Rob Benedict

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Robert Benedict
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Born Robert Patrick Benedict
(1970-09-21) September 21, 1970 (age 45)
Columbia, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Film, stage, television actor
Spouse(s) Mollie Benedict
Children Calvin and Audrey
Relatives Amy Benedict (sister)

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 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 fourth album "Eskimo" in 2012. His sister, Amy Benedict, is also an actress.

He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Mollie Benedict, their son Calvin and daughter Audrey.[1][2]


On CBS's Threshold, Benedict played physicist Lucas Pegg, member of a secret government team investigating the first contact with an extraterrestrial species. On the critically acclaimed WB series Felicity, he appeared as Felicity Porter's dorm mate, Richard Coad. In seasons 4, 5 and 10 of Supernatural, he played prophet turned writer Chuck Shurley, and more recently was confirmed as God during a convention panel. On Alias Benedict was Sydney Bristow's short-term CIA partner, Brodien. His 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.


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