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Rob Benedict

Rob Benedict is an actor, writer, and musician from the United States. Rob Benedict is popular for his TV series  “Supernatural,” “Threshold,” “Felicity,” and the comedy film “Waiting….”

Early Life

Rob Benedict was born on 21 September 1970, in Columbia, Missouri, the United States. According to the astrological chart, he has a zodiac sign of Virgo and is currently 53 years old as of 2023. His birth name is Robert Patrick Benedict and holds US nationality. He belongs to a mixed ethnicity of English-Irish-German-French descent.

Caption: Rob Benedict with his mother (Source: Instagram)

He was raised along with his three older siblings, and one of his sister name is Amy who is also an actress by profession. Yet the names of his parents, the other two siblings, and his childhood information are missing on the online websites. Additionally, he has not openly shared information about his family background in front of the media or in public.

Education

In terms of his academics, he graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Performance Studies.

Professional Career

After finishing his graduation, Rob Benedict started performing in regional theatres across the country. He played the role of James Dean in a one-man show in Chicago and LA. He began performing in improv and sketch comedy gigs in Los Angeles.

Soon after, he moved into stand-up comedy, organizing a monthly event called “Die Laughing” in which he performed alongside Tig Navaro, Paul F. Tompkins, and Zach Galifianakis. He was cast as Richard Coad in the WB TV series “Felicity”  which ran for 4 years on the WB. Moreover, he appeared in a total of 36 episodes for the series from 1998 to 2000.

Caption: The poster of the TV series, Supernatural (Source: Amazon UK)

He portrayed scientist Lucas Pegg in CBS’s “Threshold,” a member of a secret government team exploring the first contact with an alien culture. In “Supernatural” seasons 4, 5, 10, 11, 14, and 15, he plays Chuck Shurley, a writer who was formerly supposed to be a prophet of the Lord but was subsequently revealed to be God, and who eventually becomes the series’ major adversary. In the TV series “Alias” he was Sydney Bristow’s short-term CIA partner, Brodien.

Continued his successful acting career

His early television series credits include “Birds of Prey” and “Come to Papa,” as well as guest roles on “NCIS,” “CSI,” “Monk,” “Medium,” “Chicago Hope,” “NYPD Blue,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Snoops,” “Burn Notice,” and “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

He did sever recurring roles in TV series such as “Lucifer,” “Bosch,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Masters of Sex,” Fox’s “Touch,” and “Franklin & Bash.” In the Starz Original comedy series “Head Case,” he played the irreverent power agent Jeremy Berger.

“Documentary: Now!,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “Shameless,” “Psych,” “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” and “NCIS: Hawaii” are among the recent guest star appearances.

He featured as a background band member in the episode “Hang On to Your Life of The Winchesters,” a Supernatural spinoff, in 2023. His feature film credits include “A Little Help” and “State of Play.” In 2005, he co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the cult comedy “Waiting…,” and he reprised the role in the sequel “Still Waiting…”

Moreover, his other films include “Kicking & Screaming,” “Group Sex,” “Say Goodnight,” “Two Days,” “The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest,” and “Not Another Teen Movie.” He co-starred in the horror flick “30 Miles from Nowhere” alongside Carrie Preston in 2018. Moreover, he has also done some voice acting, most notably as Vin in the video games “Jak II” and “Jak 3.”

Producing, Writing, and Music

As a writer, he starred and co-wrote in the independent short film Lifetripper, which made its debut at the LA Short Film Festival. Additionally, he played Miles Davis-Davidson in the Unauthorized Hangover 2 Documentary, which was featured on the DVD of “The Hangover Part II” as well as working as a writer.

In 2013, he wrote, produced, and performed in the 30-minute short film “The Sidekick.” In 2017, he co-wrote, produced, and performed in the ten-episode series “Kings of Con” with a friend and fellow actor Richard Speight Jr. Asides from his acting works, he is also the frontman and guitar player in the Los Angeles band Louden Swain, which has released eight albums.

Net Worth 2023

As of 2023, his net worth is at around $1.5 million while his salary is not available through any sources. He has been able to this sum of money through his acting roles in TV series, movies, and voice roles, working as a producer, and as a writer.

Relationship Status

Currently, Rob Benedict is a divorced man. He was previously married to his ex-wife, Mollie Benedict. Mollie is a lawyer and serves for Tucker Ellis Medical & Pharmaceutical Liability Group by profession. On the 12 August 1995, the couple married. With the marriage, the couple has a son Calvin, and a daughter named Audrey. However, the couple divorced after 24 years of marriage.

Benedict suffered a stroke in the year 2013 while filming “The Supernatural.” He may have died, but a close friend, Richard Speight Jr., and other volunteers saved him thanks to an instant treatment. He then began working in 2014.

Body Measurements

Caption: Rob Benedict posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

This American actor stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 70 kg. Moreover, he has a pair of blue eyes with light brown hair colour and his body measurement is 39-32-14 inches.

Rob Benedict – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@robenedict’ there are over 566k followers. Likewise, on his official Twitter page ‘@RobBenedict’ there are over 532k followers, and over 196k followers on his official Facebook page.