Rob Benedict is an actor best known for his roles in TV and films including “Felicity”, “Supernatural” and the movie Waiting…
Born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, Benedict received a degree in Performance Studies from North-western University. After graduating, his passion for theatre lead him to performing in regional theatres across the country, including the critically acclaimed South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, California. In addition he developed a one-man show based on the life of James Dean which he performed in Chicago and Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles he began performing improv and sketch comedy shows. Soon he ventured into the world of stand-up comedy and hosted a monthly show called “Die Laughing” in which he performed with the likes of Tig Navaro, Paul F. Tompkins and Zach Galifinakis.
After a handful of guest star roles in TV, he was cast as “Richard Coad” in the critically acclaimed series “Felicity”, which ran for 4 years on the WB. Since then he has worked consistently in television and film.
Recent film credits include starring opposite Jenna Fischer in A Little Help, as we as Still Waiting, where he reprised his role as Calvin, the loveably insecure waiter in the sequel to the comedy Waiting. Other notable film roles include State of Play with Russell Crowe, Kicking and Screaming with Will Ferrell, Sex and Death 101 with Winona Ryder, The First 20 Million is Always the Hardest with Rosario Dawson, as well as Not Another Teen Movie, and Two Days with Paul Rudd.
TV audiences most recently caught him playing “The Invisible Prince” in Fox’s new provocative series “Touch”. He is also known as the prophet “Chuck Shurley” in the CW series, “Supernatural” and the irreverent power agent “Jeremy Berger” in the buzz worthy Starz original comedy series “Head Case”. Other roles include “Lucas Pegg” in the CBS sci-fi drama “Threshold”, Sydney Bristow’s partner “Brodien” in “Alias”, and “Judah” in the NBC sit-com “Come To Papa”. Additional television credits include guest appearances on “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Shameless”, “Psych”, “Cold Case”, “Law and Order: LA”, “CSI”, “Burn Notice”, “House M.D.”, “Dirt”, “NCIS”, “Medium”, “Monk”, “NYPD Blue”, as well as recurring roles on “Chicago Hope”, “Birds of Prey” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
He recently wrote and starred in the independent short film Lifetripper, which made its debut at the LA Short Film Festival. He also co-wrote and played “Miles Davis-Davidson” in the “Unauthorized Hangover 2 Documentary”, which was featured on the DVD of the Hangover 2. And of course stars in the brilliant and funny Kings of Con.
When not acting, Benedict can be seen and heard as the front man of the LA based rock band Louden Swain, who will be appearing alongside Rob at the event and rocking out on the Saturday night concert. We always love hosting Rob and can’t wait to have him at AHBL10