[Far Cry 3]Who is Vinnie Bennett? F9 Young Dom actor’s age, Instagram and roles

2021-09-08 19:21:25

  Christopher Weston

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  What do you think of when you hear of the Fast and Furious franchise?

  Once upon a time, everybody would have immediately thought about cars. On the other hand, many would now first think of insanity, explosions, and some of the most preposterous stunts in the history of blockbuster cinema.

  The series has outgrown its street-racing roots and morphed into something which feels more like Mission: Impossible pumped full of petrol.

  As the films have become more ambitious, we have witnessed stars from Dwayne Johnson to Charlize Theron hop aboard for the ride. Indeed, F9 has arrived to introduce some fresh faces too and one of the most notable to leave an impression is the actor who plays Young Dom in the string of flashbacks.

  As he steps into the shoes of Vin Diesel to portray the iconic character, let’s get to know Vinnie Bennett…

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  F9 marks the 28-year-old New Zealand actor’s first appearance in the franchise but he has been working in the wider entertainment industry since 2012.

  Addressing the film’s box-office success in New Zealand, Vinnie told the Otago Daily Times: “I feel so proud to be a part of such a well-loved franchise. To know that the NZ audience has embraced Fast & Furious 9 in a big way really means a lot to me.”

  Chatting with Stuff, he reflected on meeting Vin Diesel and hearing the actor’s daughters sing. It’s clear he had a great time working on the project, but he has also explained that now is the time to think very carefully about his path:

  “I’m going to assume there’ll be some opportunities that might arise out of this. It’s going to be an interesting time for me, career-wise. It will be an important time to be very smart about the next projects I choose to work on, and not just opt for a big cash-grab.”

  While the future is surely bright, it’s worth reflecting on the star’s past too. Where may some audiences recognise him from?

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  Meet our new #F9 crush, Vinnie Bennett. pic.twitter.com/1VKFla6IjV

  — E! News (@enews) June 19, 2021

  Vinnie provided a number of additional voices on the video game Far Cry 3, which was released in 2012.

  Since then, he has broken into the film and television sphere, landing small screen parts in the likes of Tatau (he played Prospect Biker), The Shannara Chronicles (Blackwatch Guard), Filthy Rich (Vincent), Power Rangers Dino Charge (Rata), The Bad Seed (Detective Bennett), Good Grief (Beau), and The Gulf (Sgt. Taiaroa Gray).

  Over on the film side of things, he has also showcased his talents in 2017’s Ghost in the Shell (Rookie Cop), The New Romantic (Banker), Human Traces (Riki), Beyond the Known World (Max), and Fantail (Bigman).

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  Yes, you can find Vinnie Bennett on Instagram at @vinniebennett.

  He currently has 15.5k followers and there are a handful of F9-related posts to scroll through, from glamorous premiere snaps to stills.

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  Looking ahead, he’s set to appear in Whina (William Cooper), a biographical drama film currently in post-production.

  F9: The Fast Saga is now in cinemas.

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