|Born||El Paso, Texas, US|
|Occupation||Film, television, stage actor, stage director, writer|
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 60 film and television roles, and over 100 stage productions nationally, in the UK, and Europe. He also performed in over 6000 performances with the nationally touring and award winning sketch comedy troupe, "The Gunfighters", which he co-founded in 1975.
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. The series is a multiple award winner including "Best Film or TV Comedy" at the 1st International 3D Awards in Los Angeles.
In 2012 Jennings became a series regular on the award winning comedy web series School And Board playing school board president (and frozen yogurt tycoon) Mike Donovan. The series won "Outstanding Achievement - Ensemble Cast in a Comedy or Mockumentary Series" at the LA Web Fest.
Jennings was recently a member of the critically acclaimed SkyPilot Theatre Company in Los Angeles. While appearing in a production of Requiem for a Heavyweight by Rod Serling as the Doctor, having already received critical praise for the part ("...an excellent BENTON JENNINGS..." - Amy Bowker, The Tolucan Times) he stepped in to the lead role of Maish when actor Ken Butler became terminally ill, with only 4 days rehearsal to learn over 70 pages of dialog, and received standing ovations for his performances.
- American Horror Story: Hotel - Butler Graves (2015)
- General Hospital – Swiss Doctor (2013)
- Incredible Crew – Krumping High School Principal (a.k.a. Krumping H.S. Principal) (December 31, 2012 and February 7 and April 4, 2013)
- Vegas (2012) – Moderator
- School And Board (2012) – Mike Donovan (Series Regular)
- Safety Geeks:SVI (2009) – Hopkins (Series Regular)
- The Event (2011) NSA Supervisor
- How I Met Your Mother (2010) – Jordan
- The League (2010) – Brassy Judge
- Greek (2011) – Professor
- Elevator Girl Hallmark Channel TV movie (2010) – Doug
- Big Love (2010) – Dave
- Scrubs (2007) – Mr. Hobbs
- Heartland (2007) – Robert Grayson
- Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz (2007) – Priest in HypeMan
- Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2004 – ) – Various sketch roles
- The Call (Pilot) (2007) – Pilgrim
- 12 Miles of Bad Road (2007) – Fred
- Dexter (2006) – Gene Marshall
- Without a Trace (2006) – NA Man
- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005) – Pro-Lifer
- VH-1 Big in 04 (2004) – Bennington, Brigitte Nielson & Flava Flav's English Butler
- JAG (2003) – Bailiff
- I'm With Her (2003) – Man
- A.U.S.A. (2003) – Jury Foreman
- Mary Christmas (TV movie) (2002) – Dan Charles
- Passions (2002) – Adolf Hitler
- Strong Medicine (2001) – Worthington
- Arli$$ (2001) – Dean Chance
- The Drew Carey Show (2001) – Bill
- Family Law (2000) – Commissioner Ronald Kluft
- Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (2000) – Mister Mesmer
- Profiler (2000) – Lance Persky
- The Last Dance (TV movie) (2000) – Mr. Macvey
- The Frontier: Decisive Battles (2000) – Colonel Robert Dale
- Charmed (2000) – Concerned Citizen
- City Guys (2000) – Tony
- Dallas: The Early Years (1986) – Oil Man
- All American Cowboy (1985) – Gunfighter
- Trouble Is My Business (2015 film) (2015) – Wilson Montemar
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) – Maitre'd
- In Her Shoes (2005) – Shoe Salesman (John Johnson)
- An American Carol (2008) – Adolf Hitler
- San Francisco 2177 (2010) – Hoffman
- Poolboy: Drowning Out The Fury (2010 film) (2010) – Adolf Hitler
- San Saba (2008) – Arthur "Chip" Miller
- How Henri Came To Stay (2006) – Mr. Darly
- I-See-You.Com (2006) – HR Executive
- Temptation (2003) – Boris, the Butler
- Pollinator (2002) – Doctor Rappaccini
- Winning London (2001) – Chef (British hotel)
- Sisyphus Rocks (2001) – Herman Perkins
- Shoo Fly (2001) – Doctor Bum the Messenger of the Gods
- The Last of the Mohicans (1992) – Scottish Officer
- Steele's Law (1991) – Agent West
- Travis (1991) – Col. William Barrett Travis
- Highway to Hell (1990) – Toby Gilmore
- Macon County War (1990) – Nathan Jackson
- Legacy (1990) – Governor Boggs
- Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988) – Gordon C. Jennings
- The Gunfighters
- Benton Jennings. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-04-04.
- Letters from our readers. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2008-01-26
- 93rd Sutherland Highland Regiment of Foot Living History Unit
- Benton Jennings at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Website
- 93rd Highlanders Living History
- Benton Jennings Biography
- Benton Jennings – The Gunfighters
- SkyPilot Theatre Company, "Death and the Maiden"
- Benton Jennings Youtube Channel
- Benton Jennings Facebook Fan Page
- "School And Board"
- "Safety Geeks: SVI" by Dave & Tom