Manu Bennett is best known for his portrayal of powerful gladiator Crixus on Starz hit series Spartacus & can now also be seen on CW's break out series Arrow as legendary comic book character Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke.
On the big screen, Manu stars as Azog, king of the Orcs, in The Hobbit trilogy, a role which won him exceptional praise from Director Peter Jackson who stated that he was "the Breakout performance" of the film.
Manu has appeared on various TV dramas but also has starred in feature films such as 20th Century Fox's "The Marine" opposite Robert Patrick, Sony Picture's "30 Days of Night" opposite Josh Hartnett (produced by Sam Raimi), the Japanese film "Tomoko" opposite award-winning Japanese actress Rumiko Koyangi and a lead role in Lionsgate's "The Condemned" alongside Vinnie Jones and Stone Cold Steve Austen.
Previous TV credits include starring roles in "Paradise Beach", "Water Rats", "Tales Of The South Seas", "Shortland Street," "Street Legal," "Mataku," "Creature Of Quest," "Going Straight," and as Marc Antony opposite his "Spartacus" co-star Lucy Lawless in Tapert and Raimi's hit series "Xena: Warrior Princess."
Bennett is fast becoming a fan favourite at Comic Cons around the world with the multiple popular characters he has portrayed.