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Benjamin Franklin (Character)
from 1776 (1972)

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Alternate Names:
Ben Franklin / Benjamin Franklin at 12 / Benjamin Franklin's Ghost / Blind Ben Franklin / Dr. Benjamin Franklin / Ghost Ben Franklin / Mr. Samuel Christ / Naked Ben Franklin

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  1. The Deadliest Gun (2015) Played by Tank Jones / Charles 'Skeeta' Jenkins (as Mr. Samuel Christ)
  2. Beyond the Mask (2014) Played by Alan Madlane (as Ben Franklin)

  3. "Sleepy Hollow"
        - Episode #2.1 (2014) TV episode, Played by Timothy Busfield
        - The Vessel (2014) TV episode, Played by Jon W. Sparks
        - Episode #2.2 (2014) TV episode, Played by Timothy Busfield
        - Episode #2.7 (2014) TV episode, Played by Timothy Busfield
  4. "The Fairly OddParents"
    ... aka "Oops! Fairy Parents" - Japan (English title)
        - The Past and the Furious (2014) TV episode, Played by Eric Bauza (as Ben Franklin)
        - Hail to the Chief/Twistory (2002) TV episode, Played by Jim Ward
  5. "Kickin' It"
        - Fight at the Museum (2014) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan (as Ben Franklin)
  6. "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
  7. Alone Yet Not Alone (2013) Played by Barry K. Bedwell
  8. "Mad"
        - First White House Down/McDuck Dynasty (2013) TV episode, Played by Kevin Shinick
        - George Washington: Cherry Tree Chopper/Star Wars Earn Stripes (2013) TV episode, Played by Kevin Shinick
        - I Love You, Iron Man/Ben 10 Franklin (2010) TV episode, Played by Dana Snyder (as Ben Franklin)
  9. "America: Facts vs. Fiction"
        - The Inventors (2013) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan (as Ben Franklin)
  10. "Dark Matters: Twisted But True"
        - Agent Orange, Ben Franklin: Freud Slayer, Price of Beauty (2012) TV episode, Played by Hugh Ross
  11. "Smosh"
        - Ultimate Assassin's Creed Song (2012) TV episode, Played by Steven Sommers
  12. "Up the Creek"
        - Shotgun Wedding (2012) TV episode, Played by William Kephart (as Ben Franklin)
  13. "CollegeHumor Originals"
        - Declaration of Email Signatures (2012) TV episode, Played by Billy Merritt
  14. "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)
  15. Good Satan (2012) Played by Michael Q. Schmidt (as Naked Ben Franklin)
  16. Hancock of 1776 (2012) Played by Jim Blanchette (as Ben Franklin)
  17. The Hour (2012) Played by Jeff Moon
  18. "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
    ... aka "The Daily Show" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "A Daily Show with Jon Stewart" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition" - International (English title) (cut version)
        - Anne Burrell (2011) TV episode, Played by Josh Gad (as Ben Franklin)
  19. 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)
  20. "Futurama"
        - All the Presidents' Heads (2011) TV episode, Played by Maurice LaMarche
        - Insane in the Mainframe (2001) TV episode, Played by David Herman
  21. "Conan"
        - Dragonpuncher 3: The Punchening (2011) TV episode, Played by Scott Chernoff
  22. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - Billy Mays vs. Ben Franklin (2011) TV episode, Played by Epic Lloyd (as Ben Franklin)
  23. "Workaholics"
        - In the Line of Getting Fired (2011) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan
  24. The Road to Independence: The Movie (2011) (V) Played by Jay Thomas
  25. Stan & Stan's Excellent Dogfish Head Adventure (2011) Played by Dan Graham
  26. "Expedition Week"
        - Ben Franklin's Pirate Fleet (2011) TV episode, Played by Jack Sherry (as Ben Franklin)
  27. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
        - Episode #9.94 (2011) TV episode, Played by Sal Iacono
        - Episode #8.76 (2010) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan
  28. "The Cleveland Show"
        - A Short Story and a Tall Tale (2011) TV episode, Played by Mike Henry
  29. "True Jackson, VP"
        - Field Trip (2011) TV episode, Played by Thomas F. Wilson (as Ben Franklin)
  30. The Phonebook (2011) Played by Reace Anders / Levi Tupper / Nicholas Roger (as Benjamin Franklin's Ghost)
  31. The Ride of Tom & Valkyrie (2011) Played by Ralph Archbold (as Ben Franklin)
  32. "Drunk History"
        - Drunk History Vol. 2: Featuring Jack Black (2010) TV episode, Played by Jack Black (as Ben Franklin)
        - Drunk History Vol. 2.5: Featuring Jack Black (2008) TV episode, Played by Jack Black (as Ben Franklin)
  33. Forefathers (2010) Played by Philip Quinaz
  34. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
        - Episode #18.72 (2010) TV episode, Played by Gilbert Gottfried
  35. Change for a Dollar (2010) (V) Played by Jak Peters (as Ben Franklin)
  36. Franklin's Climate Change (2010) (V) Played by Ralph Archbold (as Ben Franklin)
  37. Hunting the Lost Symbol (2010) (TV) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.

  38. "The Jay Leno Show"
        - Episode #1.41 (2009) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan
  39. "NCIS"
    ... aka "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Navy NCIS" - USA (first season title)
        - The Inside Man (2009) TV episode, Played by Clyde Kusatsu
  40. The Spirit of '76 (2009) (V) Played by Jay Thomas
  41. "GSN Live"
        - Episode #1.349 (2009) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan
  42. Secrets of the Founding Fathers (2009) (TV) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.
  43. Bach Again (2009) (V) Played by Kyle Warise
  44. 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)
  45. "Important Things with Demetri Martin"
        - Brains (2009) TV episode, Played by H. Jon Benjamin
  46. The Fame of Our Fathers (2008) (V) Played by Jay Thomas (as Ben Franklin)
  47. "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
  48. "How I Met Your Mother"
    ... aka "H.I.M.Y.M" - USA (short title)
        - The Goat (2008) TV episode, Played by Ian Abercrombie (as Ben Franklin)
  49. "The Colbert Report"
        - Hillary Clinton/John Edwards/Barack Obama (2008) TV episode, Played by Ralph Archbold
        - Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders/Edward Rendell (2008) TV episode, Played by Ralph Archbold
        - The Roots (2008) TV episode, Played by Ralph Archbold
        - John Legend/Chris Matthews/Michael Nutter (2008) TV episode, Played by Ralph Archbold
        - Arianna Huffington (2006) TV episode, Played by Ralph Archbold
  50. "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
  51. Founders or Traitors? (2007) (TV) Played by John Hamant
  52. "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) / Dave B. Mitchell (as Ghost Ben Franklin)
  53. "Saul of the Mole Men"
    ... aka "S.T.R.A.T.A." - USA (promotional title)
        - Poor Clancy's Almanack (2007) TV episode, Played by Dana Snyder
  54. "The Office"
    ... aka "The US Office" - Ireland (English title)
        - Ben Franklin (2007) TV episode, Played by Andrew Daly (as Ben Franklin)
  55. Pursuit of Honor: The Rise of George Washington (2006) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.
  56. "Nanna's Cottage"
        - Happy Birthday, Arbuckle! (2006) TV episode, Played by Don Moser (as Ben Franklin)
  57. Mysteries of the Freemasons (2006) (TV) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.
  58. The Old World (2006) Played by Alex Kristobek
  59. Final Destination 3 (2006) Played by Graham Andrews (as Ben Franklin)
    ... aka "Final Dead Coaster" - Japan (English title)
  60. Ben Franklin: Stealing Lightning from the Sky (2006) (TV) Played by Ralph Archbold (as Ben Franklin)
  61. The Greatest Story of All Time (2005) Played by Larry Cloud (as Ben Franklin) / Vince Marcello (as Blind Ben Franklin)
  62. "Into the West"
        - Wheel to the Stars (2005) TV episode, Played by Sean Blakemore (as Ben Franklin)
  63. "Robot Chicken"
        - Midnight Snack (2005) TV episode, Played by Victor Yerrid
        - Sweet J Presents (????) TV episode, Played by Jamie Kaler (as Ben Franklin)
  64. Degrees of Latitude (2004) (V) Played by Ron Warren
  65. Battle of the Brave (2004) Played by Colm Meaney
    ... aka "Nouvelle-France" - Canada (original title)
    ... aka "New France" - International (English title)
  66. Kidz History: The Revolutionary War (2003) (V) Played by Amanda Hartman
  67. "Strong Medicine"
        - Emergency Contact (2003) TV episode, Played by Jerry Hauck (as Ben Franklin)
  68. "South Park"
        - I'm a Little Bit Country (2003) TV episode, Played by Norman Lear
  69. "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)
  70. "Freedom: A History of Us"
        - Revolution (2003) TV episode, Played by Michael Douglas
  71. "Benjamin Franklin" (2002) TV series Played by Richard Easton
  72. Founding Brothers (2002) (TV) Played by Hal Holbrook
  73. "Blackfly"
        - Not So Gentle Ben (2002) TV episode, Played by Bill Carr
  74. How High (2001) Played by Joe Ochman (as Ben Franklin)
  75. "Founding Fathers" (2000) TV series Played by Hal Holbrook
  76. "Canada: A People's History" (2000) TV series Played by Normand Lévesque
  77. "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
  78. "Jack of All Trades"
        - The Floundering Father (2000) TV episode, Played by John Sumner

  79. "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)
  80. "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
  81. "Fired Up"
        - You Don't Know Jack (1997) TV episode, Played by James Hampton (as Ben Franklin)
  82. Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996) Played by Jeff Nuttall
    ... aka "Beaumarchais l'insolent" - France (original title)
  83. "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
  84. America: A Call to Greatness (1995) (TV) Played by Rutherford Cravens
  85. "The Red Green Show"
        - The Best of Red Green (1995) TV episode, Played by Dave Thomas (as Ben Franklin)
        - The Beef Project (1994) TV episode, Played by Dave Thomas (as Ben Franklin)
        - The Schoolhouse Project (????) TV episode, Played by Dave Thomas (as Ben Franklin)
  86. The American Revolution (1994) (TV) Played by Charles Durning
  87. The Broken Chain (1993) (TV) Played by John Hagadorn (as Ben Franklin)
  88. 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)
  89. Taking Liberty (1993) Played by David Ogden Stiers
  90. "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)
        - Tim Robbins/Sinéad O'Connor (1992) TV episode, Played by Phil Hartman
  91. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) Played by Don Forney
  92. "Philadelphia Visitors Channel" (1991) TV series Played by Ralph Archbold
  93. "thirtysomething"
        - Going Limp (1990) TV episode, Played by Si Picker

  94. A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation (1989) Played by Fredd Wayne
  95. We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala (1987) (TV) Played by Ralph Archbold
  96. "Simon & Simon"
        - The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree (1986) TV episode, Played by Fredd Wayne
  97. "Voyagers!"
        - Bully and Billy (1982) TV episode, Played by Fredd Wayne (as Ben Franklin)
  98. The American Adventure (1982) Played by Dal McKennon
  99. "Freedom to Speak" (1982) TV series Played by John Houseman

  100. The Rebels (1979) (TV) Played by Tom Bosley
    ... aka "The Rebels: Part 2 of the Kent Family Chronicles" - USA (video title)
  101. The Bastard (1978) (TV) Played by Tom Bosley
    ... aka "The Bastard: Part 1 of the Kent Family Chronicles" - USA (video title)
  102. Beyond and Back (1978) Played by Alan Nash (as Ben Franklin)
  103. Independence (1976) Played by Eli Wallach
  104. Waffen für Amerika (1976) (TV) Played by Arno Assmann
  105. "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
  106. "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)
  107. 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)
  108. 1776 (1972) Played by Howard Da Silva (as Dr. Benjamin Franklin)

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

  115. John Paul Jones (1959) Played by Charles Coburn
  116. "Matinee Theatre"
        - The Last Voyage (1957) TV episode, Played by Maurice Manson
  117. "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans"
    ... aka "Last of the Mohicans" - Canada (English title)
        - Franklin Story (1957) TV episode, Played by Stan Francis
  118. "You Are There"
        - Benjamin Franklin's Kite Experiment (June 15, 1752) (1956) TV episode, Played by Parley Baer
  119. "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
  120. Crusade for Freedom (1955) (TV) Played by Ben Cooper
    ... aka "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Crusade for Freedom (#4.2)" - USA (anthology series)
  121. 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)
  122. Ben and Me (1953) Played by Charles Ruggles (as Ben Franklin)
  123. Hysterical History (1953) Played by Jack Mercer

  124. The Remarkable Andrew (1942) Played by George Watts (as Dr. Benjamin Franklin)

  125. The Declaration of Independence (1938) Played by Walter Walker
  126. Marie Antoinette (1938) Played by Walter Walker (as Dr. Benjamin Franklin)
  127. Lloyd's of London (1936) Played by Thomas Pogue

  128. Janice Meredith (1924) Played by Lee Beggs
  129. Benjamin Franklin (1924) Played by Billy Franey

  130. The Spirit of '76 (1917) Played by Ben Lewis
  131. My Lady's Slipper (1916) Played by Charles Chapman
  132. The Declaration of Independence (1911/I) Played by Robert Brower
    ... aka "United States History Series #4: The Declaration of Independence" - USA (series title)
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. The Tanks Are Coming (1941) Played by Walter Walker

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Quotes:
From "Bewitched: Samantha for the Defense (#3.14)" (1966)
Judge: Mr. Franklin, this jury has found you not guilty. A judgment in which the court concurs. You are free to go but I would like to ask you one question. Do you intend to continue being Benjamin Franklin?
Benjamin Franklin: Your honor, I believe that a man's wisdom, if he have any, should be left to future generations to measure against their own circumstances. If a man lives beyond his time and attempts to impose old notions upon new generations he puts himself in very grave danger of loosing any claim to wisdom at all. Therefore, your honor, although I shall continue to be Benjamin Franklin, for I can do no other, I shall no longer be that untimely gentleman in your gracious company. Good day sir.
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