ARTUR ZAI BENSON - AEA, - SAG-AFTRA

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  • 68 Whiskey (Recurring Guest Star) - Clip 1 (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Dark Comedy/Drama Khalil bears a cynicism of someone who has dealt with civil war since the moment he was born; he works with the team as a medic and as a translator when they interact with locals. He's level-headed and follows rules but often times loses patience when dealing with their shenanigans

  • 68 Whiskey (Recurring Guest Star) - Clip 2 (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Dark Comedy/Drama Khalil bears a cynicism of someone who has dealt with civil war since the moment he was born; he works with the team as a medic and as a translator when they interact with locals. He's level-headed and follows rules but often times loses patience when dealing with their shenanigans

  • FBI: Most Wanted (Guest Star) (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Drama FARZAD NURI AKA BADI WAZEER Violent, charismatic, expert sniper, he’s nimble, fearsome, duplicitous, physical and quick, his heart only beats for his family. He’s devious, hardened predator, angry, resourceful, seeking revenge, an eye for an eye, for all who had a hand in his family’s demise

  • NCIS (Guest Star) (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Drama: Rafi Nazar. Earnest, smart, together, and athletic, he is a decorated Navy officer with a sparkling service record. He emigrated from Afghanistan with his family when he was four and joined the Navy the day after he became a U.S. citizen. But now he is the suspect in the theft of classified software that controls the Navy’s UAVs. Insisting he is not a traitor, he fears for his life and flees to the only place he knows he will be safe

  • Finding Johnny - Romantic Comedy - Lead - Clip 1 (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Romantic Comedy Johnny meets his crush Johnny Rosenberg. Overprotected and sheltered by his Jewish and Mexican parents, Johnny ventures out on his first blind date only to fall in love with another girl. Charming and awkward at the same time, he's on a mission to win the girl of his dreams

  • Finding Johnny - Romantic Comedy - Lead - Clip 2 (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Romantic Comedy Johnny is on a blind date Johnny Rosenberg. Overprotected and sheltered by his Jewish and Mexican parents, Johnny ventures out on his first blind date only to fall in love with another girl. Charming and awkward at the same time, he's on a mission to win the girl of his dreams

  • Singer-Songwriter - Reggaeton/Latin (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    ISC runner up 2020 in Latin and Reggaeton 3 million streams

  • Singer-Songwriter (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Genres: Pop, Country-Rock, Rock EDM, Tropical Pop, Synthpop

  • Singing - Pop-Rock (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Pop-Rock "A Million Reasons"

  • Gymnastics/Martial Arts (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Gymnastics/Martial Arts

  • Spanish (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Lieutenant in the drug cartel. Manipulates his younger brother while playing a shooting game.

  • I am Zombie - Short - Lead (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Arturo wakes up to the new reality and new cravings

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TELEVISION

68 WHISKEY

Recurring Guest Star

Ron Howard/Paramount+/CBS

FBI: MOST WANTED

Guest Star

Alex Zakrzewski/CBS

NCIS

Guest Star

Rocky Carroll/CBS

SHOOTER

Guest Star

Jaime Reynoso/USA

TELEVISION MOVIE

NIGHT OF THE WILD

Supporting

Eric Red/SyFy

FILM

FINDING JOHNNY

Lead

Gonella Productions

FAIRLADY

Lead

Edgar Torres/Independent

SEEING THROUGH

Supporting

Kyle Klubal/Independent

SHORT FILM

PRIDE

Supporting

Marc Saltarelli/Independent

THEATER

HAMLET

Hamlet

Shakespeare Center

ROMEO AND JULIET

Romeo

Shakespeare Center

KING LEAR

Edmund

Hart House Theater

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

Trofimov

Hart House Theater

TRAINING

The Groundlings Theater

Writer's Lab (currently)

Hollywood

UCB Theater

Graduate

Hollywood

UofT/Cal State LA

BFA (Theater)

Toronto/Los Angeles

SMC

Voice Program (Pop/Jazz)

Santa Monica

Lesly Kahn & Co

On-going

Hollywood

Margie Haber

On-going

Hollywood

Janet Alhanti

Meisner (2 Year Program)

Hollywood

Brian Reise

Cold Reading

Hollywood

Janelle Destefano

Singing (Classical)

Los Angeles

Gina Saputo

Singing (Contemporary Jazz/Pop)

Los Angeles

Seth Riggs

Singing

Hollywood

David Alan Stern

Dialects

Hollywood

Annie Grindlay

Cold Reading

Hollywood

MUSIC

International Songwriting Competition

Latin/Reggaeton, Pop 2020

Winner out of 26,000 Entries

4 Million Music Streams

ARTUR was born in a village near Kabul, Stanikzai tribe, Zai translates as descendants of in Pashto. Raised in UK and North America, ARTUR is of mixed race, Persian and Latinx. First name is of Portuguese descent. Speaks RP and US English. Can also speak Pashto, Farsi, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian. Lena Waithe's inagural Hillman Grad mentee 2021. Trained in MMA and gymnastics, 4 mil music streams across platforms, 4 octave range A1-Eb5, bass. LGBT-identifying, he/him

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 6'

Weight: 197 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Hair Length: Short

 

Boxing, Gymnastics, Ice Skating, Karate - Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Martial Arts - Taekwondo, Snow Skiing - General, Swimming - ability - general, Comedian, Guitar, Improvisation, Licensed Driver, Motorcyclist, Piano, Singer, Vocal Range: Baritone, Vocal Range: Bass, American - Minnesota Accent, American - New York Accent, American - Southern Accent, American - Standard/General Accent, American - Texan Accent, British - BBC English Accent, British - Scouse/Liverpool Accent, Eastern European Accent, French Accent, German Accent, Greek Accent, Iraqi Accent, Irish Accent, Israeli Accent, Italian Accent, Persian Accent, Puerto Rican Accent, Russian Accent, Slavic - South Eastern Bloc Accent, Spanish Accent, Fluent Arabic, Fluent Farsi, Fluent Italian, Fluent Pashto, Fluent Russian, Fluent Spanish