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Benji and Frank Inn 1979e.jpg
Benji (Benjean) with Frank Inn in the Netherlands in 1979
First appearance Benji
Last appearance Benji: Off the Leash!
Created by Joe Camp
Portrayed by Higgins, Benjean
Species Dog

Male (Higgins)

Female (Benjean)

Benji is the name of a dog who has been the focus of several movies from 1974 through the 2000s. It is also the title of the first film in the Benji franchise.

The eponymous canine character is a small, lovable mixed-breed dog with an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, usually to help someone overcome a problem.

Joe Camp is the creator and director of the Benji films.[1] The first dog to play Benji was a shelter dog named Higgins, trained by Frank Inn. Later, Higgins' offspring Benjean took over the role for a few films.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ Benji Trivia – Movie Facts. People Magazine

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