Julie Benz Net Worth

Julie Benz Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Julie M. Benz net worth is
$6 Million

Julie M. Benz Wiki Biography

Julie M. Benz was born on 1 May 1972, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress best known for appearing in popular television series such as “Dexter”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”. She is also currently a part of “Hawaii Five-0”, and has been in films such as “Rambo”, “Punisher: War Zone” and “Saw V”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Julie Benz? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $6 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She’s been cast for numerous main roles and has made guest appearances in many popular television shows. Aside from film and television, she’s also tried her hand at theatre and as she continues her career, her wealth will also rise further.

Julie Benz Net Worth $6 Million

Rather than being an actress, Julie at first aspired to become a professional ice skater like her mother. She took part in the 1988 US Championship in junior ice dancing and finished in 13th place. However when she was 14 years old, she suffered a stress fracture and had to stop her skating career. The following year she tried her hand in acting classes, but was discouraged by her teacher. Despite that, she pressed on and in 1989 became a part of a local production of “Street Law”. This was followed with movie appearances in “Two Evil Eyes” during 1990. After these appearance, she became a part of “Hi Honey, I’m Home!” which lasted for two seasons. She matriculated from high school around this time, and then went to New York University to study acting. Julie graduated in 1993, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.

Julie soon scored a part in an episode of “Married…with Children”, and then went on to film a few television pilots that never aired. She took parts in “Step by Step”, “Boy Meets World”, “Sliders”, and “Darkdrive”, before in 1996 being cast as the vampire Darla for the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” series, athough she had originally auditioned for the role of Buffy, given to Sarah Michelle Gellar. Her character proved to be popular and her role in the series expanded as time went on. After gaining recognition and a boost to her net worth, Benz appeared in more series and films, including “The Big Easy”, “As Good as It Gets”, and “The King of Queens”. She also appeared in the series “Roswell” and then later reprised her vampire role in the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spin-off series “Angel”. She continued to work, even trying her hand at voice acting for the video game “Hot Shots Golf Fore!” which led to other opportunities such as “Halo 2”. She then continued her appearances in some popular shows including “NCIS”, “Supernatural”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Dexter”. Her latest project is “Hawaii Five-0”, in which she is a recurring cast member.

For her personal life, it is known that Julie married John Kassir in 1998 but the marriage ended in divorce during 2007; five years later she married Rich Orosco, a studio owner.

Full NameJulie Benz
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthMay 1, 1972
Place Of BirthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
EducationNew York University
SpouseJohn Kassir (m. 1998–2007), Rich Orosco (m. 2012)
ParentsGeorge Benz, Joanne Benz
SiblingsJeffrey Benz, Jennifer Benz
AwardsSaturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television (2009), Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (20060
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Movies“Step by Step”, “Boy Meets World”, “Sliders”, “Darkdrive”, “Dexter”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”, “Hawaii Five-0”, “Rambo”, “Punisher: War Zone”, “Saw V”
TV Shows“NCIS”, “Supernatural”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
1Often plays women who have suffered traumas or losses
1[About her role on Dexter (2006)] I read the pilot script and I loved it. I was like what do I have to do to get on this show? Who do I have to kill? It's the type of programming I like to watch, provocative and edgy. It raises so many questions but doesn't force-feed you any answers and it really calls into question your own moral code. I mean, you find yourself falling in love and rooting for this guy who's a serial killer. You go back and forth on, is what he's doing right or is it wrong, is it right or is it wrong. And I love that kind of show, that challenges your mind [2009 interview].
2[about her role in Saw V (2008)] Yeah, I actually threw up on set, I was freaked out. I knew it was fake, but I couldn't even go near the saw machine during rehearsal. I mean, I was shaking. The challenge for me in that film was, you know - because I'm the perfect moviegoer, I buy into everything. Like, I go on the journey and I totally buy into the whole world that's created and the whole imagination of it all. The challenge for me in that film was like, can I act in something like this. And I had nightmares from it. I didn't sleep very well when I was up there filming, and it was a really interesting process for me, because I've never had a movie affect me in that level, like where I would go home and have dreams about the actual film, and not like your typical actor dreams about showing up naked on set or forgetting your lines, but the actual saw and Jigsaw and all of the elements to it and the traps. I remember doing the first trap where we're attached to - you know, around the neck with the chain? ... It had to be choreographed because we were on pulleys and it had to be very well choreographed so we wouldn't get hurt. But I freaked out and I said to the director "What's going to happen if I don't get the key?" and he was like, "We'll cut." And I was like, "Oh, okay." It feels very real. I mean, there were no safety saws behind us, you know, the things that chopped off your head, they were sharp! ... It's fun but it's very intense. [2009 interview]
3[on playing the vampire "Darla"] I think I've died four or five times. I honestly believe that they like seeing me covered in blood [laughs]. I just think they have a thing with me and blood. I've died a lot! ... Every time I died, they would give me this big party on the set because I honestly thought it was my last time. I would sob and hug everybody goodbye and say, "It's over!" [laughs] And then a couple of months later, I'd get a phone call to come back. Everybody's now gotten pretty jaded about me dying on the show. I don't get the big party anymore. I don't get the gifts anymore. It's like, "Yeah, we'll see you in a few months." [29 November 2008, The Hollywood]
4(On filming Rambo (2008)] We spent two months in the jungle without the luxuries of filming in Los Angeles. My trailer looked like a 1952 bomb shelter with what appeared to be the original bedding - it looked like it had never been washed. The heat was extreme and we all lost a lot of weight. I got too thin on that movie. Also, I had to have like 27 vaccinations before I could even get on the plane to go there, I was taking malaria pills, there were poisonous snakes; one day an elephant crashed through the set after escaping from a nearby camp! You never knew what was going to happen next, but as tough as it was - being away from friends and family, the lack of luxury, the language barrier - it was also really exciting. Moviemaking shouldn't be on a comfy soundstage in L.A., it should be out there in the field.
5I actually find the fans are always supportive and respectful. A couple times I've been approached when I'm buying underwear. That's more embarrassing for me rather than for them because it's like, "Oh hello. I'm just buying some panties."
6[About the pilot for Dexter (2006)] When we did the pilot, I was very nervous. I was beginning to work with my favorite actor and I had to do a lot of relaxation to be on set with Michael. I was such a huge fan of his and just couldn't believe I was cast to play opposite him. I was really waiting for someone to come up to me and say it's all a joke.
7[Her favorite scenes from Dexter (2006)] I loved the episodes where Rita dressed up as Lara Croft... and gave Dexter things. It was such a fun scene to play and it's the first time you really saw a little bit of her strength and her playfulness, and it was so nice to do after playing so much of this vulnerable, beaten-down woman, to have this fun moment with Dexter. I also love the scene towards the end where she confronts Paul [Rita's ex-husband] in prison and basically lays it on the line from a place of great strength, where she finally just tells him how it's going to be and how he needs to explain to the kids why he's in prison.
8[About Darla's departure from Angel (1999)] She was such a wonderful character to begin with. To have such a beautiful ending. For me, it felt like they gave me a gift, a really special gift. After playing her for so long, it was such a beautiful way for her to go. The last 20 minutes redeemed her in the eyes of the fans as well. She was able to finally do something good after 400 years of evil and terror.
9[on her character "Darla" on Angel (1999)] I didn't expect them to write such a beautiful ending. I really think it was one of the most beautiful gifts I've ever received as an actor. The last three episodes of her life are so wonderful. They were such a gift to play. It was really amazing. They sent me the script and I was on lunch. I was in my trailer crying. Everybody was asking me if I was okay, and what was wrong, and I had to say it was nothing, and that I was fine. You don't want to tell anyone anything - and, of course, we're not allowed to tell anybody anything. I think she truly is one of the most amazing characters on television.
1At the 50th Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Monaco, Monte-Carlo [June 2010]
2Her cousin, Tim Benz, is a sports radio/TV personality in Pittsburgh, PA.
3Often mistaken for Julie Bowen and, when asked for her autograph, would sign Bowen's name.
4Good friends with Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Angel (1999) co-star Eliza Dushku, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) co-star Clare Kramer and Dexter (2006) co-star Jaime Murray.
5Has been in a relationship with producer Rich Orosco since 2008. They got engaged in June 2011 and later married on May 5, 2012 in the Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. Because their wedding was on Cinco De Mayo, they chose to have a Mexican themed wedding, to honor the holiday as well as Orosco's heritage.
6She collects antique things from every country she visits. Her favorite is a emerald ring she found in Knoxville, Tennessee.
7Has a dog called Bamboo.
8She dyed her natural blonde hair to brunette for the film Punisher: War Zone (2008).
9Appeared in both: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) and CSI: Miami (2002).
10Was originally picked to play the part of "Matty Jensen" in the film West of Brooklyn (2008) but was replaced by Natalia Livingston.
11Attended Franklin Regional Sr. High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania
12She was originally cast to play the character "Ellie Sparks" in the un-aired pilot of the TV show Glory Days (2002).
13Was once ranked the number 12 ice skater in the United States. Julie has lost two roles to Sarah Michelle Gellar. The first was the role of Kendall Hart on All My Children (1970). The second was the role of Buffy on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
14Auditioned for a role in Eyes Wide Shut (1999). She was called back to audition for the role again, but decided against it when she was going to have to do the scene topless.
15She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing with David Schilling, placing 13th. Her older sister and brother, Jennifer and Jeffrey, were the 1987 U.S. Junior Champions in ice dancing and competed internationally.


Training Day2017TV Series filmingHolly McCabe
Hawaii Five-02015-2016TV SeriesInspector Abby Dunn
Charming Christmas2015TV MovieMeredith Rossman
Life on the Line2015/ICarline
Defiance2013-2015TV SeriesMayor Amanda Rosewater Amanda Rosewater
Circle2015/IIThe Wife
Sole Custody2014TV MovieZoey
Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker2013TV MovieStevie Parker
A Gifted Man2011-2012TV SeriesChristina Holt
Middle Ages2012TV Movie
Ricochet2011TV MovieElise Laird
Answers to Nothing2011Frankie
Royal Pains2011TV SeriesElyse
No Ordinary Family2010-2011TV SeriesStephanie Powell
Dexter2006-2010TV SeriesRita Bennett Rita Morgan
Desperate Housewives2010TV SeriesRobin Gallagher
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day2009Special Agent Eunice Bloom
Uncorked2009TV MovieJohnny Prentiss
Held Hostage2009TV MovieMichelle Estey
Kidnapping Caitlynn2009ShortCaitlynn
Punisher: War Zone2008Angela
Saw V2008Brit
Law & Order2007TV SeriesDawn Sterling
Circle of Friends2006TV MovieMaggie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2006TV SeriesHeidi Wolff
Kill Your Darlings2006Katherine
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesHayley Gordon
Supernatural2006TV SeriesLayla Rourke
8MM 22005VideoLynn
Locusts: The 8th Plague2005TV MovieVicky
Bad Girls from Valley High2005Danielle
Lackawanna Blues2005TV MovieLaura
Halo 22004Video GameMiranda Keyes (voice)
Hot Shots Golf Fore!2004Video GameVarious Voices (voice)
Oliver Beene2004TV SeriesCigarette Girl
NCIS2004TV SeriesDenise Johnson
Angel2000-2004TV SeriesDarla
The Long Shot2004TV MovieAnnie Garrett
Coupling2003TV SeriesAmanda
Peacemakers2003TV SeriesMiranda Blanchard
The Midget Stays in the Picture2003ShortA-List Actress
George of the Jungle 22003VideoUrsula
Taken2002TV Mini-SeriesKate Keys
She Spies2002TV SeriesElaine
Glory Days2002TV SeriesEllie Sparks
The Brothers2001Jesse Caldwell
Good Guys/Bad Guys2000TV Movie
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1996-2000TV SeriesDarla
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth2000VideoBarbara
Roswell1999-2000TV SeriesKathleen Topolsky
Satan's School for Girls2000TV MovieAlison Kingsley
Dirt Merchant1999Angie
Payne1999TV SeriesBreeze O'Rourke
The King of Queens1999TV SeriesJulie Patterson
Conrad Bloom1998TV SeriesJulie
Ask Harriet1998TV SeriesJoplin Russell
Eating Las Vegas1997ShortSheila
Veronica's Video1997TV MovieHeidi
As Good as It Gets1997Receptionist
Fame L.A.1997TV SeriesVanessa
Darkdrive1997Julie Falcon
The Big Easy1997TV SeriesRoxanne
Inventing the Abbotts1997Co-ed
A Walton Easter1997TV MovieJeannie (uncredited)
The Single Guy1996TV SeriesCranberries Girl
Sliders1996TV SeriesJenny Michener
Diagnosis Murder1996TV SeriesJulie Miller
Hearts Adrift1996TV MovieChristy
Black Sheep1996Woman (uncredited)
Boy Meets World1996TV SeriesBianca
Empire1995TV MovieChristie Lambert
Step by Step1995TV SeriesTawny
High Tide1995TV SeriesJoanna Craig
The Barefoot Executive1995TV MovieSexy Woman
Hang Time1995TV SeriesLinda Cantrell
Crosstown Traffic1995TV Movie
Married with Children1994TV SeriesSascha
Hi Honey, I'm Home1991-1992TV SeriesBabs Nielsen
Two Evil Eyes1990Betty (segment "The Black Cat")


Dexter2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Angel2000-2001TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Shut Up and Kiss Me2010special thanks
It's a Long Road: Resurrection of an Icon2008Video documentary short special thanks
The Making of 'Kill Your Darlings'2006TV Movie documentary special thanks
'Angel': Season 3 Overview2004Video documentary special thanks
Darla: Deliver Us from Evil2004Video short documentary special thanks


Celebrity Name Game2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Dinner at Tiffani's2016TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
One Question Interviews2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Soup2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tweet Out2013TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Syfy 20th Anniversary Special2012TV Special documentaryHerself
CollegeHumor Originals2012TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2008-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2010 American Music Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Dancing with the Stars2010TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHerself
Unprecedented Access: Behind the Scenes2010Video shortHerself
Chelsea Lately2008-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Hollywood 4112009TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
That Morning Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tattoos: A Scarred History2009DocumentaryHerself
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Meet Jigsaw: Behind the Scenes of 'Punisher: War Zone'2009Video shortHerself
The Making of 'Punisher: War Zone'2009Video shortHerself
The Fatal Five2009Video documentary shortHerself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
TMZ on TV2008TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
PIX 11 Morning News2008TV SeriesHerself
Scream Awards 20082008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Infanity2008TV Series documentaryHerself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
KTLA Morning News2008TV SeriesHerself
A Hero's Welcome: Release & Reaction2008Video shortHerself
It's a Long Road: Resurrection of an Icon2008Video documentary shortHerself
The Early Show2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Canada A.M.2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Sauce2008TV SeriesHerself
E! News Live2007TV SeriesHerself
Gomorron2006TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 'Kill Your Darlings'2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Halos & Horns: Recurring Villainy2005Video documentary shortHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
'Angel': Season 3 Overview2004Video documentaryHerself
Darla: Deliver Us from Evil2004Video short documentaryHerself
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHerself
Total Request Live2003TV SeriesHerself
'Angel': Season 2 Overview2003Video documentaryHerself
George of the Jungle 2: Behind the Trees2003Video shortHerself
The Saturday Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
6th Annual Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Inside Taken2002Video documentary shortHerself
'Buffy': Season 2 Overview2002Video documentary shortHerself
Rank2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rendez-View2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Jawbreaker Movie Special2001TV MovieHerself
Happy Hour1999TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

The Punisher: Creating the Look2009Video shortAngela
Malice in Wonderland: Wolfram & Hart2004Video documentary shortDarla (uncredited)
Angel2003-2004TV SeriesDarla
'Angel': Season One2003Video documentary shortDarla (uncredited)

Won Awards

2010Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionDexter (2006)
2008Eyegore AwardEyegore Awards
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDexter (2006)

Nominated Awards

2010Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress - Drama SeriesDexter (2006)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Horror ActressDexter (2006)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)
2008Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Horror ActressDexter (2006)

Known for movies

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