Benjamin Alfred Onyango Ochieng left his native country in 1987. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California. He relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in Music and Acting. He currently performs with his band ‘In Lieu Of’ in Hollywood Clubs.
His TV credits include GENERAL HOSPITAL, THE SHIELD and the X-FILES. His Film credits include the following: DEFAULT, KWAME, in which he won the 2009 Best Actor Award at the Mexico International Film Festival, CHAINS, THUNDER CHANCE, THE DISCIPLE, THE ANATOLIA, AMERICAN CRUDE, THE TERMINAL and TEARS of THE SUN, starring Bruce Willis and Monica Bellucci. His knowledge of and fluency in the Swahili language has landed him many voice acting and ADR roles in big budget Hollywood movies including the following: THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, MACHINE GUN PREACHER, INCEPTION, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, the video games RESIDENT EVIL V and MASS EFFECT 3, PRIMEVAL, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, PATH TO 911, A LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, and the TV series, E-RING.
He conducts a Winter and Summer camp for children with High Functioning Autism where the students learn how to write scripts, shoot and edit them. The most notable scripts from the camps are MR.BREWER’s DIFFICULT DAY and CURSE OF DEVIL’s MOUNTAIN. Both these short films can be found on the IMDB. He has written a short thriller, MIND TRICKS, a dark comedy feature, HELL HATH NO FURY, TV Pilot projects TWO WORLDS (Drama) and DYSFUNCTIONALLY ORGANIZED (sit-com) and is currently working on a feature documentary to be shot in Kenya, called JAJUOK. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and BMI.