice (1994) ... Delacourt
 1988-1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Judge Donald T. Phillips / Judge Donald Phillips
- Vindaloo in the Villows (1993) ... Judge Donald T. Phillips
- Odor in the Court (1993) ... Judge Donald Phillips
- Great Balls Afire (1992) ... Judge Donald Phillips
- On the Toad Again (1991) ... Judge Donald Phillips
- Good to the Last Drop (1991) ... Judge Donald T. Phillips
 1992 The Distinguished Gentleman
'Skeeter' Warburton
 1992 Citizen Cohn (TV Movie)
Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman
 1992 Afterburn (TV Movie)
Col. John Patterson
 1992 The Last of His Tribe (TV Movie)
Mr. Whitney
 1991 Matlock (TV Series)
Henry Mayfield
- The Dame (1991) ... Henry Mayfield
 1991 A Day in October
Solomon Kublitz
 1990 By Dawn's Early Light (TV Movie)
Bascombe
 1989 Vietnam War Story: The Last Days
Adams (segment "Dirty Work")
 1989 Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie)
 1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Surgeon
- Samaritan Snare (1989) ... Surgeon
 1989 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Judge Robbins
- The Last Laugh (1989) ... Judge Robbins
- Ties That Bind (1989) ... Judge Robbins
 1989 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Edward
- Labyrinths (1989) ... Edward
 1988 Messenger of Death
Chief Barney Doyle
 1988 William Tell (TV Series)
Mad Monk
- Seekers of the Soul (1988) ... Mad Monk
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
Coroner
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Coroner
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Coroner
 1987 Star Cops (TV Series)
Commander Griffin
- Trivial Games and Paranoid Pursuits (1987) ... Commander Griffin
 1987 Pack of Lies (TV Movie)
Peter Schaefer
 1987 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Movie)
Ross
 1986 Whoops Apocalypse
William Kubert (US Defense Secretary)
 1986 The Last Days of Patton (TV Movie)
Col. Glen Spurling
 1986 Strong Medicine (TV Movie)
Seth
 1985 White Nights
Dr. Asher
 1985 A View to a Kill
Howe
 1985 Insignificance
First Theatrical Agent
 1983 Home Free All
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1993, and 2007) - Sang in the 2007 remake UK cast and Original UK Cast of Sunset Boulevard (1993) as Max von Mayerling. See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

Was born in Rio de Janeiro to Brazilian Jewish parents, the middle child of three boys. His father, Carlos Benzali, was an actor in the Yiddish theater in New York. The family moved to Brooklyn after his father's death and when Daniel was still quite young. He spent his childhood and teen years interested in sports and singing. See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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