Robin David Segal

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Robin David Segal Wiki Biography

Robin David Segal was born on 21 January 1956, in Dallas, Texas USA, of Jewish descent. Robby is a director, singer, teacher, and actor, perhaps best known for being part of the animated film “Beauty and the Beast”, voicing Beast. He uses the stage name Robby Benson – his mother’s maiden name – and all of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Robby Benson? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through success in his various endeavors. He’s had an acting career dating back to the 1960s, including on the stage, and writing work, all of these achievements having ensured the position of his wealth.

Robby made his film debut in 1967’s “Wait Until Dark”, in which he had an uncredited role. Three years later, he would make his first appearance on Broadway in the production entitled “The Rothschilds”. In 1971, he was cast in “Search for Tomorrow” and would then make a string of coming-of-age films, including “Jeremy”, “Jory”, and “Ode to Billy Joe”. In 1977 he starred in “One on One” which he co-wrote, and then appeared in “The Death of Richie”, “Ice Castles”, and “The End”. For “Ice Castles”, Robby had to learn how to ice skate since he had never done so before. Three years later, he would star in the film “Die Laughing” and “Tribute” which he appeared alongside Jack Lemmon. His continued work helped his net worth rise constantly.

In 1981, Benson starred in the film adaptation of “The Chosen” which had mixed reviews though many praised his acting ability. Two years later he would portray running gold medalist Billy Mills in “Running Brave” before getting one of his most popular roles as Beast in “Beauty and the Beast”. His popularity would increase and open more opportunities for him, increasing his net worth further. Three years later, he was cast in the series “American Dreams” as Professor Witt, and around this time he also directed episodes of several television shows, including “The Naked Truth” and “Ellen”.

He’s also been nominated several times in his career, including a Golden Globe award nomination in 1974 for Most Promising Newcomer. In 1983, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.

In 2007, he released a novel entitled “Who Stole the Funny? A Novel of Hollywood”. The book became part of the LA Times Bestseller list. Five years later, he released a memoir entitled “I’m Not Dead… Yet!”, adding to his net worth.

Robby retired from the entertainment world in 2011, and is now a professor at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and also teaches at the University of South Carolina and the University of Utah. In 2013, he served as a professor of Practice at Indiana University.

For his personal life, it is known that Robby has been married to actress Karla DeVito since 1982, and they have two children. Aside from this, Benson does charity work and is an activist as well. He has done fundraisers for heart research which also led him to write the book entitled “Open Heart”, which would become an off-Broadway play in which he also starred. He also practices transcendental meditation.

IMDB Wikipedia $2 million 1956 1956-1-21 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) Actor American Ann Benson Aquarius Author Beauty and the Beast (1991) Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) Billy Mills Dallas Director Ice Castles (1978) Jack Lemmon January 21 Jerry Segal Karla DeVito Lyric Benson Robby Benson Net Worth Robin David Segal Shelley Segal Soundtrack Texas The Legend of Prince Valiant (1991) United States University of Texas at Austin Zephyr Benson

Robin David Segal Quick Info

Full NameRobby Benson
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1956
Place Of BirthDallas, Texas, United States
Height5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
ProfessionAuthor
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin
NationalityAmerican
SpouseKarla DeVito
ChildrenLyric Benson, Zephyr Benson
ParentsJerry Segal, Ann Benson
SiblingsShelley Segal
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Robby-Benson-202332263133108
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000913/
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor
MoviesBeauty and the Beast, Ice Castles, Ode to Billy Joe, One on One, Running Brave, Harry & Son, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Die Laughing, The Death of Richie, Walk Proud, Jeremy, Dragonheart: A New Beginning, Lucky Lady, MXP: Most Extreme Primate, The Chosen, Billy: The Early Years, …
TV ShowsDisney’s House of Mouse, Exosquad, The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible, Search for Tomorrow, The Bell Telephone Hour, Tough Cookies

Robin David Segal Trademarks

  1. Long hair and goatee
  2. Soft, blue eyes
  3. Perhaps best known for his role as The Beast in Beauty and the Beast (1991) and its spinoffs.
  4. Rich mellow voice

Robin David Segal Quotes

  • [Discussing his love of basketball in a magazine interview when the movie, One on One (1977), was released] It’s like the call of the wild when I hear a dribble.
  • [on “the Beast” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991)] One of my favorite things to say is that he’s a tortured soul. There’s so much going on inside of him that he’s very complicated. He wants to try and do what’s right and he’s angry at himself a lot.
  • I was into show business straight from the womb.

Robin David Segal Important Facts

  • Was considered for the role of “Luke Skywalker” in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).
  • Teaching film acting at Appalachian State University. [August 2003]
  • Lives with his family in Asheville, North Carolina. [November 2007]
  • Bloomington, IN: Indiana University announced Appointment beginning Fall 2013 as a professor at Department of Telecommunications in the College of Arts and Sciences. [March 2013]
  • Teaches at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts – Film and Television [September 2006]
  • Appeared opposite Jane Withers in one of her Josephine the Plumber commercials for Comet Cleanser in the late 1960s.
  • He has worked in television or on a movie every year of his life from 1971-2004.
  • Childhood friend of Tod Scott Brody.
  • In Beauty and the Beast (1991), his voice was altered by the growls of lions and panthers.
  • Father, with Karla DeVito, of daughter Lyric Benson and son Zephyr Benson.
  • Brother of Shelli Segal, designer for the laundry clothing line (Laundry by Shelli Segal).
  • Son of Jerry Segal and Ann Benson.
  • Listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1976” in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 28. [1976]
  • He had heart valve surgery in October 1984.
  • Benson is his mother’s maiden name. His parents’ families were both Jewish (from Romania, Russia, and Poland).

Robin David Segal Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Brave New World2011TV MovieDamon HellerActor
Kinect Disneyland Adventures2011Video GameBeast (voice)Actor
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video GameBeast (English version, voice)Actor
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video GameBeast (English version, voice)Actor
MXP: Most Xtreme Primate2004VideoEdwardActor
American Dreams2002-2003TV SeriesProf. Witt
Professor Witt
Actor
House of Mouse2001-2002TV SeriesBeastActor
Kingdom Hearts2002Video GameBeast (English version, voice)Actor
Just a Dream2002Dr. SturbuckActor
Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse2001VideoBeast (voice)Actor
The Huntress2001TV SeriesDana WeatherlyActor
The Christmas Lamb2000TV MovieAsah (voice)Actor
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus2000VideoYoung Santa Claus (voice)Actor
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Magical Ballroom2000Video GameBeast (voice)Actor
Dragonheart: A New Beginning2000VideoDrake (voice)Actor
Belle’s Tales of Friendship1999VideoThe Beast (voice)Actor
Belle’s Magical World1998VideoBeast (voice)Actor
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas1997VideoBeast (voice)Actor
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1996-1997TV SeriesEdward SpellmanActor
Seinfeld1997TV SeriesVincentActor
O. Henry’s Christmas1996TV MovieJim (segment “The Gift of the Magi”)Actor
The Magic School Bus1994TV SeriesArchibald SeedplotActor
Exosquad1993-1994TV SeriesSquad Leder Lt. J.T. Marsh
Wing Cmdr. J.T. Marsh
Squad Leader Lt. J.T. Marsh
Actor
Deadly Exposure1993Max PierceActor
Precious Victims1993TV MovieRobert SimsActor
The Legend of Prince Valiant1991-1993TV SeriesPrince ValiantActor
At Home with the Webbers1993TV MovieRoger SwadeActor
Avonlea1993TV SeriesJonathan Ravenhurst BlackwellActor
Lincoln1992TV MovieAdditional Voices (voice)Actor
Homewrecker1992TV MovieDavid WhitsonActor
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa1992TV SeriesActor
King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow1992Video GamePrince Alexander (voice)Actor
Batman: The Animated Series1992TV SeriesWilkesActor
Invasion of Privacy1992VideoAlex PruittActor
P.J. Sparkles1992TV MovieBlaze (voice)Actor
Beauty and the Beast1991Beast (voice)Actor
The Hitchhiker1990TV SeriesBartActor
Modern Love1990GregActor
White Hot1989ScottActor
For Jenny with Love1989TV SeriesBudActor
Rent-a-Cop1987PittsActor
Tough Cookies1986TV SeriesDet. Cliff BradyActor
David and Goliath1986Video shortDavid (voice)Actor
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV SeriesEdActor
California Girls1985TV MovieNathan BowzerActor
City Limits1984CarverActor
Harry & Son1984Howard KeachActor
Running Brave1983Billy MillsActor
Two of a Kind1982TV MovieNoel ‘Nolie’ MinorActor
Movie Madness1982Brent Falcone (“Municipalians”)Actor
The Chosen1981Danny SaundersActor
Tribute1980Jud TempletonActor
Die Laughing1980PinskyActor
Walk Proud1979Emilio MendezActor
Ice Castles1978Nick PetersonActor
The End1978Father Dave BensonActor
One on One1977Henry SteeleActor
Our Town1977TV MovieGeorge GibbsActor
The Death of Richie1977TV MovieRichie WernerActor
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln1976TV MovieTad LincolnActor
Ode to Billy Joe1976Billy Joe McAllisterActor
One Day at a Time1976TV SeriesKenActor
Lucky Lady1975BillyActor
Death Be Not Proud1975TV MovieJohnny GuntherActor
Virginia Hill1974TV MovieLeroy SmallActor
All the Kind Strangers1974TV MovieJohnActor
Remember When1974TV MovieFrankie HodgesActor
Jeremy1973Jeremy JonesActor
Jory1973Jory WaldenActor
Search for Tomorrow1971-1972TV SeriesBruce CarsonActor
Wait Until Dark1967Boy Tossing Ball (uncredited)Actor
Billy: The Early Years2008Director
Complete Savages2004TV Series 1 episodeDirector
I’m with Her2003TV Series 2 episodesDirector
8 Simple Rules2003TV Series 2 episodesDirector
Baby Bob2003TV Series 2 episodesDirector
Bob Patterson2001TV Series 2 episodesDirector
The Huntress2001TV Series 4 episodesDirector
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place2000-2001TV Series 2 episodesDirector
Dharma & Greg2000TV Series 1 episodeDirector
Jesse1998-1999TV Series 8 episodesDirector
Brother’s Keeper1999TV Series 1 episodeDirector
Reunited1998TV SeriesDirector
House Rules1998TV Series 1 episodeDirector
The Naked Truth1997-1998TV Series 10 episodesDirector
Friends1995-1997TV Series 6 episodesDirector
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1996-1997TV Series 3 episodesDirector
Common Law1996TV Series 1 episodeDirector
Pearl1996TV Series 1 episodeDirector
Life with Roger1996TV SeriesDirector
Ellen1995-1996TV Series 25 episodesDirector
Dream On1995TV Series 1 episodeDirector
Thunder Alley1994-1995TV Series 21 episodesDirector
Bringing Up Jack1995TV SeriesDirector
The George Wendt Show1995TV Series 1 episodeDirector
Muddling Through1994TV Series 2 episodesDirector
Monty1994TV Series 2 episodesDirector
Evening Shade1993-1994TV Series 8 episodesDirector
Good Advice1994TV Series 2 episodesDirector
Family Album1993TV Series 4 episodesDirector
Modern Love1990Director
White Hot1989Director
Hughes the Force2011Short writer: “We Are Not Alone” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Billy: The Early Years2008lyrics: “Lilly’s Song” / performer: “Lilly’s Song”Soundtrack
Beauty and the Beast1991performer: “Something There” – uncreditedSoundtrack
White Hot1989performer: “WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM?”, “BANG MY DRUM…SLOWLY” / producer: “WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM?”, “BANG MY DRUM…SLOWLY” / writer: “WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM?”, “BANG MY DRUM…SLOWLY”, “THE HARD WAY”, “LOVE I CAN TASTE”Soundtrack
The Breakfast Club1985lyrics: “We Are Not Alone” / music: “We Are Not Alone”Soundtrack
Die Laughing1980performer: “Mr. Weinstein”, “All I Want is Love”, “Far Side of a Dream” / writer: “Mr. Weinstein”, “All I Want is Love”, “Far Side of a Dream”Soundtrack
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonTV Series performer – 3 episodes, 1979 – 1980 writer – 3 episodes, 1979 – 1980Soundtrack
New American Bandstand 1965TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1979 writer – 1 episode, 1979Soundtrack
Walk Proud1979“Adios Yesterday” / music: “Adios Yesterday” / performer: “Adios Yesterday”Soundtrack
The Midnight SpecialTV Series performer – 1 episode, 1978 writer – 1 episode, 1978Soundtrack
Dinah!TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1977 writer – 1 episode, 1977Soundtrack
All the Kind Strangers1974TV Movie “All The Kind Strangers”Soundtrack
Jeremy1973performer: “The Hourglass Song”Soundtrack
Straight Outta Tompkins2015executive producerProducer
Calypso2014Short executive producerProducer
Unwelcome2014Short executive producerProducer
Caligo2014Short executive producerProducer
Modern Love1990producerProducer
Die Laughing1980producerProducer
Betrayal of the Dove1993screenplay / storyWriter
Modern Love1990written byWriter
One on One1977Writer
Straight Outta Tompkins2015Composer
Unwelcome2014ShortComposer
Walk Proud1979Composer
Straight Outta Tompkins2015sound designerSound Department
G.D.I.2016Short thanksThanks
Siren2016/IVShort special thanksThanks
Sailor’s Rhapsody2013Short special thanksThanks
White Sugar in a Black Pot2011Short the director wishes to thankThanks
The Sheol Express2011Short the directors wish to thankThanks
Going Home2010/IIShort special thanksThanks
The Chipper Finch of Inwood2010Short special thanksThanks
Grey2009Short special thanksThanks
OT: Our Town2002Documentary special thanksThanks
Today2016TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Robby Benson: An IU Cinema Exclusive2016ShortHimselfSelf
The View2012-2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Inside Edition2012TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Tale as Old as Time: The Making of ‘Beauty and the Beast’2002Video documentaryHimself – Voice of ‘Beast’Self
The Story Behind the Story2002Video documentary shortHimselfSelf
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Disney Through the Decades2001Video documentary shortHost – 1960’sSelf
Caroline in the City1996TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Beauty and the Beast Goes to Broadway1995TV Movie documentaryHostSelf
Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade1992TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The 64th Annual Academy Awards1992TV SpecialBeast – Co-Presenter: Best Animated Short Film (voice)Self
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Making of ‘Beauty and the Beast’1991TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The CBS Easter Parade1986TV SpecialHostSelf
The 10th Annual People’s Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHimself – PresenterSelf
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The 8th Annual People’s Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself – Co-Presenter: Favourite Young Motion Picture PerformerSelf
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1980TV SeriesHimself – Co-Host / Himself – ActorSelf
Good Morning America1980TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1979-1980TV SeriesHimselfSelf
New American Bandstand 19651979TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The 51st Annual Academy Awards1979TV Special documentaryHimself – Co-Presenter: Best Short Film, Animated & Live ActionSelf
The Midnight Special1978TV SeriesHimselfSelf
John Denver in Australia1978TV MovieHimselfSelf
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Merv Griffin Show1976TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Ed Sullivan Show1970TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix2017Video GameBeastArchive Footage
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix2014Video GameBeastArchive Footage
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix2013Video GameBeastArchive Footage
That Fellow in the Coat2008TV SeriesBeastArchive Footage
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories2007Video GameBeastArchive Footage
Seinfeld: Inside Look2007TV Series documentary shortVincentArchive Footage
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories2004Video GameBeastArchive Footage
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Friend Like Me1993Video shortBeastArchive Footage
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Be Our Guest1992Video shortBeastArchive Footage
Clapper Board1979TV SeriesArchive Footage

Robin David Segal Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
1980Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMost Annoying Fake Accent: MaleDie Laughing (1980)Won
1979Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Fake Accent: MaleWalk Proud (1979)Won
1979Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActorWalk Proud (1979)Won
1980Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMost Annoying Fake Accent: MaleDie Laughing (1980)Nominated
1979Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Fake Accent: MaleWalk Proud (1979)Nominated
1979Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActorWalk Proud (1979)Nominated