Bio – Rob Benedict

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”.

Other more recent guest star appearances are “Documentary: Now!”, “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”, “Shameless”, “Psych”, “Law and Order: Los Angeles”, “NCIS: Hawaii” and “Leverage: Redemption”. In 2023, he appeared as a background band member in the episode “Hang On to Your Life” of “The Winchesters”, a spin-off of Supernatural.

He co-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 Part II.

In 2013 he wrote, produced and starred in the 30 minute short film “The Sidekick”, which starred Jordan Peele, Lizzy Caplan, Ike Barinholtz, Ron Livingston and Jason Ritter.

In 2017, he wrote, produced and starred in the 10 episode series Kings of Con with friend and fellow Supernatural actor Richard Speight Jr. The series first aired on Comic-Con HQ and currently can be found on CW seed. The comedy series is set behind the scenes at fan conventions, based loosely on their real life experiences at said conventions.

He started a podcast on 27 March 2020 along with friend and fellow actor Richard Speight Jr., called “…And my Guest is Richard Speight”. It ran for 10 episodes, ending on 5 August 2020. In September 2020, the two started a new podcast called “Kings of Con: The Podcast” after their short series by the same name. The two also star in a podcast called Supernatural: Then and Now, where they revisit Supernatural while “Talking with the people that made it possible”. “Kings of Con” and “Supernatural: Then and Now” are still ongoing.

When not acting, Benedict can be seen and heard as the front man of the L.A based rock band ‘Louden Swain’, an indie rock band from Los Angeles that was formed in 1997. The band has released 11 albums and often perform at Conventions worldwide