Benny Hill

Comedian, Writer, Stock boy
Chubby, round-faced British comedian, noted for his bawdy double entendres and outlandish comic sketches in which he either dressed in drag or was pursued by buxom women in scanty outfits. Described as "comedy of sexual ... Read more »
Born: 01/21/1925 in Hampshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (9)

Benny Hill's World Tour: New York! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Benny Hill Show 1979 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unexpurgated Benny Hill Show 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of Benny Hill 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Italian Job 1969 (Movie)

Professor Simon Peach (Actor)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 (Movie)

Toymaker (Actor)

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines 1965 (Movie)

Fire Chief Perkins (Actor)

Who Done It? (Movie)

Hugo Dill (Actor)
Music (2)

Roman Zair 1982 (Movie)

("Wipeout") (Song)

The Best of Benny Hill 1974 (Movie)

songs (Song)
Writer (1)

The Best of Benny Hill 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Chubby, round-faced British comedian, noted for his bawdy double entendres and outlandish comic sketches in which he either dressed in drag or was pursued by buxom women in scanty outfits. Described as "comedy of sexual regret" by novelist Anthony Burgess, Hill's cornball humor--a combination of expert mimicry and saucy music-hall sight gags--won him an international cult following during the 1970s and 80s as star of the popular syndicated Thames export, "The Benny Hill Show"; it also won him accusations of sexism which were partially responsible for the cancellation of his show in England in 1989.

Relationships

Leonard Hill

Brother
deceased wrote "Saucy Boy", biography of brother

Milestones

1992

Had suffered a series of heart problems including a heart attack in February

1989

"The Benny Hill" show dropped by Thames Television

1979

"The Benny Hill Show" first aired in US

1968

Starred in syndicated series, "The Benny Hill Show" in the U.K.

1968

Played the Toymaker in film, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

1964

Appeared in teleplay, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

1955

Feature acting debut, "Who Done It?"

1952

TV debut with own show on the BBC; wrote all his own material

1940

Stage debut in "Stars in Battledress"

Began career working in men's clubs and in variety and summer shows

Bonus Trivia

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Hill received a comedy prize awarded by the city of Montreux (1984)

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