John Leguizamo plays Benny Blanco (from the Bronx), a young, cocky, up and coming drug dealer who holds Carlito Brigante as a "mentor". However, the admiration Benny holds quickly leaves when he and Carlito don't see eye to eye.
John Leguizamo is one of the funniest and most creative young actor/comedians in Hollywood. Right after Carlito's Way debuted, Leguizamo got his own short lived comedy shows, House of Buggin'. This show was similar to Saturday Night Live and In Living Color, where a small group of actors performed several short comediy skits.
His latest film released was Spawn. Other recent performances were The Pest, The Fan, Romeo and Juliet, and To Wong Foo.