Tyrone Benskin (born December 29, 1958) is a Canadian actor.
He was born in Bristol, England in Great Britain but moved to Canada in 1968.
Studying theatre at both CEGEP and university levels in Montreal, Benskin has become a significant presence in theatre, film and television and music. His theatre credits include features appearances on such celebrated stages as the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the National Arts Centre and the Centaur Theatre here in Montreal. His many acclaimed performances include Mr. M in the South African play My Children My Africa and the 71 year old Nelson Williams Johns in the Black Theatre Workshop/Centaur productions of Wade in the Water.
In his years, Benskin has frequently made several appearances in film and television such as Naked Josh, Largo Winch, The Wool Cap, Tales from the Neverending Story, Superstorm, Blind Fear, The Wrong Woman, The Killing Machine, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, 10.5: Apocalypse, Big Wolf on Campus, The Dead Zone, Radio Active, Ready or Not, Riverdale, Christie's Revenge, Sci-fighters, The Boys of St. Vincent, Mind Over Murder, Deacons for Defense, Dark Eyes, The Killing Yard, Convict Cowboy, Charlie Jade, The Christmas Choir, Forever Knight, Due South, Earth: Final Conflict, The Kiss, Spenser: A Savage Place, 15/Love, F/X: The Series, Criminal Law, The Phone Call, Island of the Dead, Jack Paradise, 300, Night Heat, A Husband, a Wife and a Lover, Obsessed, The Amityville Curse, A Taste of Shakespeare, Sophie, Full Disclosure, Side Effects, TekWar: TekLords, Soul Survivor and Scanners II: The New Order.
He also supplied the voice of Kobalt in the 1996 animated series of Flash Gordon and Bo and Wimzie's father Rousso in the children's television series Wimzie's House.
Benskin is a published songwriter, composer, director and writer.
Benskin also is on his second mandate as National Vice President of for ACTRA, Canada’s national film and television actors union and is currently the Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop Canada’s oldest Black theatre company.