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Robert Patrick Benedict (born September 21, 1970) is an American stage, film and television actor. He also sings in the band Louden Swain. He is best known for his work on the television series Supernatural, Threshold, Felicity and the comedy film Waiting....
Benedict at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
|Born||Robert Patrick Benedict
September 21, 1970
Columbia, Missouri, U.S.
|Occupation||Film, stage, television actor, musician|
|Relatives||Amy Benedict (sister)|
Benedict was born in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's degree in Performance Studies. Benedict is the front man and guitar player in the Los Angeles band Louden Swain, which completed its seventh album "No Time Like The Present" in 2017. His sister, Amy Benedict, is also an actress.
In CBS's Threshold Benedict played physicist Lucas Pegg, member of a secret government team investigating the first contact with an extraterrestrial species. In the critically acclaimed WB series Felicity he appeared as Felicity Porter's dorm mate, Richard Coad. In seasons 4, 5, 10, and 11 of Supernatural he plays a writer, Chuck Shurley, previously thought to be a prophet of the lord but later revealed to be God. On Alias Benedict was Sydney Bristow's short-term CIA partner, Brodien. Additional television series credits include Birds of Prey and Come to Papa, with guest appearances on NCIS, Monk, Medium, Chicago Hope, NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Snoops, Burn Notice, and Beverly Hills, 90210.
More recent television credits include a recurring role as the Invisible Prince in Fox's Touch. He also appeared as the irreverent power agent Jeremy Berger in the Starz Original comedy series Head Case. Other recent guest star appearances are NCIS: Los Angeles, Shameless, Psych and Law and Order: Los Angeles.
His feature film credits include A Little Help, with Jenna Fischer, State of Play with Russell Crowe, Waiting..., with Ryan Reynolds, Still Waiting..., Kicking & Screaming, with Will Ferrell, Group Sex, Say Goodnight with Aaron Paul, Two Days, with Paul Rudd, The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, starring Rosario Dawson, and Not Another Teen Movie. Benedict has also done some voice acting work. Most notably voicing the character Vin, in the video games Jak II and Jak 3.
In May 2010 Benedict played Steve Burke in the season seven finale of Cold Case in episode "Almost Paradise".
He recently co-wrote and starred in the independent short film Lifetripper, which made its debut at the LA Short Film Festival.
He also co-wrote and played Miles Davis-Davidson in the Unauthorized Hangover 2 Documentary, which was featured on the DVD of the Hangover 2.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mollie Benedict, their son and daughter.
In October 2013, Rob suffered a stroke at the Toronto Supernatural convention. Another actor and friend Richard Speight Jr. brought him to the hospital, where he remained for ten days until he was transferred to a hospital in Los Angeles. Together Richard and Rob established a t-shirt campaign "Getting By With a Little Help", and the proceeds were donated to the National Stroke Association.
|1995||Run a Mile in My Shoes (short)||Unknown|
|1999||Tequila Body Shots||Ted|
|1999||Bad City Blues||Tommy|
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||Preston Wasserstein|
|2002||The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest||Willy|
|2002||The Naked run||Lancer Higgins|
|2003||My Dinner With Jimi||Donovan|
|2005||Kicking & Screaming||Beantown Employees|
|2007||Sex and Death 101||Bow-Tie Bob|
|2009||State of Play (film)||Milt|
|2010||A Little Help||Paul Helms|
|2010||Arts & Crafts||Rob|
|2012||The Case of the Missing Garden Gnome (short)||Seamus|
|2013||The Sidekick||Max McCabe|
|2015||Bad, Bad Men||Ken|
|1996||Beverly Hills, 90210||Student||1 episode|
|1997||Alright Already||Jason||1 episode|
|1998||Pacific Blue||Craig||1 episode|
|1998-2002||Felicity||Richard Coad||36 episodes|
|2000||Chicago Hope||Dr. Peter Ball||2 episodes|
|2000||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Jape||2 episodes|
|2000||Opposite Sex||Cecil Livengood||1 episode|
|2000||Mysterious Ways||Warren||1 episode|
|2002||NYPD Blue||Jeff Gamble||1 episode|
|2002-2003||Birds of Prey||Gibson Kafka||4 episodes|
|2004||Come to Papa||Judah||4 episodes|
|2005||NCIS||Aaron Alan Wright||1 episode|
|2005||Medium||Male Passenger||1 episode|
|2005||Monk||Jonathan Davenport||1 episode|
|2005-2006||Threshold||Lucas Pegg||13 episodes|
|2008||Dirt||Keith Straub||1 episode|
|2008||House||Dr. Jaime Conway||1 episode|
|2008||Burn Notice||Eddie Ash||1 episode|
|2008-2009||Head Case||Jeremy Berger||21 episodes|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Brian Morley||1 episode|
|2009-2016||Supernatural||Chuck Shurley/Carver Edlund
|2010||'Til Death||Rainbow||1 episode|
|2010||Cold Case||Steve Burke '89||1 episode|
|2010||Law & Order: LA||Adam Yarborough||1 episode|
|2012||Shameless||Dr. Noah Pitts||1 episode|
|2012||Hawaii Five-0||Jarrod Prodeman||1 episode|
|2012||NCIS: Los Angeles||1 episode|
|2012||Touch||Walt King, The Invisible Prince||2 episodes|
|2013||The Mentalist||Paul Friedman||1 episode|
|2013||1600 Penn||Skeptic||1 episode|
|2013||Franklin & Bash||Sandy Hall||2 episodes|
|2015||The Hillywood Show||Cain||1 episode: Supernatural Parody|
|2015||Documentary Now!||Larry Fein||1 episode|
|2015||Masters of Sex||Jonathan Laurents||3 episodes|
|2016-2017||"Kings of Con"||Rob Bennett||10 episodes|
|2017||WannabeZ||The Manager||1 episode|
- "Comic-Con HQ". Comic-Con HQ. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- ShareTv Rob Benedict
- "Heidi and Frank are not super gross to Rob Benedict and Richard Speight". YouTube. 2016-02-08. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- Creation Stands (2016-01-24). "Rob & Rich "Getting By With A Little Help" Campaign • Creation Stands". Creationstands.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- Grant, Stacey (May 21, 2015). "This "Supernatural" Taylor Swift Parody Is The Video Fans Didn't Know They Needed". Buzzfeed.com. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
- Prudom, Laura (November 15, 2016). "Watch the first 2 episodes of 'Kings of Con,' a love letter to fans from the stars of 'Supernatural'". Mashable.com. Retrieved July 9, 2017.