Ty Olsson

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Ty Olsson
Ty Olsson.jpg
Olsson in 2013
Born (1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 44)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Leanna Nash
(m. 19??; div. 2012)
Children 2

Ty Olsson (born January 28, 1974) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as the voice of 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.

Early life[edit]

Olsson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.[1] He was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.[1] He attended Canterbury High School,[1] an arts school in Ottawa where he specialized in drama, dance, and music. He continued to study acting at Studio 58.[1]


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.[1] He has also been featured in Battlestar Galactica[1] and as Rollie Crane in Defying Gravity.[2] Olsson starred as 9/11 victim Mark Bingham in the A&E television film Flight 93.[3] 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.[4][5][6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Olsson was married to Leanna Nash[1] until their divorce in 2012. They have two daughters.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Kidô senshi Gandamu: Gyakushû no Shâ Astonaige Medoz (voice)
1992 The Magic Voyage Bob the Beaver (voice) English - Atlas Film Version
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. Venom 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)
2013 Survival Code Vic Int'l by Frazee
2014 Godzilla Jainway
2014 Cut Bank Harvey
2014 Deeper The Hunter
2015 Life on the Line Danny
2015 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown Harris
2017 The Shack 1950s Mack's Grandpa
2017 War for the Planet of the Apes Red Voice
2017 S.W.A.T.: Under Siege Ward Direct to video
2018 Gumshoes Buddy Griss filming; upcoming sequel to Music High


Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Funboy/George Jamieson
1999–2005 Dragon Tales Ord (voice) Recurring role
1999–2005 Stargate SG-1 Jaffa #1 / Colonel Barnes
2002 Dark Angel Mario (Bodyguard)
2003 Battlestar Galactica Lt. Aaron Kelly Miniseries
2004 Transformers Energon Downshift (voice)
2005 Krypto the Superdog Drooly (voice)
2005 Being Ian Kyle, Evan, Grey, Man, Scooter Rider 2, Teacher, Nerd 2, Patient, Bank Robber (voices)
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 (voices)
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")
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 Season 3; Episode 12: "Earth, WInd and Wait for it"
2010 V 5th Column captured V-sympathizer
2011 Ice Road Terror Jack Simmons
2011 The Killing Game Joe Quinn
2011 Heartland
2012 Hell on Wheels Lt. Griggs (2 episodes: "Derailed" and "Timshel")
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
2014–2016 Nerds and Monsters Stan Grissle (voice)
2014–2017 The 100 Nyko
2015 iZombie Detective Pratt
2015 Continuum Marcellus
2015 Unreal Kirk
2016 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Dorian 1 episode "Pilot"
2017 Slasher: Guilty Party Glenn/Ben Recurring role
2018 The Man in the High Castle Major Tod Metzger 6 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2000 Dragon Tales: Dragon Seek Ord
2016 Dead Rising 4 Frank West

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2016 UBCP/ACTRA Awards Best Actor UnREAL Nominated [8]
2017 Leo Awards Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Television Movie A Surrogates Nightmare Won [9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ty Olsson interview | LSO Capt. Aaron Kelly | Battlestar Galactica". www.galactica.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Defying Gravity's Ty Olsson – Daydream Believer". SciFiAndTvTalk's Blog. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. ^ "CNN.com - Transcripts". transcripts.cnn.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  4. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (2012-10-31). "'Supernatural' preview: Ty Olsson says Benny is 'lost between worlds'". EW.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  5. ^ "An Interview with Supernatural's Ty Olsson". Thedailyquirk.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  6. ^ Macklem, Lisa (2013-01-09). "Interview with Ty Olsson: Borealis and Supernatural | Spoilers". Spoilertv.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  7. ^ "'Supernatural's' Ty Olsson On Benny's Evolution, Friction With Sam And Castiel And More". Huffingtonpost.com. 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  8. ^ "UBCP/ACTRA – The 2016 UBCP/ACTRA AWARDS NOMINEES Are Announced!". www.ubcp.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Leo Awards, Nominees by Name 2017". www.leoawards.com. Archived from the original on 27 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.

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