Jack Benny

Actor · Executive Producer · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 73
Jack Benny was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer, Benny often portrayed his character as a miser, who obliviously played his violin badly, and ridiculously claimed to be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age.

Jack Benny was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer, Benny often portrayed his character as a miser, who obliviously played his violin badly, and ridiculously claimed to be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age.

Birth Name

Benjamin Kubelsky

Born

Wednesday, 14 February 1894

Died

Thursday, 26 December 1974

Actor Filmography

Mike Wallace Is Here Self 2019
Studio 54 Self / Self (archive footage) 2018
The Last Laugh Self 2017
The History of Comedy Self 2017
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Self / Shower of Stars / Himself (archive footage) 2015
Super Duper Alice Cooper Self 2014
When Comedy Went to School Self 2013
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (archive footage) 2012
Beatles Stories Self 2011
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America Self 2009
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Mike Wallace Is Here Self 2019
Studio 54 Self / Self (archive footage) 2018
The Last Laugh Self 2017
The History of Comedy Self 2017
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Self / Shower of Stars / Himself (archive footage) 2015
Super Duper Alice Cooper Self 2014
When Comedy Went to School Self 2013
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (archive footage) 2012
Beatles Stories Self 2011
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America Self 2009
Warner at War (archive footage) 2008
Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices Self - Comedian 2008
Pioneers of Television Self, Self - Jack Benny Program 2008
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Self 2007
Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin - Von der Schönhauser Allee nach Hollywood Self 2006
Broadway: The American Musical (archive footage) 2004
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (archive footage) 2004
Inside the Marx Brothers Self (clip from The Jack Benny Program (TV)) 2003
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Self / Self (archive footage) 2002
Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star Self 2002
The Beatles... Off the Record: Newsreel Footage 1964-1966 Self 2001
Hollywood Remembers (archive footage) 2000
Television: The First Fifty Years Self 1999
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream Self 1998
Beatles Diary Self 1996
We Remember Marilyn Self 1996
Reputations Self 1994
Inside the Actors Studio Self 1994
That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) / Performer in Clip from 'Hollywood Revue of 1929' 1994
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories Self 1993
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame Self 1993
The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show 2 Self 1991
Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend Self 1989
Entertaining the Troops Self 1988
Gleason: He's the Greatest Jackie Benny 1988
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC Self 1988
Biography (archive footage) 1987
American Masters Self 1986
The Beach Boys: An American Band Self 1985
Showbiz Goes to War (archive footage) 1982
Red Skelton: A Comedy Scrapbook Self 1981
That's Entertainment, Part II Clip from 'Song Writers' Revue / (archive footage) 1976
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television Self 1975
Brother Can You Spare a Dime Self / (archive footage) 1975
Dinah! Self 1974
Music Country U.S.A. Self 1974
Paper Moon Self on Radio Show 1973
The Man Self / Jack Benny 1972
The Funny Side Special Guest Host 1971
Parkinson Self 1971
Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special Self 1970
Flip Self 1970
Happy Days (archive sound) 1970
The Switched-on Symphony Self 1970
Swing Out, Sweet Land Man Who Finds Silver Dollar 1970
The David Frost Show Self 1969
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters Self 1969
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Self 1969
Here's Lucy Jack Benny, Self 1968
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards Self - Co-Host 1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Self 1967
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Self 1967
A Guide for the Married Man Technical Adviser (Ollie 'Sweet Lips') / Technical Adviser 1967
The Jackie Gleason Show Himself 1966
The Dean Martin Show Himself, Self 1965
Danny Thomas Special: The Wonderful World of Burlesque Self 1965
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look at... (archive footage) 1964
The Hollywood Palace Self - Host, Self 1964
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Man in Car in Desert 1963
Hollywood and the Stars Self 1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Self 1963
The Danny Kaye Show Self 1963
General Foods Opening Night Self 1963
Gypsy Jack Benny 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself, Himself - Guest 1962
The Lucy Show Harry Tuttle, Himself, Jack Benny 1962
The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1962
The Andy Williams Show Self 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself 1961
Password Self - Celebrity Contestant 1961
The Joey Bishop Show Jack Benny 1961
The DuPont Show of the Week Self 1961
Checkmate Jack Bowen 1960
The Slowest Gun in the West Chicken Finsterwald 1960
Who Was That Lady? Mr. Cosgrove 1960
Startime Self 1959
Sunday Showcase Self 1959
Premier Khrushchev in the USA Self 1959
The Mouse That Jack Built Jack (voice) / Jack 1959
The George Burns Show Jack Benny, Jack Benny / Self 1958
The Kraft Music Hall Self - Comedian, Self - Guest of Honor, Self - Host, Self 1958
The Garry Moore Show Self 1958
Rock-a-Bye Baby Carlos, the matador 1958
The Gisele MacKenzie Show Self 1957
Bachelor Father Jack Benny 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself, Himself - on film 1957
Beau James Jack Benny 1957
The Lawrence Welk Show Self - guest star 1955
Climax! Self 1954
The George Gobel Show Himself 1954
Shower of Stars Self, Skip, Howard Carroll, Jack Benny, Loring Rigley, Self - Host / Lawyer in Courtroom Skit, Self - Host, Self -Host 1954
The Danny Thomas Show Jack Benny, Self 1953
General Electric Theater Tom Jones, Harold Fenton, Sheldon Weeks 1953
Omnibus Athanael (segment "The Horn Blows at Midnight") 1952
The Bob Hope Show Self 1950
This Is Your Life Self 1950
Four Star Playhouse Cautious Gambler 1952
Somebody Loves Me Jack Benny 1952
The Jackie Gleason Show Landlord 1952
The Dennis Day Show Self 1952
The Red Skelton Hour Self, Himself - Introduction 1951
The Jack Benny Program Jack Benny, Self, Self - Host, Jack Benny / Zeke Benny, Jack Benny / Benny the Louse, Jack Benny / District Attorney, Jack Benny / Dr. Benny, Jack Benny / Gaylord Benny, Jack Benny / General Sneed #2, Jack Benny / Jack's Father, Jack Benny / Jonathan W. Goodheart, Jack Benny / Jose Zeco, Jack Benny / Koko the Lord High Executioner, Jack Benny / Lem Skinner, Jack Benny / Paul Revere, Jack Benny / Principal Benny, Jack Benny / Ralph Kramden, Jack Benny / Self, Jack Benny / Smeaton, Jack Benny / Stephen Foster, Jack Benny / Tarzan, Jack Benny / Tex Morgan, Jack Benny / The Cactus Kid, Jack Benny / The Fiddler, Jack Benny / The Old Year, Jack Benny / Alexander Hamilton, Jack Benny / Alfalfa, Jack Benny / Bruce Fink, Jack Benny / Buck, Jack Benny / Charles Manningham, Jack Benny / Charleston T. Gundelfinger, Jack Benny / Det. Lt. Benny, Self - Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde, Self / Jack Benny 1950
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Jack Benny 1950
The Frank Sinatra Show Self 1950
Cassino to Korea Jack Benny - USO Show 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Self 1950
You Can Change the World Himself / Self 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
The Great Lover Jack Benny 1949
The Jack Benny Program Self 1949
The Ed Sullivan Show Self, Himself 1948
Without Reservations Jack Benny 1946
The Horn Blows at Midnight Athanael 1945
It's in the Bag! Jack Benny 1945
Hollywood Canteen Jack Benny / Self 1944
Show-Business at War Self 1943
The Meanest Man in the World Richard Clarke 1943
George Washington Slept Here Bill Fuller 1942
To Be or Not to Be Joseph Tura 1942
Charley's Aunt Babbs Babberley 1941
The Great American Broadcast Self - Opening Montage 1941
Love Thy Neighbor Jack Benny 1940
Buck Benny Rides Again Jack Benny 1940
Man About Town Bob Temple 1939
Artists and Models Abroad Buck Boswell 1938
Hollywood Goes to Town Self 1938
Artist and Models Mac Brewster 1937
College Holiday J. Davis Bowster 1936
The Big Broadcast of 1937 Jack Carson 1936
It's in the Air Calvin Churchill 1935
Broadway Melody of 1936 Bert Keeler 1935
Broadway Highlights No. 1 Film Clip Character 1935
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round Chad Denby 1934
Taxi Tangle Jack Benny / Man in taxi 1931
Cab Waiting Jack Benny 1931
A Broadway Romeo Jack 1931
The Medicine Man Dr. John Harvey / Dr. John H. Harvey 1930
Children of Pleasure Jack - Radio Performer 1930
Lord Byron of Broadway Voice on Radio 1930
Chasing Rainbows Eddie Rock 1930
The Rounder Mr. Bartlett 1930
The Song Writers' Revue Himself / Self 1929
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Jack Benny - Master of Ceremonies / Self - Master of Ceremonies 1929

Producer Filmography

1970 Emmy Outstanding Variety or Musical Program - Variety and Popular Music Nominated
1959 Emmy Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series Won
1958 Emmy Best Continuing Performance (Male) in a Series by a Comedian, Singer, Host, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person who Essentially Plays Himself Won
1957 Emmy Best Continuing Performance by a Comedian in a Series Nominated
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