Ty Olsson

Summary

Ty Olsson
Ty Olsson.jpg
Olsson in 2013
Born (1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 47)
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)
Leanna Nash
(div. 2012)
Children2

Ty Olsson (born January 28, 1974) is a Canadian actor. He is known for playing Benny Lafitte in Supernatural, real life 9/11 victim Mark Bingham in the A&E television movie Flight 93, and Ord in PBS Kids animated children's series Dragon Tales.

Early life

Olsson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.[1] He was raised in Ottawa, Ontario.[1] He attended Canterbury High School,[1] an arts school in Ottawa where he specialized in drama, dance, and music. He continued to study acting at Studio 58.[1]

Career

Olsson has primarily appeared in supporting or character roles in a number of films and television shows. As a voice actor, he is best known as the voice of Herry in the hit Canadian television series Class of the Titans and Ian's older brother Kyle in the YTV animated series Being Ian.[1] He has also been featured in Battlestar Galactica,[1] in Christmas Caper alongside Shannen Doherty in 2007, and as Rollie Crane in Defying Gravity.[2] Olsson starred as 9/11 victim Mark Bingham in the A&E television film Flight 93.[3] Ty originated the role of Deputy Andy on Eureka, but was replaced by Kavan Smith after two appearances. One of Olsson's most notable roles is Benny, a vampire, on Season 8 of Supernatural.[4][5][6][7]

Personal life

Olsson was married to Leanna Nash[1] until their divorce in 2012. They have two daughters Dagan and Mackenzie.[1]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Lake Placid State Trooper
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Cop #6 - Detective Released in 2002
2001 Valentine Jock
2002 Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack Astonaige Medoz (voice) English dub
2002 Ignition Conor's Partner
2002 Lone Hero Sticky
2002 Stark Raving Mad Nate the Goon
2003 Dreamcatcher Army Truck Driver
2003 Willard Officer Salmon
2003 Agent Cody Banks Security Guard
2003 X2 Mitchell Laurio
2003 G.I. Joe: Spy Troops Storm Shadow (voice)
2004 G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom Storm Shadow (voice)
2004 G.I. Joe: Ninja Battles Storm Shadow (voice)
2004 Miracle State Trooper
2004 Walking Tall Deputy
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Merc
2005 Elektra Second Paramedic
2005 Missing in America Soldier
2005 Ark Lorris (voice)
2005 Chaos Damon Richards
2005 The Score Owen
2005 Just Friends Tim
2006 RV Diablo Pass Officer
2006 Firewall Airport Traffic Cop
2006 Deck the Halls Trucker
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Nathan
2007 Married Life Policeman
2007 Christmas Caper Sheriff Hank Harrison
2008 Chaos Theory Evil Ferryman
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Flash Chamber Colonel
2009 2012 Air Force One Officer
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Chief John Hamil
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Phil
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Phil Uncredited
2013 Borealis Vic Direct-to-video
2014 Godzilla Jainway
2014 Cut Bank Harvey
2014 Deeper The Hunter Direct-to-video
2015 Just The Way You Are Ian Wreitz Hallmark Movie
2015 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown Harris Direct-to-video
2017 The Shack 1950s Mack's Grandpa
2017 War for the Planet of the Apes Red (voice) Also motion-capture
2017 S.W.A.T.: Under Siege Ward Direct-to-video
2018 Gumshoes Buddy Griss

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1998 The X-Files Young Orderly Episode: "Kitsunegari"
1998 The Sentinel Bo Crockett Episode: "Crossroads"
1998 Cupid Jerk Episode: "Pilot"
1999 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Funboy / George Jamieson 5 episodes
1999, 2003 The Wonderful World of Disney Frank Pierce, Demons Fan #2 2 episodes
1999–2005 Dragon Tales Ord (voice) 94 episodes
1999, 2005 Stargate SG-1 Jaffa #1 / Colonel Barnes 2 episodes
1999 The Sheldon Kennedy Show Mark Television film
1999 As Time Runs Out Luke Television film
1999 Cold Squad Eric Peter Winslow Episode: "Deadly Games: Part 2"
2000 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Additional voices English dub; Episode: "Five Gundams Confirmed"
2000 A Storm in Summer Biker Television film
2000 Up, Up and Away Barker Television film
2000 Harsh Realm Republican Guard Episode: "Three Percenters"
2000–2001 The Outer Limits Mike, Franklin Episodes: "Free Spirit", "Manifest Destiny"
2000–2002 Dark Angel Mario the Bodyguard 2 episodes
2001 Black River Frank Yarley Television film
2001 Night Visions Bartender, Paramedic #2 2 episodes
2002 Tom Stone Eugene 2 episodes
2002 Jeremiah Rourke Episode: "Out of the Ashes"
2002 Critical Assembly Jeff Television film
2003 Just Cause N/A Episode: "Buried Past"
2003 Battlestar Galactica Lt. Aaron Kelly Miniseries
2003 Tarzan Animal Control Officer 2 episodes
2004 Transformers: Energon Downshift (voice) English dub
2004 The Ranch Other David Television film
2004 Kingdom Hospital Danny 10 episodes
2004 Dead Like Me Buddy Briggs Episode: "Death Defying"
2005 Krypto the Superdog Drooly (voice)
2005 Being Ian Kyle, Evan, Grey, Man, Scooter Rider 2, Teacher, Nerd 2, Patient, Bank Robber (voices)
2005 Class of the Titans Herry, Henry, Minotaur (voices)
2005–2009 Battlestar Galactica LSO Capt. Aaron Kelly 8 episodes
2006–2008 Men in Trees Sam the Plow Guy 16 episodes
2006–2019 Supernatural Benny 10 episodes
2007 Fallen Hawkins Episode: "Part 2: The Journey"
2007–2008 Flash Gordon Vultan 3 episodes
2009 Defying Gravity Rollie Crane 12 episodes
2009–2010 Eureka Sheriff / Deputy Andy 2 episodes
2009 Smallville Cop / Sniper Episode: "Bulletproof"
2009–2012 Iron Man: Armored Adventures Killer Shrike (voice) 3 episodes
2009 Psych Manetti Episode: "Earth, Wind and... Wait for it"
2010 V 5th Column captured V-sympathizer 2 episodes
2011 Ice Road Terror Jack Simmons Television film
2011 The Killing Game Joe Quinn Television film
2011 Heartland Bruce Tatum Episode: "Beyond Hell's Half Mile"
2011–2012 Voltron Force Hunk (voice) 25 episodes
2011–2012 True Justice Castillo, Axel 7 episodes
2012 Hell on Wheels Lt. Griggs Episodes: "Derailed", "Timshel"
2012 Once Upon a Time Hordor Episode: "Desperate Souls"
2012 Flashpoint James Mitchell Episode: "Broken Peace"
2012 Arrow Martin Somers Episode: "Honor Thy Father"
2013 Played Russell Hagler Episode: "Cops"
2013–2014 Packages from Planet X Troll (voice) 26 episodes
2014 The Tomorrow People Errol Episode: "The Citadel"
2014–2015 Unreal Kirk 4 episodes
2014–2015 Continuum Marcellus 4 episodes
2014–2016 Nerds and Monsters Stan Grissle (voice) 40 episodes
2014–2017 The 100 Nyko 10 episodes
2015 Strange Empire Bo Episode: "The Dark Riders"
2015 iZombie Detective Pratt Episode: "Pilot"
2015 Just the Way You Are Ian Television film
2015 The Legend of Davy Crockett Davy Crockett Television film
2015–2016 Motive Tim Kelly 2 episodes
2016 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Dorian Episodes: "Weaponized Soul", "Horizons"
2016 Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery Sheriff Jim Grant Television film
2017 Slasher: Guilty Party Glenn, Ben 6 episodes
2018 NCIS Burke Episode: "Death From Above"
2018–2019 The Man in the High Castle Major Tod Metzger 6 episodes
2019 Project Blue Book Sheriff Donnelly Episode: "The Scoutmaster"
2019 Black Summer Patrick Episode: "Human Flow"
2020 Fortunate Son N/A 8 episodes
2020 Big Sky George Episode: “Unfinished Business”

Video games

Year Title Voice role Notes
2000 Dragon Tales: Dragon Seek Ord
2003 Homeworld 3 Pilot #3
2016 Dead Rising 4 Frank West Credited as Victor Nosslo

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2016 UBCP/ACTRA Awards Best Actor UnREAL Nominated [8]
2017 Leo Awards Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Television Movie A Surrogates Nightmare Won [9]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ty Olsson interview | LSO Capt. Aaron Kelly | Battlestar Galactica". www.galactica.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Defying Gravity's Ty Olsson – Daydream Believer". SciFiAndTvTalk's Blog. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. ^ "CNN.com - Transcripts". transcripts.cnn.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  4. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (2012-10-31). "'Supernatural' preview: Ty Olsson says Benny is 'lost between worlds'". EW.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  5. ^ "An Interview with Supernatural's Ty Olsson". Thedailyquirk.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  6. ^ Macklem, Lisa (2013-01-09). "Interview with Ty Olsson: Borealis and Supernatural | Spoilers". Spoilertv.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  7. ^ "'Supernatural's' Ty Olsson On Benny's Evolution, Friction With Sam And Castiel And More". Huffingtonpost.com. 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  8. ^ "UBCP/ACTRA – The 2016 UBCP/ACTRA AWARDS NOMINEES Are Announced!". www.ubcp.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Leo Awards, Nominees by Name 2017". www.leoawards.com. Archived from the original on 27 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.

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