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Benjamin Franklin (Character)
from 1776 (1972)

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

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  1. The Deadliest Gun (2015) Played by Tank Jones / Charles 'Skeeta' Jenkins (as Mr. Samuel Christ)
  2. Another Time (2015/I) Played by Rob Carroll (as Ben Franklin)
  3. "Sons of Liberty" (2014) TV series Played by Dean Norris (as Ben Franklin)
  4. What Would Ben Franklin Say? (2013) Played by Gomez Peru (as Ben Franklin)

  5. "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
  6. "Sleepy Hollow"
        - 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
  7. "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
  8. "Kickin' It"
        - Fight at the Museum (2014) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan (as Ben Franklin)
  9. "Robot Chicken"
        - Up, Up, and Buffet (2014) TV episode, Played by Seth Green
        - Midnight Snack (2005) TV episode, Played by Victor Yerrid
        - Sweet J Presents (????) TV episode, Played by Jamie Kaler (as Ben Franklin)
  10. Here's What I Like: Our Forefathers. And Now I'll Tell You Why (2014) Played by Robert Askins (as Ben Franklin)
  11. Beyond the Mask (2014) Played by Alan Madlane (as Ben Franklin)
  12. "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
  13. Saint Bernard (2013) Played by John Deall (as Ben Franklin)
  14. Alone Yet Not Alone (2013) Played by Barry K. Bedwell
  15. "Sanjay and Craig"
        - Muscle C.O.P.S./Cold Hard Cash (2013) TV episode, Played by Nolan North
  16. "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)
  17. "America: Facts vs. Fiction"
        - The Inventors (2013) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan
  18. "Dark Matters: Twisted But True"
        - Agent Orange, Ben Franklin: Freud Slayer, Price of Beauty (2012) TV episode, Played by Hugh Ross
  19. "Smosh"
        - Ultimate Assassin's Creed Song (2012) TV episode, Played by Steven Sommers
  20. "Up the Creek"
        - Shotgun Wedding (2012) TV episode, Played by William Kephart (as Ben Franklin)
  21. "CollegeHumor Originals"
        - Declaration of Email Signatures (2012) TV episode, Played by Billy Merritt
  22. "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)
  23. Good Satan (2012) Played by Michael Q. Schmidt (as Naked Ben Franklin)
  24. Hancock of 1776 (2012) Played by Jim Blanchette (as Ben Franklin)
  25. The Hour (2012) Played by Jeff Moon
  26. "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)
  27. 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)
  28. "Futurama"
        - All the Presidents' Heads (2011) TV episode, Played by Maurice LaMarche
        - Insane in the Mainframe (2001) TV episode, Played by David Herman
  29. "Conan"
        - Dragonpuncher 3: The Punchening (2011) TV episode, Played by Scott Chernoff
  30. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - Billy Mays vs. Ben Franklin (2011) TV episode, Played by Epic Lloyd (as Ben Franklin)
  31. "Workaholics"
        - In the Line of Getting Fired (2011) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan
  32. The Road to Independence: The Movie (2011) (V) Played by Jay Thomas
  33. Stan & Stan's Excellent Dogfish Head Adventure (2011) Played by Dan Graham
  34. "Expedition Week"
        - Ben Franklin's Pirate Fleet (2011) TV episode, Played by Jack Sherry (as Ben Franklin)
  35. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
        - Episode #9.94 (2011) TV episode, Played by Sal Iacono
        - Episode #8.76 (2010) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan
  36. "The Cleveland Show"
        - A Short Story and a Tall Tale (2011) TV episode, Played by Mike Henry
  37. "True Jackson, VP"
        - Field Trip (2011) TV episode, Played by Thomas F. Wilson (as Ben Franklin)
  38. The Phonebook (2011) Played by Reace Anders / Levi Tupper / Nicholas Roger (as Benjamin Franklin's Ghost)
  39. The Ride of Tom & Valkyrie (2011) Played by Ralph Archbold (as Ben Franklin)
  40. "Something Else"
        - Ben Franklin Stole My Girlfriend (2010) TV episode, Played by Peter Wood
  41. "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)
  42. Forefathers (2010) Played by Philip Quinaz
  43. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
        - Episode #18.72 (2010) TV episode, Played by Gilbert Gottfried
  44. Change for a Dollar (2010) (V) Played by Jak Peters (as Ben Franklin)
  45. Franklin's Climate Change (2010) (V) Played by Ralph Archbold (as Ben Franklin)
  46. Hunting the Lost Symbol (2010) (TV) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.

  47. "The Jay Leno Show"
        - Episode #1.41 (2009) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan
  48. "As the World Turns"
        - Episode #1.13641 (2009) TV episode, Played by Ralph Archbold (as Ben Franklin Impersonator)
  49. "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
  50. The Spirit of '76 (2009) (V) Played by Jay Thomas
  51. "GSN Live"
        - Episode #1.349 (2009) TV episode, Played by Brian Patrick Mulligan
  52. Secrets of the Founding Fathers (2009) (TV) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.
  53. Bach Again (2009) (V) Played by Kyle Warise
  54. 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)
  55. "Important Things with Demetri Martin"
        - Brains (2009) TV episode, Played by H. Jon Benjamin
  56. The Fame of Our Fathers (2008) (V) Played by Jay Thomas (as Ben Franklin)
  57. "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
  58. "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)
  59. "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
  60. "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
  61. Founders or Traitors? (2007) (TV) Played by John Hamant
  62. "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)
  63. "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
  64. "The Office"
    ... aka "The US Office" - Ireland (English title)
        - Ben Franklin (2007) TV episode, Played by Andrew Daly (as Ben Franklin)
  65. Pursuit of Honor: The Rise of George Washington (2006) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.
  66. "Nanna's Cottage"
        - Happy Birthday, Arbuckle! (2006) TV episode, Played by Don Moser (as Ben Franklin)
  67. Mysteries of the Freemasons (2006) (TV) Played by Richard T. Fox Jr.
  68. The Old World (2006) Played by Alex Kristobek
  69. Final Destination 3 (2006) Played by Graham Andrews (as Ben Franklin)
    ... aka "Final Dead Coaster" - Japan (English title)
  70. Ben Franklin: Stealing Lightning from the Sky (2006) (TV) Played by Ralph Archbold (as Ben Franklin)
  71. The Greatest Story of All Time (2005) Played by Larry Cloud (as Ben Franklin) / Vince Marcello (as Blind Ben Franklin)
  72. "Into the West"
        - Wheel to the Stars (2005) TV episode, Played by Sean Blakemore (as Ben Franklin)
  73. Ben Franklin (2004) (TV) Played by Michael Kelberg (as Young Ben Franklin)
  74. Degrees of Latitude (2004) (V) Played by Ron Warren
  75. Battle of the Brave (2004) Played by Colm Meaney
    ... aka "Nouvelle-France" - Canada (original title)
    ... aka "New France" - International (English title)
  76. Kidz History: The Revolutionary War (2003) (V) Played by Amanda Hartman
  77. "Strong Medicine"
        - Emergency Contact (2003) TV episode, Played by Jerry Hauck (as Ben Franklin)
  78. "South Park"
        - I'm a Little Bit Country (2003) TV episode, Played by Norman Lear
  79. "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)
  80. "Freedom: A History of Us"
        - Revolution (2003) TV episode, Played by Michael Douglas
  81. "Benjamin Franklin" (2002) TV series Played by Richard Easton
  82. Founding Brothers (2002) (TV) Played by Hal Holbrook
  83. "Blackfly"
        - Not So Gentle Ben (2002) TV episode, Played by Bill Carr
  84. "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)
  85. How High (2001) Played by Joe Ochman (as Ben Franklin)
  86. "Founding Fathers" (2000) TV series Played by Hal Holbrook
  87. "Canada: A People's History" (2000) TV series Played by Normand Lévesque
  88. "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
  89. "Jack of All Trades"
        - The Floundering Father (2000) TV episode, Played by John Sumner

  90. "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)
  91. "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
  92. "Fired Up"
        - You Don't Know Jack (1997) TV episode, Played by James Hampton (as Ben Franklin)
  93. Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996) Played by Jeff Nuttall
    ... aka "Beaumarchais l'insolent" - France (original title)
  94. "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
  95. America: A Call to Greatness (1995) (TV) Played by Rutherford Cravens
  96. "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 (1994) TV episode, Played by Dave Thomas (as Ben Franklin)
  97. The American Revolution (1994) (TV) Played by Charles Durning
  98. The Broken Chain (1993) (TV) Played by John Hagadorn (as Ben Franklin)
  99. 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)
  100. Taking Liberty (1993) Played by David Ogden Stiers
  101. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) Played by Don Forney
  102. "Philadelphia Visitors Channel" (1991) TV series Played by Ralph Archbold
  103. "thirtysomething"
        - Going Limp (1990) TV episode, Played by Si Picker

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

  110. The Rebels (1979) (TV) Played by Tom Bosley
    ... aka "The Rebels: Part 2 of the Kent Family Chronicles" - USA (video title)
  111. The Bastard (1978) (TV) Played by Tom Bosley
    ... aka "The Bastard: Part 1 of the Kent Family Chronicles" - USA (video title)
  112. Beyond and Back (1978) Played by Alan Nash (as Ben Franklin)
  113. Independence (1976) Played by Eli Wallach
  114. Waffen für Amerika (1976) (TV) Played by Arno Assmann
  115. "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
  116. "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)
  117. 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)
  118. 1776 (1972) Played by Howard Da Silva (as Dr. Benjamin Franklin)

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

  125. John Paul Jones (1959) Played by Charles Coburn
  126. "Matinee Theatre"
        - The Last Voyage (1957) TV episode, Played by Maurice Manson
  127. "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans"
    ... aka "Last of the Mohicans" - Canada (English title)
        - Franklin Story (1957) TV episode, Played by Stan Francis
  128. Crusade for Freedom (1955) (TV) Played by Ben Cooper
    ... aka "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Crusade for Freedom (#4.2)" - USA (anthology series)
  129. Yankee Doodle Bugs (1954) Played by Mel Blanc (as Ben Franklin)
  130. 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)
  131. Hysterical History (1953) Played by Jack Mercer

  132. American History: Our Constitution (1940) Played by John Elliott

  133. Benjamin Franklin (1924) Played by Billy Franey

  134. The Spirit of '76 (1917) Played by Ben Lewis
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. Along the Mohawk Trail (1957) Played by Stan Francis

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Quotes:
From 1776 (1972)
[Adams, Franklin, and Jefferson wait outside the Chamber, while Thomson is reading the Declaration to Congress]
John Adams: There's nothing to fear; it's a masterpiece. I'm to be congratulated.
Dr. Benjamin Franklin: [surprised] You?
John Adams: [waving at Jefferson] For making him write it.
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