Fast Facts

  • Suffered from the pituitary disorder acromegaly, which caused his distinctive facial features.
  • Signature role was neighbor Harry Bentley on The Jeffersons.
  • Directed the off-Broadway premiere of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.


  • Mitchell "Bud" Benedict — Brother
  • Regina Benedict Reynolds — Sister
  • Jane Benedict Finney — Sister
  • Katherine McCarthy — Sister
  • Alma Marie Loring Benedict — Mother
  • Mitchell M. Benedict — Father
  • Charles Benedict — Brother


  • Suffolk University, Boston, MA

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  • Birth Place: Silver City, NM
  • Birthday: September 17, 1938, Virgo
  • Died: December 1, 2008
  • Profession: Actor

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