Person Details

Birthday: 1894-02-14 22:10:35

Death: 1974-12-26 22:10:35

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 24

TV Involvements: 6


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, and actor for radio, television, and film. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age, and often playing the violin badly. Benny was known for his comic timing and his ability to get laughs with either a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!" His radio and television programs, tremendously popular from the 1930s to the 1960s, were a foundational influence on the situation comedy genre. Dean Martin, on the celebrity roast for Johnny Carson in November 1973, introduced Benny as "the Satchel Paige of the world of comedy." Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Benny, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    

Most Famous Work

What's My Line?
Average
7

What's My Line?

(1950) Self - Mystery Guest
Tony Awards
Average
6

Tony Awards

(1956) Himself - Host
Kraft Music Hall
Average
3

Kraft Music Hall

(1958) Self - Host
Studio 54
Average
7

Studio 54

(2018) Self (archive footage)
Checkmate
Average
0

Checkmate

(1960) Jack Bowen
This Is Your Life
Average
7

This Is Your Life

(1952) Self
That's Entertainment, Part II
Average
7

That's Entertainment, Part II

(1976) (archive footage)
That's Entertainment! III
Average
7

That's Entertainment! III

(1994) (archive footage)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2018 Self (archive footage)
2015 Himself (archive footage)
2002 Self (archive footage)
2001 Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
1998 N/A
1994 (archive footage)
1992 Himself
1988 Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
1982 Archive Footage
Self (archive footage)
1976 (archive footage)
1975 (archive footage)
1974 Santa Claus (uncredited)
1972 Himself
Jack Benny
1971 Self
1970 Self
Himself (voice)
Man Who Finds Silver Dollar
1969 N/A
Self
N/A
1968 Himself
N/A
Self - Guest
N/A
1967 Technical Adviser (Ollie 'Sweet Lips')
1966 Landlord
1963 Man in Car in Desert (uncredited)
N/A
Self
N/A
1962 Jack Benny
Self
N/A
Self
1961 N/A
1960 Jack Bowen
Chicken Finsterwald
Mr. Cosgrove
1959 Jack (voice)
1958 Jack Benny
Self
Self - Host
1957 Jack Benny (uncredited)
1956 Himself - Host
1953 Tom Jones
Sheldon Weeks
1952 Himself
N/A
Self
Jack Benny
1950 Jack Benny
N/A
Himself
Self - Mystery Guest
1948 Self (archive footage)
Self
1947 N/A
1946 Jack Benny (uncredited)
1945 Athanael
Jack Benny
1944 Self
1943 Self
Richard Clarke
1942 Bill Fuller
Joseph Tura
1941 Himself
Babbs Babberley
1940 Jack Benny
Jack Benny
1939 Bob Temple
1938 Buck Boswell
N/A
1937 Mac Brewster
1936 J. Davis Bowster
Jack Carson
1935 Calvin Churchill
Bert Keeler
1934 Chad Denby
1933 Jack Benny
1931 Man in taxi
1930 Dr. John H. Harvey
Radio Performer Jack (uncredited)
Voice on Radio
Eddie Rock
Mr. Bartlett
Himself
1929 Self - Master of Ceremonies
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1973 Thanks
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1949 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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