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November 14, 1974 |
Benjamin Benitez (born November 14, 1974) in New York City is a Mexican / French-Moroccan American actor, who played Harry "Pombo" Villegas in the film Che, Gardez in the TV series [[Tru Calling]], Tommy Rodriguez in the TV series Wanted, Gonzalez #1 in True Detective, Season 2 and recent guest appearances on Castle and Ray Donovon.
Benjamin studied at the Actors Studio, it was there that he honed his craft in off Broadway plays at the Joseph Papps Public Theatre. His theatre work includes "Short Eyes", "Cuba and His Teddy Bear", "The School of the America" and "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui".
Benjamin received critical acclaim for his performances in both his ABC and CBS showcases. Despite this, he maintains only a 55% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 
When Benjamin moved to LA he garnered series regular roles in "True Calling", "Wanted" and "Moonlight" as well as recurring roles "My Name is Earl", "Life" and "Gemini" and most recently "True Detective".
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