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Richard Benedict

Highest Rated: 100% A Walk in the Sun (1946)

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

Birthday: Jan 08, 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."

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Highest Rated Movies

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
69% 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 The Shrike Gregory (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiretapper Romato (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
92% 92% Ace in the Hole Leo Minosa (Character) - 1951
89% 46% Shockproof "Kid" (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Across the River Gaggsy Steens (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 33% Omoo-Omoo, the Shark God Mate Richards (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in Disguise Miami (Character) - 1949
100% 76% The Window Drunken seaman (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Street Sam (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arizona Ranger Ranger Gills (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Girls Don't Talk Cliff Saunders (Character) - 1948
82% 74% Crossfire Bill (Character) - 1947
100% 75% A Walk in the Sun Pvt. Tranella (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet O.S.S. Bernay (Character) - 1946
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 No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet The David Niven Show Ferris (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Mike Parker (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Wilkes (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 No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1957 1954 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1957

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