Robby Benson

Voice Actor

Robby Benson was born in Dallas, Texas, United States on January 21st, 1956 and is the Voice Actor. At the age of 68, Robby Benson biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 21, 1956
United States
Place of Birth
Dallas, Texas, United States
68 years old
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$2 Million
Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Singer, Stage Actor, Teacher, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Jerry Segal, Freda Ann Benson
Robby Benson Life

Robby Benson (born Robin David Segal; January 21, 1956) is an American actor, singer, guitarist, educator, producer, and composer.

He came to fame in the late 1970s as a teen idol, appearing in the sports films One on One (1977) and Ice Castles (1978).

He gained fame for playing Beast in the Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast (1991) and its numerous sequels and spin-offs.

He later began a career in television production, including six episodes of the sitcom Friends.

Benson, in addition to acting and directing, is a campaigner in heart research, having undergone four open-heart surgeries since age 28 to repair congenital aortic valve defects and related injuries.

In 2012, he published a memoir chronicling his medical journey and numerous surgeries.

Early life

Benson was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Freda Ann (née Benson), a singer, actress, and company promotions manager, as well as Jerry Segal, a writer. His family is Jewish. When Benson was five years old, his family moved to New York City, where he was raised. When he was ten years old, he used his mother's name as his stage name. Benson attended the Lincoln Square Academy in Manhattan, where he graduated at age 14 as the class valedictorian.

Personal life

Since 1981, Benson has been married to singer and actress Karla DeVito. When starring together in The Pirates of Penzance, the two met. They have two children, daughter Lyric (b. ), and their sister Lyric (b. ). Zephyr and his son (b. 1983) and his daughter Zephyr (b. 83). (1992). Transcendental Meditation is his favorite form of meditation.

When Benson was a child, he was diagnosed with a heart murmur attributed to a bicuspid aortic valve defect. In his late teens, Benson began experiencing symptoms such as dizziness and loss of consciousness, and he underwent his first open-heart surgery in October 1984 to repair the valve defect. He underwent a bovine valve transplant, which lasted for fifteen years. Following the failure of the bovine valve, Benson was forced to have a second surgery in 2000, during which he underwent the Ross procedure. Benson had trouble breathing for six years after his second surgery. He underwent a third open-heart surgery, during which it was discovered that his aortic valve had collapsed from the previous procedure and was closed approximately 90%, causing the breathing difficulties he had suffered for the past six years. In 2010, Benson underwent the "reverse Ross procedure" to repair heart damage.

Benson is an activist and fundraiser for heart research, which led him to write the book, lyrics, and music for an original Off-Broadway production called Open Heart, in which he also appeared. After his fourth surgery, Benson also talked about his struggle with post-surgical cardiac depression, expressing his surprise.


Robby Benson Career


Benson made his film debut in Wait Until Dark (1967) as the Boy Tossing Ball and his Broadway debut in The Rothschilds (1970). Benson appeared on the daytime soap Search for Tomorrow (1971–1972). Benson, a film actor, was known for his teenage roles in films like 1972's Jory, 1973's Jeremy, and 1976's Ode to Billy Joe. He appeared in a 1973 commercial for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, alongside Donny Most, who would later co-star in Happy Days.

In 1975, Benson appeared in Death Be Not Proud and Lucky Lady. He also screen tested for the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars last year, a role that would eventually be ruled over by Mark Hamill. Benson starred in One on One (which he co-wrote with his father and needed no double for the authentic looking college basketball scenes due to his prowess at the game) and the television film The Death of Richie. He appeared in The End and Ice Castles in 1978. Benson, who had never ice skated before, learned to skate in order to film the film, which featured numerous skating scenes, including ice hockey. Benson appeared in Die Laughing and Tribute in 1980.

In 1981, he costarred in The Chosen, based on Chaim Potok's book. The New York Times gave the film a mixed review, but noted that Benson's character was "full of a delicate inquiry that cannot help but win the audience's sympathy." In the 1983 film Running Brave, Benson met Olympic 10,000-meter gold medalist Billy Mills in the Olympic 10,000-meter run. Benson began training for the 1983 New York City Marathon, finishing the race in 3:05:15. He appeared as Beast in the acclaimed animated Disney film Beauty and the Beast in 1991. He appeared as lead actor J.T. in the 1990s. Marsh is the creator of the well-known sci-fi cartoon series Exosquad.

His 2007 novel Who Stole the Funny?

Benson was landed on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list for his novel of Hollywood. I'm Not Dead, Benson's medical memoir I'm Not Dead...


In June 2012, a new model was introduced. Benson is also a singer and composer, apart from acting. He has produced songs for several films and has received a RIAA Gold Record Award for the song "We Are Not Alone" in John Hughes' film The Breakfast Club.

Benson has taught at the University of Utah's Tisch School of the Arts, the University of Utah, and the University of South Carolina. In the fall of 2013, Indiana University's Professor of Practice will serve as a professor of Practice. After his three-year deal came to an end, Benson resigned from the university in the Spring 2016.