Benton Jennings

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Benton Jennings
Born El Paso, Texas, US
Occupation Film, television, stage actor, stage director, writer
Spouse(s) Liz (1986–present)

Benton Jennings is an American film, television, and stage actor, based in Los Angeles, CA.


He attended Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas with a BFA in Theatre Arts, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and The Film Actors Lab in Dallas, Texas studying under Adam Roarke and Spencer Milligan.

Jennings has performed in over 50 film and television roles, and over 100 stage productions nationally and in the UK. He also performed in over 6000 performances with the nationally touring sketch comedy troupe, "The Gunfighters", which he co-founded in 1975.[1]

He has the dubious distinction of having portrayed Adolf Hitler five times: once on the TV soap Passions, David Zucker's 2008 comedy film An American Carol, the indie comedy feature "Poolboy: Drowning Out The Fury" with Kevin Sorbo, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the "Captain Mexico" parody sketch, ep 9.163, July 26, 2011, and February 2012 in a professional photo essay which depicts a time traveling assassin shooting Hitler.

In 2009, he became a series regular in the hit comedy web series Safety Geeks:SVI playing the role of Hopkins, a droll English butler. The series also stars Brittney Powell, Dave Beeler, Tom Konkle, and Mary Cseh.

In 2012 Jennings became a series regular on the comedy web series "School And Board".

Jennings is currently a member of the SkyPilot Theatre Company in Los Angeles.

He is the youngest son of William Bryan Jennings who played the cop in the 1966 cult film favorite, Manos: The Hands of Fate.[2][3]

He is the founder of the Living History organization, 93rd Sutherland Highland Regiment of Foot Living History Unit, organized in 1989.[4]





  1. ^ The Gunfighters
  2. ^ Benton Jennings. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-04-04.
  3. ^ Letters from our readers. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2008-01-26
  4. ^ 93rd Sutherland Highland Regiment of Foot Living History Unit

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