Jean-Benoît Blanc (born 13 February 1969), often credited as J.B. Blanc, is an Anglo-French actor.
Blanc was born in Paris, France to an English mother and a French father. He moved with his mother to Yorkshire, England at the age of four, where he was raised and attended school, eventually graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1990.
He worked extensively in theater in Britain for over 15 years, including a three-year stint at London's Royal National Theatre. This work encompassed everything from avant-garde physical theater companies to world tours of Shakespeare plays and classical Greek theater.
His film career was essentially launched by his highly acclaimed role as Luigi Vampa in 2002's The Count of Monte Cristo, and following that success, he moved to Los Angeles where he currently resides. Film and TV roles soon followed, and in 2006, he made his United States theater debut in iwitness at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles.
Blanc is also a highly accomplished voice actor with projects in film, animation, video games and commercials. He has also been a dialect coach for several years and has worked on productions in the United Kingdom and the U.S., including The History Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles as his most recent.
Assassin's Creed works
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011) - Tarik Barleti
- Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (2012) - Roussillon
- JB Blanc at the Internet Movie Database