Bryan Benedict M. Anastacio (born September 27, 1991), popularly known for his stage name Bryan Benedict, is a Filipino actor and model. Benedict entered showbiz as a contestant in Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break, a reality TV series. Benedict is currently working as an exclusive artist of GMA Network, also as a part-time college professor.
Bryan was raised in San Juan City. His father is deaf-mute while his mother is deaf. He communicates to his parents via sign language. During his high school, Bryan was a drop-out. He later transferred to a different school where he graduated as first honor. Benedict went to University of Santo Tomas but dropped-out. Later, he studied Information Technology at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila as a scholar. He then took up Tourism at the Far Eastern University and graduated on 2010 as magna cum laude.
Benedict started print and ramp modeling on 2008. Benedict was one of Cosmopolitan Philippine's bachelors on 2008 and 2010.
On 2012, Benedict joined GMA Network's Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break, a reality based artista search as one of the finalists from Visayas. Bryan was originally a protégé of Jolina Magdangal but due to a twist of the show, Ricky Davao became his new mentor. Benedict was eliminated from the competition on the ninth episode becoming the shows eighth placer.
After Protégé, Benedict became a contract artist of GMA Network and starred his acting on various programs on the network.
On 2014, Benedict returned as one of the bachelors on Cosmo Bachelor Bash.
Benedict portrayed Juan Luna, a Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century, in the 2014 docudrama Ilustrado.
Benedict currently resides in San Juan, Metro Manila.
Before joining Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break, Benedict worked as a dealer in a casino in Cebu.
Benedict is currently a part-time Tourism and HRM instructor at University of the East-Manila.