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BILLY BENEDICT BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Billy Benedict was born on April 16th, 1917 in Haskell, Oklahoma.  Billy went to high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he was very involved with the drama department.  During the depression he decided to relocate to California initially with the goal of pursuing a career as a dancer.
 
After living in Hollywood for sometime, he realized that the competition to become a dancer was so difficult that he turned his sites on acting instead.  He made his film debut with Fox Studio's in, "$10 Raise" (1935) and then was signed to Fox as a contract actor. 
 
He was a regular on the, "Dead End Kids" films usually portraying a member of the East Side gang.  This film series became "The Bowery Boys" and he played a recurring on this series as well from 1946 through 1951. 
 
He never limited his acting to one type of film and was a very versatile actor.  He played a variety of roles ranging from newspaper boy, messengers, office boys and farm hands.  Some of his other film work included roles on, "Way Down East" (1935), "My Little Chickadee" (1940), "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1943), "The Sting" (1973) and "Farewell, My Lovely" (1975).
 
Along with working on television and films, Benedict appeared in a number of commercials and his final television roles were on the series, "Highway to Heaven" (1985) and "Bonanza" (1988). 
 
Billy Benedict married only once in 1969 to a lady named Dolly and they never had any children together, nor is it known how long the marriage actually lasted.  He passed away at the age of eighty two, on November 25th, 1999 in Los Angeles, California after he suffered complications due to heart surgery. 

 
Filmography

1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation 
1985 Highway to Heaven 
1983 Hill Street Blues
1982 Father Murphy 
1982 Computercide
1981 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 
1981 Little House on the Prairie 
1979 Goldie and the Boxer 
1979 The Dukes of Hazzard 
1978 Born Again 
1978 The Incredible Hulk 
1978 Man from Atlantis 
1978 Quincy M.E.
1977 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1977 The Streets of San Francisco
1975-1977 Barnaby Jones 
1976 Charlie's Angels 
1976 Ark II
1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers
1974-1976 Police Story 
1976 Sherlock Holmes in New York 
1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 
1975 The Blue Knight
1975 Ellery Queen
1975 Farewell, My Lovely
1975 Cop on the Beat 
1975 Lucas Tanner 
1975 The Big Rip-Off
1975 The Dead Don't Die
1974 Homebodies 
1974 The Girl on the Late, Late Show 
1973 The Sting 
1970-1973 Mannix 
1973 Emergency! 
1971-1973 Mission: Impossible 
1972 The Dirt Gang 
1972 Adventures of Nick Carter 
1972 Call Her Mom
1971 Alias Smith and Jones
1971 Ironside
1971 All in the Family 
1971 Adam-1
1970 The Immortal 
1970 Here's Lucy 
1970 The Name of the Game 
1970 Nancy 
1970 The Brady Bunch 
1970 Mayberry R.F.D. 
1969 Land of the Giants 
1969 Hello, Dolly!
1969 Then Came Bronson 
1969 The Over-the-Hill Gang
1969 Big Daddy
1969 The Lottery
1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett 
1968 Funny Girl
1967-1968 The Monkees 
1968 The Big Valley 
1968 Rogue's Gallery
1967 Hondo 
1967 Felony Squad
1967 Gunsmoke
1967 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
1967 The Red Skelton Hour
1967 What Am I Bid? 
1966 The Phyllis Diller Show
1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
1966 I Dream of Jeannie
1966 Branded
1966 Frankie and Johnny
1965 Honey West
1965 Zebra in the Kitchen
1965 The Hallelujah Trail 
1965 Harlow 
1964 Dear Heart 
1964 Twilight Zone
1963 Petticoat Junction 
1963 Perry Mason
1962-1963 Our Man Higgins 
1960-1962 Lassie 
1962 Dennis the Menace
1962 Ripcord 
1961 Lover Come Back 
1961 Outlaws 
1960 Route 66
1960 Riverboat 
1960 The Rifleman 
1958-1959 Maverick 
1959 Last Train from Gun Hill 
1959 The D.A.'s Man 
1959 The Hanging Tree 
1959 Rescue 8
1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
1958 Tales of Wells Fargo
1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie 
1958 Hey, Jeannie!
1956-1957 Dragnet
1956 Navy Log
1956 The Killing
1956 Ford Star Jubilee
1955 Bride of the Monster 
1954 Waterfront 
1953 I Married Joan
1953 I'm the Law
1953 The Magnetic Monster 
1951 Dick Tracy
1951 Crazy Over Horses
1951 Racket Squad
1951 Let's Go Navy! 
1951 Ghost Chasers 
1951 Bowery Battalion 
1950 Blues Busters
1950 Triple Trouble
1950 Lucky Losers 
1950 Blonde Dynamite
1949 Master Minds
1949 Angels in Disguise
1949 Hold That Baby! 
1949 Riders of the Pony Express 
1949 Fighting Fools
1948 Trouble Makers
1948 Smugglers' Cove
1948 Night Wind
1948 Jinx Money
1948 Secret Service Investigator
1948 Angels' Alley
1947 Merton of the Movies
1947 Bowery Buckaroos
1947 News Hounds
1947 The Hucksters
1947 'Fun on a Week-End'
1947 Hard Boiled Mahoney
1947 The Pilgrim Lady
1946 Mr. Hex
1946 Never Say Goodbye
1946 No Leave, No Love
1946 Spook Busters
1946 Bowery Bombshell 
1946 A Boy, a Girl and a Dog 
1946 In Fast Company 
1946 One More Tomorrow 
1946 Do You Love Me
1946 Without Reservations 
1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
1946 The Gentleman Misbehaves
1946 Road to Utopia
1946 Gay Blades
1946 Live Wires
1945 Come Out Fighting 
1945 Mr. Muggs Rides Again
1945 Story of G.I. Joe 
1945 Hollywood and Vine
1945 Patrick the Great 
1945 Docks of New York 
1945 Brenda Starr, Reporter 
1945 Youth on Trial
1944 My Gal Loves Music 
1944 Bowery Champs
1944 I Won't Play 
1944 They Live in Fear
1944 The Merry Monahans 
1944 That's My Baby! 
1944 Janie
1944 Block Busters 
1944 Goodnight, Sweetheart 
1944 Follow the Leader 
1944 Follow the Boys 
1944 The Whistler 
1944 Cover Girl 
1944 Million Dollar Kid 
1943 Whispering Footsteps 
1943 Moonlight in Vermont 
1943 Minesweeper
1943 Mr. Muggs Steps Out
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
1943 Adventures of the Flying Cadets
1943 Nobody's Darling
1943 Ghosts on the Loose
1943 All by Myself
1943 The Ox-Bow Incident
1943 Clancy Street Boys
1943 Hangmen Also Die!
1943 Aerial Gunner
1943 The Powers Girl
1942 A Night to Remember
1942 Heart of the Golden West
1942 Valley of Hunted Men
1942 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch 
1942 The Glass Key 
1942 Get Hep to Love 
1942 Wildcat 
1942 The Talk of the Town 
1942 Junior G-Men of the Air
1942 Perils of Nyoka
1942 Lady in a Jam
1942 Home in Wyomin'
1942 The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine
1942 Two Yanks in Trinidad
1942 Rings on Her Fingers
1942 On the Sunny Side 
1942 A Tragedy at Midnight 
1941 Confessions of Boston Blackie 
1941 Unholy Partners 
1941 Cadet Girl 
1941 Tuxedo Junction 
1941 Jesse James at Bay 
1941 Great Guns 
1941 Dressed to Kill 
1941 The Richest Man in Town
1941 Citadel of Crime
1941 Time Out for Rhythm
1941 She Knew All the Answers
1941 In Old Cheyenne
1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel
1941 Mr. District Attorney 
1941 The Man Who Lost Himself 
1941 Scattergood Baines 
1941 The Great Mr. Nobody 
1941 The Mad Doctor 
1940 Bowery Boy 
1940 Second Chorus
1940 Give Us Wings
1940 Melody Ranch
1940 Young People
1940 Rhythm on the River
1940 The Great McGinty
1940 Lucky Partners
1940 Stage to Chino
1940 Adventures of Red Ryder
1940 Grand Ole Opry
1940 Prairie Law
1940 And One Was Beautiful
1940 My Little Chickadee 
1940 Legion of the Lawless 
1939 Call a Messenger 
1939 Pack Up Your Troubles
1939 Timber Stampede
1939 Man of Conquest 
1939 Code of the Streets
1938 Newsboys' Home
1938 Say It in French 
1938 Little Tough Guys in Society 
1938 Hold That Co-ed  
1938 Young Fugitives
1938 Hold That Kiss
1938 There's Always a Woman
1938 King of the Newsboys
1938 Walking Down Broadway
1938 Bringing Up Baby
1938 No Time to Marry 
1938 I Met My Love Again 
1937 Tim Tyler's Luck 
1937 The Last Gangster 
1937 Tramp Trouble
1937 A Dangerous Adventure 
1937 Flying Fists 
1937 Love in a Bungalow 
1937 Rhythm in the Clouds 
1937 The Road Back 
1937 That I May Live 
1937 Jim Hanvey, Detective 
1937 They Wanted to Marry 
1936 After the Thin Man 
1936 Crack-Up
1936 Laughing at Trouble
1936 Can This Be Dixie?
1936 Theodora Goes Wild
1936 Libeled Lady 
1936 Adventure in Manhattan 
1936 Ramona
1936 A Son Comes Home
1936 M'Liss
1936 Meet Nero Wolfe 
1936 The Witness Chair
1936 Captain January
1936 The Country Doctor 
1935 Show Them No Mercy!
1935 Your Uncle Dudley
1935 Bad Boy 
1935 Three Kids and a Queen 
1935 Way Down East
1935 Ladies Love Danger
1935 Steamboat Round the Bend 
1935 Welcome Home 
1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
1935 Doubting Thomas
1935 Silk Hat Kid
1935 College Scandal
1935 $10 Raise 





Matinee Classics - Billy Benedict, one of the original East Side Kids/Bowery Boys
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