Angus Benfield was born in Sydney, Australia, and 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 cult classic feature film Lex and Rory (1994) directed by Dean Murphy, he then went on to act in Australian TV series E Street (1989) as Cody Ryder alongside The Mentalist (2008) Simon Baker.
Angus married in 1999 and moved to New Zealand to star as Officer Tom in the New Zealand TV series Kaitangata Twitch (2010). In 2005 Angus won the Best Actor award at the 48 Hour Film Festival and went on to star as lead Jack in the 2006 New Zealand indie feature film Wait Up Harriet (2006), and as lead Pastor Luke in the 2010 feature film The Holy Roller.
Angus moved to LA with his family in 2017 to star as lovable motivational speaker Robert Melvin alongside The Waltons (1972) Judy Norton in the feature film Motorvation (2022), for which he won Best Actor at the Canadian Cinematography Awards and the New York Cinematography Awards in 2020, and at the Eastern Europe International Movie Awards in 2021. Motorvation (2022) was released throughout the US in May 2022. In 2019 Angus starred as the illegal casino owner Willie Hollingsworth on CBS's NCIS: Los Angeles alongside LL Cool J, Eric Christian Olsen and Chris O'Donnell and played real-life lawyer Paul Hoffman in the feature film A Fire Within (2022).
Angus starred as Jonathan Stone alongside Hollywood icon Eric Roberts in the feature film Heaven (2020), co-starred as Steve Lagos in the 2022 Shonda Rhimes American drama miniseries for Netflix, Inventing Anna alongside Julia Garner and Anna Chlumsky, as Jake Rush in the feature film Yellow Bird alongside Brian Doyle-Murray and Kathy Garver (2023). Also in 2023 Angus starred as George Eshleman in the true story The Keeper, Connor McCloud in the feature film The Great Turkey Town Miracle alongside Cameron Arnett, Joe Fortune in the feature film Purgatory Station alongside Bob Gunton and Sean O’Bryan, due out 2024 and Jet Sanders in The Post, 2023, with casting confirmed as multiple lead rolls in features filming in 2023.
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, Angus also enjoys a successful career of screenwriting, producing and directing.
US Management: Toni Benson / Thirdhill Entertainment. 195 S. Beverly Dr., #400, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
Ph: (310) 786 - 1936
US Commercial Agent : Vera Kim / Boudoir Agency. 1600 Rosecrans Ave, Media Center 4th Floor, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Ph: +1 (310) 321 - 7808
Australian Management: Helen Pandos / Helen Pandos Management. 69 Reservoir St, Level 6, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia.
Ph: +61 2 9212 - 4242