Richard Benjamin

Richard Samuel Benjamin (born May 22, 1938) is an American actor and film director.[1] He has starred in a number of well-known film productions, including Goodbye, Columbus (1969), based on the novella by Philip Roth;[2] Catch-22 (1970), from the Joseph Heller best-seller;[3] Westworld (1973), a science-fiction thriller by Michael Crichton;[4] and The Sunshine Boys (1975), written by Neil Simon.[5] After directing for television, his first film as director was the 1982 comedy My Favorite Year.[6] His other films as director include City Heat (1984), starring Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood, The Money Pit (1986) with Tom Hanks, and Made in America (1993) with Whoopi Goldberg.

Richard Benjamin
Benjamin in 1972
Born (1938-05-22) May 22, 1938 (age 84)
New York City, U.S.
Alma materNorthwestern University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
Years active1962–2015
Spouse(s)
(m. 1961)
Children2

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