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Although his actress wife Paula Prentiss became a star by the early 1960s, it took Richard Benjamin almost fifteen years to establish his screen persona, but the wait was rewarding. After extensive work in theatre as actor and director, and his participation in the cult TV series He & She (1967), in which he co-starred with Prentiss, he won ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Westworld Peter Martin
(1973)
Diary of a Mad Housewife Jonathan Balser
(1970)

Filmography

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  Men of Divorce (filming)
Simon Pearce
 2015 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Dan Richards
- With Great Power... (2015) ... Dan Richards
 2014 Old Soul (TV Movie)
Whit
 2014 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Jerry Weiss
- Sunny (2014) ... Jerry Weiss
 2009 Pushing Daisies (TV Series)
Jerry Holmes
- Window Dressed to Kill (2009) ... Jerry Holmes
 2008 Henry Poole Is Here
Dr. Fancher
 2006 Keeping Up with the Steins
Rabbi Schulberg
 2004 The Goodbye Girl (TV Movie)
Oliver Fry
 2003 Marci X
Ben Feld
 2001 The Shrink Is In
Samantha's Editor (uncredited)
 2000 Titus (TV Series)
Bill
- The Reconciliation (2000) ... Bill
 1999 Mad About You (TV Series)
Mr. Frank DiChristophoro
- Valentine's Day (1999) ... Mr. Frank DiChristophoro
 1998 The Pentagon Wars (TV Movie)
Casper Weinberger
 1997 Ink (TV Series)
Dr. Vishniac
- The English-Speaking Patients (1997) ... Dr. Vishniac
 1994 Love & War (TV Series)
Charles Berkus
- The Great Escape (1994) ... Charles Berkus
 1992 Lift (Short)
Rabbi Brill
 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Mr. Howard
- Let's Play Poison (1992) ... Mr. Howard
 1983 Packin' It In (TV Movie)
Gary Webber
 1981 Listening Skills (Video short)
Host
 1981 Managing Meetings (Video short)
Host
 1981 Saturday the 14th
John Hyatt
 1981 Insight (TV Series)
Brad
- Goodbye (1981) ... Brad
 1980 First Family
Press Secretary Bunthorne
 1980 Witches' Brew
Joshua Lightman
 1979 Scavenger Hunt
Stuart Selsome
 1979 Love at First Bite
Dr. Jeff Rosenberg
 1978 Fame (TV Movie)
Meyer Shine
 1977-1978 Quark (TV Series)
Adam Quark
- Vanessa 38-24-36 (1978) ... Adam Quark
- All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 2 (1978) ... Adam Quark
- All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 1 (1978) ... Adam Quark
- Goodbye, Polumbus (1978) ... Adam Quark
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ficus (1978) ... Adam Quark
 1978 House Calls
Dr. Norman Solomon
 1977 No Room to Run (TV Movie)
Nick Loomis
 1975/I The Sunshine Boys
Ben Clark
 1973 Westworld
Peter Martin
 1973 The Last of Sheila
Tom
 1972 Portnoy's Complaint
Alexander Portnoy
 1971 The Steagle
Harold Weiss, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
 1970 Diary of a Mad Housewife
Jonathan Balser
 1970 Catch-22
Major Danby
 1969 Goodbye, Columbus
Neil Klugman
 1967-1968 He & She (TV Series)
Dick Hollister
- What's in the Kitty? (1968) ... Dick Hollister
- Dog's Best Friend (1968) ... Dick Hollister
- What Do You Get for the Man Who Has Nothing? (1968) ... Dick Hollister
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Ted Penny
- My Lucky Penny (1966) ... Ted Penny
 1962-1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Intern / Dr. Adam Barstow
- A Hand Held Out in Darkness (1963) ... Intern
- The Chemistry of Anger (1962) ... Dr. Adam Barstow
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Interne
- All the Dead Faces (1962) ... Interne (as Dick Benjamin)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared "Star Spangled Girl". Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Stage Manager: Wisner Washam. Directed by George Axelrod. Plymouth Theatre: 21 Dec 1966- 5 Aug 1967 (261 performances). Cast: Richard Benjamin (as "Norman Cornell"), Anthony Perkins (as "Andy Hobart"), Connie... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dick Benjamin | Bob Keeshan

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Paula Prentiss  (2 children)

Children:

Ross Benjamin | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I always say that you should remake flops, not hits. See more »

Trivia:

In the mid-1950s, another actor, Richard Lightner, also worked under the name of Richard Benjamin and his credits are often erroneously included with those of the better known Richard Benjamin, who first acted professionally in the mid-1960s. See more »

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