Benjamin, Paul

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Benjamin, Paul


Addresses: Agent—Craig Wyckoff and Associates, 11350 Ventura Blvd., Suite 100, Studio City, CA 91604; Kazarian/Spencer & Associates, 11969 Ventura Blvd., 3rd Floor, Box 7409, Studio City, CA 91604.

Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, 2004, for The Station Agent.


Film Appearances:

New York bartender, Midnight Cowboy, United Artists, 1969.

Jimmy, The Anderson Tapes, Columbia, 1971.

Fixer, Born to Win (also known as Addict and Born to Lose), United Artists, 1971.

Jim Harris, Across 110th Street, United Artists, 1972.

Jacob, The Deadly Trackers, Warner Bros., 1973.

Pops, The Education of Sonny Carson, Paramount, 1974.

Elwood, Distance, 1975.

Senator David Lee Hart, Friday Foster, Orion, 1975.

Wes Ledbetter, Leadbelly, Paramount, 1976.

English, Escape from Alcatraz, Paramount, 1979.

Leon, Some Kind of Hero, Paramount, 1982.

Lester, Deadly Force, Embassy Pictures, 1983.

Harry Harrison, Nuts, Warner Bros., 1987.

Judge, Pink Cadillac, Warner Bros., 1989.

ML, Do the Right Thing, MCA/Universal, 1989.

Eddie King, Sr., The Five Heartbeats, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991.

Gilliam, The Super, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991.

Del Reston, The Fence, 1994.

Wellington Cosbie, Drop Squad, Gramercy Pictures, 1994.

Psalms from the Underground (short), 1996.

James Carrier, Rosewood, Warner Bros., 1997.

Whispers, Hoodlum, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

Clerk, The Breaks, Artisan Entertainment, 1999.

Teddy Branson, Stanley's Gig, Cut Entertainment Group, 2000.

Minister, Angel: One More Road to Cross (also known as Angel), 2001.

Henry Styles, The Station Agent, Miramax, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Homer Williams, The Atlanta Child Murders, CBS, 1985.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sawn Stebeney, Friendly Persuasion (also known as Except for Me and Thee), ABC, 1975.

Ramsey, Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys, NBC, 1976.

Freeman, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, CBS, 1979.

Artis, Gideon's Trumpet, CBS, 1980.

John LeFlore, One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (also known as Man of Passion), CBS, 1987.

Cooper, A Stranger Waits, CBS, 1987.

Big Sam, The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains, HBO, 1987.

Rashad, The Meeting, PBS, 1989.

Henry Brown, Back to the Streets of San Francisco, NBC, 1992.

Vanishing Point, Fox, 1997.

Fez, Last Rites, Starz, 1998.

Otis, Deacons for Defense, Showtime, 2003.

Cody, Back in the Day, Black Entertainment Television, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lieutenant Valentine, Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside (movie; also known as Hot Ice), NBC, 1973.

Al Ervin, ER, NBC, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Grandfather, Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (documentary), PBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Detective Burke, "Snowstorm," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1975.

Roman Washington, "The Chasers," Police Woman, NBC, 1975.

Jesse, "The Cut Man Caper," Police Story, NBC, 1975.

Eddie Pickett, "Danger Zone," Serpico, NBC, 1976.

Willie Daniels, "The Condemned," Kojak, CBS, 1977.

Devareaux, "Voodoo," Diamonds, CBC, 1988.

George Browlow, "A Trip Upstate," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1989.

Rashad, "The Meeting," American Playhouse, PBS, 1989.

George Browlow, "Blessings," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1990.

Mr. Carter, "The Getaway," Knots Landing, CBS, 1993.

Mr. Carter, "Call Waiting," Knots Landing, CBS, 1993.

Beecher Lowe, "The Power of Darkness: Parts 1 & 2," Sweet Justice, NBC, 1994.

Al Ervin, "24 Hours," ER, NBC, 1994.

The professor, "Private Enemy No. 1," New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox, 1995.

Fellow resident, "Carpe Noctem," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2001.

Al Ervin, "Orion in the Sky," ER, NBC, 2002.

Al Ervin, "The Letter," ER, NBC, 2002.

Lonnie Jackson, "Identity," Law & Order, NBC, 2003.