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      Richard Benedict

      Highest Rated: 100% The Window (1949)

      Lowest Rated: 48% Ocean's Eleven (1960)

      Birthday: Jan 8, 1920

      Birthplace: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

      Veteran television actor, director and writer Richard Benedict moved to the United States with his family when he was seven years old and had a decent career a boxer before breaking into acting. He appeared in dozens of television programs and movies from the 1940s to the 1960s, most notably "Ace in the Hole," directed by Billy Wilder, and alongside Frank Sinatra in the 1960 movie "Ocean's Eleven." He had a recurring role on "The Adventures of Superman" and "Dragnet," and starred in the film "Streets of San Francisco." He appeared extensively on television, working on the shows "Gang Busters," "The Lone Ranger," "Perry Mason," "Zorro," "The Untouchables," "Ironside," and "Trapper John, M.D." In the early 1960s, Benedict turned to directing, working on such TV series as "The Fugitive," "Run For Your Life," "Mission: Impossible," "Get Smart," and "Charlie's Angels." He also directed numerous episodes of "Hawaii Five-O" and "Police Woman."

      Highest rated movies

      The Window poster
      The Window
      Ace in the Hole poster Ace in the Hole Crossfire poster
      Crossfire
      A Walk in the Sun poster
      A Walk in the Sun
      Shockproof poster
      Shockproof
      It! The Terror From Beyond Space poster It! The Terror From Beyond Space Ocean's Eleven poster
      Ocean's Eleven

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 0% Impasse Director - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter a Go-Go Director - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Give My Life Cpl. Burr (Character) - 1960
      48% 81% Ocean's Eleven "Curly" Steffens (Character) - 1960
      71% 45% It! The Terror From Beyond Space Bob Finelli (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 21% Beginning of the End Cpl. Mathias (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiretapper Romato (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shrike Gregory (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Without Tears Joe `'Candy Markwell'` Martola (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakdown Harry 'Punchy' Adams (Character) - 1952
      93% 92% Ace in the Hole Leo Minosa (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Go Navy! Red (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 33% Omoo-Omoo, the Shark God Mate Richards (Character) - 1949
      100% 75% The Window Drunken seaman (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
      80% 46% Shockproof "Kid" (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet City Across the River Gaggsy Steens (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in Disguise Miami (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Girls Don't Talk Cliff Saunders (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Street Sam (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arizona Ranger Ranger Gills (Character) - 1948
      88% 75% Crossfire Bill (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Backlash Det. Sgt. Tom Carey (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 40% O.S.S. Bernay (Character) - 1946
      88% 75% A Walk in the Sun Pvt. Tranella (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Winged Victory Drunken Seaman (Character) - 1944

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Director 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Director 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Director 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Director 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Forrester Director 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story D'Amicos (Character),
      Director
      1973-1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Director 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Director 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Director 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Director,
      Writer
      1971
      No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Director 1971
      No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Director 1969
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Director 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Director 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Director 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Director 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Director 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Briscoe (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet 79% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Steve Daniels (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Circus Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet 100% Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1952 1954 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1957