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Benjamin Franklin (Character)
from 1776 (1972)

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Biography:
Benjamin Franklin is one of the Founding Fathers of... See more »
Alternate Names:
Ben Franklin / Ben Franklin Bear / Benjamin Franklin at 12 / Blind Ben Franklin / Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Filmography

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  1. "Sons of Liberty"
        - Independence (2015) TV episode, Played by Dean Norris (as Ben Franklin)
        - The Uprising (2015) TV episode, Played by Dean Norris (as Ben Franklin)
        - A Dangerous Game (2015) TV episode, Played by Dean Norris (as Ben Franklin)
  2. Another Time (2015/I) Played by Rob Carroll (as Ben Franklin)

  3. "Sleepy Hollow"
        - Tempus Fugit (2015) TV episode, Played by Timothy Busfield
        - The Kindred (2014) TV episode, Played by Timothy Busfield
        - This Is War (2014) TV episode, Played by Timothy Busfield
        - The Vessel (2014) TV episode, Played by Jon W. Sparks
  4. "Saturday Night Live"
    ... aka "NBC's Saturday Night" - USA (complete title)
    ... aka "SNL" - USA (informal title)
    ... aka "SNL 25" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night" - USA (first season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live '80" - USA (sixth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 15" - USA (fifteenth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 20" - USA (twentieth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 25" - USA (twentyfifth season title)
        - Sarah Silverman/Maroon 5 (2014) TV episode, Played by Bobby Moynihan
        - Tim Robbins/Sinéad O'Connor (1992) TV episode, Played by Phil Hartman
  5. "Kickin' It"
        - Fight at the Museum (2014) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan (as Ben Franklin)
  6. Here's What I Like: Our Forefathers. And Now I'll Tell You Why (2014) Played by Robert Askins (as Ben Franklin)
  7. "Life in the Carolinas"
        - Salute to the Military (Christmas Special Part 1) (2013) TV episode, Played by Barry Stevens
        - Independent Spirit (2013) TV episode, Played by Barry Stevens
  8. Saint Bernard (2013) Played by John Deall (as Ben Franklin)
  9. Alone Yet Not Alone (2013) Played by Barry K. Bedwell
  10. "Sanjay and Craig"
        - Muscle C.O.P.S./Cold Hard Cash (2013) TV episode, Played by Nolan North
  11. What Would Ben Franklin Say? (2013) Played by Gomez Peru (as Ben Franklin)
  12. "America: Facts vs. Fiction"
        - The Inventors (2013) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan
  13. "Smosh"
        - Ultimate Assassin's Creed Song (2012) TV episode, Played by Steven Sommers
  14. "Up the Creek"
        - Shotgun Wedding (2012) TV episode, Played by William Kephart (as Ben Franklin)
  15. "I Made America"
        - Graceful Disobedience (2012) TV episode, Played by Keith Habersberger
        - People Hate Bastards (2012) TV episode, Played by Keith Habersberger
        - John Adams Is Here (2012) TV episode, Played by Keith Habersberger
        - E Pluribus Unum (2012) TV episode, Played by Keith Habersberger
        - Small Present Victories (2012) TV episode, Played by Keith Habersberger
          (5 more)
  16. Hancock of 1776 (2012) Played by Jim Blanchette (as Ben Franklin)
  17. Louis XVI, the Man Who Didn't Want to Be King (2011) (TV) Played by Joe Sheridan
    ... aka "Louis XVI, l'homme qui ne voulait pas être roi" - France (original title)
  18. "Futurama"
        - All the Presidents' Heads (2011) TV episode, Played by Maurice LaMarche
        - Insane in the Mainframe (2001) TV episode, Played by David Herman
  19. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - Billy Mays vs. Ben Franklin (2011) TV episode, Played by Epic Lloyd (as Ben Franklin)
  20. The Road to Independence: The Movie (2011) (V) Played by Jay Thomas
  21. Stan & Stan's Excellent Dogfish Head Adventure (2011) Played by Dan Graham
  22. "Expedition Week"
        - Ben Franklin's Pirate Fleet (2011) TV episode, Played by Jack Sherry (as Ben Franklin)
  23. "The Cleveland Show"
        - A Short Story and a Tall Tale (2011) TV episode, Played by Mike Henry
  24. "True Jackson, VP"
        - Field Trip (2011) TV episode, Played by Thomas F. Wilson (as Ben Franklin)
  25. The Ride of Tom & Valkyrie (2011) Played by Ralph Archbold (as Ben Franklin)
  26. "Something Else"
        - Ben Franklin Stole My Girlfriend (2010) TV episode, Played by Peter Wood
  27. Forefathers (2010) Played by Philip Quinaz
  28. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
        - Episode #18.72 (2010) TV episode, Played by Gilbert Gottfried
  29. Change for a Dollar (2010) (V) Played by Jak Peters (as Ben Franklin)
  30. Franklin's Climate Change (2010) (V) Played by Ralph Archbold (as Ben Franklin)
  31. Hunting the Lost Symbol (2010) (TV) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.

  32. The Spirit of '76 (2009) (V) Played by Jay Thomas
  33. "GSN Live"
        - Episode #1.349 (2009) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan
  34. Secrets of the Founding Fathers (2009) (TV) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.
  35. Bach Again (2009) (V) Played by Kyle Warise
  36. For All Mankind (2009) Played by Ralph Archbold (as Ben Franklin)
    ... aka "Dan Clifton's Michael Bay Film" - USA (informal title)
    ... aka "Time Machine Movie" - USA (alternative title)
  37. The Fame of Our Fathers (2008) (V) Played by Jay Thomas (as Ben Franklin)
  38. "Young Person's Guide to History"
        - Episode #1.2 (2008) TV episode, Played by Dana Snyder
        - Episode #1.1 (2008) TV episode, Played by Dana Snyder
  39. "John Adams"
        - Reunion (2008) TV episode, Played by Tom Wilkinson
        - Don't Tread on Me (2008) TV episode, Played by Tom Wilkinson
        - Independence (2008) TV episode, Played by Tom Wilkinson
  40. Founders or Traitors? (2007) (TV) Played by John Hamant
  41. "Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States"
    ... aka "Lil' Bush" - USA (short title)
        - Haunted House/Hot Dog (2007) TV episode, Played by Dave B. Mitchell (as Ben Franklin)
  42. Pursuit of Honor: The Rise of George Washington (2006) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.
  43. "Nanna's Cottage"
        - Happy Birthday, Arbuckle! (2006) TV episode, Played by Don Moser (as Ben Franklin)
  44. Mysteries of the Freemasons (2006) (TV) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.
  45. The Old World (2006) Played by Alex Kristobek
  46. Final Destination 3 (2006) Played by Graham Andrews (as Ben Franklin)
    ... aka "Final Dead Coaster" - Japan (English title)
  47. Ben Franklin: Stealing Lightning from the Sky (2006) (TV) Played by Ralph Archbold (as Ben Franklin)
  48. The Greatest Story of All Time (2005) Played by Larry Cloud (as Ben Franklin) / Vince Marcello (as Blind Ben Franklin)
  49. "Into the West"
        - Wheel to the Stars (2005) TV episode, Played by Sean Blakemore (as Ben Franklin)
  50. Degrees of Latitude (2004) (V) Played by Ron Warren
  51. Battle of the Brave (2004) Played by Colm Meaney
    ... aka "Nouvelle-France" - Canada (original title)
    ... aka "New France" - International (English title)
  52. Kidz History: The Revolutionary War (2003) (V) Played by Amanda Hartman
  53. "Strong Medicine"
        - Emergency Contact (2003) TV episode, Played by Jerry Hauck (as Ben Franklin)
  54. "Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776"
        - Benedict Arnold (2003) TV episode, Played by Walter Cronkite
        - Not Yet Begun to Fight (2002) TV episode, Played by Walter Cronkite
        - Allies at Last (2002) TV episode, Played by Walter Cronkite
        - Lafayette Arrives (2002) TV episode, Played by Walter Cronkite
        - The Turtle (2002) TV episode, Played by Walter Cronkite
          (3 more)
  55. "Freedom: A History of Us"
        - Revolution (2003) TV episode, Played by Michael Douglas
  56. "Benjamin Franklin" (2002) TV series Played by Richard Easton
  57. Founding Brothers (2002) (TV) Played by Hal Holbrook
  58. "Family Guy"
    ... aka "Padre de familia" - USA (Spanish title)
        - Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows (2002) TV episode, Played by Mike Barker (as Ben Franklin Bear)
  59. "Founding Fathers" (2000) TV series Played by Hal Holbrook
  60. "Canada: A People's History" (2000) TV series Played by Normand Lévesque
  61. "The Simpsons"
        - Pygmoelian (2000) TV episode, Played by Dan Castellaneta (as Ben Franklin)
        - Homer the Heretic (1992) TV episode, Played by Dan Castellaneta
        - Bart Gets an F (1990) TV episode, Played by Dan Castellaneta
  62. "Jack of All Trades"
        - The Floundering Father (2000) TV episode, Played by John Sumner

  63. "Histeria!"
        - Super Amazing Constitutions (1999) TV episode, Played by Billy West
        - The Thomas Jefferson Program (1998) TV episode, Played by Billy West (as Ben Franklin)
        - Inventors Hall of Fame: Part 2 (1998) TV episode, Played by Billy West (as Ben Franklin)
        - Inventors Hall of Fame: Part 1 (1998) TV episode, Played by Billy West (as Ben Franklin)
  64. "Liberty! The American Revolution"
        - The World Turned Upside Down: 1778-1783 (1997) TV episode, Played by Philip Bosco
        - Oh, Fatal Ambition: 1777-1778 (1997) TV episode, Played by Philip Bosco
        - The Times That Try Men's Souls: 1776-1777 (1997) TV episode, Played by Philip Bosco
        - The Reluctant Revolutionaries: 1763-1774 (1997) TV episode, Played by Philip Bosco
        - Blows Must Decide: 1774-1776 (1997) TV episode, Played by Philip Bosco
  65. "Fired Up"
        - You Don't Know Jack (1997) TV episode, Played by James Hampton (as Ben Franklin)
  66. Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996) Played by Jeff Nuttall
    ... aka "Beaumarchais l'insolent" - France (original title)
  67. "Animaniacs"
    ... aka "Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs" - USA (complete title)
        - The Presidents/Don't Tread on Us/The Flame Returns (1995) TV episode, Played by Frank Welker
  68. America: A Call to Greatness (1995) (TV) Played by Rutherford Cravens
  69. The American Revolution (1994) (TV) Played by Charles Durning
  70. The Broken Chain (1993) (TV) Played by John Hagadorn (as Ben Franklin)
  71. Benjamin Franklin: Scientist and Inventor (1993) (V) Played by Alan Nash (as Ben Franklin)
    ... aka "Animated Hero Classics: Benjamin Franklin - Scientist and Inventor" - USA (series title)
  72. Taking Liberty (1993) Played by David Ogden Stiers
  73. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) Played by Don Forney
  74. "Philadelphia Visitors Channel" (1991) TV series Played by Ralph Archbold

  75. A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation (1989) Played by Fredd Wayne
  76. We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala (1987) (TV) Played by Ralph Archbold
  77. "Voyagers!"
        - Bully and Billy (1982) TV episode, Played by Fredd Wayne (as Ben Franklin)
  78. The American Adventure (1982) Played by Dal McKennon
  79. "Freedom to Speak" (1982) TV series Played by John Houseman

  80. The Rebels (1979) (TV) Played by Tom Bosley
    ... aka "The Rebels: Part 2 of the Kent Family Chronicles" - USA (video title)
  81. The Bastard (1978) (TV) Played by Tom Bosley
    ... aka "The Bastard: Part 1 of the Kent Family Chronicles" - USA (video title)
  82. Beyond and Back (1978) Played by Alan Nash (as Ben Franklin)
  83. Independence (1976) Played by Eli Wallach
  84. "The Adams Chronicles"
        - Chapter III: John Adams, Diplomat (1976) TV episode, Played by Robert Symonds
        - Chapter II: John Adams, Revolutionary (1976) TV episode, Played by Robert Symonds
  85. "The Lives of Benjamin Franklin"
    ... aka "Lives of Ben Franklin" - USA (alternative title)
        - The Statesman (1975) TV episode, Played by Melvyn Douglas
        - The Rebel (1975) TV episode, Played by Richard Widmark
        - The Ambassador (1974) TV episode, Played by Eddie Albert
        - The Whirlwind (????) TV episode, Played by Beau Bridges / Willie Aames (as Benjamin Franklin at 12)
  86. Everything You Know Is Wrong (1975) Played by Peter Bergman (as Ben Franklin)
    ... aka "Firesign Theatre Sez: 'Everything You Know Is Wrong'" - USA (alternative title)
  87. 1776 (1972) Played by Howard Da Silva (as Dr. Benjamin Franklin)

  88. "Daniel Boone"
        - The Printing Press (1969) TV episode, Played by Fredd Wayne
        - The Ben Franklin Encounter (1965) TV episode, Played by Laurie Main
  89. "Bewitched"
        - Samantha for the Defense (1966) TV episode, Played by Fredd Wayne
        - My Friend Ben (1966) TV episode, Played by Fredd Wayne
  90. "I Dream of Jeannie"
        - The Girl Who Never Had a Birthday: Part 2 (1966) TV episode, Played by Bart Greene (as Ben Franklin)
  91. "Le théâtre de la jeunesse"
        - Le matelot de nulle part (1964) TV episode, Played by Claude Piéplu
  92. Good and Guilty (1962) Played by Dayton Allen
  93. Lafayette (1961) Played by Orson Welles
    ... aka "La Fayette" - France (original title)

  94. John Paul Jones (1959) Played by Charles Coburn
  95. "Matinee Theatre"
        - The Last Voyage (1957) TV episode, Played by Maurice Manson
  96. "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans"
    ... aka "Last of the Mohicans" - Canada (English title)
        - Franklin Story (1957) TV episode, Played by Stan Francis
  97. "You Are There"
        - Benjamin Franklin's Kite Experiment (June 15, 1752) (1956) TV episode, Played by Parley Baer
  98. "Cavalcade of America"
    ... aka "DuPont Presents the Cavalcade Theatre" - USA (fourth season title)
    ... aka "DuPont Theater" - USA (fifth season title)
        - Crisis in Paris (1955) TV episode, Played by Howard St. John
        - Night Strike (1953) TV episode, Played by Richard Garrick
  99. Crusade for Freedom (1955) (TV) Played by Ben Cooper
    ... aka "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Crusade for Freedom (#4.2)" - USA (anthology series)
  100. Yankee Doodle Bugs (1954) Played by Mel Blanc (as Ben Franklin)
  101. Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954) Played by Orson Welles
    ... aka "Si Versailles m'était conté" - Italy (original title)
    ... aka "Affairs in Versailles" - USA (reissue title)
  102. Ben and Me (1953) Played by Charles Ruggles (as Ben Franklin)

  103. The Remarkable Andrew (1942) Played by George Watts (as Dr. Benjamin Franklin)
  104. American History: Our Constitution (1940) Played by John Elliott

  105. The Declaration of Independence (1938) Played by Walter Walker
    ... aka "Technicolor Specials (1938-1939 season) #2: The Declaration of Independence" - USA (series title)
    ... aka "Technicolor Specials (1953-1954 season) #9: The Declaration of Independence" - USA (series title)
  106. Marie Antoinette (1938) Played by Walter Walker (as Dr. Benjamin Franklin)
  107. Lloyd's of London (1936) Played by Thomas Pogue

  108. Janice Meredith (1924) Played by Lee Beggs
  109. Benjamin Franklin (1924) Played by Billy Franey

  110. The Spirit of '76 (1917) Played by Ben Lewis
  111. My Lady's Slipper (1916) Played by Charles Chapman
  112. The Declaration of Independence (1911/I) Played by Robert Brower
    ... aka "United States History Series #4: The Declaration of Independence" - USA (series title)
Video-game:
  1. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) (VG) Played by André Sogliuzzo (as Ben Franklin)

  2. Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time (1999) (VG) Played by Marcus Lewis (as Ben Franklin)
  3. Day of the Tentacle (1993) (VG) Played by David Traylor (as Ben Franklin)
Archive Footage:
  1. Walt Disney World EPCOT Center: A Souvenir Program (1984) (V) Played by Dal McKennon
    ... aka "EPCOT Center: A Souvenir Program" - USA (short title)
  2. "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color"
    ... aka "Disneyland" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Disney's Wonderful World" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "The Disney Sunday Movie" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "The Magical World of Disney" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "The Wonderful World of Disney" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "Walt Disney" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "Walt Disney Presents" - USA (new title)
        - Ben and Me/Peter and the Wolf (1964) TV episode, Played by Charles Ruggles (as Ben Franklin)
  3. Along the Mohawk Trail (1957) Played by Stan Francis
  4. Sons of Liberty (1939) Played by Walter Walker
    ... aka "Technicolor Specials (1938-1939 season) #5: Sons of Liberty" - USA (series title)
    ... aka "Technicolor Specials (1948-1949 season) #1: Sons of Liberty" - USA (series title)

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Quotes:
From "John Adams: Don't Tread on Me (#1.3)" (2008)
Benjamin Franklin: We are all actors here, Mr. Adams, and so far my performance has been well received. See more »

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