6. November 2018 - 23:45 Uhr / Nicky Beaven
The former heartthrob has moved to Montana

"The A-Team": Dirk Benedict Today

The A-team cast

The A-team cast

Dirk Benedict starred in not one, but two, cult TV series, The A-Team and Battlestar Galactica. And yet, he couldn't quite make it in show business, unfortunately. Find out what the handsome actor is up to now, below. 

Before he found fame starring in Battlestar Galactica in 1978, Dirk Benedict (73) mostly worked as a musical theatre actor. He became a true household name when he was cast as  "Lieutenant Templeton 'Face' Peck" in The A-Team in 1983.

Dirk Benedict played "Lieutenant Templeton 'Face' Peck" on The A-Team

Dirk Benedict played "Lieutenant Templeton 'Face' Peck" on The A-Team

However, after the A-team finished, Dirk's fame did not last long. While other TV stars of the eighties went on to become successful and in-demand actors, Dirk's career had run its course. His performance as Hamlet at the Abbey Theatre was denounced by numerous critics and the bad reviews put a nail in the coffin of his career. 

Even various guest appearances in cult TV shows such as Murder, She Wrote (1989, 1995), and Baywatch (1992), could not revive his dying career. 

Dirk Benedict at the Big Brother wrap party in 2007

Dirk Benedict at the Big Brother wrap party in 2007

Dirk Benedict took reality TV by storm  

Dirk Benedict enjoyed some success directing and writing the screenplay for the 200 film Cahoots and the film was shown at the Victoria Film Festival in Vancouver 

He came third in the reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother in Britain in 2007. He also made a cameo appearance in the film The A-Team in 2010.

"The A-Team": Dwigth Schultz, Melinda Culea, Dirk Benedict, Mr. T and Geroge Peppard

The "A-Team" from 1983 until 1987: Dwigth Schultz, Melinda Culea, Dirk Benedict, Mr. T and Geroge Peppard.

Dirk Benedict has three children

The now seventy-three-year-old was married to actress Toni Hudson from 1986 to 1995 and they have two children. He lives in Montana with his sons, Roland and George. In 1998 it emerged that Dirk Benedict also fathered another son, in a previous relationship.