Richard Benjamin

Richard Benjamin

Highest Rated: 96% My Favorite Year (1982)

Lowest Rated: 8% Marci X (2003)

Birthday: May 22, 1938

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Best known for his characterizations of two Philip Roth characters, in "Goodbye Columbus" (1969) and "Portnoy's Complaint" (1972), Benjamin had walk-on juvenile parts in some 1950s films and first earned adult recognition on Broadway, starring in Neil Simon's "Star-Spangled Girl" (1966). He had directed "Barefoot in the Park" in London the previous year. Other off-beat acting highlights include "Catch-22" (1970) and "The Sunshine Boys" (1975).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 52% Henry Poole Is Here Dr. Fancher (Character) $1.8M 2008
No Score Yet 36% A Little Thing Called Murder Director - 2006
36% 38% Keeping Up With the Steins Rabbi Schulberg (Character) $4.3M 2006
No Score Yet 45% The Goodbye Girl Oliver Fry (Character),
Director
- 2004
8% 30% Marci X Ben Feld (Character),
Director
$1.6M 2003
No Score Yet 40% Laughter on the 23rd Floor Director - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sports Pages Director - 2001
No Score Yet 46% The Shrink Is In Director - 2000
No Score Yet 86% The Pentagon Wars Casper Weinberger (Character),
Director
- 1998
No Score Yet 57% Tourist Trap Director - 1998
73% 82% Deconstructing Harry Ken (Character) $10.7M 1997
10% 63% Mrs. Winterbourne Director $8.8M 1996
12% 37% Milk Money Director $17M 1994
31% 30% Made in America Director $41.8M 1993
74% 70% Mermaids Director $34.9M 1990
No Score Yet 31% Downtown Director $2.2M 1990
19% 30% My Stepmother Is an Alien Director $12.9M 1988
54% 45% Little Nikita Director $1.5M 1988
50% 58% The Money Pit Director $30.9M 1986
60% 62% Racing With the Moon Director - 1984
22% 24% City Heat Director - 1984
No Score Yet 87% Packin' It In Gary Webber (Character) - 1983
96% 85% My Favorite Year Director - 1982
10% 31% Saturday the 14th John (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 40% Witches' Brew Joshua Lightman (Character) - 1980
20% 6% First Family Press Secretary Bunthorne (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 24% The Last Married Couple in America Marv Cooper (Character) - 1980
68% 55% Love at First Bite Doctor Jeff Rosenberg (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 38% How to Beat the High Cost of Living Albert (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 75% Scavenger Hunt Stuart Selsome (Character) - 1979
25% 48% House Calls Dr. Norman Solomon (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Room to Run Nick Loomis (Character) - 1978
71% 73% The Sunshine Boys Ben Clark (Character) - 1975
86% 85% The Last of Sheila Tom (Character) - 1973
87% 70% Westworld Peter Martin (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portnoy's Complaint Alexander Portnoy (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steagle Harold Weiss (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker William Alren (Character) - 1971
79% 76% Catch-22 Maj. Danby (Character) - 1970
81% 78% Diary of a Mad Housewife Jonathan Balser (Character) - 1970
92% 49% Goodbye, Columbus Neil Klugman (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 56% Thunder Over the Plains Sergeant Shaw (uncredited) (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
72% 86% Ray Donovan Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
96% 96% Pushing Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Titus Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
38% No Score Yet Ink Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Mr. Howard (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1988 1980-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Semi-Tough Director 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quark Adam Quark (Character) 1977-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet He & She Dick Hollister (Character) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963

QUOTES FROM Richard Benjamin CHARACTERS

Brenda Patimkin says: Why are you being so nasty?

Neil Klugman says: Nasty? I'm being suave and sophisticated! Do I sound nasty?

Major Major says: Is something wrong?

Chaplain Tappman says: No, no. I...just thought I saw something.

Major Major says: A naked man in a tree?

Chaplain Tappman says: Yes, that's it.

Maj. Danby says: That's just Yossarian.

Maj. Danby says: Weather conditions have improved tremendously over the mainland, so you won't have any trouble at all seeing the target. Of course, we mustn't forget, that means that they won't have any trouble at all seeing you.