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      Daniel Benzali

      Daniel Benzali

      Highest Rated: 69% The Grey Zone (2001)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Screwed (2000)

      Birthday: Jan 20, 1950

      Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      The son of a former actor, the Brazilian-born Benzali began his career appearing throughout the US on stage in everything from musicals to Shakespeare. He moved to England in the 1970s and continued his stage career, first in fringe theater, later as a member of the respected Royal Shakespeare Company and also in musicals (Juan Peron in "Evita"). Benzali has appeared primarily in small supporting roles in features including "A View to a Kill," "White Knights" (both 1985) and "The Distinguished Gentleman" (1992). His notable TV appearances include "Pack of Lies" (CBS, 1987) as Terri Garr's husband and "Citizen Cohn" (HBO, 1992) as Cardinal Spellman. He began his affiliation with producer Steven Bochco with a recurring role on "L.A. Law" in 1991 and later reteamed with the producer in the groundbreaking "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-94) as a mob lawyer. The third time was the charm when Bochco tapped the shaven-headed actor for the ABC drama series "Murder One" (ABC, 1995-96). As the enigmatic defense attorney Theodore 'Teddy' Hoffman, Benzali riveted viewers with his commanding presence and understated performance. Due to creative differences, however, Benzali chose not to remain with the series during its second season. Instead, he moved to the big screen as a White House security chief in the thriller "Murder at 1600" and was in the ensemble of Wim Wenders' "The End of Violence" (both 1997). In 2000, Benzali appeared on stage in ""Glengarry Glen Ross." He also co-starred with Mira Sorvino in the Off-Broadway play "Naked." He returned back to television and landed the part of Robert Quinn in the CBS series "The Agency" (2001). In 2002, he reunited with Sorvino, this time on the big screen, for the holocaust feature drama "Grey Zone."

      Highest rated movies

      The Grey Zone
      All the Little Animals
      Murder at 1600
      The End of Violence
      Screwed

      Photos

      GREY ZONE, Steve Buscemi, Daniel Benzali, Kamelia Grigorova, David Chandler, 2002 MURDER AT 1600, Wesley Snipes, Daniel Benzali, 1997, (c)Warner Bros. MURDER AT 1600, Daniel Benzali, Diane Lane, 1997, (c)Warner Bros. MURDER AT 1600, Daniel Benzali, 1997, (c)Warner Bros. THE END OF VIOLENCE, from left: Daniel Benzali, Gabriel Byrne, 1997, © MGM

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 25% Believers The Teacher (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 27% Dead Heat Frank Finnegan (Character) - 2002
      69% 74% The Grey Zone Schlermer (Character) $507.4K 2001
      No Score Yet 61% Boss of Bosses Bruce Mouw (Character) - 2001
      10% 48% Screwed Detective Tom Dewey (Character) $7.0M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Clean Kill Detective Joe Lansing (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 70% Suckers Reggie (Character) - 1999
      67% 77% All the Little Animals De Winter (Character) $23.3K 1998
      32% 43% Murder at 1600 Spikings (Character) $25.8M 1997
      29% 43% The End of Violence Benzali (Character) $283.0K 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heist Unknown (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Child's Cry for Help Dr. Everett Morris (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 85% The Last of His Tribe Mr. Whitney (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 29% A Day in October Solomon Kublitz (Character) $4.0K 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam War Story: The Last Days Adams (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 24% Messenger of Death Chief Barney Doyle (Character) $2.2M 1988
      No Score Yet 60% Pack of Lies Peter Schaefer (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 67% The Last Days of Patton Col. Glen Spurling (Character) - 1986

      TV

      Credit
      57% 78% Californication Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      74% 83% Nip/Tuck Dr. Griffin (Guest Star) 2010
      60% 100% Eli Stone Judge Emmet Bortz (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Joseph Hollin (Guest Star) 2009
      54% 83% Jericho Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue James Sinclair Esq. (Guest Star) 1993-1994 1999 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Robert Quinn (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2001-2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      20% No Score Yet UC: Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Graham Highfield (Character) 1997
      91% No Score Yet Murder One Ted Hoffman (Character) 1995-1996
      74% 86% The X-Files Colonel Wharton (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Surgeon (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Edward (Guest Star) 1989