Robby Benson

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Robby Benson
Birth name Robin David Segal
Born January 21, 1956 in Dallas, Texas, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Tough Cookies Cliff Brady 1986 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
One Day at a Time Ken 1x12 - The College Man March 9, 1976
Caroline in the City Himself 1x19 - Caroline and the Movie April 4, 1996
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Edward Spellman 1x01 - Pilot September 27, 1996
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Edward Spellman 1x20 - Meeting Dad's Girlfriend April 4, 1997

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Death Be Not Proud Johnny Gunther February 4, 1975 ABC Movie of the Week
The Death of Richie Richie Werner January 10, 1977 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Two of a Kind Nolie Minor October 9, 1982

Talk Show Appearances


Series Episode Airdate Credit
Evening Shade 3x14 - Private School January 18, 1993
Evening Shade 3x22 - Teaching Is a Good Thing May 3, 1993
Evening Shade 3x24 - The Graduation May 17, 1993
Evening Shade 4x08 - Wood and Evan's Excellent Adventure November 8, 1993
Evening Shade 4x10 - Where There's Smoke November 22, 1993
Evening Shade 4x11 - Chain of Fools November 29, 1993
Evening Shade 4x12 - Sleepless in Arkansas December 13, 1993
Evening Shade 4x14 - The People's Choice January 3, 1994
Friends 1x22 - The One with the Ick Factor May 4, 1995
Ellen 3x01 - Shake, Rattle and Rubble September 13, 1995
Ellen 3x02 - These Successful Friends of Mine September 20, 1995
Ellen 3x03 - The Shower Scene September 27, 1995
Ellen 3x04 - The Bridges of L.A. County October 4, 1995
Ellen 3x05 - Hello, I Must Be Going October 18, 1995
Ellen 3x06 - Trick or Treat - Who Cares? November 1, 1995
Ellen 3x07 - She Ain't Friendly, She's My Mother November 8, 1995
Ellen 3x08 - Salad Days November 15, 1995
Ellen 3x09 - The Movie Show November 22, 1995
Ellen 3x10 - What's Up, Ex-Doc? November 29, 1995
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1x01 - Pilot September 27, 1996
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1x10 - Sweet and Sour Victory December 6, 1996
Friends 3x12 - The One with All the Jealousy January 16, 1997
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1x17 - First Kiss February 14, 1997

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(2 Nominations)


  • His father, Jerry is a writer and his mother, Freda Ann is a singer, actress & business promotions manager
  • Is Jewish
  • Moved to New York City when he was 5 years old
  • Took his mother's maiden name as his stage name when he was 10 years old
  • Graduated from the Lincoln Square Academy in Manhattan, New York as the class valedictorian
  • Married to singer/actress Karla DeVito since 1982; they have two children: daughter Lyric (born in 1983) and son Zephyr (born in 1992)
  • Has worked as a professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Appalachian State University, the University of Utah, the University of South Carolina and Indiana University
  • Was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a teenager and has underwent open heart surgery four times