Actor John Eric Bentley tutors son Maxwell, a kindergartner. Bentley, who has about 50 film and TV credits, says he makes barely enough to support his four children and pay the mortgage on his home in West Hills. Im in a survival mode, he says. Every day is a fight. He recently took a graveyard-shift job as a hotel security guard to supplement his income.
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