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Benny Hill (1924–1992)


He was born Alfred Hawthorn Hill. It was his grandfather who introduced him to Burlesque Shows and the theatre from where the young Benny Hill was to draw much of his comic inspiration. After his national service with the army during WW2, Benny came to London, adopted the stage name Benny Hill (in homage to his all time favourite comedian Jack ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2008 Timeshift (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Comic Songbook (2008) ... (performer: "Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West")
 1991 Benny Hill: Unseen (TV Movie) (performer: "New York Rap") / (writer: "New York Rap")
  The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 50 episodes, 1969 - 1988) (performer - 49 episodes, 1969 - 1988) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1971)
- Episode #18.2 (1988) ... (performer: "Star Names", "The Best of Times") / (writer: "Star Names")
- The Halitosis Kid (1988) ... (performer: "It's a Hard Life") / (writer: "It's a Hard Life")
- The Herd (1986) ... (performer: "I'll Never Know", "Those Days", "In the Papers") / (writer: "I'll Never Know", "Those Days", "In the Papers")
- Episode #17.1 (1986) ... (performer: "A Girl in Every Port", "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)") / (writer: "A Girl in Every Port")
- Carmen (1985) ... (performer: "Costa Coco") / (writer: "Costa Coco")
 1974 The Best of Benny Hill (performer: "My Garden of Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Garden of Love" - uncredited)
 1960 Skywatch (performer: "Strike A Light")
 1956 Who Done It? (performer: "Who Done It?" - uncredited)
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Show Show Actor (12 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (5 credits)
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Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (22 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (34 credits)

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Appeared in the music video "Anything She Does" by Genesis. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand. See more »

Trivia:

He was the star of Genesis' music video for "Anything She Does" in 1986 (from the "Invisible Touch" album). It was the band's idea to cast him. He played his "Fred Scuttle" character, who is the new head of backstage security. Needless to say his incompetence - due mainly to his wandering eye for the ladies (including Page 3 Model Linda Lusardi) - lets all manner of people into the band's ... See more »

Trademark:

Expert in featuring in fast moving, mute comic short subjects, with funny music, and massive persecutions at the end. See more »

Nickname:

King Leer

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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