Ty Olsson

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Ty Olsson
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Ty Olsson at Armageddon Expo, Melbourne in 2013
Born (1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 40)[citation needed]
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998-present
Height 5'11"
Weight 201 lbs
Spouse(s) Leanna Nash
Children Mackenzie, Daygan Hunter

Ty Olsson (born January 28, 1974) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for voicing the dragon Ord on Dragon Tales and for portraying actual 9/11 victim Mark Bingham in the A&E television film Flight 93. He portrays Benny Lafitte, a vampire in Supernatural.

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 Daygan 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 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.


Genre Year Title Role Episodes Notes
TV Series 1998 - 1999 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Funboy / George Jamieson 5 Episodes
TV Series 1999 Stargate SG-1 Jaffa #1 "Point of View"
TV Series 1999 - 2005 Dragon Tales Ord 94 Episodes
TV Movie 2003 G.I. Joe: Spy Troops and G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom Storm Shadow Voice
Film 2003 X-Men 2: X2 Mitchell Laurio
Film 2003 Dreamcatcher Army Truck Driver
Film 2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Merc
TV Series 2004 Transformers Energon Downshift Voice
Film 2005 Chaos Damon Richards
Film 2005 Just Friends Tim
Film 2005 The Score Owen
TV Series 2005 Stargate SG-1 Colonel Barnes "The Fourth Horseman: Part 1"
TV Series 2005 - 2009 Battlestar Galactica LSO Capt. Aaron Kelly 8 Episodes
TV Movie 2006 Flight 93 Mark Bingham
TV Movie 2006 Eight Days to Live Craig
Film 2006 RV Diablo Pass Officer
Film 2006 Firewall Airport Traffic Officer
TV Series 2006 Supernatural Eli "Bloodlust" - Season 2
TV Series 2006 - 2007 Class of the Titans Herry Recurring Role - 43 Episodes
TV Series 2006 - 2008 Men in Trees Sam Soloway 16 Episodes
Film 2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Nathan Post
TV Movie 2007 Christmas Caper Sheriff Hank Harrison
TV Series 2007 The L Word Jim S4 E3 - "Lassoed"
TV Mini-Series 2007 Fallen Hawkins 2 Episodes
TV Series 2007 - 2008 Flash Gordon Vulton/Vultan 3 Episodes
Film 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Flash Chamber Colonel
TV Movie 2008 Being Ian: An Ian-convenient Truth Kyle Kelley
Film 2009 2012 Air Force One Officer
TV Mini-Series 2009 Impact Derek
TV Series 2009 Psych (TV series) Manetti S3 E12 - "Earth, Wind and... Wait for it"
TV Series 2009 Smallville Officer Talbert "Bulletproof"
TV Series 2009 Defying Gravity Rollie Crane 12 Episodes
TV Series 2009 - 2010 Eureka Sheriff Andy / Deputy Andy 2 Episodes
TV Series 2009 - 2012 Iron Man: Armored Adventures Simon Maddicks / Killer Shrike Voice (Credited & Uncredited)
TV Series 2010 V Jeffrey (5th Column) 2 Episodes
Film 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Phil Dwyer
TV Series 2011 Heartland Bruce Tatum "Beyond Hell's Half Mile"
TV Movie 2011 Ice Road Terror Jack Simmons
TV Series 2011 - 2012 Voltron Force Hunk Voice
TV Series 2012 Arrow Martin Somers "Honor Thy Father"
TV Series 2012 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Commander Thomas Lasky (older)
TV Movie 2012 Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Osiris Crewmember
TV Series 2012 Once Upon a Time Hordor "Desperate Souls"
TV Series 2012 Flashpoint James Mitchell "Broken Peace"
TV Series 2012 Falling Skies Sgt. Clemmons 2 Episodes
TV Series 2012 - 2013 Supernatural Benny 7 Episodes - Season 8
TV Series 2013 - present Packages from Planet X Troll
TV Movie 2013 Borealis Vic Carboneau
TV Series 2014 The Tomorrow People Errol S1 E10 - "The Citadel"
TV Series 2014 Nerds and Monsters Stan Grissle

TV ads[edit]

  • Ty appeared on an Australian TV ad promoting natural beers

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