Angus Benfield was born in Sydney, Australia. He started working in the film and television industry when he was 14, landing his big break straight out of acting school as lead LEX in Dean Murphy's cult classic feature film Lex and Rory, he then went on to act in Australian TV series E-street as Cody Ryder alongside The Mentalist's Simon Baker. Angus married in 1999 and moved to New Zealand to star as Officer Tom in the New Zealand TV series Kaitangata Twitch. Angus won the best actor award in the 48 hour film festival and went on to star as lead Jack in the New Zealand indie feature film Wait up Harriet and as lead Pastor Luke in the feature film The Holyroller. Angus moved to LA with his family in 2017 to star as lovable motivational speaker Fatty Melvin alongside Judy Norton in the feature film Motorvation due to be released in late 2020. In 2019 Angus played the illegal casino owner Willy 'Superfat' Hollingsworth on CBS's - NCIS-LA alongside LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell and played real-life lawyer Paul Hoffman in the feature film A Fire Within. Most recently Angus starred as lead Jonathan Stone alongside Hollywood icon Eric Roberts in the feature film Heaven, due to be released in late 2020.
Angus is an incredibly versatile actor who brings depth, dramatic poise and a rare genius for comedic acting to his roles. Along with starring in numerous TV commercials in the U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand, including one with award winning actress Cate Blanchett and recently working on Jimmy Kimmel as the Plumber in the cold opening skit. Angus also enjoys a successful career of screenwriting, producing and directing.
Angus currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.