Dirk Benedict

Actor
Blessed with a classically handsome profile and a knack for playing charming rogues, actor Dirk Benedict entered the pantheon of historic television personalities as not one, but two iconic characters. After making an ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1945 in Helena, Montana, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Demon Keeper 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

Pensacola Prisoner Milt (Actor)

Earthstorm 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Strike! 2006 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica: The Lowdown 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lucky Ones 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Waking Up Horton 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. T: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Alaska 1996 (Movie)

Jake Barnes (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commish 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The November Conspiracy 1994 (Movie)

John Mackie (Actor)

Shadow Force 1992 (Movie)

Detective Rick Kelly (Actor)

Blue Tornado 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

The A-Team 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Body Slam 1986 (Movie)

Harry Smilac (Actor)

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The Wildest West Show of the Stars 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Family in Blue 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Scruples 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Georgia Peaches 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack 1980 (Movie)

Lieutenant Starbuck (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Scavenger Hunt 1979 (Movie)

Jeff Stevens (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica 1978 (Movie)

Lieutenant Starbuck (Actor)

The Cabot Connection 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Chopper One 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

W 1974 (Movie)

William Caulder (Actor)

Ssssssss 1972 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Georgia, Georgia 1970 (Movie)

Michael Winters (Actor)

Bejewelled (TV Show)

Actor

Cruise into Terror (TV Show)

Actor

Journey From Darkness (TV Show)

Actor

Official Denial (TV Show)

Actor

Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Cahoots 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Blessed with a classically handsome profile and a knack for playing charming rogues, actor Dirk Benedict entered the pantheon of historic television personalities as not one, but two iconic characters. After making an inglorious entry into film with B-movie fare like the reptilian horror tale "Sssssss" (1973), Benedict landed one of his two most enduring roles when he was cast as the devil-may-care fighter pilot Starbuck on "Battlestar Galactica" (ABC, 1978-79). Although the show met with an early demise, the actor quickly went on to even greater stardom as conman Templeton "Faceman" Peck on the action-adventure "The A-Team" (NBC, 1983-87). During and after "The A-Team," Benedict took on occasional film work, in such roles as a down-on-his-luck manager in the pro-wrestling comedy "Body Slam" (1986) and as a downed pilot whose only hope of survival lies in his two young children locating him in time in the rugged family adventure "Alaska" (1996). Though his star dimmed over the ensuing years, Benedict remained busy on American and international television, most notably on a controversial season of the U.K.'s "Celebrity Big Brother" (BBC One/Channel 4, 2001- ). Although he was a vocal critic of the series reboot of "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci Fi Channel, 2004-09), Benedict showed his approval of the feature film version of "The A-Team" (2010) by making an appearance alongside actor Bradley Cooper, taking over the role of Faceman. With a pair of beloved, classic television series to his credit, Benedict long ago had earned the adoration of generations of fans.

Relationships

Pricilla Niewoeher

Mother

John

Son
born c.1967 Benedict was united with him in 1998. He did not know until then that John was his son from a previous relationship

Toni Hudson

Wife
married in 1986 divorced in 1995

George Nieowoeher

Son
born c. 1988

George Niewoeher

Father

Roland Niewoeher

Son
born c. 1990

EDUCATION

Whitman College

Milestones

2010

Made a cameo appearance in the Joe Carnahan-directed feature film "The A-Team"; Bradley Cooper took on the role of Face, inspired by Benedict's iconic '80s TV role

2007

Joined the cast of the BBC reality series "Celebrity Big Brother"; finished third in the competition

2006

Played a dual role as a former '80s TV star and his lookalike double in the comedy "Goldene Zeiten"

2001

Wrote and directed the feature film "Cahoots," starring Keith Carradine and David Keith

1994

Made directorial debut with the short film, "Christina's Dream"

1993

Released his second book, <i>And Then We Went Fishing: A Story of Fatherhood, Fate and Forgiveness

1983

Starred as Templeton "Faceman" Peck in the NBC action adventure series "The A-Team," about Vietnam-veterans-turned-soldiers-for-hire; ensemble cast also included George Peppard, Mr. T, and Dwight Schultz

1980

Reprised role of Lt. Starbuck in the ABC spin-off "Galactica 1980"; episode was titled "The Return of Starbuck"

1978

Breakout role as Lt. Starbuck in ABC's "Battlestar Galactica," opposite Richard Hatch

1974

First regular series role on ABC's crime drama "Chopper One"

1974

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; Benedict wrote about his battle with the disease and his eventual r

1972

Made onscreen debut with a starring role in the drama "Georgia, Georgia," written by Maya Angelou

1972

Performed on Broadway in production on "Butterflies Are Free"

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