Actor Jay Benedict Dies of CoronaVirus; Facts to Know about Him
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Actor Jay Benedict passed away on April 4, 2020, from complications caused due to coronavirus infection. He was 68 years old.
Jay was a veteran in the entertainment industry, with a career spanning over four decades. The majority of his works included supporting roles in movies and series. But he was a relatively less-known figure in the field. So, let's learn more about the late actor.
Jay Benedict's Career in Acting Began in Theaters
Jay Benedict always wanted to be an actor as a child. He was born in the United States but moved to the United Kingdom at an early age, where he worked for most of his acting career.
Jay Benedict worked in UK most of his career.
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In the early 1970s, Jay started in 'King's Road', playing in 'The Rocky Horror Show.' He then went to feature in other theatrical works. He played in 'Sweet Bird of Youth' produced by Harold Pinter, 'The Foreigner,' 'Filumena' produced by Franco Zeffirelli. In the play 'Filumena,' he played alongside the prominent British actor Pierce Brosnan.
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Jay also had involvement in some other notable theater plays. One of them is 'One Day at a Time,' where he played the role of the co-founder of 'Alcoholics Anonymous', Bill Wilson. His other notable one includes 'An Actor's Lament,' where he appeared alongside Steven Berkoff and Andree Bernard.
Jay Benedict Had Multiple Television Roles
Jay Benedict's most significant television appearance was the BBC's award-winning 2003 television miniseries 'Seven Wonders of the Industrial World.' He featured in the episode 'The Hoover Dam' of the series as Frank Crowe.
Jay made multiple television appearances.
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His other television series appearances include the role of 'John E. Jones III' in 'Nova's Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial,' 'Alan Kalanak' in the 2001 Christmas Special edition of 'Jonathan Creek' and 'Yves Houdet' in Thames Television's miniseries 'Angus Wilson's Anglo-Saxon Attitudes.'
Jay Benedict Played in Some Important Movies
Jay acted in his first movie named 'La Bande à Bobo' by Tony Saytor in 1963. He was 11 years of age at the time. In 1997, he got the opportunity to play the character 'Deak' in 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,' but his scenes were deleted from the movie before release.
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The significant movies Jay played in are 'Emmerdale,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission,' 'The White Knight,' 'The Russia House,' and 'Saving Grace.'
Jay Benedict Was Married to Actress Phoebe Scholfield
Jay Benedict was married to actress Phoebe Scholfield. The couple together ran an ADR/Loop group named 'Sync or Swim.' They used to translate and write movies together. One of the foreign language films they translated into English was 'The Card Player (Il Cartaio).'
Jay Benedict was married to actress Phoebe Scholfield.
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The couple shared two children, sons Leopold Benedict and Freddie Benedict. Jay also had a daughter named Alexis from his previous marriage.
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