Beauty and the teach: Robby Benson joins IU faculty

March 25, 2013
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Indiana University announced today that Robby Benson will be part of its Department of Telecommunications faculty beginning this fall.

For those who grew up in the 1970s, Benson was known as the leading man in such films as "Ice Castles," "Ode to Billy Joe" and "The Chosen." He also provided the voice for the Beast in the animated classic "Beauty and the Beast." His most recent high-profile acting gig was playing a teacher on the 2003 TV series "American Dreams."

Benson will teach courses in acting, writing, directing and production. His extensive TV credits including directing episodes of "Friends," "Ellen" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch." 

Your thoughts?

  • Cool!
    Like many women of a certain age, I had a huge crush on Robby Benson and was surprised to learn many years later that he didn't end up like so many other teen idols, but grew up to have a productive, successful career. Excited that he's coming here! He's had a lot of experience and will definitely be an asset.
  • Excited Student
    I'm a senior in high school, and I was going back and forth between IU and Iowa for a while. I'm an aspiring filmmaker. The addition of Robby Benson to the Telecommunications Faculty swayed my decision. Headed to B-Town because of this guy. Very excited.

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