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Robby Benson Net Worth

Robin David Segal net worth is

$2 Million

Robin David Segal Wiki Biography

Robin David Segal was born on 21 January 1956, in Dallas, Texas USA, of Jewish descent. Robby is a director, singer, teacher, and actor, perhaps best known for being part of the animated film “Beauty and the Beast”, voicing Beast. He uses the stage name Robby Benson – his mother’s maiden name – and all of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Robby Benson? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through success in his various endeavors. He’s had an acting career dating back to the 1960s, including on the stage, and writing work, all of these achievements having ensured the position of his wealth.

Robby Benson Net Worth $2 million

Robby made his film debut in 1967’s “Wait Until Dark”, in which he had an uncredited role. Three years later, he would make his first appearance on Broadway in the production entitled “The Rothschilds”. In 1971, he was cast in “Search for Tomorrow” and would then make a string of coming-of-age films, including “Jeremy”, “Jory”, and “Ode to Billy Joe”. In 1977 he starred in “One on One” which he co-wrote, and then appeared in “The Death of Richie”, “Ice Castles”, and “The End”. For “Ice Castles”, Robby had to learn how to ice skate since he had never done so before. Three years later, he would star in the film “Die Laughing” and “Tribute” which he appeared alongside Jack Lemmon. His continued work helped his net worth rise constantly.

In 1981, Benson starred in the film adaptation of “The Chosen” which had mixed reviews though many praised his acting ability. Two years later he would portray running gold medalist Billy Mills in “Running Brave” before getting one of his most popular roles as Beast in “Beauty and the Beast”. His popularity would increase and open more opportunities for him, increasing his net worth further. Three years later, he was cast in the series “American Dreams” as Professor Witt, and around this time he also directed episodes of several television shows, including “The Naked Truth” and “Ellen”.

He’s also been nominated several times in his career, including a Golden Globe award nomination in 1974 for Most Promising Newcomer. In 1983, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.

In 2007, he released a novel entitled “Who Stole the Funny? A Novel of Hollywood”. The book became part of the LA Times Bestseller list. Five years later, he released a memoir entitled “I’m Not Dead… Yet!”, adding to his net worth.

Robby retired from the entertainment world in 2011, and is now a professor at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and also teaches at the University of South Carolina and the University of Utah. In 2013, he served as a professor of Practice at Indiana University.

For his personal life, it is known that Robby has been married to actress Karla DeVito since 1982, and they have two children. Aside from this, Benson does charity work and is an activist as well. He has done fundraisers for heart research which also led him to write the book entitled “Open Heart”, which would become an off-Broadway play in which he also starred. He also practices transcendental meditation.

Full Name Robby Benson
Net Worth $2 Million
Date Of Birth January 21, 1956
Place Of Birth Dallas, Texas, United States
Height 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
Profession Author
Education University of Texas at Austin
Nationality American
Spouse Karla DeVito
Children Lyric Benson, Zephyr Benson
Parents Jerry Segal, Ann Benson
Siblings Shelley Segal
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Robby-Benson-202332263133108
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000913/
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor
Movies Beauty and the Beast, Ice Castles, Ode to Billy Joe, One on One, Running Brave, Harry & Son, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Die Laughing, The Death of Richie, Walk Proud, Jeremy, Dragonheart: A New Beginning, Lucky Lady, MXP: Most Extreme Primate, The Chosen, Billy: The Early Years, …
TV Shows Disney’s House of Mouse, Exosquad, The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible, Search for Tomorrow, The Bell Telephone Hour, Tough Cookies
# Trademark
1 Long hair and goatee
2 Soft, blue eyes
3 Perhaps best known for his role as The Beast in Beauty and the Beast (1991) and its spinoffs.
4 Rich mellow voice
# Quote
1 [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.
2 [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.
3 I was into show business straight from the womb.
# Fact
1 Was considered for the role of “Luke Skywalker” in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).
2 Teaching film acting at Appalachian State University. [August 2003]
3 Lives with his family in Asheville, North Carolina. [November 2007]
4 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]
5 Teaches at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts – Film and Television [September 2006]
6 Appeared opposite Jane Withers in one of her Josephine the Plumber commercials for Comet Cleanser in the late 1960s.
7 He has worked in television or on a movie every year of his life from 1971-2004.
8 Childhood friend of Tod Scott Brody.
9 In Beauty and the Beast (1991), his voice was altered by the growls of lions and panthers.
10 Father, with Karla DeVito, of daughter Lyric Benson and son Zephyr Benson.
11 Brother of Shelli Segal, designer for the laundry clothing line (Laundry by Shelli Segal).
12 Son of Jerry Segal and Ann Benson.
13 Listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1976” in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 28. [1976]
14 He had heart valve surgery in October 1984.
15 Benson is his mother’s maiden name. His parents’ families were both Jewish (from Romania, Russia, and Poland).


Title Year Status Character
Brave New World 2011 TV Movie Damon Heller
Kinect Disneyland Adventures 2011 Video Game Beast (voice)
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ 2007 Video Game Beast (English version, voice)
Kingdom Hearts II 2005 Video Game Beast (English version, voice)
MXP: Most Xtreme Primate 2004 Video Edward
American Dreams 2002-2003 TV Series Prof. Witt Professor Witt
House of Mouse 2001-2002 TV Series Beast
Kingdom Hearts 2002 Video Game Beast (English version, voice)
Just a Dream 2002 Dr. Sturbuck
Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse 2001 Video Beast (voice)
The Huntress 2001 TV Series Dana Weatherly
The Christmas Lamb 2000 TV Movie Asah (voice)
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus 2000 Video Young Santa Claus (voice)
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Magical Ballroom 2000 Video Game Beast (voice)
Dragonheart: A New Beginning 2000 Video Drake (voice)
Belle’s Tales of Friendship 1999 Video The Beast (voice)
Belle’s Magical World 1998 Video Beast (voice)
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 1997 Video Beast (voice)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1996-1997 TV Series Edward Spellman
Seinfeld 1997 TV Series Vincent
O. Henry’s Christmas 1996 TV Movie Jim (segment “The Gift of the Magi”)
The Magic School Bus 1994 TV Series Archibald Seedplot
Exosquad 1993-1994 TV Series Squad Leder Lt. J.T. Marsh Wing Cmdr. J.T. Marsh Squad Leader Lt. J.T. Marsh
Deadly Exposure 1993 Max Pierce
Precious Victims 1993 TV Movie Robert Sims
The Legend of Prince Valiant 1991-1993 TV Series Prince Valiant
At Home with the Webbers 1993 TV Movie Roger Swade
Avonlea 1993 TV Series Jonathan Ravenhurst Blackwell
Lincoln 1992 TV Movie Additional Voices (voice)
Homewrecker 1992 TV Movie David Whitson
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa 1992 TV Series
King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow 1992 Video Game Prince Alexander (voice)
Batman: The Animated Series 1992 TV Series Wilkes
Invasion of Privacy 1992 Video Alex Pruitt
P.J. Sparkles 1992 TV Movie Blaze (voice)
Beauty and the Beast 1991 Beast (voice)
The Hitchhiker 1990 TV Series Bart
Modern Love 1990 Greg
White Hot 1989 Scott
For Jenny with Love 1989 TV Series Bud
Rent-a-Cop 1987 Pitts
Tough Cookies 1986 TV Series Det. Cliff Brady
David and Goliath 1986 Video short David (voice)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1985 TV Series Ed
California Girls 1985 TV Movie Nathan Bowzer
City Limits 1984 Carver
Harry & Son 1984 Howard Keach
Running Brave 1983 Billy Mills
Two of a Kind 1982 TV Movie Noel ‘Nolie’ Minor
Movie Madness 1982 Brent Falcone (“Municipalians”)
The Chosen 1981 Danny Saunders
Tribute 1980 Jud Templeton
Die Laughing 1980 Pinsky
Walk Proud 1979 Emilio Mendez
Ice Castles 1978 Nick Peterson
The End 1978 Father Dave Benson
One on One 1977 Henry Steele
Our Town 1977 TV Movie George Gibbs
The Death of Richie 1977 TV Movie Richie Werner
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln 1976 TV Movie Tad Lincoln
Ode to Billy Joe 1976 Billy Joe McAllister
One Day at a Time 1976 TV Series Ken
Lucky Lady 1975 Billy
Death Be Not Proud 1975 TV Movie Johnny Gunther
Virginia Hill 1974 TV Movie Leroy Small
All the Kind Strangers 1974 TV Movie John
Remember When 1974 TV Movie Frankie Hodges
Jeremy 1973 Jeremy Jones
Jory 1973 Jory Walden
Search for Tomorrow 1971-1972 TV Series Bruce Carson
Wait Until Dark 1967 Boy Tossing Ball (uncredited)


Title Year Status Character
Billy: The Early Years 2008
Complete Savages 2004 TV Series 1 episode
I’m with Her 2003 TV Series 2 episodes
8 Simple Rules 2003 TV Series 2 episodes
Baby Bob 2003 TV Series 2 episodes
Bob Patterson 2001 TV Series 2 episodes
The Huntress 2001 TV Series 4 episodes
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 2000-2001 TV Series 2 episodes
Dharma & Greg 2000 TV Series 1 episode
Jesse 1998-1999 TV Series 8 episodes
Brother’s Keeper 1999 TV Series 1 episode
Reunited 1998 TV Series
House Rules 1998 TV Series 1 episode
The Naked Truth 1997-1998 TV Series 10 episodes
Friends 1995-1997 TV Series 6 episodes
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1996-1997 TV Series 3 episodes
Common Law 1996 TV Series 1 episode
Pearl 1996 TV Series 1 episode
Life with Roger 1996 TV Series
Ellen 1995-1996 TV Series 25 episodes
Dream On 1995 TV Series 1 episode
Thunder Alley 1994-1995 TV Series 21 episodes
Bringing Up Jack 1995 TV Series
The George Wendt Show 1995 TV Series 1 episode
Muddling Through 1994 TV Series 2 episodes
Monty 1994 TV Series 2 episodes
Evening Shade 1993-1994 TV Series 8 episodes
Good Advice 1994 TV Series 2 episodes
Family Album 1993 TV Series 4 episodes
Modern Love 1990
White Hot 1989


Title Year Status Character
Hughes the Force 2011 Short writer: “We Are Not Alone” – uncredited
Billy: The Early Years 2008 lyrics: “Lilly’s Song” / performer: “Lilly’s Song”
Beauty and the Beast 1991 performer: “Something There” – uncredited
The Breakfast Club 1985 lyrics: “We Are Not Alone” / music: “We Are Not Alone”
Die Laughing 1980 performer: “Mr. Weinstein”, “All I Want is Love”, “Far Side of a Dream” / writer: “Mr. Weinstein”, “All I Want is Love”, “Far Side of a Dream”
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson TV Series performer – 3 episodes, 1979 – 1980 writer – 3 episodes, 1979 – 1980
New American Bandstand 1965 TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1979 writer – 1 episode, 1979
Walk Proud 1979 “Adios Yesterday” / music: “Adios Yesterday” / performer: “Adios Yesterday”
The Midnight Special TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1978 writer – 1 episode, 1978
Dinah! TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1977 writer – 1 episode, 1977
All the Kind Strangers 1974 TV Movie “All The Kind Strangers”
Jeremy 1973 performer: “The Hourglass Song”


Title Year Status Character
Straight Outta Tompkins 2015 executive producer
Calypso 2014 Short executive producer
Unwelcome 2014 Short executive producer
Caligo 2014 Short executive producer
Modern Love 1990 producer
Die Laughing 1980 producer


Title Year Status Character
Betrayal of the Dove 1993 screenplay / story
Modern Love 1990 written by
One on One 1977


Title Year Status Character
Straight Outta Tompkins 2015
Unwelcome 2014 Short
Walk Proud 1979

Sound Department

Title Year Status Character
Straight Outta Tompkins 2015 sound designer


Title Year Status Character
G.D.I. 2016 Short thanks
Siren 2016/IV Short special thanks
Sailor’s Rhapsody 2013 Short special thanks
White Sugar in a Black Pot 2011 Short the director wishes to thank
The Sheol Express 2011 Short the directors wish to thank
Going Home 2010/II Short special thanks
The Chipper Finch of Inwood 2010 Short special thanks
Grey 2009 Short special thanks
OT: Our Town 2002 Documentary special thanks


Title Year Status Character
Today 2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Robby Benson: An IU Cinema Exclusive 2016 Short Himself
The View 2012-2015 TV Series Himself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Tale as Old as Time: The Making of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 2002 Video documentary Himself – Voice of ‘Beast’
The Story Behind the Story 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Disney Through the Decades 2001 Video documentary short Host – 1960’s
Caroline in the City 1996 TV Series Himself
Beauty and the Beast Goes to Broadway 1995 TV Movie documentary Host
Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade 1992 TV Special Himself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Beast – Co-Presenter: Best Animated Short Film (voice)
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
The Making of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The CBS Easter Parade 1986 TV Special Host
The 10th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1984 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Breakaway 1983 TV Series Himself
The 8th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1982 TV Special Himself – Co-Presenter: Favourite Young Motion Picture Performer
The Mike Douglas Show 1977-1980 TV Series Himself – Co-Host / Himself – Actor
Good Morning America 1980 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979-1980 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1979 TV Series Himself
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary Himself – Co-Presenter: Best Short Film, Animated & Live Action
The Midnight Special 1978 TV Series Himself
John Denver in Australia 1978 TV Movie Himself
Dinah! 1977 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1976 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1970 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1980 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Most Annoying Fake Accent: Male Die Laughing (1980)
1979 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Fake Accent: Male Walk Proud (1979)
1979 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor Walk Proud (1979)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Comedy Series Dream On (1990)
1993 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year Beauty and the Beast (1991)
1985 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Harry & Son (1984)
1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Two of a Kind (1982)
1980 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor Die Laughing (1980)
1980 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Song or Song Performance in a Film or End Credits Die Laughing (1980)
1974 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer – Male Jeremy (1973)

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