Robin David Segal

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Best know for his film roles in Ice Castles, Ode to Billy Joe, The Chosen, Tribute, Running Brave, Harry and Son, Benson was a teen heartthrob. Benson was born with a heart defect, necessitating open heart surgery when he was 28, and again when he was 42. He has survived 4 open heart surgeries. He is an activist and fundraiser for heart research, and wrote the book, lyrics, and music for a play called Open Heart, starring Benson, which opened and closed off-Broadway in 2004. Robby Benson and Karla DeVito have been happily married for 30 years and have two children. If you want to find more information, I have compiled these details from, and the Robby Benson official website.

Where are they now?

Robby Benson has stayed active in the film industry. He has four decades of show business versatility including producing and directing feature films and television series. Robby directed over 100 sitcom episodes and pilots, including episodes of Friends, and an entire season of Ellen. He has written film sound tracks, musical scores and books. “Who Stole the Funny” and a medical memoir “I’m Not Dead Yet”. His most valued professional accomplishment is that of College Professor, teaching for two decades at universities around the country.


Robby Benson

3 responses to “Robin David Segal”

  1. Kevin nyc says:

    Hey Rob, I was on the ice with you in Farmingdale NY when Barbara Williams was teaching you how to skate. I got pics somewhere. I was only 9 years old now 51. My father took the pics.

  2. Lay down says:

    How could we forget that memorable performance Melanie :/

  3. Melanie says:

    Seriously, you don’t even have the he was the voice of the Beast in the animated Disney film BEAUTY AND THE BEAST?

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