Introduce Yourself: Benny The Jet is an Actor/rapper out of Iowa City. Benny has been performing his whole life. He started doing community theatre shows when he was 8 years old and hasn’t stopped acting ever since. His most recent acting project is a science fiction film titled “The Way Out” (written and directed by Juan G) Benny plays a character named Jet-Ku. Benny has recently started performing shows for his music as well. One of Benny’s biggest inspirations has been watching his big bro “Novet” work so hard.
Thoughts On People In The World?: I am a lover of people. People honestly fascinate me, everyone is different and everyone is special in their own way…that’s what makes them human.
What are your inspirations & goals?: I am very inspired by Michael Jackson, Childish Gambino, and of course Novet. My goal is to touch people with my art so my art out lives me.
How would you impact the world?: Creating art that can distract people from all the negativity in the world.
Struggles In Life? : I was adopted at a young age in California. I moved to Iowa with my adopted parents at the age of 4 and lost my father in a car accident when I was only 8 years old, I’ve never truly had a father figure in my life which has caused a lot of pain and problems for me. Another huge struggle was when I went through a very messy breakup, it led me into a deep depression but I have used that as motivation for my work. Without my pain and struggles I would not be where I am now.
How do you feel about yourself? Any changes you would make? : I feel that I have a lot of talent but I still have so much to learn. I’m really excited to see where my career takes me.
What does love mean to you?: Love means being there for someone no matter what, no matter how bad they mess up or hurt you. Love is supporting someone whenever they need but also being able to put them in check if need be. I believe everyone has love in their hearts, it’s just more people need to show it.