Paul Benjamin

From his debut performance in "Midnight Cowboy" through his work in "Do The Right Thing," Paul Benjamin has appeared in some landmark films in his screen career. After studying at the Herbert Berghof Studio, Benjamin ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (43)

Back in the Day 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shield 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Station Agent 2003 (Movie)

Henry Styles (Actor)

ER 1994, 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ralph Ellison: An American Journey 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ralph Ellison: An American Journey 2001 (Movie)

Grandfather (Actor)

Stanley's Gig 1999 (Movie)

Teddy Branson (Actor)

Hoodlum 1997 (Movie)

Whispers (Actor)

Rosewood 1997 (Movie)

James Carrier (Actor)

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Psalms From the Underground 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Fence 1993 (Movie)

Del (Actor)

In the Heat of the Night 1988 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Five Heartbeats 1991 (Movie)

Mr King (Actor)

The Super 1991 (Movie)

Gilliam (Actor)

Do the Right Thing 1989 (Movie)

ML (Actor)

Pink Cadillac 1989 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

The Meeting 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Nuts 1987 (Movie)

Harry Harrison (Actor)

The Atlanta Child Murders 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Some Kind of Hero 1982 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)

Escape From Alcatraz 1979 (Movie)

English (Actor)

Friday Foster 1975 (Movie)

Senator David Lee Hart (Actor)

Friendly Persuasion 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Leadbelly 1975 (Movie)

Wes Ledbetter (Actor)

Distance 1974 (Movie)

Elwood (Actor)

The Education of Sonny Carson 1973 (Movie)

Pops (Actor)

The Deadly Trackers 1972 (Movie)

Jacob (Actor)

Across 110th Street 1971 (Movie)

Jim Harris (Actor)

The Anderson Tapes 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Midnight Cowboy 1969 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

A Stranger Waits (TV Show)

Actor

Deacons For Defense (TV Show)

Actor

Gideon's Trumpet (TV Show)

Actor

Last Rites (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

From his debut performance in "Midnight Cowboy" through his work in "Do The Right Thing," Paul Benjamin has appeared in some landmark films in his screen career. After studying at the Herbert Berghof Studio, Benjamin began to appear on New York stages, and made his screen debut as a bartender in Joel Schlesinger's 1969 drama, "Midnight Cowboy." A series of smaller roles throughout the '70s were punctuated by larger supporting parts, memorably in the New York cops-and-mobsters thriller "Across 110th Street." This led to more work, notably opposite the iconic Pam Grier in "Friday Foster," and in a memorable role as English in Clint Eastwood's prison thriller, "Escape from Alcatraz." Benjamin's career slowed in the '80s until 1989, when he won the part of ML in Spike Lee's heated day-in-the-life-of-Brooklyn drama, "Do The Right Thing." This role helped him get plenty of work throughout the '90s, in everything from Robert Townsend's "The Five Heartbeats" to a small part in John Singleton's "Rosewood," a historical look at a racist lynch mob. TV and film work kept rolling in for Benjamin into the 2000s, and he received high marks as part of the ensemble in the 2003 indie hit "The Station Agent."

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