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Dirk Benedict was born in Montana on March 1st, 1945. He was raised in the country, far away from anything connected with movies or acting. He gathered his first experiences in acting (on a dare) in a college production of "Showboat" where he got the main part. His father, a lawyer, died when Dirk was 18, which was hard for him to take. While ... See full bio »

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Known For

The A-Team
The A-Team Templeton 'Faceman' Peck
(1983-1987)
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Lieutenant Starbuck
(1978)
The A-Team
The A-Team Pensacola Prisoner Milt
(2010)
Alaska
Alaska Jake Barnes
(1996)

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 2006 Earthstorm (TV Movie)
Victor Stevens
 1996 Abduction of Innocence (TV Movie)
Robert Steves
 1989-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Gary Harling / Dr. David Latimer
- Frozen Stiff (1995) ... Gary Harling
- Smooth Operators (1989) ... Dr. David Latimer
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Blair
- Case Closed (1995) ... Blair
 1993 The Commish (TV Series)
Gil Higgins
- All That Glitters (1993) ... Gil Higgins
 1993 Official Denial (TV Movie)
Lt. Col. Dan Lerner
 1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
Aaron Brody
 1991 Bejewelled (TV Movie)
Gordon
 1989 Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Movie)
Eddie Mazda
 1989 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Dr. Rush
- In the Name of Science (1989) ... Dr. Rush
 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Trevor Harris
- Prized Possessions (1987) ... Trevor Harris
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Face
- Remote Control Man (1985) ... Face
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Frank Rowlett
- Mark of the Devil (1984) ... Frank Rowlett
 1982 Family in Blue (TV Movie)
Matt Malone
 1981 Scruples (TV Movie)
Spider Elliott
 1980 The Georgia Peaches (TV Movie)
Dusty Tyree
 1977-1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Denny Railsback / Cadet John Barton
- The Blue Angels (1977) ... Cadet John Barton
 1978 Cruise Into Terror (TV Movie)
Simon Mclane
 1977 The Cabot Connection (TV Movie)
Brom Loomis
 1975 Journey from Darkness (TV Movie)
Bill
 1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Walter Clyman
- Chain of Events (1972) ... Walter Clyman
  After Hell (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
Samael
- Episode #1.6 ... Samael (rumored)
- Episode #1.5 ... Samael (rumored)
- Episode #1.4 ... Samael (rumored)
- Episode #1.3 ... Samael (rumored)
- Episode #1.2 ... Samael (rumored)
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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on making The A-Team (1983)] The problem is that the people who created the show had no idea what it was. They didn't understand what the show was because it became something other than what they intended. The network hated us; the people in authority were like the military in the show, trying to control us. We took control of it. We made it much funnier than it was, and we made it much more ... See more »

Trivia:

A prostate cancer survivor. In 1974, medical doctors recommended surgery, but he claimed to have cured his cancer through a macrobiotic diet recommended by Gloria Swanson, his co-star on Broadway in "Butterflies Are Free," and by exercise and fasting. Over a period of 3 years and under the guidance of Michio Kushi, according to his book Confessions Of A Kamikaze Cowboy, beat the cancer. He ... See more »

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