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Actor who found fame in Hollywood after short football career



Benjamin Levy Aguilar is a Guatemala-born, Hollywood actor and former football player. He is best known for playing Officer Dante Torres in the hit TV series, Chicago PD. Although he is a fresh face in Hollywood, his works have shown his deep passion for the art. Therefore, this is a biography of the actor who found respite in Hollywood after a broken football career.

Benjamin Levy Aguilar’s biography

Benjamin Levy Aguilar face

Benjamin Levy Aguilar was born June 19, 1993, in Guatemala.

Benjamin Levy Aguilar’s career

Aguilar began a football career when he was a child. He played in the youth team of the Italian Serie A giants, AC Milan, where he displayed incredible skills at a young age. Unfortunately, his budding career came to a premature end after he suffered a fracture in his femur.

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At the age of 14, Aguilar enrolled in the Israeli self-defence “Krav Maga” where he became a black belt. He also trained in Tactical Shooting and Evasive Driving led him to work for the Guatemalan Presidential Elections in 2011 and other high-profile events.

At the age of 18, Aguilar moved to Los Angeles, United States of America, to pursue a career in acting. In 2012, he made his acting debut after playing a role in an episode of the hit musical TV series, Glee. However, he found fame in 2020 for his portrayal of “Antonio Rivera” in the drama series Filthy Rich.

He is best known for playing the Chicago PD iconic character, “Officer Dante Torres”, a diligent member of the CPD department who is quiet but rebellious and also has a troubling past. Aguilar currently plays “Rex” in The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window, a Netflix show which was first released on January 28, 2022.

Benjamin Levy Aguilar’s movies

Benjamin Levy Aguilar

Below are some of the movies and TV shows that Aguilar has featured in:

  • Glee (2012)
  • Out of the Box (2014)
  • Dope (2015)
  • Straight Outta Compton (2015)
  • Aloha Haha (2015)
  • Social Norm (2016)
  • My Life is Yours (2017)
  • Canis Major (2017)
  • Rukky (2018)
  • Spirit (2019)
  • Cultural Clash (2019)
  • Before the Dawn (2019)
  • Filthy Rich (2020)
  • Cinephile (2021)
  • The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (2022)
  • Chicago PD (2019 – 2023)
  • Black Spot

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Benjamin Levy Aguilar’s net worth

Aguilar has an estimated net worth between $100,000 to $1 million, according to Idol Networth.

Benjamin Levy Aguilar’s family

Benjamin Levy Aguilar with his girlfriend

Aguilar is the son of 1988 Miss Guatemala, Mariluz Aguilar Rivas. His father, Jeff Levy, is a Brooklyn-born businessman who comes from a Jewish background.

Aguilar is currently dating Hollywood actress, Olivia Macklin. Aguilar keeps his personal life private, so it is not clear when the couple started dating. However, they went Instagram-official in September 2020 when they shared a  photo of them with a black heart emoji.

Benjamin Levy Aguilar’s age

Aguilar is 30 years old as of 2023.

Benjamin Levy Aguilar’s Instagram

Aguilar has an active Instagram account where he posts content about his work and lifestyle. His account has about 98.7000 followers as of the time of writing this article.

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