Olsson in 2013
January 28, 1974 |
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
(m. ?–2012; divorced)
Ty Olsson (born January 28, 1974) is a Canadian actor and voice actor. He is best known for playing the voice of the character Ord in PBS Kids animated children's series Dragon Tales, and for portraying real life 9/11 victim Mark Bingham in the A&E television movie Flight 93 and a recurring role in Supernatural, as Benny Lafitte.
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 to study acting at Studio 58.
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 and Ian's older brother Kyle in the YTV animated series Being Ian. He has also been featured in Battlestar Galactica and 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. One of Olsson's most notable roles is Benny, a vampire, on Season 8 of Supernatural.
|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|
|2002||Stark Raving Mad||Nate - Goon|
|2003||Dreamcatcher||Army Truck Driver|
|2003||Agent Cody Banks||Security Guard|
|2003||G.I. Joe: Spy Troops||Storm Shadow||Voice|
|2004||G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom||Storm Shadow||Voice|
|2004||The Chronicles of Riddick||Merc|
|2005||Missing in America||Soldier|
|2006||RV||Diablo Pass Officer|
|2006||Firewall||Airport Traffic Cop|
|2006||Deck the Halls||Trucker|
|2007||Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem||Nathan|
|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)|
|2013||Survival Code||Vic||Int'l by Frazee|
|2015||Life on the Line||Danny|
|2015||12 Rounds 3: Lockdown||Harris|
|2016||Gumshoes||Buddy Griss||upcoming sequel to Music High|
|2017||War for the Planet of the Apes||Rex|
|1999||The Crow: Stairway to Heaven||Funboy/George Jamieson|
|1999–2005||Stargate SG-1||Jaffa #1 / Colonel Barnes|
|2002||Dark Angel||Mario (Bodyguard)|
|2003||Battlestar Galactica||Lt. Aaron Kelly||Miniseries|
|2005||Krypto the Superdog||Drooly||Voice|
|2005||Being Ian||Kyle, Evan, Grey, Man, Scooter Rider 2, Teacher, Nerd 2, Patient, Bank Robber||Voice|
|2005||Class of the Titans||Herry||Voice|
|2005–2009||Battlestar Galactica||LSO Capt. Aaron Kelly||TV series|
|2006–2007||Class of the Titans||Henry, Minotaur||Voice|
|2006–2009||Men in Trees||Sam the Plow Guy|
|2006–2015||Supernatural||Eli (Season 2), Benny (seasons 8 and 10)|
|2007||Fallen||Hawkins (episode "Part 2: The Journey")|
|2009||Defying Gravity||Rollie Crane|
|2009–2010||Eureka||Sheriff/Deputy Andy (2 episodes)|
|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||Ice Road Terror||Jack Simmons|
|2012||Hell on Wheels||Lt. Griggs (2 episodes: "Derailed" and "Timshel")|
|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|
|2014–2016||Nerds and Monsters||Stan Grissle||Voice|
|2016||Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency||Dorian|
Awards and nominations
|2016||UBCP/ACTRA Awards||Best Actor||UnREAL||Nominated|||
|2017||Leo Awards||Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Television Movie||A Surrogates Nightmare||Won|||
- "Ty Olsson interview | LSO Capt. Aaron Kelly | Battlestar Galactica". www.galactica.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- "Defying Gravity’s Ty Olsson – Daydream Believer". SciFiAndTvTalk's Blog. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- "CNN.com - Transcripts". transcripts.cnn.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- Gonzalez, Sandra (2012-10-31). "'Supernatural' preview: Ty Olsson says Benny is 'lost between worlds'". EW.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
- "An Interview with Supernatural’s Ty Olsson". Thedailyquirk.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
- Macklem, Lisa (2013-01-09). "Interview with Ty Olsson: Borealis and Supernatural | Spoilers". Spoilertv.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
- "'Supernatural's' Ty Olsson On Benny's Evolution, Friction With Sam And Castiel And More". Huffingtonpost.com. 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
- "UBCP/ACTRA – The 2016 UBCP/ACTRA AWARDS NOMINEES Are Announced!". www.ubcp.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- "Leo Awards, Nominees by Name 2017". www.leoawards.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
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