Harlan Bengel Bio, Family, Career, Wife, Net Worth, Measurements, Death


Harlan Bengel is an actor and dancer who was found hanging from a Central Park overpass at daybreak on 3 March 2019. His body was found dangling by a long orange cord from the Winterdale Arch near Central Park West and West 82nd Street. Moreover, he had a bag tied around his head and a note in his pocket.

According to reports, the actor said to have struggled with mental illness for years till his death. Furthermore, he had performed as a dancer in Phantom of the Opers and in War Horse. Let us scroll over to know more information on the late performer.

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Caption: The actor and dancer, Harlan Bengel
Source: NYPost

Harlan Bengel: Bio, Family, Career

The actor was born on 22 August 1973 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States of America. He was born as the youngest of four children to mother Jann Bengel, a homemaker, and father Henry Bengel, an industrial pressman. He has two older brothers and an older sister. From a young age, he enjoyed making short films with his video camera and wanted to make a career in the entertainment industry.

The actor started to learn ballet in his early teens and soon started singing as well. Further, he started working in many theatrical productions. Also, he had performed with notable dance companies as the San Francisco Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and Tulsa Ballet. He debuted his first movie role as an extra in the Will Smith film ‘Ali’ where he portrayed one of the reporters at the title fight.

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Harlan Bengel: Personal Life, Wife, & Death

You must be wondering the deceased was married to anybody at the time of his death or in a relationship. In fact, he was divorced and living a single life suffering from a mental illness. Moreover, he previously had married an actress and model Jennifer Piacenti in August 2004. According to sources, the couple was divorced and stayed as good friends even after their separation.

Looking briefly at Jen, she is currently living in Los Angeles, California, and works as a sports anchor and actress according to her social media profiles. Further, Jen is a Fantasy Sports Analyst for Fantasy Alarm & Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio. She is a co-host of “Waiver Wired” with Jerry Ferrara on the Extra Points Podcast Network.

As mentioned earlier, he was struggling with a mental illness for years. Following that the actor found himself hanging himself in an iconic arch in Central Park in Washington Heights and lived a few miles from the incident place. On 3 May 2019, a passerby found the actor and reported to the police. According to reports, a note found in his pocket which had a name and phone number on it. The deceased had asked to contact the person whoever will found it. However, the police didn’t reveal any details of the note.

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Harlan Bengel and Jennifer Piacenti

Caption: Harlan Bengel and ex-wife Jennifer Piacenti
Source: Facebook

Harlan Bengel: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles

Talking about his net worth then it must have estimated at around $100k at the time of his demise. His main source of income comes from his acting career as well as performing in the theatres. Also, he must have accumulated a profitable amount from appearing in commercials and advertisements.

He seems to be fairly active over different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter before his death. But he stopped using it for a while before he found out hanging himself in the central park.

Harlan Bengel: Body Measurements

The late actor had an athletic body that stands to a height of 6 feet 0 inches and weighed around 78 kg. He further had dark brown eyes color with brown hair color.

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