Robby Benson

Robby Benson

Highest Rated: 94% Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Lowest Rated: 0% National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1982)

Birthday: Jan 21, 1956

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

When 13-year-old Robby Benson appeared with "Josephine the Plumber" (Jane Withers) in a well-circulated TV commercial of the late 1960s, he was already a ten-year veteran of show business. The son of a writer and a stage actress, Benson went from the straw-hat theater circuit to the leading role of Oliver in a 1964 Japanese touring production. At fourteen he made his Broadway debut, and at that same time became the first of five actors to play the role of Bruce Carson on the TV daytime drama Search for Tomorrow. In films from 1972, Benson specialized in playing sensitive teenagers with severe emotional and/or physical problems. He also was frequently co-starred in romantic roles with young actress Glynnis O'Connor, notably in the 1973 film Jeremy and the 1977 TV production of Our Town. While his early theatrical films were generally okay, Benson was better served in made-for-TV movies: he was excellent as the dying son of author John Gunther in Death Be Not Proud (1975) and as George Burns' mentally retarded grandson in Two of a Kind (83). Benson endured an awkward period in the 1980s when, except for such career highlights as The Chosen (1981), he seemed to be pulling out the same bag of acting tricks in role after role. An effort to establish himself as a producer resulted in the unsuccessful Die Laughing (1979). He backed away from show business in 1984 when he underwent delicate open-heart surgery; the ordeal seemed to strengthen his resolve to broaden his performing skills. He starred as a tough Chicago cop in a brief TV series Tough Cookies (1986), and in 1988 directed his first film, Crack in the Mirror. Benson's most successful film project of recent years was one in which his face was never seen: as the growling, deep-voiced Beast in the Disney cartoon feature Beauty and the Beast (though touted in some articles as his voiceover debut, Benson had actually been dubbing TV cartoons for several years, notably the 1991 series Pirates of Dark Water).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet A Feeling of Home Actor 2019
No Score Yet Straight Outta Tompkins Executive Producer $8.5K 2015
No Score Yet Billy Director 2010
No Score Yet Billy: The Early Years Director $0.4M 2008
No Score Yet Max Lucado: Children's Treasury Actor 2007
No Score Yet MXP: Most Xtreme Primate Edward 2004
No Score Yet MXP: Most Extreme Primate Actor 2003
No Score Yet Just a Dream Dr. Sturbuck 2002
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast: DVD Read-Along Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Lincoln Actor 2002
No Score Yet MXP: Most Xtreme Primate Actor 2002
No Score Yet Mickey's Magical Christmas - Snowed in at the House of Mouse Beast 2001
40% Dragonheart - A New Beginning Drake 2000
No Score Yet The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Young Saint Nick 2000
No Score Yet Crippled Lamb Actor 2000
17% Belle's Magical World Beast 1998
13% Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas Beast 1997
No Score Yet At Home with the Webbers Swade 1994
No Score Yet Precious Victims Robert Sims 1993
No Score Yet Deadly Exposure Max Pierce 1993
No Score Yet Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible Actor 1993
No Score Yet Invasion of Privacy Alex Pruitt 1992
No Score Yet Betrayal of the Dove Screenwriter 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: Now He Belongs to the Ages, 1865 William Stoddard 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: I Want to Finish This Job, 1864 William Stoddard 1992
No Score Yet Homewrecker David Whitson 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Pivotal Year, 1863 William Stoddard 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Making of a President, 1860-1862 William Stoddard 1992
94% Beauty and the Beast Beast $47.7M 1991
No Score Yet Beauty And The Beast Sing-a-long Actor 1991
No Score Yet Modern Love Screenwriter Greg Director Producer 1990
15% Rent-A-Cop Pitts 1988
No Score Yet White Hot Director Scott Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet Great Bible Stories: David & Goliath Actor 1986
No Score Yet City Limits Carver 1985
30% Harry & Son Howard 1984
No Score Yet California Girls Nathan Bowzer 1984
20% Two of a Kind Actor 1983
No Score Yet Running Brave Billy Mills 1983
No Score Yet Two of a Kind Noel 'Nolie' Minor 1982
0% National Lampoon's Movie Madness Brent Falcone 1982
75% The Chosen Danny Saunders 1981
No Score Yet Tribute Jud Templeton 1980
No Score Yet Die Laughing Screenwriter Pinsky Producer 1980
No Score Yet Walk Proud Emilio Mendez 1979
60% The End The Priest 1978
44% Ice Castles Nick Peterson 1978
88% One on One Henry Steele Screenwriter 1977
No Score Yet Richie Richie Werner 1977
No Score Yet Our Town George Gibbs 1977
20% Ode to Billy Joe Billy Joe McAllister 1976
No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Lincoln Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Virginia Hill Story Actor 1976
No Score Yet Lucky Lady Billy Webber 1975
No Score Yet Death Be Not Proud Johnny Gunther 1975
No Score Yet All the Kind Strangers John 1974
No Score Yet Jeremy Jeremy Jones 1973
No Score Yet Jory Jory Walden 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2015
2012
45% Complete Savages
2004-2005
Director 2004
58% 8 Simple Rules
2002-2005
Director 2003
84% American Dreams
2002-2005
Professor Witt 2003
58% I'm With Her
2003-2004
Director 2003
No Score Yet Two Guys and a Girl
1998-2001
Director 2001
2000
No Score Yet Brother's Keeper
1998-1999
Director 1999
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Director 1999
46% Jesse
1998-2000
Director 1999
1998
64% The Naked Truth
1995-1998
Director 1998
1997
78% Friends
1994-2004
Director 1997
No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1996-2003
Director 1997
1996
No Score Yet Dream On
1990-1996
Director 1995
No Score Yet Evening Shade
1990-1994
Director 1994
1993
100% Exosquad
1993-1994
Voice 1994
1993

QUOTES FROM Robby Benson CHARACTERS

Mrs. Potts says: What should we do, Master?

Beast says: It doesn't matter now. Just let them come.

Beast says: I wanna do something for her... but what?

Cogsworth/Narrator says: Well, there's the usual things: flowers... chocolates... promises you don't intend to keep...

Beast says: I'll show you to your room.

Belle says: My room? But I thought...

Beast says: Do you wanna stay in the tower?

Belle says: No.

Beast says: Then follow me.

Beast says: THAT HURTS!!

Belle says: If you hadn't hold still, it wouldn't have hurt as much.

Beast says: Well, if you hadn't have run away, this wouldn't have happened.

Belle says: If you hadn't frightened me, I wouldn't have run away!

Beast says: (Beat) Well YOU shouldn't have known better than going into the west wing!

Beast says: [beat] Well YOU shouldn't have known better than going into the west wing!

Belle says: Well you should learn to control your temper!

Lumiere says: Oh, master, you look so...so

Lumiere says: Oh, you look so... so...

Beast says: Stupid

Beast says: [fur done up in curls and bows] Stupid.

Beast says: "I've never felt this way about anyone...I want to do something for her! But what?

Beast says: I've never felt this way about anyone... I want to do something for her! But what?

Cogsworth/Narrator says: "Oh there's the usual, [counting off on hand] flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep..."

Cogsworth/Narrator says: Oh there's the usual, [counting off on hand] flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep...

Belle says: By the way, thank you, for saving my life.

Beast says: You're welcome.

Beast says: [roars loudly] That hurts!

Belle says: If you'd hold still it wouldn't hurt as much!

Beast says: If you hadn't run away, this wouldn't have happened.

Belle says: If you hadn't frightened me I wouldn't have run away.

Beast says: [hesitates a bit] Well, you shouldn't have been in the west wing.

Belle says: Well you should learn to control your temper!

Beast says: You.. you came back

Belle says: Of course I came back. I couldn't let them.. oh, this is all my fault if only I'd gotten here sooner.

Beast says: Maybe... it's better - it's better this way.

Belle says: Don't talk like that. You'll be all right. We're together now. Everything's going to be fine, you'll see.

Beast says: At-at least... I got to see you... one last time.

Beast says: If she doesn't eat with me, she doesn't eat at all!

Beast says: If she doesn't eat with me, then she doesn't eat at all!

Beast says: You can't stay there forever!

Belle says: Yes, I can!

Beast says: Fine! Then go ahead and STARVE!

Cogsworth/Narrator says: Please, attempt to be a gentleman.

Beast says: But she's being so difficult!

Beast says: I'll show you to your room.

Belle says: My room? But I thought-

Belle says: My room? But I thought...

Beast says: You wanna stay in the dungeon?

Belle says: No.

Beast says: Then follow me.

Narrator says: I'm just fooling myself, she'll never see me as anything... but a monster. - The Beast

Beast says: I'm just fooling myself, she'll never see me as anything... but a monster.