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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."

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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.    

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 73

Birthday 1894-02-14

Day of Death 1974-12-26

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Studio 54 as Himself (archive footage)
2015 Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration as Himself / Shower of Stars (archive footage)
2002 Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour as Himself (archive footage)
1994 That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1974 The Perry Como Christmas Show (1 episode) as Santa Claus (uncredited) as Santa Claus (uncredited)
1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (55 episodes)
1972 The Julie Andrews Hour (1 episode) as Himself
1972 The Man as Himself
1970 The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians as Himself (voice)
1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land as Man Who Finds Silver Dollar
1969 The Liberace Show (1 episode)
1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1 episode)
1968 The Dean Martin Christmas Show as Himself
1968 Here's Lucy (4 episodes)
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (8 episodes)
1967 A Guide for the Married Man as Technical Adviser (Ollie 'Sweet Lips')
1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World as Man in Car in Desert (uncredited)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 General Foods Opening Night
1962 Gypsy as Himself
1962 The Lucy Show (2 episodes)
1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (1 episode)
1960 Checkmate (1 episode) as Jack Bowen
1960 The Slowest Gun in the West as Chicken Finsterwald
1959 The Mouse That Jack Built as Jack (voice)
1958 The George Burns Show (18 episodes) as Jack Benny
1958 Kraft Music Hall (206 episodes) as Guest of Honor
1957 Beau James as Jack Benny (uncredited)
1953 General Electric Theater (4 episodes)
1952 Stars in the Eye as Himself
1952 Omnibus (1 episode)
1952 This Is Your Life (3 episodes)
1952 Four Star Playhouse (121 episodes) as Cautious Gambler
1952 Somebody Loves Me as Himself
1952 The Jackie Gleason Show (3 episodes) as Landlord
1950 The Jack Benny Program (5 episodes) as Jack Benny
1950 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (291 episodes) as Jack Benny
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (2 episodes)
1950 You Can Change The World as Himself
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (4 episodes)
1947 Tony Awards (1 episode)
1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight as Athanael
1945 It's in the Bag! as Jack Benny
1944 Hollywood Canteen as Himself
1943 Show-Business at War as Himself
1943 The Meanest Man in the World as Richard Clarke
1942 George Washington Slept Here as Bill Fuller
1942 To Be or Not to Be as Joseph Tura
1941 Three Of A Kind as Himself
1941 Charley's Aunt as Babbs Babberley
1940 Love Thy Neighbor as Jack Benny
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again as (himself)
1939 Man About Town as Bob Temple
1938 Artists and Models Abroad as Buck Boswell
1938 Hollywood Goes to Town
1937 Artists & Models as Mac Brewster
1936 College Holiday as J. Davis Bowster
1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937 as Jack Carson
1935 It's in the Air as Calvin Churchill
1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 as Bert Keeler
1934 Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round as Chad Denby
1930 The Medicine Man as Dr. John Harvey
1930 Children of Pleasure as Radio Performer Jack (uncredited)
1930 Lord Byron of Broadway as Voice on Radio
1930 Chasing Rainbows as Eddie Rock
1930 The Rounder as Mr. Bartlett
1930 The Song Writers' Revue as Himself
1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 as Himself - Master of Ceremonies

Crew

1973 Paper Moon Thanks

Production

1949 The Lucky Stiff Producer

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