Benjamin Dane (Benny Lydell Robinson)
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BiographyHouston, Texas, USA
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Benjamin attended the High School For Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) where he studied art, not drama. However, after a stint as a vet's assistant, he promptly switched enrolment to The High School for Health Professions. With an intense love for art and design, he graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Dallas. It was in Dallas he started working with community theater such as Conerstone, the Dallas Children's Theater and was one of the first cast members for "The Promise". Read more... Sox", C.S. Lewis's "The Silver Chair", "Peanut Butter and Tofu on Jewish Rye" and "Eight Days that Changed The World". Stage ignited a desire for film and broadcast roles. He made a dynamic first impression with small roles in two highly anticipated projects filmed in Texas - Oliver Stone's "JFK" and the Emmy Award-winning "Killing in a Small Town" for CBS. A promising start opened opportunities for Ben to tackle leading roles in several independent films - including Brown in the award-winning feature, "Holding On", Stephen in "Once Blind", Tyler in "Am I Cursed?" and Hack in "Halftime - The Redemption of a Couch Potato". Benjamin also gained recognition with starring roles in television - Adam in "Amazing Love Stories" for ABC Family, the pivotal role of Ethan Allen in a historical docu-drama for The Discovery Channel and a dramatic role in the millennium special, "Is It The End Or Just The Beginning?" for ABC Family and TBN. In 2003, Benjamin wrapped shooting three films. In "Stationery Games" he plays the lead role of Reginald, a CIA operative, in an interesting psychological "Basic Instinct" thriller. Then film won a Grand Jury Award at the Bare Bones Independent Film Festival. In the Best Comedy by New York International Independent Film Festival winner, "Sweet Hideaway", Ben plays the part of Scotti and in an inventive split screen segment, plays the dual roles of The Angel and Man in Black. Most recently, Benjamin appeared in the theatrically released and award winning, "Echoes of Innocence". The film won 9 major festival awards, including a Platinum Remi in Dramatic Film at the WorldFest International Film Festival and Audience Favorite. Benjamin plays young priest, Father Connelly, the voice of compassion in the film. He also completed roles in the comedy "Art of the Fart" and the yet to be released sci-fi event, "Parallel."