Benz, Gary R. (Gary Benz)

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Benz, Gary R. (Gary Benz)


Married, wife's name Ana Alicia (an actress), April 24, 1994; children: Cathryn Dylan.


Office—GRB Entertainment, Inc., 13400 Riverside Dr., Suite 300, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.


Producer, director, and writer. GRB Entertainment, Inc., Sherman Oaks, CA, president and chief executive officer. Member of Writers and Directors Foundation.


Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Caucus for Television Producers.

Awards, Honors:

Annual CableACE Award nomination (with others), outstanding magazine show special or series, National Cable Television Association, 1995, for World of Wonder; Annual CableACE Award nomination (with others), outstanding series for children age seven and older, 1997, for Movie Magic; CINE Golden Eagle (with others), long documentary category, Council on International Nontheatrical Events, 2000, for Medal of Honor; Golden Sheaf Award (with others), best international documentary under thirty minutes, Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival, 2000, for War Dogs: America's Forgotten Heroes.


Television Executive Producer; Series:

World of Wonder, Discovery Channel, 1994.

Movie Magic, Discovery Channel, 1994.

SeaTek, The Learning Channel, 1996.

Storm Warning!, Discovery Channel, 1997.

Mega Movie Magic, Discovery Channel, 1997.

AXN, Fox Family Channel, 1998.

Extreme Contact, Animal Planet, 2000.

USA's Cannonball Run 2001 (also known as USA's Cannonball Run 2001 Race across America), USA Network, 2001.

Now See This, Discovery Channel, 2002.

Travel Scams & Rip-Offs Revealed, Travel Channel, 2002.

Mysterious Worlds, The Learning Channel, 2002-2004.

Second Change, The Learning Channel, 2003.

Critical Condition: Stories from the ER, The Learning Channel, 2003.

Outdoor Outtakes, Outdoor Life network, 2003.

Beauty Secrets, Country Music Television, 2003.

Cinema Secrets, AMC, 2003.

Reconcilable Differences, Discovery Health, 2004.

(And creator) Next Action Star, NBC, 2004.

Expeditions to the Edge, National Geographic Channel, 2004-2006.

Growing Up Gotti, Arts and Entertainment, 2004-2006.

The Princes of Malibu, Fox, 2005.

Medical Miracles, The Learning Channel, beginning 2005.

The Agency, VH1, 2005—.

Guardian Angels, MD, The Learning Channel, 2006.

Full Force Nature, Weather Channel, 2006.

Designer to the Stars: Kari Whitman, Women's Entertainment Network, 2006.

Flight Attendant School, The Learning Channel and Travel Channel, 2006.

Wide World of Spike, Spike, 2006.

Untold Stories of the ER, The Learning Channel, beginning 2006.

Intervention, Arts and Entertainment, 2006-2007.

Ancient Bones, Discovery Channel, 2008.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood's Stuntmen, ABC, 1988.

Descent into the Black Hole, 1990.

Live: The World's Greatest Stunts, Fox, 1990.

The World's Most Dangerous Stunts!, Fox, 1990, 1991, 1994.

Crash Test!, The Learning Channel, 1997.

Aliens Invade Hollywood, The Learning Channel, 1997.

Ultimate Special Effects, The Learning Channel, 1999.

Medal of Honor, TNT, 1999.

War Dogs: America's Forgotten Heroes, Discovery Channel, 1999.

On the Inside: The Real Ghosthunters, Discovery Channel, 1999.

True Crime: Supersleuths, The Learning Channel, 2000.

True Crime: Manhunt, The Learning Channel, 2000.

Daredevils, The Learning Channel, 2000.

Stigmata: Divine Blood, The Learning Channel, 2001.

Rangers: Cops in the Woods, Discovery Channel, 2001.

Highway Pirates, Discovery Channel, 2001.

Gizmo Show, The Learning Channel, 2001.

Strange Medicine, 2001.

Beyond Human Limits, 2001.

Terror on the Tracks, Discovery Channel, 2001.

Extreme Driving Quiz, The Learning Channel, 2002.

The Last Mission, History Channel, 2003.

Shot from the Sky, 2004.

Secret Life of a Soccer Mom, Fox, 2006.

True Caribbean Pirates, History Channel, 2006.

Banking on Brody, MTV, 2007.

24/24 Rule, Court TV, 2007.

Wrestling My Family, Arts and Entertainment, 2007.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

Intervention, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Muscle Cr Makeover, Country Music Television, 2005.

Plan B, Country Music Television, 2005.

History Hogs, History Channel, 2005.

Easy Money, The Learning Channel, 2007.

Television Executive Producer; Miniseries:

Stuntmen's World Tour, Travel Channel, 2001.

Coming Home, Discovery Health, 2003.

Forecast Earth, Weather Channel, 2003.

Invasion Iowa, Spike, 2005.

Television Executive Producer; Episodic:

"Car through Exploding Billboard," Stuntmasters, syndicated, 1991.

"Secret Chemistry," Diagnosis X, The Learning Channel, 2007.

"Hidden Truth," Diagnosis X, The Learning Channel, 2007.

Television Executive Producer; Other:

(As Gary Benz) Bet Your Life (movie), NBC, 2004.

I DoAgain, 2007.

Television Work; Other Series:

Supervising producer, ABC Rocks, ABC, 1984.

Executive supervising producer, Tuckerville, The Learning Channel, 2005.

Television Work; Other Specials:

Producer, The Ultimate Stuntman: A Tribute to Dar Robinson, ABC, 1987.

Creator, coproducer, and director, Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects, NBC, 1994.


Television Series:

Movie Magic, Discovery Channel, 1994.

Television Specials:

Live: The World's Greatest Stunts, Fox, 1990.

The World's Most Dangerous Stunts, Fox, 1990, 1991, 1994.

Television Episodes:

"Car through Exploding Billboard," Stuntmasters, syndicated, 1991.