Rob Benedict

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

(1970-09-21) September 21, 1970 (age 48)
OccupationActor, musician
Spouse(s)Mollie Benedict
RelativesAmy 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 seventh album "No Time Like The Present" in 2017. His sister, Amy Benedict, is also an actress.


In CBS's Threshold Benedict played physicist Lucas Pegg, member of a secret government team investigating the first contact with an extraterrestrial species. In the critically acclaimed WB series Felicity he appeared as Felicity Porter's dorm mate, Richard Coad. In seasons 4, 5, 10, 11 and 14 of Supernatural he plays a writer, Chuck Shurley, previously thought to be a prophet of the lord but later revealed to be God. On Alias Benedict was Sydney Bristow's short-term CIA partner, Brodien. 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 Part II.

In 2016 he returned to Supernatural for four episodes. At the end of the episode "Don't Call Me Shurley", Benedict played a cover of "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)".

He is also writing and co-producing a web series called Kings of Con with friend and fellow actor Richard Speight Jr.[1]

In 2019 he returned to Supernatural for the 14th season finale.

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mollie Benedict, their son and daughter.[2]


In October 2013, Rob suffered a stroke at the Toronto Supernatural convention. Another actor and friend, Richard Speight Jr., brought him to a local hospital, where he remained for ten days until he was transferred to a hospital in Los Angeles.[3] Together, Richard and Rob established a t-shirt campaign, "Getting By With a Little Help," and the proceeds were donated to the National Stroke Association.[4]



Year Title Role
1995 Run a Mile in My Shoes (short) Unknown
1999 Tequila Body Shots Ted
1999 Bad City Blues Tommy
2001 Not Another Teen Movie Preston Wasserstein
2002 The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Willy
2002 The Naked run Lancer Higgins
2002 American Pi Max
2003 Two Days Scott
2003 My Dinner With Jimi Donovan
2005 Overachievers Ben Martan
2005 Kicking & Screaming Beantown Employees
2005 Waiting... Calvin
2007 Sex and Death 101 Bow-Tie Bob
2008 Say Goodnight Leroy
2009 Still Waiting... Calvin
2009 Call Back Levi
2009 State of Play (film) Milt
2010 A Little Help Paul Helms
2010 Arts & Crafts Rob
2010 Group Sex Donny
2011 Lifetripper Stan Norman
2012 The Case of the Missing Garden Gnome (short) Seamus
2012 Sexy Daddy
2013 Grow Unknown
2013 The Sidekick Max McCabe
2015 Bad, Bad Men Ken


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
2000 Chicago Hope Dr. Peter Ball 2 episodes
2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Jape 2 episodes
2000 Opposite Sex Cecil Livengood 1 episode
2000 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
2005 Medium Male Passenger 1 episode
2005 Alias Brodien 2 episodes
2005 Monk Jonathan Davenport 1 episode
2005-2006 Threshold Lucas Pegg 13 episodes
2008 Dirt Keith Straub 1 episode
2008 House Dr. Jaime Conway 1 episode
2008 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
12 episodes
2010 'Til Death Rainbow 1 episode
2010 Cold Case Steve Burke '89 1 episode
2010 Law & Order: LA Adam Yarborough 1 episode
2011 Svetlana Unknown 1 episode
2012 Shameless Dr. Noah Pitts 1 episode
2012 Psych Mandlebaum 1 episode
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Jarrod Prodeman 1 episode
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles 1 episode
2012 Touch Walt King, The Invisible Prince 2 episodes
2013 The Mentalist Paul Friedman 1 episode
2013 1600 Penn Skeptic 1 episode
2013 Susanna Peter 6 episodes
2013 Franklin & Bash Sandy Hall 2 episodes
2015 The Hillywood Show Cain 1 episode: Supernatural Parody[5]
2015 Documentary Now! Larry Fein 1 episode
2015 Masters of Sex Jonathan Laurents 3 episodes
2016-2017 "Kings of Con" Rob Bennett 10 episodes[6]
2017 WannabeZ The Manager 1 episode
2019 NCIS: New Orleans Liam 2 episodes


  1. ^ "Comic-Con HQ". Comic-Con HQ. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  2. ^ ShareTv Rob Benedict
  3. ^ "Heidi and Frank are not super gross to Rob Benedict and Richard Speight". YouTube. 2016-02-08. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  4. ^ Creation Stands (2016-01-24). "Rob & Rich "Getting By With A Little Help" Campaign • Creation Stands". Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  5. ^ Grant, Stacey (May 21, 2015). "This "Supernatural" Taylor Swift Parody Is The Video Fans Didn't Know They Needed". Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  6. ^ Prudom, Laura (November 15, 2016). "Watch the first 2 episodes of 'Kings of Con,' a love letter to fans from the stars of 'Supernatural'". Retrieved July 9, 2017.

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