Dirk Benedict

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Dirk Benedict is best known for portraying two notorious ladies’ men on television: the roguish anti-hero “Starbuck” from the original 70s incarnation of Battlestar Galactica and the charismatic “Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck” on the 80s hit The A-Team. The roles, as well as the shows, remained so much a mainstay in pop culture that Battlestar Galactica was re-imagined into an immensely popular and critically acclaimed cable series, while The A-Team was remade in 2010 as a big budget theatrical film with Bradley Cooper playing the role of “Faceman.” Benedict had a cameo in the film.

Other credits include the 1973 cult horror film Sssssss as well as guest spots on such television series as Charle’s Angels, The Love Boat, Baywatch and The Commish. Benedict reprised the role of “Starbuck” for a 2003 Battlestar Galactica video game.

Born in Montana, Benedict continues to live outside of the Hollywood spotlight in “Big Sky Country” where he also has become an accomplished author. His first book, “Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy” details his career in Hollywood as well as his victorious battle over prostate cancer. His second book, “And Then We Went Fishing,” explores the trials of being a father and the importance of forgiveness.

Benedict attended college in Walla Walla, Washington and later performed repertory theatre in Seattle before becoming the pop culture icon that he remains today.


After Hell (TV Series)
– Pilot 01 … Guru
– Pilot 02 … Guru

2010 The A-Team
Pensacola Prisoner Milt

2009 Inglorious Bumblers (Video)
Tom Mayers

2007 Recon 7 Down
Tom Myers

2006 Earthstorm (TV Movie)
Victor Stevens

2006 Goldene Zeiten
Douglas Burnett / John Striker / Horst Müller

2003 Battlestar Galactica (Video Game)
Lt. Starbuck / Lukas (voice)

2003 Galacticon (Video)
Lt. Starbuck

1998 Waking Up Horton

1997 Steel Stomachs (Short)

1997 Zork: Grand Inquisitor (Video Game)
Antharia Jack

1996 Abduction of Innocence (TV Movie)
Robert Steves

1996 Alaska
Jake Barnes

1989-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Gary Harling / Dr. David Latimer
– Frozen Stiff (1995) … Gary Harling
– Smooth Operators (1989) … Dr. David Latimer

1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
– Case Closed (1995) … Blair

1995 The Feminine Touch (Video)
John Mackie

1994 Demon Keeper
Alexander Harris

1994 Official Denial (TV Movie)
Lt. Col. Dan Lerner

1993 The Commish (TV Series)
Gil Higgins
– All That Glitters (1993) … Gil Higgins

1992 Shadow Force
Rick Kelly

1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
Aaron Brody
– Rookie of the Year (1992) … Aaron Brody

1991 Blue Tornado
Alex Long

1991 Bejewelled (TV Movie)

1989 Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Movie)
Eddie Mazda

1989 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Dr. Rush
– In the Name of Science (1989) … Dr. Rush

1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Trevor Harris
– Prized Possessions (1987) … Trevor Harris

1983-1987 The A-Team (TV Series)
Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck
– Without Reservations (1987) … Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck
– The Grey Team (1986) … Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck
– The Spy Who Mugged Me (1986) … Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck
– The Crystal Skull (1986) … Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck
– Point of No Return (1986) … Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck

1986 Body Slam
M. Harry Smilac

1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
– Remote Control Man (1985) … Face

1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (TV Series)
Frank Rowlett
– Mark of the Devil (1984) … Frank Rowlett

1980-1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Gary Wells / Jeff Dalton
– Going to the Dogs/Putting on the Dog/Women’s Best Friend/Whose Dog Is It Anyway (1983) … Gary Wells
– That’s My Dad/The Captain’s Bird/Captive Audience (1980) … Jeff Dalton

1982 Family in Blue (TV Movie)
Matt Malone

1981 Scruples (TV Movie)
Spider Elliott

1981 Underground Aces
Pete Huffman

1980 The Georgia Peaches (TV Movie)
Dusty Tyree

1980 Ruckus
Kyle Hanson

1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
Lt. Starbuck
– The Return of Starbuck (1980) … Lt. Starbuck

1979 Scavenger Hunt
Jeff Stevens

1978-1979 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Lt. Starbuck
– The Hand of God (1979) … Lt. Starbuck
– Take the Celestra (1979) … Lt. Starbuck
– Experiment in Terra (1979) … Lt. Starbuck
– Baltar’s Escape (1979) … Lt. Starbuck
– Greetings from Earth (1979) … Lt. Starbuck

1978 Battlestar Galactica
Lt. Starbuck

1977-1978 Charlie’s Angels (TV Series)
Denny Railsback / Cadet John Barton
– The Jade Trap (1978) … Denny Railsback
– The Blue Angels (1977) … Cadet John Barton

1978 Cruise Into Terror (TV Movie)

1975 Journey from Darkness (TV Movie)

1974 W
William Caulder

1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
Officer Gil Foley
– The Hijacking (1974) … Officer Gil Foley
– Downtime (1974) … Officer Gil Foley
– Deadly Carrier (1974) … Officer Gil Foley
– Undercover (1974) … Officer Gil Foley
– Killing Time (1974) … Officer Gil Foley

1973 Sssssss
David Blake

1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Walter Clyman
– Chain of Events (1972) … Walter Clyman

1972 Georgia, Georgia
Michael Winters