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Daniel Benzali

Daniel Benzali (born January 20, 1950) is a Brazilian-American stage, television and film actor.Benzali was a theatre actor before making guest-starring roles on television series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, The X-Files, NYPD Blue and L.A. Law. L.A. Law creator Steven Bochco was so impressed with Benzali's performance that he cast him in the lead role of his 1995 series Murder One, playing attorney Ted Hoffman. For this role he was nominated for a Golden Globe award. More recently, Benzali starred on the series The Agency, and in films such as By Dawn's Early Light (1990), Murder at 1600 (1997) and The Grey Zone (2001). He also appeared in the post-apocalyptic CBS series Jericho as the enigmatic former Department of Homeland Security director Thomas Valente. Most recently he starred in the FX television series Nip/Tuck as the main character's psychotherapist and later patient, Dr. Griffin. Another of his roles was that of Reggie, a money hungry sales manager/drug smuggler at a car dealership in the 1999 cult-classic "Suckers." Benzali has also played musical theater. He portrayed Juan Peron in the London cast of Evita, and played faded film director Max von Mayerling, alongside Patti LuPone, in the original cast (1993) of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard. Benzali had previously appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, and other smaller productions. Benzali was also formerly engaged to actress Kim Cattrall. In December 2010, Benzali joined ABC's General Hospital.[2]Benzali plays a character named Theodore Hoffman, a reference to his role on the mid-1990s television series Murder One. Benzali's character is also known as "The Balkan", an international crime lord. Description above from the Wikipedia article Daniel Benzali , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 20, 1950 In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Series Lie to Me 2009-01-21
Known For
Poster of Suckers
Poster of Murder at 1600
Poster of The Distinguished Gentleman
Poster of Law & Order
Series Lie to Me Joseph Hollin 2009-01-21
Series Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
Movie Believers Unknown 2007-06-11
Series Californication Larry 2007-08-13
Series Jericho Unknown 2006-09-20
Movie Dead Heat Frank Finnegan 2002-07-23
Movie The Grey Zone Simon Schlermer 2001-09-13
Movie Vegas, City of Dreams Dr. Sigmund Stein 2001-04-01
Movie Boss of Bosses Bruce Mouw 2001-06-03
Series The Agency Unknown 2001-09-27
Series UC: Undercover Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Screwed Detective Tom Dewey 2000-05-12
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Movie All the Little Animals Bernard 'The Fat' De Winter 1999-07-09
Movie Suckers Reggie 1999-12-12
Movie Her Married Lover Det. Joe Lansing 1999-10-07
Movie Heist Big Fats 1998-06-30
Movie Murder at 1600 Agent Nick Spikings 1997-04-18
Movie The End of Violence Brice Phelps 1997-05-11
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Series Murder One Ted Hoffman 1995-09-20
Movie A Child's Cry for Help Dr. Everett Morris 1994-11-13
Series The X-Files Colonel Wharton 1993-09-10
Movie Afterburn Col. John Patterson 1992-05-30
Movie The Last of His Tribe Mr. Whitney 1992-03-28
Movie Citizen Cohn Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman 1992-08-22
Movie The Distinguished Gentleman 'Skeeter' Warburton 1992-12-04
Movie A Day in October Solomon Kublitz 1991-09-06
Movie By Dawn's Early Light Bascombe 1990-05-19
Series Law & Order Medical Examiner 1990-09-13
Movie Messenger of Death Chief Barney Doyle 1988-09-16
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Surgeon 1987-09-28
Movie Pack of Lies Peter Schafer 1987-04-26
Series Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-25
Movie Strong Medicine Seth 1986-01-01
Movie Whoops Apocalypse William Kubert (US Defence Secretary) 1986-05-06
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie The Last Days of Patton Col. Glen Spurling 1986-12-15
Movie A View to a Kill Howe 1985-05-24
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24