Michael Benzinger is our Laner of the Week!!

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Meet Michael!! Our talented, sushi loving Laner of the Week! Born in Korea, Micheal grew up in New York! He is passionate about the craft of acting and spends his time pursuing his dream. When he’s not on the Lane, you can find him rehearsing, memorizing lines, or snuggling with his cat! We appreciate the pet love! And we love having his creative energy on our team!

What do you like about Mustard Lane or just working events in general?

I like that every week, each gig is different. I get to learn about so many different things and my fellow Laners are so nice.

When you’re not on the Lane…what are you doing?!

I’m probably memorizing lines for the next audition, playing with my cat, Mr. MacDuffy or watching a new film.

Favorite restaurant or food?

Sushi…. I could eat it every week.

What is one of your goals for 2022?

Get an agent.

Name a place you’d love to travel to. And why?!

Japan. I was supposed to go there in 2019 but decided to push it back to 2020… then the pandemic happened.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Sleeping in!!!

Do you prefer podcasts or books? Favorite one?

Books. I just like the feeling of holding a book. Listening to a podcast ir book on audio just isn’t the same.

What’s your hidden talent?!

Shamanic palmistry.

If you could have your dream job tomorrow, what would it be?

Hmmm…. acting in a Marvel film, being in a sitcom or acting in a film by Wong Kar Wai.

What’s an essential part of your daily routine?

Cuddling with my cat, Mr. MacDuffy, before I leave the house!!!!

What is your favorite family or friend tradition?

Friendaversary dinners!!! There are a few friends who I’ll get friendaversary dinners with. We won’t go any place extremely expensive but some place yummy.

What inspires you most?

People who go for their dreams.

To learn more about Michael feel free to check out his Instagram @michaelbenzinger!