Zachary Bennett is best known for playing mischievous Felix King on Road to Avonlea, but the series was actually one of four Sullivan Entertainment films that Bennett acted in. He acted opposite Greg Spottiswood as adorable Sullivan Delaney in the TV adaptation of A.E. Hotchner’s Looking for Miracles; alongside Gema Zamprogna in the epic miniseries By Way of the Stars; and with Sarah Polley in L.M. Montgomery’s Lantern Hill, along with his brother Gareth.
Bennett maintained a busy schedule even as a very young performer, having also acted in several other television series during Avonlea’s run, including Manic Mansion, The Hidden Room and Free Willy. He appeared in the Hollywood films Dog Park, Blind Faith, and Strike! (alongside Kirsten Dunst), before reprising the role of Felix for An Avonlea Christmas.
Most recently, Bennett has appeared in TV movies and series including:
- The Border
- Lost Girl
- Wild Kratts
- Covert Affairs
- Rookie Blue
Bennett’s creativity is not limited to drama—in 2004, he founded the band Yonder (later renamed Tin Star Orphans), a 5-piece rock group currently recording and playing shows in Toronto. Most recently, Bennett can be seen in the television movie Jack, as Brad Lavigne. The movie tells the life story of Jack Layton, the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, released March, 2013. There is no doubt that audiences will continue to see Bennett in the Canadian television and film landscape.