Robby Benson

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Teacher / Actor / Composer / Television Director | * 01/21/1956 (65) | Dallas, Texas (United States of America (USA))
Robby Benson (born Robin David Segal; January 21, 1956) is an American actor, singer, composer, teacher, and filmmaker. He rose to prominence as a teen idol in the late 1970s, appearing in the sports films One on One (1977) and Ice Castles (1978). He subsequently garnered more fame for portraying the voice of Beast in the Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast (1991) and its numerous sequels and spin-offs. He later forged a career in directing television, including six episodes of the sitcom Friends. In addition to acting and directing, Benson is an activist in the field of heart research, having undergone four open-heart surgeries since age 28 to correct congenital aortic valve defects and related damage. In 2012, he published a memoir recounting his medical journey and numerous surgeries. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Robby Benson

Golden Globe Award for New Star of The Year – Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor

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Movies with Robby Benson as Actor(43)

as Drake (voice)2000 DragonHeart: A New Beginning
as Young Santa Claus (voice)2000 The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
as Beast (voice)1998 Belle's Magical World
as Roger Swade1993 At Home with the Webbers
as Robert Sims1993 Precious Victims
as Alex Pruitt1992 Invasion of Privacy
as Dr. David Whitson1992 Homewrecker
as Blaze (voice)1992 P.J. Sparkles
as Beast (voice)1991 Beauty and the Beast
as Greg1990 Modern Love
as Scott1989 White Hot
as Pitts1987 Rent-a-Cop
as David1986 David and Goliath
as Nanthan Bowzer1985 California Girls
as Howard Keach1984 Harry & Son
as Carver1984 City Limits
as Billy Mills1983 Running Brave
as Nollie Minor1982 Two of a Kind
as Brent Falcone ("Municipalians")1982 National Lampoon's Movie Madness
as Danny Saunders1981 The Chosen
as Jud Templeton1980 Tribute
as Pinsky1980 Die Laughing
as Emilio Mendez1979 Walk Proud
as Nick Peterson1978 Ice Castles
as Father Dave Benson1978 The End
as Richie Werner1977 The Death of Richie
as George Gibbs1977 Our Town
as Henry Steele1977 One on One
as Tad Lincoln1976 The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
as Billy Joe McAllister1976 Ode to Billy Joe
as Johnny Gunther1975 Death Be Not Proud
as Billy1975 Lucky Lady
as Leroy Small1974 Virginia Hill
as Jeremy Jones1973 Jeremy
1973 Jory
as Boy Tossing Ball (uncredited)1967 Wait Until Dark

TV Shows/Series with Robby Benson as Actor(14)

as Beast (voice)2001 Disney's House of Mouse
as Edward Spellman1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
as Squad Leder Lt. J.T. Marsh1993 Exosquad
as Prince Valiant1991 The Legend of Prince Valiant
as Det. Cliff Brady1986 Tough Cookies
as Bruce Carson??? Search for Tomorrow

Movies with Robby Benson as Crew(14)

Production/Executive Producer2015 Straight Outta Tompkins
Sound/Music2015 Straight Outta Tompkins
Directing/Director2008 Billy: The Early Years
Writing/Screenplay1993 Betrayal of the Dove
Writing/Story1993 Betrayal of the Dove
Directing/Director1990 Modern Love
Production/Producer1990 Modern Love
Writing/Writer1990 Modern Love
Directing/Director1989 White Hot
Writing/Writer1980 Die Laughing
Production/Producer1980 Die Laughing
Sound/Original Music Composer1980 Die Laughing
Sound/Original Music Composer1979 Walk Proud
Writing/Writer1977 One on One

TV Shows/Series with Robby Benson as Crew(23)

Directing/Director2004 Complete Savages
Directing/Director2003 I'm with Her
Directing/Director2002 Baby Bob
Directing/Director2001 Bob Patterson
Directing/Director2000 The Huntress
Directing/Director1998 Brother's Keeper
Directing/Director1998 Jesse
Directing/Director1998 Two Guys and a Girl
Directing/Director1997 Dharma & Greg
Directing/Director1996 Common Law
Directing/Director1996 Life with Roger
Directing/Director1995 The George Wendt Show
Directing/Director1995 The Naked Truth
Directing/Director1994 Friends
Directing/Director1994 Ellen
Directing/Director1994 Monty
Directing/Director1994 Thunder Alley
Directing/Director1993 Family Album
Directing/Director1993 Good Advice
Directing/Director1990 Evening Shade
Directing/Director1990 Dream On
Directing/Director1984 Kids Incorporated

Full Name: Robin David Segal
Born: Saturday, 01/21 1956 (January) in Dallas, Texas (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 65 years + 143 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Employer: University of South Carolina, University of Utah, Indiana University
Spouses (current/former): Karla DeVito
Children: Lyric Benson, Zephyr Benson
Robby Benson frequently works together with these people:
Gail Mancuso (7x, Crew)
Michael Lembeck (6x, Crew)
Kevin S. Bright (6x, Crew)
Shelley Jensen (6x, Crew)
Burt Reynolds (5x, Actor)
Ed Asner (5x, Actor)
John Glover (5x, Actor)
Tom McGowan (5x, Actor)
James Widdoes (5x, Crew)
Zephyr Benson (5x, Actor)
David Crane (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2238, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/22/2021