Jay Benedict Biography, Age, Height, Death, Wife, Net Worth

Jay Benedict American native but rose to fame in United Kingdom, died at the age of 68 on 4th April, 2020. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has claimed another victim in the entertainment world. He was born on 11th April, 1951 in Burbank, California but his family went to the United Kingdom when he was a child. Apart from this, there is almost no information available regarding how he spent his childhood and what did he do during earlier life. Also, there is no news either about from where he gained elementary school as well college education. But, we will strive hard to collect correct information so that this story can be updated later on.


His family moved to UK when he was just a child, that’s why he ended up being a recurring face on British television, appearing in series such as ‘Emmerdale’ and also on “Foyle’s War”. Apart from this he had participated in so many theatrical plays. In addition to this, his acting credits include either small or recurring roles in movies like “Aliens”, “The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission”, “Icon”, “The White Knight”, “The Russia House” and “Saving Grace”. He had an important role of “Don Prospero” in 2003 along side Paz Vega in “Carmen”. Talking about his participation in blockbuster movie then it was DC Universe’s “The Dark Knight Rises” in the role of “Rich Twit”.

Cause of Death:

Jay Benedict mostly played roles of a supporting actor in numerous movies and television series for 40 years, has died at the age of 68 due to complications related to the coronavirus. This announcement was made in his website and after this publication, tributes started to pouring on various social media platforms. He is survived by his wife Phoebe Schofiled, two sons Leopold and Freddie Benedict and a daughter from his previous marriage, Alexis. Allo Allo star Vicki Michelle shared,

“Married my good friend, Phoebe Scholfield #AlloAllo My heart went out for him and his family at this sad time #PhoebeScholfield @FreddieBenedict #LeoBenedict #SyncorSwim # COVID19,”

Jay Benedict Biography

Real Name Jay Benedict
Birth Date April 11, 1951
Aged 68 Years
Death April 4, 2020
Birth Place Burbank, California, United States
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aries

Jay Benedict Height, Weight and Body Measurement

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in centimeters – 171 cm  Approx
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  165.3 lbs Approx
Chest Size 36 Inches
Waist Size 32 Inches
Biceps Size 16 Inches
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Hair Color White
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average


School Homewood School
College Not Known


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known

Jay Benedict Affairs (Relationship Status)

What was Jay Benedict marital status? (single, engaged, married or divorce) Married
How many children did Jameela have? Three (Freddie Benedict, Leopold Benedict)
Who was Jay Benedict wife? Phoebe Scholfield

Jay Benedict Movies

  • La bande à Bobo (1963)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) as a Deak
  • Winterspelt (1979) as a Sergeant
  • Hanover Street (1979) as a Corporal Daniel Giler
  • Licensed to Love and Kill (1979) as a Mad Professor
  • Victor Victoria (1982) as a Guy Langois
  • The Lonely Lady (1983) as a Dr. Sloan
  • Project A-Ko (1986) as a Captain
  • Aliens 1986) as a Russ Jorden, Newt’s Father
  • La Révolution française (1989) as a Clerc
  • Jeniec Europy (1989) as a Capt. Henry Fox
  • Dark Obsession aka Diamond Skulls (1989) as a Joe Dimandino
  • The Russia House (1990) as a Spikey
  • Shining Through (1992) as a Wisecracker in War Room
  • Genghis Cohn (1993) as a Dr. Burkhardt
  • The Patriots (1994) as a Colleague NSA
  • Beaumarchais (1996) as a L’homme en gris
  • Double Team (1997) as a Brandon
  • Rewind (1998) as a Blondin
  • RKO 281 (1999) as a Darryl Zanuck
  • Saving Grace (2000) as a Master of Ceremonies
  • Vatel (2000) as a King’s Commode Valet
  • Pets (2002) as a Francois – the duck
  • The Petersburg-Cannes Express (2003)
  • Carmen (2003) as a Próspero
  • Secret Agents (2004) as a L’Américain
  • The White Knight (2006) as a Turkish Ambassador
  • The Apocalypse Code (2007) as a Rayli
  • Chico and Rita (2010)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012) as a Rich Twit
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013) as a French Foreign Minister
  • Moonwalkers (2015) as a Colonel Dickford
  • I.T. (2016) as a Detective Unrein
  • Demain tout commence (2016) as a Médecin
  • Madame (2017) as a Doctor Schurman
  • Hostile (2017) as a Wounded Man

Jay Benedict Television Series

  • Ekkusu Bonba (1980-1981) as a Shiro Hagen (voice)
  • The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985) as a Didier Le Clair
  • Cap des Pins (1998-2000) as a Paul Matthiews
  • Jonathan Creek (Christmas Special) (2001) as a Alan Kalanak
  • Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003) as a Frank Crowe
  • Icon (2005) as a Carey Jordan
  • Foyle’s War (2006) as a Maj. / Captain John Kieffer
  • Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial (2007) as a Judge John Jones
  • Queen Victoria’s Men (2008) as a Lord Melbourne
  • Page Eight (2011) as a Master of the College
  • Lilyhammer (2012) as a Agent Becker

Jay Benedict Net Worth

Jay was associated with entertainment industry for more than 4 decades and made quite important appearances during his career. Apart from this, he had lent his voice in many video game characters and even appeared in several television commercials as well. Although his exact net worth figures are unknown as of now.

Trivia: Important Facts about Jay Benedict

  • He was born in Burbank, USA and raised in United Kingdom.
  • Throughout his childhood, he spent most of those days in roaming across Europe.
  • Apart from English language movies, he worked in French and Spanish productions as well.
  • Jay spoke mainly two languages English as well French but he managed to speak little bit in German as well Spanish.
  • He lost his life due to coronavirus a week prior before his 69th birthday which was supposed to be come on 11th April, 2020.

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