Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthJuly 2, 1964
FactA regular on VH1's programs.

Doug Benson is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has appeared on numerous television shows, including Comedy Central Presents, Best Week Ever, and @midnight. He has also released several comedy albums, including The Benson Interruption and Doug Dynasty. Benson is a marijuana enthusiast and has his own podcast, Getting Doug with High.

Benson was born in San Diego, California on July 2, 1964. His parents were both accountants. He has two older sisters. Benson attended Catholic school until the eighth grade. He then went to public high school, where he was a member of the drama club. After graduation, Benson attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. He originally planned to study marine biology, but switched to film after taking a class on the history of cinema.

Benson began his comedy career performing at open mic nights in Santa Barbara. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he became a regular at the Comedy Store. He made his television debut on an episode of the game show Jeopardy! in 1988. He began appearing on Comedy Central in the early 2000s, with his first stand-up special airing in 2004. He has since released several comedy albums and DVDs.

Benson directed the 2007 film Super High Me, in which he documented his experience of smoking marijuana every day for 30 days. He also hosted the marijuana-themed reality show The High Court from 2017 to 2018.

Benson has been open about his use of marijuana and has said that it helps him with his anxiety and depression. He is a member of the pro-legalization group NORML and has spoken out in favor of decriminalizing drug use.

Benson has been in a relationship with graphic designer Alison Rosen since 2011. The couple has two children together.

General Info

Full NameDoug Benson
Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthJuly 2, 1964
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film director, Actor


ParentsRobert Matthew Benson, Wendy Benson


MoviesThe TV Wheel, Doug Benson & Master Pancake Interrupt Leprechaun 4: In Space, Doug Benson: Doug Dynasty
TV ShowsBest Week Ever, The Benson Interruption, Getting Doug with High, International Sexy Ladies, The Greatest, Mash Up

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1Doug Benson was the orange dancer in Michael Jackson's Disney video, Captain EO, although he is uncredited.
2A regular on VH1's programs.




TripTank2016TV SeriesChris
The Jim Gaffigan Show2016TV SeriesDoug Benson
Trailer Park Boys2016TV SeriesDoug Benson
Bob's Burgers2012-2015TV SeriesDave / Stoner Guy
Flickers!2014TV SeriesDoug Benson (in photograph)
Outlands2013TV SeriesDoug
This Is Not Happening2013TV Mini-Series
Comedy Bang! Bang!2013TV SeriesDelivery Man
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2013TV Series
Bassface2013ShortClub Goer
Harold's Bad Day2012ShortHarold
Mash Up2011TV MovieFriend
The Sarah Silverman Program.2007-2010TV SeriesWeird Nathan
How I Met Your Mother2008TV SeriesCool Customs Guy
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker2006TV SeriesDoug Benjamin
Yes, Dear2002TV SeriesBuckaroo Waiter
Run Ronnie Run2002Editor #3
Curb Your Enthusiasm2001TV SeriesDoug
Friends1998TV SeriesTom
Mr. Show with Bob and David1995-1997TV SeriesTelethon Worker / Jeepers Creepers Dancer / Puscifer Guitarist
The TV Wheel1995TV MovieVarious
The Willies1990Zombie (as Doug Benson)
Return of the Living Dead II1988Special Zombie (as Douglas Benson)
Captain EO1986ShortOrange Dancer (uncredited)


Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope2015Documentary executive producer
The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled2012Documentary executive producer
The Benson Interruption2010TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
The High Road with Doug Benson2009TV Movie executive producer


Doug Benson: Doug Dynasty2014TV Movie
The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled2012Documentary based on a joke by
The High Road with Doug Benson2009TV Movie
Comedy Central Presents2004-2009TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The X-Fools1997Video Game


2007 MTV Movie Awards2007TV Special consultant
In the Mood1987stand-in - as Douglas Benson

Music Department

Written by a Kid2012TV Series additional guitar - 1 episode


Louis C.K.: Shameless2007TV Special documentary personal thanks: from Louis C. K.
Lucifer's Crewcut2011Short special thanks


Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary2016DocumentaryHimself
You're the Worst2016TV SeriesHimself
@midnight2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Contestant
Screen Junkies Movie Fights2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Getting Doug with High2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser2016TV SeriesHimself
Talking Dead2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Comedian
Welcome to Bridgetown2015DocumentaryHimself
Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope2015DocumentaryHimself
Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman2015TV MovieHimself - Guest
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Doug Benson: Doug Dynasty2014TV MovieHimself
Vital Heat: The Making of 'Cheap Thrills'2014Video documentary shortHimself
I Am Road Comic2014DocumentaryHimself
No, You Shut Up!2014TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself
The Pete Holmes Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jeselnik Offensive2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
AM Northwest2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Fogelnest Files2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins2012TV SeriesHimself
Arts in Context2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled2012Documentary
Owned & Operated2012DocumentaryHimself
The Back Room2011TV Series shortHimself
The Benson Interruption2010TV SeriesHimself
We Are the World 25.752010Video shortHimself
Marijuana: A Chronic History2010TV MovieHimself
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHimself
The High Road with Doug Benson2009TV MovieHimself
Live at Gotham2009TV SeriesHimself - Host
4:20 Hour Stand-Up2009Himself
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
The International Sexy Ladies Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Laffghanistan: Comedy Down Range2009DocumentaryHimself
Comedy Central Presents2004-2009TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Comedian
2008 Breakout Comedians2008TV MovieHimself
Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins2008TV SeriesHimself
40 Hottest Hotties of the 90's2008TV MovieHimself
History of the Joke2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Super High Me2007DocumentaryHimself
Last Comic Standing2007TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at The Troubadour2007VideoHimself
Totally Baked2007Himself - Comedian
The Greatest: The 40 Hottest Rock Star Girlfriends... and Wives2005TV MovieHimself
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian
Real Time with Bill Maher2003TV SeriesDoug
Late Friday2001TV SeriesHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
HBO Comedy Showcase1995TV Series
Trashed1994TV SeriesDateless Joe
1/2 Hour Comedy Hour1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest Comedian
Stand-Up Spotlight1988TV Series documentaryGuest Comedian (as Douglas Benson)
An Evening at the Improv1982TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Channel 101 Experience2012DocumentaryPeter Cetera (uncredited)
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesDoug

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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