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Review: Brad Benedict of ‘The Oval’ featured in ‘The Donna Drake Show’

Actor Brad Benedict of “The Oval” on BET was recently featured in “The Donna Drake Show” on CBS New York. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Brad Benedict
Actor Brad Benedict. Photo by Casey Nelson.
Actor Brad Benedict. Photo by Casey Nelson.

Actor Brad Benedict of “The Oval” on BET was recently featured in “The Donna Drake Show” on CBS New York. Digital Journal has the scoop.

He spoke with two-time Telly award-winning TV host Donna Drake about his journey in the entertainment world, and working with Tyler Perry, and being a part of “The Oval.” “Tyler came from humble beginnings and I get to learn from him, he has taught me how to be a harder worker,” he said.

Benedict enjoys being a part of an ensemble cast, where he can rely on his scene partners and vice versa. “We shoot super-fast,” he said about the pace of “The Oval.”

“We shoot 22 episodes in two or three weeks, maybe four, which typically would be a six-month commitment. You just need to be ready every day. I am grateful to be a part of it. So far, we are three seasons into shooting and everybody has gotten along,” he said.

“My character Kyle is sort of in my blood now. I keep building his backstory,” he said.

Benedict revealed that he is a big “shark lover,” and being a part of “Shark Academy,” which came out during Shark Week. He spent six weeks on a boat in the Bahamas. “I have a desire to be a part of the conservation effort,” he said. “That is something that excites me every day.”

Their entire conversation may be seen below. It was neat to hear them sing a snipper of “Put on a Happy Face” from “Bye Bye Birdie.”

Season 3 of “The Oval” premiered on BET last night.

To learn more about actor Brad Benedict, follow him on Instagram.

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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 16,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a five-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past two years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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