Rob Benedict is an actor best known for his roles in TV and films including “Felicity”, “Supernatural” and the movie Waiting…
Born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, Benedict received a degree in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. After graduating, his passion for theater lead him to performing in regional theaters across the country, including the critically acclaimed South Coast Repertory Theater in Costa Mesa, California. In addition he developed a one-man show based on the life of James Dean which he performed in Chicago and Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles he began performing in improv and sketch comedy shows. Soon he ventured into the world of stand-up comedy and hosted a monthly show called “Die Laughing” in which he performed with the likes of Tig Navaro, Paul F. Tompkins and Zach Galifiankis.
After a handful of guest star roles in tv, he was cast as “Richard Coad” in the critically acclaimed series “Felicity”, which ran for 4 years on the WB. Since then, Rob has acted in more than 50 episodes of television over his near 20 year career. He is known as the prophet “Chuck Shurley” in the CW series, “Supernatural” and the irreverent power agent “Jeremy Berger” in the buzz worthy Starz comedy series “Head Case”. Other regular roles include “Lucas Pegg” in the CBS sci-fi drama “Threshold”, Sydney Bristow’s partner “Brodien” in “Alias”, and “Judah” in the NBC sit-com “Come To Papa”. Additional television credits include guest appearances on “The Mentalist”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Shameless”, “Psych”, “Cold Case”, “Law and Order: LA”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Burn Notice”, “House”, “NCIS”, “Medium”, “Monk”, “NYPD Blue”, as well as recurring roles on “Touch”, “Franklin and Bash”, “Chicago Hope”, “Birds of Prey” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
Film credits include starring opposite Jenna Fischer in A Little Help. Also Still Waiting, where he reprised his role as Calvin, the loveably insecure waiter in the sequel to the comedy Waiting. Other notable film roles include State of Play with Russell Crowe, Kicking and Screaming with Will Ferrell, Sex and Death 101 with Winona Ryder, The First 20 Million is Always the Hardest with Rosario Dawson, as well as Not Another Teen Movie, and Two Days with Paul Rudd.
He wrote, produced and starred in the independent short film The Sidekick, which made its debut at the 2013 Comic-Con in San Diego. He also wrote the shorts Lifetripper and the “Unauthorized Hangover 2 Documentary”, which was featured on the DVD of the Hangover 2.
When not acting, Benedict can be seen and heard as the front man of the LA based rock band Louden Swain, whose fifth record, “Sky Alive”, will be released in the Spring of 2014.