BRYANT BENTLEY is a native of Dayton, Ohio and now resides in Columbus. He has appeared in several plays by August Wilson, including three different productions of The Piano Lesson as Boy Willie, Sterling in Two Trains Running, Caesar Wilkes in Gem of the Ocean at The Human Race Theatre Company, Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Jitney, and Fences. Other theatre credits include Jackie Robinson in Most Valuable Player at Indiana Repertory Theatre, Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog, Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky, and Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy. He has been nominated for several awards for his performances. Film and television credits include A Mother’s Heart; All Or Nothin’; Catcus Ray in The Public, written and directed by Emilio Estevez, which had its first screening at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, its official world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will open in theatres on April 5; and Lloyd in the new CBS series One Dollar. He credits his work to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his loving support from his family.