American actor Benjamin Benitez was born on November 14, 1974 in the Bronx, New York. He originally had ambitions of becoming a bullfighter, before choosing to study design and architecture, as well as working as an actor. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, and has worked as an abstract painter for the past 10 years, having solo exhibits in New York, San Francisco and Los Angel
es. He has appeared on a number of television series such as The Bold and the Beautiful
, Angel, Without a Trace, The Shield
, My Name Is Earl, Cold Case
, and CSI: Miami
Gardez is portrayed by Benjamin Benitez in the Fox network's supernatural drama series, Tru Calling. He has worked at the morgue previously, and is Tru's former colleague and co-worker.
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