Robby Benson Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NameRobin David Segal
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robby Benson was born on January 21, 1956 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Robin David Segal. He is an actor and director, known for Beauty and the Beast (1991), Friends (1994) and One on One (1977). He has been married to Karla DeVito since July 11, 1982. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Karla DeVito (11 July 1982 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Rich mellow voice
Perhaps best known for his role as The Beast in Beauty and the Beast (1991) and its spinoffs.
Soft, blue eyes
Long hair and goatee

Trivia (17)

Benson is his mother's maiden name. His parents' families were both Jewish (from Romania, Russia, and Poland).
He had heart valve surgery in October 1984.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 28. [1976]
Son of Jerry Segal and Ann Benson.
Brother of Shelli Segal, designer for the laundry clothing line (Laundry by Shelli Segal).
Father, with Karla DeVito, of daughter Lyric Benson and son Zephyr Benson.
In Beauty and the Beast (1991), his voice was altered by the growls of lions and panthers.
Childhood friend of Tod Scott Brody.
He has worked in television or on a movie every year of his life from 1971-2004.
Appeared opposite Jane Withers in one of her Josephine the Plumber commercials for Comet Cleanser in the late 1960s.
Teaches at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts - Film and Television [September 2006]
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University announced Appointment beginning Fall 2013 as a professor at Department of Telecommunications in the College of Arts and Sciences. [March 2013]
Lives with his family in Asheville, North Carolina. [November 2007]
Teaching film acting at Appalachian State University. [August 2003]
Was considered for the role of "Luke Skywalker" in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
He is best known for voicing Prince Alexander of Daventry in King's Quest VI in 1992 at the Sierra Online Company.
Auditioned for the role of Luke Skywalker, but lost to Mark Hamill.

Personal Quotes (4)

I was into show business straight from the womb.
[on "the Beast" in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991)] One of my favorite things to say is that he's a tortured soul. There's so much going on inside of him that he's very complicated. He wants to try and do what's right and he's angry at himself a lot.
[Discussing his love of basketball in a magazine interview when the movie, One on One (1977), was released] It's like the call of the wild when I hear a dribble.
[After being asked the question about voicing Prince Alexander from King's Quest VI at the 2018 Salt Lake City Utah FanX panel] I'm not a gamer and I feel really odd because I've had, even as a teacher, I've had students come up to me and talk about games that I just went to the studio and said, read it this line. And I would read the line and the next thing I knew, I was in the video game. So I, you know, I'm just so out of step. You know, every life and modern times have truly passed me by.

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