Paul Benjamin

Paul Benjamin

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: January 01, 1938
Date of Passing: June 28, 2019
Birthplace: Pelion, South Carolina
Obituary: New York Times

Paul Benjamin was an American actor.

He appeared in films alongside Clint Eastwood in Escape From Alcatraz (1979) and Pink Cadillac (1989), Barbra Streisand in Nuts (1987), and Richard Pryor in Some Kind of Hero (1982).

Benjamin also had roles in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing (1989), Robert Townsend's The Five Heartbeats (1991), Bill Duke's Hoodlum (1997), and John Singleton's Rosewood (1997).

Paul Benjamin was an American actor.

He appeared in films alongside Clint Eastwood in Escape From Alcatraz (1979) and Pink Cadillac (1989), Barbra Streisand in Nuts (1987), and Richard Pryor in Some Kind of Hero (1982).

Benjamin also had roles in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing (1989), Robert Townsend's The Five Heartbeats (1991), Bill Duke's Hoodlum (1997), and John Singleton's Rosewood (1997).

In addition to his big screen work, Benjamin was also a staple on television, seen in Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Night Heat, Knots Landing, ER, and Law & Order.

Benjamin died June 28th, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. He was 81.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Special Visual Effects - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Paul Benjamin, Special Effects Coordinator
  • Lost In Space
  • "Ninety-Seven"
  • Netflix
  • Legendary Television

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