Benji Bendrix

Benjamin A. Onyango left his native country Kenya in 1987 to pursue further studies in the United States of America. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California. After graduating in 1992, he relocated to Hollywood, California to pursue a career in Music and Acting.

After a few years with Funk Rock band P.F.O. and part-time acting, he made the decision to be a full- time actor. He is currently the bass player for Soul-Rock fusion band IN LIEU OF and guitar player for duo pop-rock band EME. He has added stand-up comedy to his resume with his stand-up comedy routine appearances at the HA HA CAFE, North Hollywood, CA and Flappers Comedy Club, Burbank, CA.

His TV credits include GENERAL HOSPITAL, THE SHIELD and THE X-FILES. His Film credits include the following: GOD'S NOT DEAD 2THE BOY, FATHER AFRICA, GOD'S NOT DEAD, ROAD TO REDEMPTION, DEFAULT, KWAME, in which he won 2009 Best Actor Award, CHAINS, THUNDER CHANCE, THE DISCIPLE, AMERICAN CRUDE, THE TERMINAL and TEARS OF THE SUN.

 His knowledge of and fluency in the Swahili language has landed him voice acting and ADR roles in many Hollywood films including: CONSTANTINE, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, MACHINE GUN PREACHER, INCEPTION, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, the video game RESIDENT EVIL V, PRIMEVAL, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, PATH TO 911, A LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and the TV series, E-RING.

He is the writer and one of the Producers of TV Webisode series Pilots, TWO WORLDS and Dramedy DYSFUNCTIONALLY ORGANIZED.

He is a member of BMI and SAG-AFTRA and currently represented by Theatrical/Commercial Agent IMPACT TALENT AGENCY located located at 21151 So. Western Avenue Torrance, CA 90501. +1 310 755 6515

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Christian Comedy and Speaking engagements

Benji Bendrix is also a stand-up comedian who shares his brand of comedy with sincere hilarity focusing on family values and his experiences growing up in Africa and the culture shock he experienced coming to America for the very first time.

Benji does not use curse words in his comedy because he believes cursing does not add value to any conversation.

Benji is a devout christian and believes in encouraging others. He is available for speaking/encouraging engagements and christian comedy whenever requested.