Ty Olsson

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Ty Olsson
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Born (1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 41)[citation needed]
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Leanna Nash (?–2012, divorced)
Children Mackenzie, Dagan Hunter

Tyler "Ty" Olsson (born January 28, 1974) is a Canadian actor and voice actor. He is best known for providing the voice of the dragon Ord in the PBS Kids television series Dragon Tales, and for portraying real life 9/11 victim Mark Bingham in the A&E television movie Flight 93. He can currently be seen in Supernatural as Benny Lafitte, a vampire.

Life and career[edit]

Olsson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He attended Canterbury High School, an arts school in Ottawa where he specialized in drama, dance, and music. He continued his study at Studio 58. Olsson was married to Leanna Nash until their divorce in 2012. They have two daughters, Mackenzie and Dagan Hunter together.

Olsson has primarily appeared in supporting or character roles in a number of films and television shows. As a voice actor, he is best known as the voice of Herry in the hit Canadian television series Class of the Titans. He has also been featured in Battlestar Galactica and, more recently, as Rollie Crane in Defying Gravity. Olsson starred as 9/11 victim Mark Bingham in the A&E television film Flight 93. Ty originated the role of Deputy Andy on Eureka, but was replaced by Kavan Smith after two appearances. Ty plays Benny on Season 8 of Supernatural.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Kidô senshi Gandamu: Gyakushû no Shâ Astonaige Medoz (voice)
1992 The Magic Voyage Bob the Beaver English - Atlas Film Version (voice)
1999 Lake Placid State Trooper
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Cop #6 - Detective released in 2002
2001 Valentine Jock
2002 Ignition Conor's Partner
2002 Lone Hero Sticky
2002 Stark Raving Mad Nate - Goon
2003 Dreamcatcher Army Truck Driver
2003 Willard Officer Salmon
2003 Agent Cody Banks Security Guard
2003 X2 Mitchell Laurio
2003 G.I. Joe: Spy Troops Storm Shadow (voice)
2004 G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Vemon Storm Shadow (voice)
2004 Miracle State Trooper
2004 Walking Tall Deputy
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Merc
2005 Elektra Second Paramedic
2005 Missing in America Soldier
2005 Ark Lorris (voice)
2005 Chaos Damon Richards
2005 The Score Owen
2005 Just Friends Tim
2006 RV Diablo Pass Officer
2006 Firewall Airport Traffic Cop
2006 Deck the Halls Trucker
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Nathan
2007 Married Life Policeman
2008 Chaos Theory Evil Ferryman
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Flash Chamber Colonel
2009 2012 Air Force One Officer
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Chief John Hamil
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Phil
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Phil (uncredited)
2014 Godzilla Jainway
2014 Cut Bank Harvey
2014 Deeper The Hunter
2015 Life on the Line Danny
2016 Gumshoes Buddy Griss upcoming sequel to Music High

TV shows[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Funboy/George Jamieson
1999-2005 Dragon Tales Ord (voice)
1999-2005 Stargate SG-1 Jaffa #1 / Colonel Barnes
2004 Transformers Energon Downshift (voice)
2005 Krypto the Superdog Drooly (voice)
2005 Being Ian Kyle, Evan (voice)
2005 Transformers Cybertron Evac (voice)
2005 Class of the Titans Herry (voice)
2005-2009 Battlestar Galactica LSO Capt. Aaron Kelly
2006-2009 Men In Trees Sam the Plow Guy
2006-2015 Supernatural Eli (Season 2), Benny (season 8)
2007 Fallen (TV series) Hawkins (episode "Part 2: The Journey")
2007-2008 Flash Gordon Vultan
2009 Defying Gravity Rollie Crane
2009-2010 Eureka Sheriff/Deputy Andy (2 episodes)
2009 Smallville Cop/Sniper
2009-2012 Iron Man: Armored Adventures Killer Shrike (voice)
2009 Psych Manetti (2009 season 3 episode 12 "Earth, WInd and Wait for it)
2010 V 5th Column captured V-sympathizer
2011 Heartland
2011 Ice Road Terror Jack Simmons
2012 Voltron Force Hunk (voice)
2012 Once Upon a Time Hordor (episode "Desperate Souls")
2012 Flashpoint James Mitchell (episode "Broken Peace")
2012 Arrow Martin Somers (episode "Honor Thy Father")
2013-2014 Packages from Planet X Troll (voice)
2014 The Tomorrow People Errol
2014 Nerds and Monsters Stan Grissle (voice)
2014-2015 The 100 Nyko
2015 iZombie Detective Pratt

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