Michael Smiley stars in "Luther" on BBC America as Benny Silver, who is more commonly known within the unit as Benny Deadhead, due to his somewhat laid back approach to life and a rumoured belief in the medicinal qualities of certain herbal extracts.

Irish actor Michael Smiley is well known to "Spaced" fans as cult hero Tyres, the cycle-courier-come-raver. His recent work includes Pringle in Ben Wheatley's award-wining "Down Terrace" and Paterson in John Landis's "Burke and Hare." He will appear as Sean in BBC1's "Stolen" and stars as Gal in "Kill List." Smiley will next be seen in "Macrobane," starring Nick Frost.

An international stand-up comedian, Smiley is currently working on his one-man show, "Immigrant."

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Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Wife: Miranda Sawyer

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