Daniel Benzali

as The Teacher in the movie Believers

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Was born at 20 January 1950 (now is 69 years old) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
There is some small facts about Daniel Benzali:
  • Got engaged to "Sex and the City" (1998) actress 'Kim Cattrall' by sticking a written marriage proposal to their fridge. The two later parted.
  • Ranked #2 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]
  • 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.
  • Previously appeared in London and Broadway musicals including the London productions of "Piaf" and "Evita" (as Juan Peron), as well as opposite 'Patti LuPone' as Max the servant in the original 1993 cast of "Sunset Boulevard".
  • "L.A. Law" creator 'Steven Bochco' was so impressed with Benzali's performance on "NYPD Blue" that he cast him in the lead role of his 1995 series "Murder One". He was nominated for a Golden Globe award.
  • Benzali is also also an accomplished singer and recorded an album covering several popular jazz and blues hits.
  • 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.
  • After a few years of performing in regional theatre throughout the U.S., Benzali traveled to England, where he performed with The Half Moon Theatre company, and then came to the attention of 'Trevor Nunn' , who invited him to become a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London where he sang a program of Gershwin's music.
  • His ex-wife Lynda Medwell was a potter. They were married for eight years before divorcing in the early 1980s.
  • Has the distinction of appearing in the pilot episodes of two successful New York based crime dramas "Law & Order" (1990) , and "NYPD Blue" (1993) .
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There is the list of movies, where Daniel Benzali was taked part:
1 If I Had Known I Was a Genius movie If I Had Known I Was a Genius 2007 as Walter
2 Insignificance movie Insignificance 1985 as First Theatrical Agent
3 Messenger of Death movie Messenger of Death 1988 as Chief Barney Doyle
4 Vegas, City of Dreams movie Vegas, City of Dreams 2001 as Dr. Sigmund Stein
5 Whoops Apocalypse movie Whoops Apocalypse 1988 as William Kubert (US Defense Secretary)
6 Star Trek: The Next Generation movie Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987 as Surgeon
7 A Childs Cry for Help movie A Childs Cry for Help 1994 as Dr. Everett Morris
8 A View to a Kill movie A View to a Kill 1985 as Howe
9 Afterburn movie Afterburn 1992 as Col. John Patterson
10 All the Little Animals movie All the Little Animals 1998 as Bernard 'The Fat' De Winter
11 Believers movie Believers 2007 as The Teacher
12 Boss of Bosses movie Boss of Bosses 2001 as Bruce Mouw
13 By Dawns Early Light movie By Dawns Early Light 1990 as Bascombe
14 Citizen Cohn movie Citizen Cohn 1992 as Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman
15 Comic Relief VII movie Comic Relief VII 1995 as Himself
16 Dead Heat movie Dead Heat 2002 as Frank Finnegan
17 DNA: Guilty or Innocent? movie DNA: Guilty or Innocent? 2003 as Host
18 En dag i oktober movie En dag i oktober 1991 as Solomon Kublitz
19 Heist movie Heist 1998 as Big Fats
20 Her Married Lover movie Her Married Lover 1999 as Det. Joe Lansing
21 Home Free All movie Home Free All 1984 as Therapist
22 Murder at 1600 movie Murder at 1600 1997 as Spikings
23 Nat Turner: Story of A Prophet movie Nat Turner: Story of A Prophet 2017 as Rev. Samuel
24 Pack of Lies movie Pack of Lies 1987 as Peter Schaefer
25 Screwed movie Screwed 2000 as Detective Tom Dewey
26 Strong Medicine movie Strong Medicine 1986 as Seth
27 Suckers movie Suckers 2001 as Reggie
28 The 22nd Annual Peoples Choice Awards movie The 22nd Annual Peoples Choice Awards 1996 as Himself - Presenter: Favorite Female Musical Performer
29 The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 as Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
30 The Distinguished Gentleman movie The Distinguished Gentleman 1992 as 'Skeeter' Warburton
31 The End of Violence movie The End of Violence 1997 as Brice Phelps
32 The Grey Zone movie The Grey Zone 2001 as Simon Schlermer
33 The Last Days of Patton movie The Last Days of Patton 1986 as Col. Glen Spurling
34 The Last of His Tribe movie The Last of His Tribe 1992 as Mr. Whitney
35 The Return of Sherlock Holmes movie The Return of Sherlock Holmes 1987 as Ross
36 The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. movie The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. 1994 as Dr. Ezo
37 Vietnam War Story: The Last Days movie Vietnam War Story: The Last Days 1989 as Adams (segment "Dirty Work")
38 White Nights movie White Nights 1985 as Dr. Asher
39 Agent X movie Agent X 2015 as David Williams
40 Beauty and the Beast movie Beauty and the Beast 1987 as Edward
The image of was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "TV Guide" (Canada), 7 October 1995, Vol. 19, Iss. 979
  • "Wisonsin State Journal TV Week" (USA), 17 September 1995
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