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Dirk Benedict

Movie, TV and Stage Actor; Known for "The A-Team" and "Battlestar Galactica"

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Dirk Benedict is an American movie, television and stage actor who played the characters Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in "The A-Team" television series and Lieutenant Starbuck in the original "Battlestar Galactica" film and television series. He is also the author of "Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy."

Benedict made his Broadway debut opposite Diana Rigg and Keith Michell in the short-lived 1971 play "Abelard and Heloise" before launching his onscreen career with the obscure Swedish drama "Georgia, Georgia." More film and television roles followed, including the unusual horror film "Sssssss." By then, he was dividing his time between Hollywood and Broadway, which included starring roles in "Butterflies are Free" with silent screen legend, Gloria Swanson. His first turn as a series regular came with "Chopper One."

Benedict was diagnosed with prostate cancer, but reportedly cured the affliction through a macrobiotic diet which was given to him by Gloria Swanson and overseen by author and educator, Michio Kushi. The details of his battle with the disease and his eventual recovery were recounted in his autobiographical book, "Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy: A True Story of Discovery, Acting, Health, Illness, Recovery and Life."

Benedict's film and television career remained constant if unremarkable until 1978, when he was cast as Lt. Starbuck on producer Glen A. Larson's TV space opera, "Battlestar Galactica." He reprised the role for the final episode of "Galactica 1980" as well as a 2003 video game based on the program.

After "Galactica," Benedict landed his most widely-seen role as Templeton Peck on "The A-Team." A massive hit with male viewers in nearly all demographics, "The A-Team" brought Benedict considerable fame during its four-year network run.

He made a much-publicized return to the stage in a 1987 production of "Hamlet," and then in 1994, he made his directorial debut with the short "Christina's Dream." Seven years later, he directed and wrote his first feature, "Cahoots."

He appeared as himself in the BBC reality series "Celebrity Big Brother," which brought together a motley crew of TV celebs from both sides of the Atlantic to live together in a house under the watchful eye of an unseen moderator.

A project Benedict participated in was "Bring Back...The A-Team," a U.K. documentary that attempted to reunite the surviving members of the iconic action series. That same year, the actor appeared in "Earthstorm," an apocalyptic science fiction adventure, co-starring Stephen Baldwin, followed by a turn as an American pilot in "Recon 7 Down."

To the delight of longtime fans, Benedict made a cameo in the big-budget feature adaptation of "The A-Team."

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Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy

Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy

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Movie, TV and Stage Actor; Known for "The A-Team" and "Battlestar Galactica"

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Dirk Benedict Biography

Dirk Benedict is an American movie, television and stage actor who played the characters Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in "The A-Team" television series and Lieutenant Starbuck in the original "Battlestar Galactica" film and television series. He is also the author of "Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy."

Benedict made his Broadway debut opposite Diana Rigg and Keith Michell in the short-lived 1971 play "Abelard and Heloise" before launching his onscreen career with the obscure Swedish drama "Georgia, Georgia." More film and television roles followed, including the unusual horror film "Sssssss." By then, he was dividing his time between Hollywood and Broadway, which included starring roles in "Butterflies are Free" with silent screen legend, Gloria Swanson. His first turn as a series regular came with "Chopper One."

Benedict was diagnosed with prostate cancer, but reportedly cured the affliction through a macrobiotic diet which was given to him by Gloria Swanson and overseen by author and educator, Michio Kushi. The details of his battle with the disease and his eventual recovery were recounted in his autobiographical book, "Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy: A True Story of Discovery, Acting, Health, Illness, Recovery and Life."

Benedict's film and television career remained constant if unremarkable until 1978, when he was cast as Lt. Starbuck on producer Glen A. Larson's TV space opera, "Battlestar Galactica." He reprised the role for the final episode of "Galactica 1980" as well as a 2003 video game based on the program.

After "Galactica," Benedict landed his most widely-seen role as Templeton Peck on "The A-Team." A massive hit with male viewers in nearly all demographics, "The A-Team" brought Benedict considerable fame during its four-year network run.

He made a much-publicized return to the stage in a 1987 production of "Hamlet," and then in 1994, he made his directorial debut with the short "Christina's Dream." Seven years later, he directed and wrote his first feature, "Cahoots."

He appeared as himself in the BBC reality series "Celebrity Big Brother," which brought together a motley crew of TV celebs from both sides of the Atlantic to live together in a house under the watchful eye of an unseen moderator.

A project Benedict participated in was "Bring Back...The A-Team," a U.K. documentary that attempted to reunite the surviving members of the iconic action series. That same year, the actor appeared in "Earthstorm," an apocalyptic science fiction adventure, co-starring Stephen Baldwin, followed by a turn as an American pilot in "Recon 7 Down."

To the delight of longtime fans, Benedict made a cameo in the big-budget feature adaptation of "The A-Team."

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dirk Benedict for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dirk Benedict, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dirk Benedict or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dirk Benedict?

    Booking fees for Dirk Benedict, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dirk Benedict, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dirk Benedict?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dirk Benedict for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dirk Benedict for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dirk Benedict or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dirk Benedict or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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