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Sergeant Benton: The Ambassadors of Death; Inferno; Terror of the Autons; The Mind of Evil; The Claws of Axos; The Dæmons; Day of the Daleks; The Time Monster; The Three Doctors; The Green Death; Invasion of the Dinosaurs; Planet of the Spiders; Robot; Council of War[BF] | as Benton: The Invasion | as RSM Benton: Terror of the Zygons; The Android Invasion
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John Anthony WoodsBorn: Wed 24th December 1941 (age: 75)
He was working in a men's clothing store on Regents Street in London when Telly Savalas encouraged him to sign up as an actor for The Dirty Dozen. He failed to get a part, as he was not a union member, but this got him interested in acting. On joining Equity, he adopted the professional name John Levene to avoid confusion with another John Woods who was already registered with the union.
His first Doctor Who appearance was uncredited as a Cyberman in the 1967 serial The Moonbase and as a Yeti in The Web of Fear before making his first appearance as then-Corporal Benton in the serial The Invasion in 1968.
In 1977, following his final appearance on Doctor Who, Levene gave up acting as a career to set up his own audio visual company, Genesis Communications, and has directed well over 45 audio visuals and live events for various clients including the Ford Motor Company, British Airways, KFC, Amway and Revlon.
He has also worked as an entertainer on cruise liners and has now emigrated to the USA where he has returned to acting under the name John Anthony Blake.