THE WIZARD OF ONLYFANS: 'Wizards of Waverly Place' star Dan Benson reveals he 'tripped into' porn career

THE WIZARD OF ONLYFANS: 'Wizards of Waverly Place' star Dan Benson reveals he 'tripped into' porn career
Dan Benson from 'Wizards of Waverly Place' (R) explains his transition into adult entertainment (danleebenson/Instagram; IMDb)

FLORIDA, TALLAHASSEE: Former child actor Dan Benson has opened up about his unexpected career change from Disney Channel to the adult industry in a TikTok video. Benson who is also famously known as Zeke Beakerman on 'Wizards of Waverly Place' explained over the weekend, "how he tripped and fell into doing adult entertainment.”

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The 35-year-old first explained everyone's shocking reaction over him doing OnlyFans and said, “One of the questions I get asked all the time is: ‘What? Huh? What do you mean?'" adding “So anyway, I thought I’d take just a minute to explain how I kind of tripped and fell into doing adult entertainment,” he said on his TikTok video from Saturday, January 7. 

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He further explained all the attention he would receive because of his role on 'Wizards' he began getting messages from "women that I found incredibly attractive" online. “Turns out, messaging those women who turned out not to be who they said they were was not the best idea," admitting "I would send nude photos to them, and they would take those nude photos and then post them onto online websites,” Benson shared, according to New York Post.



 

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Soon Benson discovered the nude pictures and videos that he sent to girls on a private basis were leaked "all over the internet" recounting it as a "pretty traumatic experience." He said he spent years trying to wipe the content off the internet, and that he "did not want them out there." Benson recalled the “very big negative impact” including, "almost losing my job later in life because of that after I retired from acting," he said of the leaked content. 

“Eventually I decided to stop fighting against it and instead go the other direction and completely lean into it,” he said. “Instead of letting these people sell my privacy, my you know what I mean I decided to say, ‘All right, screw you, I’m gonna sell it myself.’” Since then Benson claims he has been having a lot of fun and met a lot of great people. “I’ve been having a tremendous amount of fun,” adding “I met a lot of great people in the adult entertainment industry, and it’s changed my life for the better." “Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches." He asserted, “Don’t do what I do, necessarily, unless you want to.”

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Who is Dan Benson?



 

The child actor grew up in a small town in Springfield, Missouri before moving to Florida at the age of 15. Benson and his two brothers soon flew to California to begin working in numerous national commercials, feature films, and TV shows. However, Benson got his big break after landing on the hit Disney show 'Wizards of Waverly Place' but only in the role of "Friend #1" before becoming an integral part of the story as a character named 'Zeke' from 2007 to 2012. His latest film was 'Hanna's Gold' a family adventure where he played the lead character 'Luke'

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