Rob Benedict

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Rob Benedict
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Benedict at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Robert Patrick Benedict

(1970-09-21) September 21, 1970 (age 51)
OccupationActor, writer and musician
Years active1995–present
Partner(s)Ruth Connell
Children2
RelativesAmy 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.

Early life[edit]

Benedict was born in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's degree in Performance Studies.

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

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[edit]

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 2013 he wrote, produced and starred in the 30 minute short film The Sidekick, which starred Jordan Peele, Lizzy Caplan, Ike Barinholtz, Ron Livingston and Jason Ritter.

In 2017, he wrote, produced and starred in the 10 episode series Kings of Con with friend and fellow actor Richard Speight Jr.[1] 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.

Music[edit]

Benedict is the frontman and guitar player in the Los Angeles band Louden Swain, which has released eight albums.

Personal life[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
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
American Pi Max
2003 Two Days Scott
My Dinner With Jimi Donovan
2005 Overachievers Ben Martan
Kicking & Screaming Beantown Employees
Waiting... Calvin
2007 Sex and Death 101 Bow-Tie Bob
2008 Say Goodnight Leroy
2009 Still Waiting... Calvin
Call Back Levi
State of Play (film) Milt
2010 A Little Help Paul Helms
Arts & Crafts Rob
Group Sex Donny
2011 Lifetripper Stan Norman
2012 The Case of the Missing Garden Gnome (short) Seamus
Sexy Daddy
2013 Grow Unknown
The Sidekick Max McCabe
2015 Bad, Bad Men Ken
2018 30 Miles from Nowhere Larry
2021 Violet Fred Collins

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 Student 1 episode
1997 Alright Already Jason 1 episode
1998 Pacific Blue Craig 1 episode
1999 Wasteland Unknown 1 episode
1998–2002 Felicity Richard Coad 36 episodes
2000 Snoops Marv 1 episode
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
Alias Brodien 2 episodes
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
God
18 episodes
2010 'Til Death Rainbow 1 episode
Cold Case Steve Burke '89 1 episode
Law & Order: LA Adam Yarborough 1 episode
2011 Svetlana Unknown 1 episode
2012 Shameless Dr. Noah Pitts 1 episode
Psych Mandlebaum 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
Susanna Peter 6 episodes
Franklin & Bash Sandy Hall 2 episodes
2015 The Hillywood Show Cain 1 episode: Supernatural Parody[2]
Documentary Now! Larry Fein 1 episode
Masters of Sex Jonathan Laurents 3 episodes
2016–2017 "Kings of Con" Rob Bennett 10 episodes[3]
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[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comic-Con HQ". Comic-Con HQ. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (June 26, 2020). "Lucifer Season 5: Supernatural's Own God, Rob Benedict, Will Guest-Star". TVLine.

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