as of June 1997
Tim Abell stars as Benny Ray Riddle, an ex-Marine Corps sniper
and expert in the use of all firearms.
Raised in Lanham, Maryland and Manassas, Virginia by a blue-collar
family, Tim Abell did not get the acting bug until he left the
army and began attending college at the University of Maryland.
To work his way through college, Abell began teaching ball room
dancing at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. While at the university,
he began taking a few of the "acting for non-actors"
classes and realized that this was the career path that he wanted
to pursue. This career choice led Tim to Los Angeles where to
supplement his income, while trying to establish himself, he
worked as a carpenter and a bartender. To hone his acting abilities,
Abell also began taking acting classes in Los Angeles with Jeff
Corey. This dedication to his craft and ambition to succeed in
Hollywood landed him a role that has become a highly watched
character on American Cybercast's Internet soap opera, "The
Playing `Jeff Benton' in a show that has as many as 200,000 online
viewers a day has extended Tim's popularity to Hollywood, where
he has starred in several movies.
Recently he completed filming "Executive Command,"
co-starring with Michael Dudikoff and Paul Winfield and "Steel
Sharks," starring Gary Busey and Billy Dee Williams and
directed by Rod McDonald. Both of these movies show-off Tim's
skills as a martial artist. His combat experiences come from
having been a U.S. Army Ranger before becoming an actor. Abell's
other film credits include starring roles in "Storm Trooper"
by Cinetel Film, "Hybrid" by American Indie Pictures
and Royal Oaks Entertainment's "Fugitive Rage."
The big and small screens are not the only place that Abell can
be found. Tim has a promising career on the stage as well. Tim's
Los Angeles appearances include Rocks at The Room Upstairs, Beltway
Roulette at Le Cafe, Pearly's and Heavens Den at The Complex,
The White Biting Dog at the Odyssey Theatre and Fool For Love
at the Powerhouse Theatre. Tim has also appeared in Washington
D.C. in Colorblind at the Gala Theatre, Edward II at the Source
Theatre, On Guard at the Sanctuary Theatre and Ah, Wilderness
at the Studio Theatre.
Currently, Tim resides in the Granada Hills area with his wife,
who he met on the dance floor of the Arthur Murray Dance School
and a menagerie of animals that includes three dogs, two cats
and six rabbits.
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