J. B. Blanc

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J.B. Blanc
Born Jean-Benoît Blanc
(1969-02-13) 13 February 1969 (age 45)
Paris, France
Other names John White
Occupation Actor
Voice actor
Years active 1996–present
Website
www.jbblanc.com

Jean-Benoît "J. B." Blanc (born 13 February 1969) is a French-born English actor and voice actor.

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Blanc was born in Paris, France to a French father and an English mother. He moved to England with his mother at the age of five and was educated at Bramcote School, Scarborough and Sedbergh School in Cumbria. At the age of 16 he successfully auditioned for the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. In 1987, he auditioned and was accepted at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the youngest person to do so that year. He graduated in 1990 and, after a short sabbatical travelling, began his theatre career. At one time he ran his own theatre company and he was working with companies on the London scene, collaborating with directors such as Rufus Norris, Howard Davies and later Sir Peter Hall at London's Royal National Theatre. In 2001, after 12 years almost exclusively working in theatre, he played the role of "Luigi Vampa" in the 2002 film version of The Count of Monte Cristo, and moved to Los Angeles where he currently resides with his daughter, Malia. Since moving to the US, he has acted in Breaking Bad, Cold Case, CSI: NY, Raising the Bar, The Unit, Crash, NYPD Blue, Prison Break, Dr. Vegas and the Ridley Scott production The Company on television, and in feature films such as The Incredible Hulk, Tristan & Isolde, Pirates of the Caribbean, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties and Moonlight Serenade with Oscar-nominee Amy Adams. He has also done voice-overs commercially and in animation and video games such as Dante's Inferno, Darksiders, and 2005's James Bond: From Russia With Love in which he played Turkish agent Kerim Bey. In June 2013 Blanc voiced various characters in Saints Row IV including Emperor Zinyak and Phillipe Loren. He also voiced Commander Blisk in the 2014 title, Titanfall.

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