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Dirk Benedict
Dirk Benedict played the part of Templeton "Face" Peck on the NBC-TV series version of "The A-Team".
Vital information
Gender: Male
Birthname: Dirk Niewoehner
Born: (1945-03-01)March 1, 1945
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, U.S.
Career information
Occupation/Career: Actor
Years active: 1967-present
Family/Personal information
Spouse(s): Toni Hudson 1986 - 1995 (divorced)
Related to: * George (son)
* Roland (son)
Series connection
Appeared on/Involved with: The A-Team
Character/appeared as: Templeton "Faceman" Peck
Episodes appeared in: 96 in Seasons 1-5

Dirk Benedict (born Dirk Niewoehner on March 1, 1945) played the part of Templeton "Faceman" Peck on the NBC-TV series The A-Team. A veteran stage, film and TV actor, Dirk is also well known for his role as Lieutenant Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica film and ABC television series. He is the author of Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy.


Born in Helena, Montana, young Dirk was raised in the country, far away from anything connected with movies or acting. He gathered his first experiences in acting (on a dare) in a college production of "Showboat" where he got the main part. His father, a lawyer, died when Dirk was 18, which was hard for him to take. While working at "Georgia, Georgia" in Sweden, he made the first contact with a macrobiotic diet and changed his eating habits drastically. He was 26 at that time. A few years later, doctors found that he had cancer of the prostate. He refused to accept the usual treatment and moved away to a secluded cottage. Dirk managed to cure himself from cancer by following the rules of his macrobiotic diet. When he got his part as "Starbuck" in Battlestar Galactica in 1978, the doctors stated that he was in good health. Dirk's main successes were "Battlestar Galactica" and the TV-Series "The A-Team" in which he played "Templeton - The Face - Peck". He is married to actress Toni Hudson and has two sons (George and Roland).


  • Recon 7 Down (2007) .... Tom Myers
  • "Jensen!" (1 episode, 2007) - Episode #11.3 (2007)
  • Earthstorm (2006) (TV) .... Victor Stevens
  • Goldene Zeiten (2006) .... Douglas Burnett aka John Striker/Horst Müller
  • Battlestar Galactica (2003) (VG) (voice) .... Lt. Starbuck
  • Waking Up Horton (1998) .... Tyler

... aka Adventures of Young Brave, The (1998) (USA)

  • Steel Stomachs (1997) .... Host
  • Zork: Grand Inquisitor (1997) (VG) .... Antharia Jack
  • Abduction of Innocence (1996) (TV) .... Robert Steves

... aka Abduction of Innocence: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV)

  • Alaska (1996) .... Jake Barnes - Download AVI / MOV Trailer.
  • Demon Keeper (1994) .... Alexander Harris
  • Feminine Touch, The (1994) .... John Mackie

... aka November Conspiracy

  • Official Denial (1994) .... Lt. Col. Dan Lerner
  • Shadow Force (1993) .... Rick Kelly
  • Bejewelled (1991) (TV) .... Gordon
  • Blue Tornado (1991) .... Alex Long
  • Trenchcoat in Paradise (1989) (TV) .... Eddie Mazda
  • Body Slam (1987) .... M. Harry Smilac
  • Mark of the Devil (1984) .... Frank Rowlett
  • "A-Team, The" (1983) TV Series .... Lt. Templeton 'Face' Peck
  • Ruckus (1982) .... Kyle Hanson

... aka Big Ruckus in a Small Town (USA: video title) ... aka Loner, The ... aka Ruckus in Madoc Country

  • Scruples (1981) (TV) .... Spyder Elliott
  • Georgia Peaches, The (1980) (TV) .... Dusty Tyree

... aka Follow That Car (TV)

  • Underground Aces (1980) .... Pete Huffman
  • Scavenger Hunt (1979) .... Jeff Stevens
  • "Battlestar Galactica" (1978) TV Series .... Lieutenant Starbuck
  • Battlestar Galactica (1978) (TV) .... Starbuck

... aka Curse of the Cylons (TV)

  • Cruise Into Terror (1978) (TV) .... Simon
  • Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (1978) (TV) .... Starbuck
  • Journey from Darkness (1975) (TV) .... Bill
  • "Chopper One" (1974) TV Series .... Officer Gil Foley
  • W (1974) .... William Caulder

... aka I Want Her Dead

  • SSSSSSS (1973) .... David Blake
  • Georgia, Georgia (1972) .... Michael Winters


  • Cahoots (2000)
  • Christina's Dream (1994)


  • Cahoots (2000)


  • "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) playing "Gary Harling" in episode: "Frozen Stiff" 11/30/1995
  • "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) playing "Gary Herling" 11/1995
  • "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993) playing "Blair" in episode: "Case Closed" 4/29/1995
  • "Commish, The" (1991) playing "Gil Higgins" in episode: "All That Glitters" 11/27/1993
  • "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1985) playing "Dr. Rush" in episode: "In the Name of Science" 3/10/1989
  • "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) playing "Dr. David Latimer" in episode: "Smooth Operators" 2/12/1989
  • "Baywatch" (1989) playing "Aaron Brody" in episode: "Rookie of the Year"
  • "Hotel" (1983) in episode: "Prized Possessions" 1987
  • "Amazing Stories" (1985) playing "Dirk Benedict" in episode: "Remote Control Man" 12/8/1985
  • "Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense" (1984) playing "Frank Rowlett" in episode: "Mark of the Devil"
  • "Galactica 1980" (1980) playing "Starbuck" in episode: "Return Of Starbuck, The" 5/4/1980
  • "Charlie's Angels" (1976) playing "Denny Railsback" in episode: "Jade Trap, The" 3/1/1978
  • "Charlie's Angels" (1976) playing "Barton" in episode: "Blue Angels, The" 5/4/1977
  • "Love Boat, The" (1977) in episode: "That's My Dad"
  • "Love Boat, The" (1977) in episode: "Whose Dog is That Anyway?"
  • "Donny and Marie" (1976)
  • "Gemini Man" (1976) playing "Wheel of Fortune operator"(uncredited) in episode: "Escape Hatch" 1976
  • "Hawaii Five-O" (1968) playing "Walter Clyman" in episode: "Chain of Events" 10/24/1972
  • "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955)

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