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Robby Benson

Actor, Director, and Open-Heart Surgery Survivor

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 Robby Benson Biography

Robby Benson, actor, writer, composer, songwriter, award-winning star of Broadway, film, and the small screen, is now a highly-esteemed professor of film studies at New York University. He started acting at age 10 and has since starred in such films as Ice Castles, Ode to Billy Joe, One on One, and was the voice of The Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Benson’s Broadway credits include The Pirates of Penzance, Zelda, and The Rothchilds. In 1993, Benson had his network directing debut with eight episodes of the hit comedy Evening Shade, and five of the first Bright/Kauffman/Crane network efforts for CBS called Family Album. He has since directed over 100 episodes of sitcoms including an entire season of Ellen. Benson makes his literary debut with Who Stole the Funny? published by HarperCollins.

Benson has been a sought after speaker about overcoming life-threatening illnesses having had three open-heart surgeries since the age of 28. He wrote and composed a musical on the subject, Open Heart, which debuted off-Broadway and continues to play in concert versions around the country. Benson is the recipient of the premiere Heart of a Child Award for the 21st century, along with famed UCLA Heart Surgeon, Hillel Lax. The Heart of a Child Foundation is dedicated to furthering research and treatment for congenital heart defects.

Benson has spoken on behalf of the National Institute of Health before the Senate Appropriations Committee in Washington, D.C. for heart research funding. Representing the American Heart Association, he has spoken on behalf of the successful bill to ban the promotion of cigarettes to minors (Ted Kennedy/Orrin Hatch) along with Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. In Columbia, South Carolina, he supported The Richland Memorial Children’s Hospital and the U.S.C. Department of Pediatrics where he established the benefit Robby Benson’s Hoops for Hope. He is the national spokesperson for the Batten Disease Support and Research Association, raising awareness of the rare fatal genetic neurological disorder in children. He has served as board chairman of the internationally known charity for mentally challenged performers, The Famous People Players (Toronto). He is the spokesman and Co-Chair for The Cupids Cup 5K race which benefits cardiovascular patients in need who are lacking in funds and/or insurance.

He lives in both the Blue Ridge Mountains and New York City with his wife, singer Karla DeVito, and their two children, Lyric and Zephyr.

An Evening with Robby Benson

   

Directing for Television

   

Acting for Film, Television, and the Stage

   

Living with Heart Disease

   

Concert of Open Heart

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I'm Not Dead... Yet!

I'm Not Dead... Yet!

Who Stole the Funny?: A Novel of Hollywood

Who Stole the Funny?: A Novel of Hollywood

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Robby Benson

Actor, Director, and Open-Heart Surgery Survivor

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Robby Benson Biography

Robby Benson, actor, writer, composer, songwriter, award-winning star of Broadway, film, and the small screen, is now a highly-esteemed professor of film studies at New York University. He started acting at age 10 and has since starred in such films as Ice Castles, Ode to Billy Joe, One on One, and was the voice of The Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Benson’s Broadway credits include The Pirates of Penzance, Zelda, and The Rothchilds. In 1993, Benson had his network directing debut with eight episodes of the hit comedy Evening Shade, and five of the first Bright/Kauffman/Crane network efforts for CBS called Family Album. He has since directed over 100 episodes of sitcoms including an entire season of Ellen. Benson makes his literary debut with Who Stole the Funny? published by HarperCollins.

Benson has been a sought after speaker about overcoming life-threatening illnesses having had three open-heart surgeries since the age of 28. He wrote and composed a musical on the subject, Open Heart, which debuted off-Broadway and continues to play in concert versions around the country. Benson is the recipient of the premiere Heart of a Child Award for the 21st century, along with famed UCLA Heart Surgeon, Hillel Lax. The Heart of a Child Foundation is dedicated to furthering research and treatment for congenital heart defects.

Benson has spoken on behalf of the National Institute of Health before the Senate Appropriations Committee in Washington, D.C. for heart research funding. Representing the American Heart Association, he has spoken on behalf of the successful bill to ban the promotion of cigarettes to minors (Ted Kennedy/Orrin Hatch) along with Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. In Columbia, South Carolina, he supported The Richland Memorial Children’s Hospital and the U.S.C. Department of Pediatrics where he established the benefit Robby Benson’s Hoops for Hope. He is the national spokesperson for the Batten Disease Support and Research Association, raising awareness of the rare fatal genetic neurological disorder in children. He has served as board chairman of the internationally known charity for mentally challenged performers, The Famous People Players (Toronto). He is the spokesman and Co-Chair for The Cupids Cup 5K race which benefits cardiovascular patients in need who are lacking in funds and/or insurance.

He lives in both the Blue Ridge Mountains and New York City with his wife, singer Karla DeVito, and their two children, Lyric and Zephyr.

An Evening with Robby Benson

   

Directing for Television

   

Acting for Film, Television, and the Stage

   

Living with Heart Disease

   

Concert of Open Heart

Robby Benson Videos

  • Robby Benson (Yes THE Robby Benson) supports MS SoftServe!
  • Robby Benson & Paige O'Hara talk about Beauty and the Beast

Robby Benson Books

FAQs on booking Robby Benson

  • How to book Robby Benson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robby Benson 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 Robby Benson, 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 Robby Benson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Robby Benson?

    Booking fees for Robby Benson, 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 Robby Benson, 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 Robby Benson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robby Benson 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 Robby Benson 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 Robby Benson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robby Benson 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.

Robby Benson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robby Benson for your event is available upon request. Robby Benson generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sherry Stringfield, Brendan Fraser, Lea Thompson, Paul Newman and Anthony Michael Hall. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robby Benson for an upcoming event.

Robby Benson Speaker Videos

  • Robby Benson (Yes THE Robby Benson) supports MS SoftServe!
    Robby Benson & Paige O'Hara talk about Beauty and the Beast

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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