|Date of Birth||
January 2, 1997
LJ Benet was born in Los Angeles, California. He began acting and singing professionally at age 11, when he appeared as a guest star on The Mentalist (2009)(TV) and as young Tommy in the equity theatre production of The Who's Tommy at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood. LJ continued acting in theatre (BIG, the Musical), which led to work on two films, Diary of A Wimpy Kid (as a voiceover singer) and You Again, in a funny bit part as Eric, the boy in the tree house. In 2010, he had prominent roles in two world premiere musicals, Limelight: The Story of The Charlie Chaplin at the La Jolla Playhouse (Young Sydney), and Great Expectations at the Utah Shakespeare Festival (co-star, Young Pip). He also starred in the indie short film, The Legend of Beaver Dam (2010), an award-winning horror rock opera that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and won a jury award at Sundance. He recently was a guest star on an episode of Wizards of Waverly Place, "Back to Max," as Little Crumbs. He also has booked a featured role in the Fox film, We Bought A Zoo, and a guest starring role in the Fox series, Breaking In, "Need for Speed."