Robby Benson

Robby Benson

Highest Rated: 96% Wait Until Dark (1967)

Lowest Rated: 0% Lucky Lady (1975)

Birthday: Jan 21, 1956

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

A professional child actor, Robby Benson became an internationally recognized teen idol in the era of David Cassidy and Donny Osmond with lead roles in such youth-market films as "Jory" (1973) and "Jeremy" (1973). Savvier and seemingly more grounded than many of his Tiger Beat contemporaries, the actor branched out from his popular cute guy turns in "Ode to Billy Joe" (1976) and "Ice Castles" (1978) to embrace edgier, more mature roles in the grim made-for-TV movie "The Death of Richie" (1977), the LA gang saga "Walk Proud" (1978) and the well-regarded period piece "The Chosen" (1981). Denied a lead role in "Star Wars" (1977) and opting out of "Apocalypse Now" (1979), Benson began actualizing his own film projects by 1977, beginning with the college basketball drama "One on One" (1977), which he co-wrote, and "Die Laughing" (1980), an Alfred Hitchcock pastiche that he produced in partnership with Jon Peters. Born with a congenital heart defect, Benson underwent open heart surgery for the first time in 1984 and dropped out of the high pressure life of a Hollywood leading man to focus on playing character parts and on directing his own films. A much in-demand TV director, a professor of filmmaking at New York University, and a busy voiceover artist - including that of the Beast in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" (1992) - Benson weathered an almost 50-year career in the industry, his endurance and positive attitude turning on its head the accepted wisdom that nice guys always finish last.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of Texas Wes (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple Seed Sirom (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 74% Straight Outta Tompkins Executive Producer,
Original Music
- 2015
No Score Yet 59% Billy: The Early Years Director $320.9K 2008
No Score Yet 43% MXP: Most Xtreme Primate Edward (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 38% Just a Dream Dr. Sturbuck (Character) - 2002
40% 35% Dragonheart: A New Beginning Drake (Voice) - 2000
63% 58% The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Young Santa Claus (Character) - 2000
13% 55% Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Beast (Voice) - 1997
17% 72% Belle's Magical World Beast (Voice) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Precious Victims Robert Sims (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 0% At Home With the Webbers Roger Swade (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Exposure Max Pierce (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homewrecker David Whitson (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 38% Betrayal of the Dove Writer - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invasion of Privacy Alex Pruitt (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prince Valiant: Knight of the Round Table Prince Valiant (Voice) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prince Valiant Prince Valiant (Voice) - 1991
94% 92% Beauty and the Beast Beast (Voice) $219M 1991
No Score Yet 56% Modern Love Greg (Character),
Director,
Producer
$37.7K 1990
15% 18% Rent-A-Cop Pitts (Character) $294.3K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Hot Scott (Character),
Director
- 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crack in the Mirror Scott (Character),
Director
- 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Girls Nathan Bowzer (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 5% City Limits Carver (Character) - 1985
29% 36% Harry and Son Howard Keach (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 82% Running Brave Billy Mills (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 0% Two of a Kind Noel `'Nolie'` Minor (Character) - 1982
75% 79% The Chosen Danny Saunders (Character) - 1981
0% 19% National Lampoon's Movie Madness Brent Falcone (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 55% Tribute Jud Templeton (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Die Laughing Pinsky (Character) - 1980
44% 69% Ice Castles Nick Peterson (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 100% Walk Proud Emilio Mendez (Character),
Original Music
- 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death of Richie Richie Werner (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Richie Richie Werner (Character) - 1977
88% 75% One on One Henry Steele (Character) - 1977
20% 80% Ode to Billy Joe Billy Joe McAllister (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Be Not Proud Johnny Gunther (Character) - 1975
0% 40% Lucky Lady Billy (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginia Hill Story Leroy Small (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 25% All the Kind Strangers John (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember When Frankie Hodges (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 74% Jeremy Jeremy Jones (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jory Jory Walden (Character) - 1973
96% 91% Wait Until Dark Boy Tossing Ball (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
45% No Score Yet Complete Savages Director 2004
58% No Score Yet I'm With Her Director 2003
58% No Score Yet 8 Simple Rules Director 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Bob Director 2003
85% No Score Yet American Dreams Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
6% No Score Yet Bob Patterson Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Director 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Huntress Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Director 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brother's Keeper Director 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reunited Director 1998
No Score Yet 75% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pearl Director 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
100% No Score Yet Exosquad Lt. Commader J.T. Marsh (Character) 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1976

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