Robert Benchley

Actor · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 56
Robert Charles Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at The Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him... read more

Robert Charles Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at The Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from his peers at the Algonquin Round Table in New York City to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry.

Birth Name

Robert Charles Benchley

Born

Sunday, 15 September 1889

Died

Wednesday, 21 November 1945

Actor Filmography

American Masters Self 1986
Showbiz Goes to War (archive footage) 1982
That's Entertainment, Part II Film Clip / (archive footage) 1976
The Big Parade of Comedy Joseph Doakes in 'That Inferior Feeling' / (archive footage) 1964
Hollywood and the Stars Self 1963
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself (archive footage) 1957
MGM Parade Dog Owner, Home Movie Maker, Joe Doakes, Man Showing Home Movies 1955
Janie Gets Married John Van Brunt 1946
The Bride Wore Boots Uncle Todd Warren 1946
The Stork Club Tom P. Curtis 1945
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

American Masters Self 1986
Showbiz Goes to War (archive footage) 1982
That's Entertainment, Part II Film Clip / (archive footage) 1976
The Big Parade of Comedy Joseph Doakes in 'That Inferior Feeling' / (archive footage) 1964
Hollywood and the Stars Self 1963
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself (archive footage) 1957
MGM Parade Dog Owner, Home Movie Maker, Joe Doakes, Man Showing Home Movies 1955
Janie Gets Married John Van Brunt 1946
The Bride Wore Boots Uncle Todd Warren 1946
The Stork Club Tom P. Curtis 1945
Snafu Ben Stevens 1945
Road to Utopia Narrator 1945
Kiss and Tell Uncle George Archer / George Archer 1945
Week-End at the Waldorf Randy Morton 1945
Duffy's Tavern Robert Benchley 1945
Boogie Woogie Frederick Stumplefinger, Father 1945
It's in the Bag! Parker 1945
Pan-Americana Charlie Corker 1945
Practically Yours Judge Robert Simpson 1944
National Barn Dance J.B. Mitcham 1944
Janie John Van Brunt 1944
Important Business Joseph A. Doakes 1944
Her Primitive Man Martin Osborne 1944
See Here, Private Hargrove Mr. Holliday 1944
Song of Russia Hank Higgins 1944
My Tomato Joseph A. Doakes 1943
Flesh and Fantasy Doakes (Framing Story) / Doakes 1943
The Sky's the Limit Phil Harriman / Philip 'Phil' Harriman 1943
Show-Business at War Robert Benchley / Self 1943
Young and Willing Arthur Kenny 1943
I Married a Witch Dr. Dudley White 1942
The Major and the Minor Albert Osborne 1942
Syncopation Doakes / Doakes (scenes deleted) 1942
Take a Letter, Darling G.B. Atwater 1942
Bedtime Story Eddie Turner 1941
Three Girls About Town Wilburforce Puddle / Wilburforce Puddle, hotel manager 1941
You'll Never Get Rich Martin Cortland 1941
Nice Girl? Prof. Oliver Wendall Holmes Dana / Prof. Oliver Wendel Holmes Dana 1941
The Reluctant Dragon Robert Benchley / Himself 1941
Hired Wife Roger Van Horn 1940
Foreign Correspondent Stebbins 1940
Home Movies Joe Doakes 1940
That Inferior Feeling Joseph H. 'Joe' Doakes 1940
How to Eat Joe Doakes / Lecturer 1939
Dark Magic Joseph A. Doakes / Joe Doakes 1939
An Hour for Lunch Lecturer / Joe 1939
Mental Poise Mr. Ostegraf / Psychoanalyst 1938
How to Watch Football Football Fan 1938
The Courtship of the Newt Zoology professor / Zoology Lecturer 1938
A Night at the Movies Husband 1937
Live, Love and Learn Oscar 1937
Sunday Night at the Trocadero Robert Benchley 1937
How to Start the Day Lecturer 1937
Broadway Melody of 1938 Duffy 1937
The Romance of Digestion Joe Doakes 1937
How to Be a Detective Lecturer / Mr. Benchley 1936
How to Vote Mr. Robert Benchley 1936
Piccadilly Jim Bill Macon 1936
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs Self 1936
How to Train a Dog Lecturer / Dog Owner 1936
How to Behave Mr. Benchley 1936
How to Sleep Lecturer / Host / Narrator 1935
China Seas Charlie McCaleb / McCaleb 1935
Social Register Robert Benchley 1934
Dancing Lady Ward King 1933
Rafter Romance Hubbell / H. Harrington Hubbell 1933
Headline Shooter Radio Announcer 1933
The Sport Parade Radio Announcer 1932
The Sex Life of the Polyp Lecturer 1928
The Treasurer's Report Treasurer 1928
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