Bennett at Florida SuperCon 2014
|Born||Jonathan Manu Bennett
10 October 1969
Rotorua, New Zealand
|Other names||Jon Bennett|
I've always been really inspired by watching top athletes putting in peak performances.
Anyone can train to be a gladiator. What marks you out is having the mindset of a champion.
I lost my mother and my brother when I was 15 in two separate car accidents. I was doing well at school. I was a good sportsperson, but at that point, I gave up on all of those things that were there to be done. I couldn't deal with them.
Food is the essential thing to gaining weight. Protein, you know, that's basically it – protein.
The world is slowly evolving into a place where the things that we have seen as being taboo are starting to open up a bit more.
The fitness builds the foundation for me as an actor to have clarity. Fitness has always been the base of where I start off as a performer.
I was a breakdancer as a kid. I was on one of the top break dancing teams in Australia.
If I see someone doing a new sport, I usually like to throw myself into it, and I never look at it and think, 'That's something I can't do.'