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Benjamin Pelteson



 

Benjamin grew up on the mean, mean streets of Orlando, Florida.  (There were tourists.  There were alligators.  There were...CHAIN RESTAURANTS!)  So, he fled to Carnegie Mellon, got a BFA in acting, and moved to New York City.  Benjamin has acted on television ("Homeland," "Law & Order," "Unforgettable") and on stages in NY and across the country.  He is a 2012 Barrymore Nominee for Best Supporting Actor for his work as Louis in ANGELS IN AMERICA at The Wilma Theater. He recently returned from two seasons at the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR.  Benjamin was published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Neurosurgeons at age 17 and serves as co-Curator of the first ever Daedalus Film Fest, a benefit for people living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Oregon.