Robby Benson

Robby Benson

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1956-01-21 (65 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, USA

52 Movies · 34 TV shows

Biography

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.

Personal Life

Benson has been married to singer and actress Karla DeVito since July 11, 1982. The pair met while starring together in The Pirates of Penzance. Together they have two children, daughter Lyric (b. 1983) and son Zephyr (b. 1992). He practices Transcendental Meditation.

Early Life

Benson was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Freda Ann (née Benson), a singer, actor, and business promotions manager, and Jerry Segal, a writer. His family is Jewish. When Benson was five years old, his family relocated to New York City, where he was raised. He subsequently took his mother's maiden name as his stage name when he was 10. Benson attended the Lincoln Square Academy in Manhattan, where he graduated at age fourteen as the class valedictorian.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

1 Movie
A Feeling of Home

A Feeling of Home

2019
It'sComplicated by a trip home and an unexpected reunion with Ryan, her high school sweetheart, as she hides her Texas roots to convince a backer she's from New England.

2015.

1 Movie
Straight Outta Tompkins

Straight Outta Tompkins

2015
A teenager abandoned in New York City spirals out of control after making a mistake welcoming a Lower East Side drug dealer for the love of his family. STRAIGHT OUTTA TOMPKINS presents an honest portr...

2011.

1 TV show
TV
Windy City Live

Windy City Live

2011
The daytime talk show on ABC7 Chicago is called Windy City LIVE. Every weekday at 1pm, Val and Ryan are joined by a panel of contributors including social media producer Ji Suk Yi, showcasing the hear...

2010.

1 Movie
Beyond Beauty: The Untold Stories Behind the Making of Beauty and the Beast

Beyond Beauty: The Untold Stories Behind the Making of Beauty and the Beast

2010
There is an interactive, feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary teeming with worthwhile bonus content all its own.

2008.

1 Movie
Billy: The Early Years

Billy: The Early Years

2008
Billy Graham is the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Billy: The Early Years introduces us to Billy as an earnest and pro...

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
MXP: Most Xtreme Primate

MXP: Most Xtreme Primate

2004
A snowboard is being ridden by the 2000's Most Valuable Primate.
TV
Complete Savages

Complete Savages

2004
As a single father of five teenage boys, Nick faces the daunting challenge of trying to control the chaos. He finds a break from his parental duties when he runs into a burning building.

2003.

1 TV show
TV
I'm with Her

I'm with Her

2003
When Patrick Owen was bitten by the puppy of a movie star, he became an overnight sensation. In the blink of an eye, his anonymity and privacy go up.

2002.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
Just a Dream

Just a Dream

2002
A film crew is in a small town. The life of a kid and a friend is changed by this movie.
TV
8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter

8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter

5
2002
John Ritter and Katey Sagal played middle-class parents raising their three children in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules. Kaley Cuoco and Amy Davidson played their teenage kids. The series ran on ABC from 20...
TV
American Dreams

American Dreams

2002
American Dreams is an American television drama program on the NBC television network, produced by Once A Frog and Dick Clark productions, in association with Universal Network Television and NBC Stud...
TV
Baby Bob

Baby Bob

2002
Baby Bob was a sitcom that aired on CBS in March 2002. The Baby Bob character appeared in commercials for FreeInternet.com. The effect to make Bob look like he was talking was achieved through compute...

2001.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Everybody Loves Mickey

Everybody Loves Mickey

2001
A collection of clips from Mickey Mouse's long and illustrious career as the world's most recognised and best loved cartoon character. "Mickey Down Under," "Hawaiian Holiday," "Lonesome Ghosts," "The ...
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

6
2001
When a huge snowstorm leaves everyone stranded, Mickey and his guests at the House of Mouse, including Pooh, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, and many more of his old and new friends, break out the cook...
TV
Bob Patterson

Bob Patterson

2001
Bob Patterson is a television sitcom written and directed by Ira Steven Behr. It was directed by two people. The final episode of the show aired on October 31, 2001. After five episodes, the show was ...
TV
Disney's House of Mouse

Disney's House of Mouse

2001
A very-recognizable audience of Disney animated characters gather into the House of Mouse nightclub to enjoy musical guests, cartoon shorts and the Master of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse's comical introduc...

2000.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Crippled Lamb

The Crippled Lamb

2000
The Crippled Lamb comes to home video in a special adaptation with full animation, original songs, and a name value cast.
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

2000
The book is popular. Frank Baum wrote a story about Santa Claus. The life story of Santa Claus began hundreds of years ago when a baby abandoned at the edge of an enchanted forest was adopted and rais...
DragonHeart: A New Beginning

DragonHeart: A New Beginning

4.57
2000
When Drake, the world's last living dragon, is discovered by an orphan stable boy, he realises that his dream of becoming a knight in shining armor can now come true. They soon face challenges that tu...
TV
The Huntress

The Huntress

2000
The Huntress is an American TV series that appeared on the USA Network over subsequent summers of the 2000 and 2001 television seasons. It was inspired by a book about the real bounty hunter, Dottie T...

1999.

1 Movie
Belle's Tales of Friendship

Belle's Tales of Friendship

8
1999
In the first story, a group of children walk into the store to listen to the stories, while in the second story, she throws a party to cheer Mrs. The man is up.

1998.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
Belle's Magical World

Belle's Magical World

6.5
1998
The castle residents use their imaginations to embark on three storybook adventures. The anthology is a sequel to Disney's animated hit film. In the movie "The Perfect World," the characters learn abo...
TV
Brother's Keeper

Brother's Keeper

1998
Brother's Keeper is an American television sitcom that ran for one season from September 25, 1998 to May 14, 1999 on ABC. Created by Donald Todd, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of Porter ...
TV
Two Guys and a Girl

Two Guys and a Girl

6
1998
The lives of three teenagers, Berg, Pete and Sharon, are interwoven in this story. They share bonds with each other.
TV
Jesse

Jesse

1998
She juggles her job, her dreams and her family responsibilities.

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Dharma & Greg

Dharma & Greg

6
1997
The sitcom is about a couple who got married on their first date despite being completely opposites. The series is co-produced by Chuck Lorre, More-Medavoy, and 4 to 6 Foot. Dennis C wrote and perform...
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

5.58
1997
Unable to find the Beast because of his hatred for the Christmas season, Belle tries to change his mind.

1996.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Life with Roger

Life with Roger

1996
Life with Roger was a sitcom that aired on the WB in 1996.
O. Henry's Christmas

O. Henry's Christmas

1996
There are three episodes based on O. Henry's text messages. There is a friendship between a painter and two young women. A young man receives an insignificant amount of his uncle's money. Two people w...
TV
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

6.91
1996
On her 16th birthday, she discovers that she has powers. In the fictional town of Westbridge, Massachusetts, she lives with her aunts and her talking cat.

1995.

2 TV shows
TV
The George Wendt Show

The George Wendt Show

1995
The George Wendt Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from March 8, to April 12, 1995. The series stars George Wendt and Pat Finn as two brothers who own a car garage and host a call-in radio ...
TV
The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth

1995
The Naked Truth was on ABC from 1995 to 1996 and on NBC from 1996 to 1998 The show took place in the office of a tabloid.

1994.

3 TV shows
TV
Friends

Friends

6.6
1994
The mis adventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
TV
Monty

Monty

1994
Monty was a short lived American sitcom that aired on the FOX network in 1994. Monty Richardson was played by Henry Winkler in the series. I'm Right was a best-selling book by Richardson. I'm correct....
TV
Ellen

Ellen

6
1994
Ellen was a sitcom that aired on the ABC network from March 29, 1994 to July 22, 1998. The series centered on Ellen's dealing with her quirky friends, her family and the problems of daily life. The fi...

1993.

4 Movies · 3 TV shows
Deadly Exposure

Deadly Exposure

1993
A man endangers his own life when he uncovers an assassination plot while investigating his father's death
TV
Exosquad

Exosquad

1993
The series is about Japanese animation. The show is set in the beginning of the 22nd century and covers the interplanetary war between humanity and Neosapiens, a fictional race artificially created as...
TV
Family Album

Family Album

1993
The show aired from September 24 to November 12 1993.
TV
Good Advice

Good Advice

1993
Good Advice aired on CBS from 1993 to 1994. Treat Williams and Shelley Long were in it. The show was a hit, but it was canceled because of Long's health problems, which made her unable to film any new...
At Home with the Webbers

At Home with the Webbers

1993
When a typical American family is turned into a hot, new, totally uncensored TV show, what happens?
Betrayal of the Dove

Betrayal of the Dove

1993
A divorced mother is afraid for her life after a friend gets her a date with a doctor.
Precious Victims

Precious Victims

1993
Paula and Robert Sims need the public's help in finding their baby, who has been kidnapped. Their daughter was dead. When the same thing happens to their second daughter three years later, Sheriff Yoc...

1992.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Homewrecker

Homewrecker

1992
An electronics genius programs a computer to be the perfect female computer, but the computer becomes jealous of his estranged wife and tries to kill her.
P.J. Sparkles

P.J. Sparkles

1992
PJ is an orphan with no last name and she has a special wish, she wants someone to love. One night while out riding her grey horse Blaze, PJ gets her wish. The "Wishing Star" shines its magic light on...
Invasion of Privacy

Invasion of Privacy

1992
When a mentally unbalanced prisoner gets out on parole, he tracks down the journalist who interviewed him while he was behind bars and convinces her to hire him as an assistant. He wants her daughter ...
TV
Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: The Animated Series

5.56
1992
Bruce Wayne is determined to avenge the murder of his parents by becoming the masked superhero "Batman".

1991.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Legend of Prince Valiant

The Legend of Prince Valiant

1991
The Legend of Prince Valiant is an American animated television series. Set in the time of King Arthur, it's a family-oriented adventure show about an exiled prince who goes on a quest to become one o...
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

6.03
1991
Follow the adventures of a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who has been turned into a beast. With the help of the castle's staff, she learns that true beauty comes from ...

1990.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Modern Love

Modern Love

1990
Modern relationships are examined in the comedy drama.
TV
Dream On

Dream On

6
1990
Brian Benben is playing a divorced New York City book editor in a comedy. clips from older shows were used to show Tupper's feelings. The team that created Friends created it. It ran on the cable chan...
TV
Evening Shade

Evening Shade

1990
Evening Shade is an American sitcom television series that aired on CBS from 1990 to 1994. The series stars Burt Reynolds as Wood Newton, an ex-professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers...

1989.

1 Movie
White Hot

White Hot

1989
A young man with no money is given a week or two to look after the business of a local drug dealer. When he was surrounded by wealth and drugs, the guy couldn't resist. His wife can't. It was written ...

1987.

1 Movie
Rent-a-Cop

Rent-a-Cop

1987
After a failed drug bust, a sex worker seeks protection from an ex-cop.

1986.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
David and Goliath

David and Goliath

1986
When they jump through time again, they are lost. They are threatened by wild animals as they search for information. A shepherd is protecting them. King David is a shepherd. They follow David to Jeru...
TV
Tough Cookies

Tough Cookies

1986
Tough Cookies aired on CBS from March 5 to April 23, 1986. The series is about a young detective named Cliff Brady.

1985.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
California Girls

California Girls

1985
A New Jersey auto mechanic travels to California to find the girl of his dreams and woos a bikini fashion model while avoiding his New Jersey girlfriend who comes looking for him.
TV
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents

6.33
1985
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an anthology series that aired on NBC from 1985 to 1986 and on the USA Network from 1987 to 1989. The series is a re-enactment of a movie.

1984.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Kids Incorporated

Kids Incorporated

10
1984
Kids Incorporated, also known as Kids Inc., was an American children's television program. Musical performances are an important part of the story. The pilot episode was shot on September 1, 1983. The...
City Limits

City Limits

3.5
1984
A group of people are fighting. The CEO of the corporation wanted to control everything.
Harry & Son

Harry & Son

1984
Harry Keach was a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He does not approve of his daughter's husband and takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howar...

1983.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Hitchhiker

The Hitchhiker

5
1983
The Hitchhiker is a mystery anthology series that aired from 1983 to 1987 on HBO and First Choice in Canada. The series later moved to the USA Network from 1989 to 1991.
Running Brave

Running Brave

1983
Billy Mills was the American Indian who came from obscurity to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.

1982.

2 Movies
Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

1982
Nolie is 21 years old. He says his mother only wants to help him, but she actually likes things that way. Nolie visits his grandfather in a rest home and is horrified at how he has deteriorated. He kn...
National Lampoon's Movie Madness

National Lampoon's Movie Madness

1982
A parody of film genres, consisting of three shorts, spoofing personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories.

1981.

1 Movie
The Chosen

The Chosen

1981
Despite the differences between their families, two teenage boys are determined to remain friends. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the ...

1980.

2 Movies
Die Laughing

Die Laughing

1980
A monkey with a formula for turning atomic waste into plutonium was found by a cab driver. He was framed for a crime.
Tribute

Tribute

1980
A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son arrives for a visit.

1979.

1 Movie
Walk Proud

Walk Proud

1979
A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles learns that the gang life is not what he really wants, but he doesn't know how to get out.

1978.

2 Movies
Ice Castles

Ice Castles

9
1978
A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident derails her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. She can prove to the world that she still has the ability to realize h...
The End

The End

1978
There is only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decided to take matters into his own hands and enlisted the assistance of a delusional menta...

1977.

3 Movies
The Death of Richie

The Death of Richie

1977
A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.
One on One

One on One

1977
Henry Steele is a basketball player at his small town high school, but when he is accepted to a big city university on a scholarship, he realises that he has few skills outside the sport. Henry was ex...
Our Town

Our Town

1977
The play was written by an American.

1976.

2 Movies
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln

The Last of Mrs. Lincoln

1976
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln depicts the last seventeen years of Mary Todd Lincoln's life.
Ode to Billy Joe

Ode to Billy Joe

1976
Billy Joe confessed his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee because he was afraid of being homosexual. One night at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and instead of going with the hired whores, he gives i...

1975.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Death Be Not Proud

Death Be Not Proud

1975
The life and death of John's teenage son Johnny is the subject of the book.
TV
One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

1975
The misadventures of a divorced mother, two teenage daughters, and a new building Supremo in Indianapolis.
Lucky Lady

Lucky Lady

1975
When an American booze smuggler is murdered in Mexico, his widow, a nightclub singer, and her lover join forces to become rum-runners to the U.S.

1974.

2 Movies
All the Kind Strangers

All the Kind Strangers

1974
A photographer in LA spotted a young boy walking on the side of the road and offered him a ride home. The boy and his siblings are keeping a woman prisoner as their mom and now he is expected to be th...
Virginia Hill

Virginia Hill

1974
Virginia Hill was the girlfriend of Bugsy Siegel.

1973.

2 Movies
Jory

Jory

1973
Jory joined a horse-drive after his father was killed. The drive's leader and a likable cowhand take the boy under their wing, and find that tragedy has taught him how to take care of himself better t...
Jeremy

Jeremy

1973
A student at an arts school is Jeremy Jones. He fell in love with Susan at school. He gets some help from his friend because he is diffident in approaching her. Susan's first impression is not good. H...

1967.

1 Movie
Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark

1
1967
Sam Hendrix got a doll along the way and returned with it. A group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat followed Hendrix back to his place to retrieve the doll that was stuffed with heroin. When Hend...

1959.

1 TV show
TV
The Bell Telephone Hour

The Bell Telephone Hour

1959
The Bell Telephone Hour was a musical variety show that aired on NBC from 1959 to 1968 and featured the best in Broadway, Classical, Concert, Jazz and Popular music each week. The Bell Telephone Orche...

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Search for Tomorrow

Search for Tomorrow

1951
Search for Tomorrow was a soap opera that aired on CBS. The show was moved to NBC in 1982. It aired on NBC for thirty-five years. It was the longest-running non-news program on television. The show wa...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along

Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along

This enchanting twist on a timeless tale is narrated by Mrs. Angela Lansbury. You can sing along to the songs you know and love if you tap your toes. Some of the world's most enchanting stories can be...
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