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Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
The son of a saloonkeeper, Jack Benny (born Benny Kubelsky) began to study the violin at the age six, and his "ineptness" at it 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. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Master of Ceremonies

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 1929

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Character: Eddie Rock

Chasing Rainbows 1930

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Character: Jack - Radio Performer

Children of Pleasure 1930

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Character: Bert Keeler

Broadway Melody of 1936 1935

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Character: J. Davis Bowster

College Holiday 1936

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Character: Mac Brewster

Artists & Models 1937

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Character: Himself - Opening Montage

The Great American Broadcast 1941

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Character: Joseph Tura

To Be or Not to Be 1942

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Character: Himself

Show-Business at War 1943

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Character: Himself

The Bing Crosby Show 1954

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Character: Man in Car in Desert

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963

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Character: Jack Benny / Rosano

The Jack Benny Hour 1965

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Character: Himself - Co-Host

The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968

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Character: Himself

The Ann-Margret Show 1968

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Character: Man Who Finds Silver Dollar

Swing Out, Sweet Land 1970

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Character: Himself on Radio Show

Paper Moon 1973

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Character: Himself

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Himself

Shower of Stars 1954

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Himself

Climax! 1954

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Character: Himself

The George Gobel Show 1954

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Himself

Flip 1970

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Character: Cautious Gambler

Four Star Playhouse 1952

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Character: Himself

Laugh-In 1967

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Character: Himself

Password All-Stars 1961

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Character: Himself

Dinah's Place 1970

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Character: Himself

The Danny Kaye Show 1963

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Character: Himself

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Character: Jack Bowen

Checkmate 1960

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Character: Himself

ABC Late Night 1973

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Character: Actor unidentified film

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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