Michael Benyaer (born May 25, 1970) is a Canadian-American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as Bob in the Canadian CGI series ReBoot and Hadji Singh in season one of The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.

Michael Benyaer
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Michael Benyaer at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards
Born (1970-05-25) May 25, 1970 (age 49)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1986–present

On playing Hadji, Benyaer stated, "[he] is one of the few roles for an ethnic actor that is not a bad guy. I mean, how many East Indian heroes have been on television? Hadji is for the sensitive kids out there. He is the outsider in all of us."[1] A Star Wars fan, Benyaer relished the opportunity to work with Mark Hamill for the episode In the Realm of the Condor.[1]

Benyaer has appeared in feature films, including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Hitman, Postal and Deadpool. On television, he has appeared in shows such as 24, NCIS, Castle, The Shield, Sanctuary, The Last Ship, The Flash, Modern Family, Emily's Reasons Why Not and Days of Our Lives.

His notable animation roles include Ken in Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World, G.I. Joe as Airwave[2] and Scoop,[2] Exosquad as Kaz Takagi and Praetorious, Hurricanes as Stats Hiro and Plato Quinones, Hot Wheels: World Race as William "Banjee" Castillo and Kanan Jarrus in Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales. He guest-starred as various characters on Robot Chicken.

His voice is heard in the video games Assassin's Creed: Revelations as Darim Ibn La-Ahad, Lt. Draza in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Lt. Nanib Sahir in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption as Wilhelm, Marvel Heroes as Dum Dum Dugan, King's Quest as Mr. Waddles and Dying Light as Tahir. He also provides various voices in The Matrix: Path of Neo, Star Wars: The Old Republic, 007: Quantum of Solace, SOCOM 4 U.S. Navy SEALs, Need for Speed: Underground, The Elder Scrolls, Skylanders: Trap Team and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Benyaer has also worked as a scriptwriter for several episodes of Billy the Cat, the cult TV series Pilot One and the Canadian version of Sesame Street.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan JoJo
1991 The Hitman Hassan
1996 Underworld Vince
1997 Masterminds Taxi Driver
1998 Surface to Air Iraqi Soldier
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Father Neighbor
2002 Dead Heat First Man
2003 Hot Wheels: World Race William "Banjee" Castillo (voice) Direct-to-video
2007 Postal Mohammed
2008 Far Cry Mercenary Smith
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Egyptian Interpol Officer #2
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Flight Technician
2013 Assault on Wall Street Dr. John Nordella
2016 Deadpool Warlord
2017 The Layover Shahar
2018 Beyond the Sky Dr. Maurice

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1987 21 Jump Street Don Episode: "Next Generation"
1987 Wiseguy Dino Episode: "Prodigal Son"
1987 Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World Ken (voice) Television short
1988 Higher Ground Ike Tench Television film
1988–89 MacGyver J.D., Sniper 2 episodes
1993 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Lawrence (voice) 65 episodes
1993–94 Exosquad Kaz Takagi, Praetorius (voices) 10 episodes
1994–96 Hurricanes Stats Hiro (voice) 7 episodes
1994–2001 ReBoot Bob (voice) 29 episodes
1996–97 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Hadji Singh (voice) 24 episodes
1998 Viper Emile Episode: "Wisegal"
1999, 2004 Da Vinci's Inquest Brad Stuart, Constable Neil Cohen 2 episodes
2000 Secret Agent Man Bureau Chief Episode: "Supernaked"
2001 Mobile Suit Gundam M'Quve (voice) English dub
2001 Dark Angel Onion Runyon Episode: "Art Attack"
2001 ReBoot: Daemon Rising Bob (voice) Television film
2001 ReBoot: My Two Bobs Bob (voice) Television film
2001–03 Sitting Ducks Rauol (voice) 26 episodes
2001–07 Robot Chicken Various Voices 7 episodes
2003 Smallville Assassin Episode: "Shattered"
2004 The L Word Marc Episode: "Let's Do It"
2004 The Shield Goma Magar Episode: "On Tilt"
2004 Romeo! Jarrad Episode: "Friends & Lovers"
2005 24 Naseem 1 episode
2005 Murder Unveiled Ashu Television film
2005 The Inside David Sarkesian Episode: "Point of Origin"
2006 The Path to 9/11 Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Miniseries
2006 Eureka Dr. Louis Glazer Episode: "Purple Haze"
2006–08 Emily's Reasons Why Not Aknad Miniseries
2007 Bionic Woman Raul Episode: "Faceoff"
2009 Eli Stone Dr. Lawson Episode: "Flight Path"
2009 Castle Oscar Episode: "Always Buy Retail"
2009 Sanctuary Assam Episode: "End of Nights: Part 1"
2009 The Mentalist Dr. Joseph Gorshani Episode: "A Price Above Rubies"
2010 Saving Grace Hospital Official Episode: "Let's Talk"
2010 Svetlana Ahmedinajad's Interpreter Episode: "Yellowcake"
2011 Chaos Sadegh Episode: "Mincemeat"
2011 NCIS Osman Zoranj Episode: "Engaged (Part II)"
2012 Fairly Legal Grantham Pace HR Lawyer Episode: "Shine a Light"
2013 Motive Stuart Nieuwendyk Episode: "Detour"
2013 Perception Dr. Arthur Singh Episode: "Defective"
2013–14 Days of Our Lives Dr. Chyka 39 episodes
2014 Intelligence Badri Adani Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Modern Family Jerry Episode: "The Wedding, Part 1"
2014 The Last Ship Amir Episode: "Welcome to Gitmo"
2014 The Flash Araz Episode: "Things You Can't Outrun"
2015 Olympus General Kastor Episode: "Blood Brothers"
2015 Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales Kanan Jarrus (voice) Television special
2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Salah Sabila Episode: "Citizens of the World"
2016 Beauty and the Beast Karim Episode: "Au Revoir"
2016 Legends of the Hidden Temple King Olmec Television film
2017 Man Seeking Woman Khalid Episode: "Pad Thai"
2017 Prison Break Zakat 3 episodes
2017 Madam Secretary President Bassam Sayedd Episode: "Revelation"
2017 S.W.A.T. Tarek Episode: "Radical"
2018 The Brave Omid Episode: "Desperate Measures"
2018 Taken Liad Meidar Episode: "Invitation Only"
2018 ReBoot: The Guardian Code Bob (voice) Episode: "Mainframe Mayhem"
2018 Snowfall Dareh Episode: "Jingle Bell Rock"
2018 Magnum P.I. Samal Talib Episode: "From the Head Down"
2019 Love, Death & Robots Dr. Wehunt (voice) Episode: "Sucker of Souls"
2019 The Expanse Arjun Rao 6 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Jonny Quest: Cover-Up at Roswell Hadji Singh
1998 ReBoot Bob
2000 Kessen Yukinaga Konishi, Morichika Chosokabe, Kaiji Maeda, Retainer East
2000 Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption Wilhelm
2001 Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front M'Quve Uncredited
2002 Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation vs. Zeon M'Quve Uncredited
2005 The Matrix: Path of Neo Vamp, Police, Security
2006 SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 2 Additional Voice Over Talent
2008 007: Quantum of Solace Mercenaries
2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Lt. Draza, Serbian Soldiers
2010 Medal of Honor Fighter Uncredited
2011 SOCOM 4 U.S. Navy SEALs ClawHammer Soldier #1, Pilot #3, NATO #1
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Indian Ocean Pirates
2011 Assassin's Creed: Revelations Darim Ibn La-Ahad, Haras, Abbas's Captain, Masyaf Assassins
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional Voices
2012 Spec Ops: The Line Soldiers
2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown Comm. Clerk
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Multiplayer
2013 Marvel Heroes Dum Dum Dugan, Blizzard, Dark Elves Uncredited
2013 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices
2014 The Elder Scrolls Online Hrogi, Nord Guard Male, Justice Istah
2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Additional Voices
2015 Dying Light Tahir, Additional Voices
2015 King's Quest Mr. Waddles
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey Darius Also Legacy of the First Blade

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kingston, F. Colin (October 1996). "Older and bolder, the cartoon quester returns on Turner TV". Cinefantastique. 28 (3).
  2. ^ a b "The Voices of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1989, Animated Series) - Voice Cast Listing at Voice Chasers". Voicechasers.com. 1989-09-02. Retrieved 2014-03-30.

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