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Actor Spotlight: Ty Olsson

Ty Olsson in our actor spotlight

Actor Spotlight: Ty Olsson
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It seems as though the CW is coming up roses when they run through their casting rituals for their hit shows such as, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Supernatural. The actors cast in these series seem to slide into their roles as though they were born to play them. Their talents allow them to seamlessly portray the characters they were chosen to play without so much as bating an eye, it’s a talent that not everyone has and yet the CW actors seem to all possess it.

It seems none more so than on the hit series, Supernatural. Of course, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have been at the forefront of the shows success since the series first began in 2005 however, it has been the show’s guest stars that have begun to make their long-lasting mark on the fans, or as they call themselves, the, “Supernatural family.”

As the show gained in popularity, although never quite reaching the same status as some of the other shows on the network, the importance of guest stars grew as well especially among the convention scene. Likewise fans are also finding it crucial to have some of their favorites returned to the show, or returned to life as it were.

On a show like Supernatural it isn’t ever impossible to return a slain character to life. One of the most requested guest star return is that of Ty Olsson who played Dean Winchester’s (Jensen Ackles) newfound best friend, Benny. The thing about Benny is he is a creature that Sam (Jared Padalecki) and his brother, Dean, have sworn to hunt and kill…one of the supernatural however, when Dean was cast into Purgatory it was Benny who saved his life and showed him the way out. Theirs was a friendship that remained loyal and faithful through the end.

So who is the fact behind Benny? That would be the talented, Ty Olsson. You might recognize him from films such as, Just Friends, but it was under the role of Benny that Olsson really began to grab the attention of fans everywhere. His piercing blue eyes ran through the television screen and into the hearts of fans all around the world. It is rare that a character is filed so perfectly and yet we couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role of Benny.

Since first appearing on the show, Olsson has become one of the most requested guests at the “Salute to Supernatural,” conventions put on by the entertainment company, “Creation Entertainment,” run by Adam Malin. The events allow fans to interact and meet their favorite actors from the show and while Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki appear at every event it is the guest stars such as Ty Olsson, that make the conventions the exciting and thrilling time that they are.

Olsson always makes himself readily available to the fans through Twitter or Facebook and even goes out of his way at the conventions to ensure he does his best to give his fans the time they desire with him. He’s cordial and kind to everyone he comes across and knows how to make even the saddest of fans smile and find the joy in any situation. For this we, as fellow Supernatural fans are grateful and completely understand why fans are so adamant about wishing for Benny’s return to the series. While his story seemingly came to an end when he sacrificed himself to allow Dean to rescue Sam from Purgatory it was not the finale we expected, there is still that little hope that he’ll return and unleash those captivating eyes and stunning smile on the fans again.

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