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Robby Benson (born January 21, 1956) is an American film and television actor, television director, and educator. Benson was born Robin David Segal in Dallas to Jewish parents, Gerald Charles Segal and Freda Ann Benson. His sister is Shelli Segal, designer for the clothing line known as Laundry by Shelli Segal. Benson made his Broadway debut in The Rothschilds. Benson had an early role on the daytime soap Search for Tomorrow (1971-72). As a film star, Benson was popular for roles of teens in coming-of-age films, such as in 1972`s Jory (his screen debut), and as Billy Joe McAllister in Ode to Billy Joe (1976). He was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis` Screen World, Vol. 28. , and auditioned for the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars (1977), but lost the role to Mark Hamill. He received critical acclaim for his role as the hockey player, Nick Peterson, in Ice Castles (1978). Other notable performances include Death Be Not Proud and Lucky Lady, both in 1975, and One on One co-starring Annette O`Toole in 1977. Also in 1977 came the TV movie The Death of Richie, co-starring actor Ben Gazzara. He played the romantic lead in 1978`s Ice Castles. In 1981, he costarred with Rod Steiger in the film The Chosen, based on the Chaim Potok book of the same name. Also in the early 1980s, he appeared as a young man with a learning disability in the made-for-television film Two of a Kind, along with George Burns playing the role of his "Grand-Poppy". In 1984 he costarred among others with Paul Newman in "Harry and Son".
Benson is currently a visiting professor at New York University`s Tisch School of the Arts, having previously taught at Appalachian State University and the University of South Carolina. Benson has been married to Karla DeVito since 1982. They have two children, a daughter named Lyric and a son named Zephyr (his daughter, Lyric Benson, is not the young woman of the same name who was murdered in New York City by her boyfriend in 2003).
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Robin David Segal
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Robin David Segal (born January 21, 1956), better known by the stage name Robby Benson, is an American actor, director, singer, and teacher.
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Karla DeVito and Robby Benson have been married for 34 years.
Robby Benson has been in a relationship with Glynnis O'Connor.
Robby Benson has 2 children, Lyric and Zephyr.
Robby Benson is a 60 year old American Actor. Born Robin David Segal on 21st January, 1956 in Dallas, Texas, USA, he is famous for Running Brave in a career that spans 1967-2011. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Robby Benson has been in 7 on-screen matchups, notably with Annette O'Toole in One on One (1977), Glynnis O'Connor in Ode to Billy Joe (1976), Park Overall in Precious Victims (1993), Charlene Fernetz in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) and Karla DeVito in Modern Love (1990).
Robby Benson is a member of the following lists:
Male actors from Dallas, Texas,
American male video game actors and
Jewish American male actors.
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