Jack Benny

Jack Benny

actor, producer, soundtrack

Jack Benny was born on Feb 14, 1894 in USA. Jack Benny's big-screen debut came with The Hollywood Revue of 1929 directed by Charles Reisner in 1929, strarring Jack Benny - Master of Ceremonies. Jack Benny is known for Deadpool 2 directed by David Leitch, Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson and Josh Brolin as Cable. Jack Benny has got 8 awards and 6 nominations so far. The most recent award Jack Benny achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Jack Benny plays is Deadpool 2 which will be released on May 18, 2018.

The son of a saloon keeper, Jack Benny (born Benny Kubelsky) began to study the violin at the age six, and his "ineptness" at it, would later become his trademark (in reality, he was a very accomplished player). When given the opportunity to play in live theatre professionally, Benny quit school and joined vaudeville. In the same theatre that Benny was working with were the very young The Marx Brothers. Their mother, Minnie Marx, wanted Benny to go on the road with them. However, this plan was foiled by his parents who would not let their 17-year-old son on the road.Having a successful vaudeville career, Benny also had a greater career on radio for "The Jack Benny Program". The show was one of the few successful radio programs that also became a successful television show.Benny also starred in several movies, including The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929), Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) and George Washington Slept Here (1942), although he had much greater success on radio and on TV than he did on the big screen.He was good friends with Fred Allen, with whom he had a long-standing comic "feud".

  • Birthday

    Feb 14, 1894
  • Place of Birth

    Waukegan, Illinois, USA

Known For


8 wins & 6 nominations

Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
Primetime Emmy Awards
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series
Winner - Primetime 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
Winner - Primetime Emmy
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows