- Is of Maori descent.
- Born in New Zealand, but grew up in Australia.
- Mother and brother Stephen died within a month of each other in 1985, due to two separate car accidents.
- Took classical dance lessons as a teen.
- Made his TV debut on the Aussie drama Paradise Beach.
- Has appeared alongside Lucy Lawless on the syndicated action-adventure series Xena: Warrior Princess and the Starz historical drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
- Big-screen roles include the horror hit 30 Days of Night (2007) and action movies The Marine (2006) and The Condemned (2007).
- Pania — Daughter
- Stephen Bennett — Brother
- Ted Bennett — Father
- Jean Bennett — Mother
- Karin Horen — Fiancée
- Huia — Daughter
- Mokoia — Daughter
- Attended University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; attended The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA
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- Birth Name: Jonathan Manu Bennett
- Birth Place: Auckland, New Zealand
- Profession: Actor
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