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    Kevin D. Benton

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    Kevin D. Benton is an American, Multi Award-Winning, "Best Film Actor" and T.V., SAG-AFTRA Actor who was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the middle of three children of Patricia and David Benton Sr. also from Philadelphia, Pa. Kevin caught the acting bug early while appearing in student stage plays in grade school, in which he really enjoyed. As an adult, Kevin got his passion for acting renewed while spending some time with his family in Florida during the summers. During this time, Kevin made his way down to Orlando, Florida where he was frequently cast as a featured extra (Jacks Dying Scene) and as an extra in the Cairo Street Scene in the "Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular." Kevin was regularly cast as an Evil Lab Worker in "Disaster! A Major Motion Picture Ride ... Starring You," a dark ride attraction at Universal Studios Florida. The ride, set on a sound stage of a fictitious movie company, Disaster! was based on the parks former Earthquake: The Big One ride, which comically illustrates how special effects are filmed for use in movies. Kevin was also cast in a featured role as the Sea Captain in "The Backlot Tour" (Nautica Battle Scene) at Disneys Hollywood Studios as well. Kevin played his first notable role as the Casino Security Guard in the Multi Award-Winning Short Film, "Misfits" (2015). Kevins first paid acting role was when he was cast as a ring side Fight Fan in the MGM featured film, "CREED" (2015), starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. "CREED" was produced by Sylvester Stallone and written and directed by Ryan Coogler, who also wrote and directed "Fruitvale Station." The film was regarded as a "Rocky" spin-off movie where Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone, is now training and mentoring his late friend Apollo Creeds son, Adonis Creed, played by franchise newcomer, Michael B. Jordan. This experience reignited Kevins passion for acting from a professional standpoint and he immediately enrolled in acting classes with decorated and Legendary Actor John Kenneth McGregor at the "Walking Fish Theater" in Philadelphia, PA. and continues to take classes in order to hone his craft. Kevin has also studied under the tutelage of some other decorated Actors and Artistic Directors such as Nakia Dillard (Aikan Acts Acting Academy) and Melvin Williams (Theater For A New Generation) in New York City. Melvin Williams credits include but are not limited to coaching some of the top talent in the Industry such as: Queen Latifah, Common, Michael K. Williams, Paula Patton, Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, Dwight Howard, Jill Scott and many more. Melvin Williams took on the role of Co-Director in 2014 with "For Thine Is the Kingdom" and was also the Acting Coach and Artistic Director of many productions such as "Brotherly Love" by Jamal Hill, "But Deliver Us from Evil," "Bessie," "The Cook Out," "Just Wright," "The Cookout Two," "Precious," "Iniquity," "Disillusion," "A Dance for Grace" and many more. With this said, Kevin purposed to accept the life long journey of constantly learning, growing and developing as an Actor and to pursue Film, T.V. and screen opportunities in earnest. He is most known for his roles in "Jasons Letter" which premiered on the STARZ Network, in the TV Series, True Crime Epic Mysteries, House of Cards, many feature films, many short films and the list goes on. Among other acting awards, Kevin won the (2018) "SPIRAL Film & Music Awards" "Best Film Actor" award for his role as Bobby Mason in "Emergency Landing" which won "Film of the Year" at the Rodney L. Cherry Productions "Blossom Awards." "Emergency Landing" can be seen on Amazon Prime, Xfinity X1 on Demand on Comcast. In all of his accomplishments, with more on the way, Kevin continues to focus on the honor and privilege it is to serve the art of acting well and use his gifts, talents and abilities to help other people, especial kids, while doing so.