Benjamin was born in Brussels and raised all over Europe. Upon graduating high school in Amsterdam, he moved back to London where he studied Mandarin Chinese and world philosophies and religions at the University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies). He studied one year in Beijing then moved to New York to pursue an Acting MFA at the New School For Drama.
After graduating, he joined the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park in All's Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure. At the Public he also appeared in Plenty with Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll and workshopped Chinglish and Unex
Upcoming TV/Film credits include Y: The Last Man directed by Melina Matsoukas (FX) and Tales of the City (Netflix). Other film and TV credits include Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (with Dustin Hoffman and Ben Stiller), Front Cover (Ray Yeung), Station 19, Bull, Orange Is The New Black, High Maintenance, Broad City, Master Of None, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Forever, Taxi Brooklyn, and Hunting Season.
Benjamin also collaborates with RB Cares (Rhythm Break Cares), an organization that works to bring the restorative powers of music, movement and touch to older adults with Alzeimer's and dementia.