Dirk Benedict (Actor) - The A-Team
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Updated: 5/13/16

Name: Dirk Benedict

Birth Name: Dirk Niewoehner

Born: March 1, 1945, Helena, Montana

Claim To Fame: He is best known for his portrayal of the characters Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A- Team television series and Lieutenant Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica film and television series.

Family Life: He married actress Toni Hudson in 1986 and they later divorced in 1995. They have two sons together: George and Roland. In 1998, Benedict learned that he also has another son, John Talbert (born 1968), from an earlier relationship.

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Info: Benedict made his film debut in the 1972 film Georgia, Georgia. While in Hawaii for an appearance on Hawaii Five-0, the producers of a horror film called Ssssss saw his performance on the show and cast him as the lead in that movie.

His big career break came in 1978 when he appeared as Lieutenant Starbuck in the movie and television series Battlestar Galactica.

He again found fame four years later when he starred as Lieutenant Templeton "Face" Peck in 1980s action television series, The A-Team. He played "Faceman" from 1982 to 1986 (although the series didn't air until January 1983, and the final episode wasn't shown until 1987 re-runs).

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Trivia: Graduated from Whitman College in 1967.

Helped write the 'love scene' between his and Patsy Kensit's character in Blue Tornado (1991).

Is a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

Is a prostate cancer survivor. Cured it by moving to a secluded cottage and following the rules of his macrobiotic diet.

Once posed for a picture with actress Katee Sackhoff at a coffee shop, leading to the picture being titled, "Starbuck with Starbuck at Starbucks!".

Wrote the book "And Then We Went Fishing: A Story of Fatherhood, Fate and Forgiveness".

Wrote and directed his first screenplay, Cahoots, in 2000.

Grew up in White Sulphur Springs, Montana.

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Where Are They Now: Benedict was a contestant on the 2007 U.K. series of Celebrity Big Brother, and made his big entrance on the first night in a replica of the A-Team van.

In 2010, he starred as Lieutenant Columbo in the film Prescription: Murder. He also made a cameo in the 2010 film adaptation of The A-Team as Pensacola Prisoner Milt.

Benedict also continues to write, contributing essays to the Blockbuster Video UK website and science fiction magazines.

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