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Richard Benjamin ACTOR




RICHARD BENJAMIN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Richard Benjamin was born on May 22nd, 1938 in New York City, New York.  He attended the High School of Performing Arts and then earned his college degree from Northwestern University.  He began his involvement in acting working as a stage actor.
 
He went on to marry another actress, Paula Prentiss in 1961 and they have two children together and remain married today.  She was able to establish a decent television and film career pretty early on, however, it took him much longer to make a name for himself in the industry.

After doing a number of stage productions, Benjamin began acting on such television series as, "He & She" (1967-1968) and roles in the films, "Goodbye Columbus" (1969), "Catch 22" (1970), "Diary of a Mad Housewife" (1970), "The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker" (1971) and "Portnoy's Complaint" (1972).
 
Finally in 1975 he earned recognition when he won a Golden Globe Award for his role in, "The Sunshine Boys".  Other more prominent roles soon followed such as in the film "Love at First Bite" (1979).
 
Along with now earning a decent reputation as an actor he began to work on the other side of the industry as a director.  Some of these projects included, "My Favorite Year" (1982), "City Heat" 91984), "The Money Pit" (1986), "Mermaids" (1990) and  "A Little Thing Called Murder" (2006).
 
He still works as an actor in the industry with some of his latest roles being on, "Deconstruction Harry" (1997), "Marci" (2003), "Harry Poole Is Here" (2008) and the television series, "Pushing Daisies" (2008).    


Filmography

2009 Pushing Daisies
2008 Henry Poole Is Here 
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins
2004 The Goodbye Girl 
2003 Marci X 
2001 The Shrink Is In 
2000 Titus 
1999 Mad About You
1998 The Pentagon Wars
1997 Deconstructing Harry 
1997 Ink 
1994 Love & War 
1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater 
1992 Lift 
1983 Packin' It In
1981 Saturday the 14th 
1981 Insight 
1981 Listening Skills 
1981 Managing Meetings 
1980 First Family 
1980 How to Beat the High Co$t of Living 
1980 The Last Married Couple in America
1980 Witches' Brew 
1979 Scavenger Hunt 
1979 Love at First Bite 
1978 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1977-1978 Quark 
1978 House Calls 
1978 No Room to Run
1975 The Sunshine Boys 
1973 Westworld 
1973 The Last of Sheila 
1972 Portnoy's Complaint 
1971 The Steagle 
1971 The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker 
1970 Diary of a Mad Housewife
1970 Catch-22
1969 Goodbye, Columbus 
1967-1968 He & She 
1966 Vacation Playhouse







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