Jay Benedict (born April 11, 1951) is an American actor and voice artist who played "Newt's Father" (Russ Jorden) in the extended Special Edition of Aliens. Other notable films Benedict has appeared in include Victor/Victoria (1982), The Russia House (1990), Double Team (1997), Saving Grace (2000), Page Eight (2011), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Aside from his work in film, Benedict has had an extensive career in both television and theater. He is perhaps best-known for his role as Major John Kieffer in the crime drama series Foyle's War (2006-2008).


Year Title Notes
1963 La Bande à Bobo
1979 Winterspelt
Licensed to Love and Kill
Hanover Street
1982 Victor Victoria
1983 The Lonely Lady With Colette Hiller
1985 GoShogun: The Time Étranger With Stuart Milligan
1986 Project A-Ko
1989 Diamond Skulls With Ralph Brown
Jeniec Europy
La Révolution Française
Angel Cop
1990 The Russia House With Mac McDonald
1992 Shining Through
1994 Les Patriotes
1996 Beaumarchais
1997 Double Team
1998 Rewind
2000 Vatel
Saving Grace
2002 Pets
2003 The Petersberg-Cannes Express
2004 Secret Agents
2005 Nature Unleashed: Earthquake
2006 The Maidens' Conspiracy
2007 Kod Apokalipsia
2010 Chico & Rita
2012 The Dark Knight Rises With James Embree and Shane Steyn

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  1. Benedict's appearance in Aliens was cut from the theatrical release, but later reinstated in the extended Special Edition
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