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Jerod Haynes

Ben, "The Village"

Jerod Haynes stars as Ben on the NBC drama “The Village.”
Haynes is an award-winning actor from Chicago who can be seen starring in “Blueprint,” which Haynes co-produced and co-wrote, directed by Daryl Wein. Inspired by a true story, this timely film tackles racial injustice and what it takes to overcome grief under difficult circumstances.

Haynes is best known for the role of Tommy in the Sundance hit “Southside With You.” Haynes has appeared in such independent films as “Consumed” and “Animals,” as well as such shows as “Empire,” “Sense 8” and “Crisis.”
Haynes was honored in 2015 with the Jeff Award for his performance in a principal role in the Chicago play “Native Son,” in which he reprised his role at Yale Rep in fall 2017. He recently starred in Netflix and Blumhouse Production’s “Benji.” He can be seen in Richard Wright’s “Native Son,” directed by Rashid Johnson, in 2019.