Cle Bennett

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Actor (1981)
Tue Oct 04 2022
By   Sushmita22

Cle Bennett is a Canadian actor best known for his character Xavier Reed, The Mayor in Arrow. He is well known for packing two ''Gemini Awards'' in the same year. 

Bennett was the son of a Jamaican couple. And he was born in Toronto, Ontario, on July 13th, 1981. He is also a voice actor well known for his voice-over for Coca-cola and Ford. 

Relationships: Is He Dating Or Not? 

Cle Bennett has never officially announced his relationships and has never gone public about his romantic partners. Moreover, Bennett has never been seen active on social media; thus, fans find it challenging to make speculations about his relationships. 

Neither of his previous relationships nor any of his current relationships is revealed. Even after being pestered by thousands of curious fans, he shows no intention of saying anything.

Awards & Nominations

In the year 2010, Cle Bennett brought home two Gemini Awards (equivalent to Emmy awards); for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Canadian miniseries named Guns that aired on CBC Television in 2008.

Similarly, for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for the HBO, The Line (2009). 

Cle Bennett
Picture of Cle Bennett. Source: Entertainment Focus

As for nominations, in 2012, he was nominated for the ACTRA Toronto Award for Outstanding Male for his performance on Flashpoint (2008). He was also nominated for Best Performance (Animation) by Canadian Screen Award for Cloudy with a chance of meatballs (2017) in 2019.

Net Worth: How Rich Is Bennett?

The net worth of the Arrow actor, Cle Bennett, is estimated to be around $5 million. His primary source of income is his acting career, and he makes the most out of it. Bennet has been seen picking various roles left and right. So, from his actions, it is clear that he has made quite a fortune in his acting career.

Bennett seems to have no knack for starting a business; it is not his cup of tea. There has been no news of him investing in any business throughout his career. He might have felt no need to pursue a business as he was able to pull in one of the biggest celebrity cashouts of all time.

Voice Overs Done By Bennett 

Bennett has voiced several characters throughout his career. He is the contributor behind the voice of Chef Hatchet. He has done voice-overs for four more characters of Total Drama Island; D.J. (Devon Joseph), Leonard Lewis, Mama (D.J.'s mother), and Beardo Munslow. 

Bennett also voiced Earl Devereaux in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, for which he got nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards.

Cle Bennet was the voice of Earl Devereaux
Bennett voiced Earl Devereaux from the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Other Voice Overs By Bennett 

Bennet has also voiced for Skatoony, an animated reality series, a children's quiz show with animated cartoon characters, and Razzberry Jazzberry Jam, a quiz show from CBC, specially made for children with animated cartoon characters. 

He was also the voice behind the cyberpunk-themed action role-playing video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Bennett voiced a 13-episode series, Mother Up!, an animated adult comedy series along with the star of Desperate Housewives and the producer Eva Longoria, aired on City TV in 2013.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
DEUS EX: HUMAN EVOLUTION. Source: IGN

Acting Career

Before portraying the superhero Battlestar in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, his work in the Tv series Arrow as the Xavier Reeds, which goes by the alias The Mayor, was best renowned. 

Bennet co-starred with Katie Cassidy, who portrayed Canary, and Kyra Zagorsky, who played Athena for Arrow. He is also one of the few stars in both Marvel and DC. 

In 1996, he started his career with a character named Chooey in a TV show called F/X: The Series. Then he made his more prominent appearance in the Mr.Music movie for television. 

Here is the list of the most popular tv shows and the movies in which the actor has starred so far;

FilmYearCharacter
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier     2021Battlestar; Lemar Hoskins
Jigsaw2017Detective Keith Hunt
Arrow2012Xavier Reed
The line2009Carlos
Guns2008Conrad
Flashpoint2008Rafik Raf Rousseau Shane Thomas

From acting as a dorky guy in horror Urban Legend to the Battlestara superhero character adapted from the American comics in The Falcon of the Winter Soldier, and there's no argument that he has shown an excellent level of flexibility as an actor.

Bennett as Xavier Reeds

Among all the characters Cle has played, Xavier Reeds stand atop the list as the best of his works. The character is very loved by the fans and well perceived, creating a different fanbase

Xavier was a character who had been in foster care all his childhood. Eventually, he became a gang leader and went by "The Mayor." He ran the Glades, an area of the Starling City, through the brutal gang rule and the weapons stolen from Camp Kirby's military convoys.

"What happens in The Glade only happens if I allow it!"

-Xavier Reed to the people of Starling City

Reeds attacked Sebastian Blood and Sin at the "Cash For Guns" event. Then arrow and Canary struck Reeds along with his foster brother Ezra Barnes, who helped him steal the weapons. Later in the series, Xavier dies because of the "Mirakaru," which his blood brother injected into his body. 

Cle Bennett
Cle Bennett as Xavier Reeds in Arrowverse

Bennett On His Acting Career

Although Bennett has shown his efforts and acting skills by portraying different characters in various genres, he never intended to become an actor. 

But eventually, he came to acknowledge and accept his profession. Previously, he stated that he had gotten into acting without any intention of pursuing it.

“I didn’t really decide to become an actor; it was more me deciding to embrace the fact that I am an actor. Like when I was a kid I used to play a lot, just like every kid, but I took playing make believe seriously and basically what I do right now is just an evolution of that.” 

- Cle Bennett on his acting career

 

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