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Battlestar Galactica Actor Joins Supernatural in Pivotal Role

Ty Olsson has landed a recurring role on Supernatural, TVLine reports.The Battlestar Galactica alum will play the pivotal role of Benny, the one responsible for saving Dean (Jensen Ackles) from purgatory.

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Ty Olsson has landed a recurring role on Supernatural, TVLine reports.
The Battlestar Galacticaalum will play the pivotal role of Benny, the one responsible for saving Dean (Jensen Ackles) from purgatory. Though he might be the one to rescue Dean, Benny is far from the Winchester's guardian angel.
Benny is a dangerous vampire who Ackles described as "not a good guy."

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"[He] stands to pose a bit of an issue for Dean," Ackles told TVLine, "because maybe there are things that Dean has hidden that he doesn't' want to tell Sam that happened in purgatory."Benny will be introduced in the Season 8 premiere, though this will not be Olsson's Supernatural debut. The actor originally donned fangs in Season 2 when he guest-starred as a vampire named Eli.Supernatural returns Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 9/8c on The CW.