JB 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 Theater. His theater 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 now lives. Film and TV roles soon followed and in 2006, he made his US theater debut in 'iwitness' at The Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles.
JB 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 UK and the US , including more recently, The History Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles.
- Blanc once taught drama at Wandsworth Prison, London.
- His birth name is Jean-Benoit Blanc.
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