Benjamin A. Onyango

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Benjamin A. Onyango was born in Nairobi, Kenya as Benjamin Alfred Onyango Ochieng. He is an actor and writer, known for Tears of the Sun (2003), God's Not Dead (2014) and Beautifully Broken (2018). See full bio »


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Known For

Tears of the Sun Colonel Emanuel Okeze
God's Not Dead Reverend Jude
Beautifully Broken William Mwizerwa
Freshman Year Chukwumah


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  My Friend (post-production)
James Ellis
 2021 Jesus Saves!
Dr. James D. Nelson
 2021 Mass Ave (Short)
 2020 The Eric Andre Show (TV Series)
- A King Is Born (2020) ... (as Benjamin Onyango)
 2018-2019 The Wives (TV Series)
- Njoki Returns (2019) ... Otieno
- Jacinta (2019) ... Otieno
- Munee (2019) ... Otieno
- Juma (2019) ... Otieno
- The Preacher (2019) ... Otieno
 2019 Heavenly Deposit
 2019 Freshman Year
 2019/I Godforsaken
 2018 A Minor Variation (Short)
 2018 Beautifully Broken
William Mwizerwa
 2018 God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
Reverend Jude (as Benjamin Onyango)
 2017 Father Africa
Dr. Haki (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2017 Oscar
Samuel Braxton (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2016 Road to Redemption
Tribal Councilman 2 (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2016 Dysfunctionally Organized (TV Series)
Street Preacher
- Kevin unhinged (2016) ... Street Preacher (as Benjamin Ochieng)
- Hello PTSD (2016) ... Street Preacher (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2016 God's Not Dead 2
Reverend Jude (as Benjamin Onyango)
 2016 Madame Esmeralda and the Audition (Short)
 2015 The Black Pot (TV Series)
 2015 The Other Tribes
Onyango (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2015/II The Boy (Short)
The Healer (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2014 Hollywood Street
Salem (voice, as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2014/I Default
Edward (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2014 God's Not Dead
Reverend Jude (as Benjamin Oyango)
 2013 Trusts and Estates (Documentary short)
Waiter (voice, as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2013 MISSInformed (Short)
Father (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2012 Chapter One (Short)
Mao Aka Bendrix (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2011 Bosco's Guitar (Short)
Radio Announcer & Male Attackers (voice, as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2011 Curse of Devil's Mountain (Short)
Mr. Dean (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2011 Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Video Game)
Majini (voice, as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2010 Mind Tricks (Short)
Joe Manning (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2010 Thunder Chance (Short)
General (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2009 Resident Evil 5 (Video Game)
Majini (voice, as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2009/I Chains (Short)
Buhle (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2008 Kwame (Short)
Kwame Opoku (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2008 American Crude
Toomy (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2008/I The Disciple
Doctor (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2007 The Anatolian
Security Officer (as Benjamin Onyango)
 2006 General Hospital (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10969 (2006) ... Father (as Benjamin Ochieng)
- Episode #1.10968 (2006) ... Father (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 2005 The Shield (TV Series)
Store Clerk
- Grave (2005) ... Store Clerk (as Ben Onyango)
 2004 The Terminal
African Man with Wife and Child (uncredited)
 2003 Tears of the Sun
Colonel Emanuel Okeze (as Benjamin Ochieng)
 1999 The X-Files (TV Series)
Second African Man
- Biogenesis (1999) ... Second African Man (as Benjamin Ochieng)
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Alternate Names:

Benji Bendrix | Benjamin A. Onyango Ochieng | Benjamin Ochieng | Benjamin Onyango | Ben Onyango | Benjamin Oyango


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Born in Nairobi, Kenya. Fluent Swahili speaker, and has quickly become the go-to man in Hollywood for Swahili-related roles.

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