Robert Patrick Benedict
September 21, 1970
Columbia, Missouri, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, writer and musician|
|Relatives||Amy Benedict (sister)|
Robert Patrick Benedict (born September 21, 1970) is an American stage, film and television actor and writer. His 25 year career includes more than 70 television and movie credits. He is best known for his work on the television series Supernatural, Threshold, Felicity and the comedy film Waiting.... He is also the lead singer/songwriter of the Los Angeles based band Louden Swain.
In the critically acclaimed WB series Felicity he appeared as Felicity Porter's dorm mate, Richard Coad. In CBS's Threshold Benedict played physicist Lucas Pegg, member of a secret government team investigating the first contact with an extraterrestrial species. In seasons 4, 5, 10, 11, 14 and 15 of Supernatural he plays a writer, Chuck Shurley, previously thought to be a prophet of the lord but later revealed to be God, who eventually becomes the series main antagonist. On Alias Benedict was Sydney Bristow's short-term CIA partner, Brodien. Additional early television series credits include Birds of Prey and Come to Papa, with guest appearances on NCIS, CSI, Monk, Medium, Chicago Hope, NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Snoops, Burn Notice, and Beverly Hills, 90210.
Other television credits include a recurring roles in Lucifer, Bosch, NCIS: New Orleans, Masters of Sex, Fox's Touch, Franklin & Bash, and the digital series Susanna with Anna Paquin. He also appeared as the irreverent power agent Jeremy Berger in the Starz Original comedy series Head Case. Other recent guest star appearances are Documentary: Now!, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, 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. In 2005 he starred as Calvin in the cult comedy Waiting... with Ryan Reynolds, and later revised the role in the sequel Still Waiting... Other films include 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. In 2018, he had a starring role in the horror film 30 Miles from Nowhere, with Carrie Preston. Benedict has also done some voice acting work, most notably voicing the character Vin, in the video games Jak II and Jak 3.
Writing and producing
He 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 Part II.
In 2017, he wrote, produced and starred in the 10 episode series Kings of Con with friend and fellow actor Richard Speight Jr. The series first aired on Comic-ConHQ and currently can be found on CWseed. The comedy series is set behind the scenes at fan conventions, based loosely on their real life experiences at said conventions.
Since 2020, he hosts a podcast, together with his friend and colleague Richard Speight Jr, called "...and my guest is Richard Speight". The podcast later changed name to "Kings of Con" referring to his show with Richard.
Rob has three older siblings; his sister, Amy Benedict, is also an actress. He has two children, a daughter named Audrey and a son named Calvin.
|1995||Run a Mile in My Shoes (short)||Unknown|
|1999||Tequila Body Shots||Ted|
|Bad City Blues||Tommy|
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||Preston Wasserstein|
|2002||The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest||Willy|
|The Naked run||Lancer Higgins|
|My Dinner With Jimi||Donovan|
|Kicking & Screaming||Beantown Employees|
|2007||Sex and Death 101||Bow-Tie Bob|
|State of Play (film)||Milt|
|2010||A Little Help||Paul Helms|
|Arts & Crafts||Rob|
|2012||The Case of the Missing Garden Gnome (short)||Seamus|
|The Sidekick||Max McCabe|
|2015||Bad, Bad Men||Ken|
|2018||30 Miles from Nowhere||Larry|
|1996||Beverly Hills, 90210||Student||1 episode|
|1997||Alright Already||Jason||1 episode|
|1998||Pacific Blue||Craig||1 episode|
|1998–2002||Felicity||Richard Coad||36 episodes|
|Chicago Hope||Dr. Peter Ball||2 episodes|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Jape||2 episodes|
|Opposite Sex||Cecil Livengood||1 episode|
|Mysterious Ways||Warren||1 episode|
|2002||NYPD Blue||Jeff Gamble||1 episode|
|2002–2003||Birds of Prey||Gibson Kafka||4 episodes|
|2004||Come to Papa||Judah||4 episodes|
|2005||NCIS||Aaron Alan Wright||1 episode|
|Medium||Male Passenger||1 episode|
|Monk||Jonathan Davenport||1 episode|
|2005–2006||Threshold||Lucas Pegg||13 episodes|
|2008||Dirt||Keith Straub||1 episode|
|House||Dr. Jaime Conway||1 episode|
|Burn Notice||Eddie Ash||1 episode|
|2008–2009||Head Case||Jeremy Berger||21 episodes|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Brian Morley||1 episode|
|2009–2020||Supernatural||Chuck Shurley/Carver Edlund
|2010||'Til Death||Rainbow||1 episode|
|Cold Case||Steve Burke '89||1 episode|
|Law & Order: LA||Adam Yarborough||1 episode|
|2012||Shameless||Dr. Noah Pitts||1 episode|
|Hawaii Five-0||Jarrod Prodeman||1 episode|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||1 episode|
|Touch||Walt King, The Invisible Prince||2 episodes|
|2013||The Mentalist||Paul Friedman||1 episode|
|1600 Penn||Skeptic||1 episode|
|Franklin & Bash||Sandy Hall||2 episodes|
|2015||The Hillywood Show||Cain||1 episode: Supernatural Parody|
|Documentary Now!||Larry Fein||1 episode|
|Masters of Sex||Jonathan Laurents||3 episodes|
|2016–2017||"Kings of Con"||Rob Bennett||10 episodes|
|2017||WannabeZ||The Manager||1 episode|
|2019||Bosch||Dr. Victor Hansen||2 episodes|
|NCIS: New Orleans||Liam||2 episodes|
|2021||Lucifer||Vincent LeMec/Daniel Espinoza||3 episodes|
- "Comic-Con HQ". Comic-Con HQ. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
- Grant, Stacey (May 21, 2015). "This "Supernatural" Taylor Swift Parody Is The Video Fans Didn't Know They Needed". Buzzfeed.com. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
- Prudom, Laura (November 15, 2016). "Watch the first 2 episodes of 'Kings of Con,' a love letter to fans from the stars of 'Supernatural'". Mashable.com. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- Mitovich, Matt Webb (June 26, 2020). "Lucifer Season 5: Supernatural's Own God, Rob Benedict, Will Guest-Star". TVLine.