Lucifer season 5 cast: Who is Rob Benedict? Meet the Supernatural star
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Over the past year, the cast and crew of Lucifer have been keeping tight-lipped about what fans can expect in the upcoming series of Lucifer. As the release date is getting closer and closer, more news about the penultimate series has been teased. Supernatural’s Rob Benedict will star in episode 15 of Lucifer season five which is titled Is This Really How It’s Going to End?! Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the supernatural drama’s latest guest star.
Who is Rob Benedict?
Rob Benedict is an American actor and writer from Columbia, Missouri.
He is best known internationally for his portrayal of Chuck Shurley in Supernatural, a role he has played since 2009.
Benedict is also well known for his music career. He is the lead singer and songwriter of the Los Angeles based band, Louden Swain.
Lucifer fans may also recognise Benedict from his roles in the series Threshold and Felicity.
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In Threshold, Benedict played the character of Lucas Pegg.
In Threshold, he starred alongside Carla Gugino, Charles S. Dutton, Brent Spiner, Brian Van Holt and Peter Dinklage.
From 1998 until 2002, Benedict famously starred as Richard Coad in Felicity.
In Felicity, he appeared on screen opposite Keri Russell and Scott Speedman.
More recently, Benedict appeared in Bosh as Dr Victor Hansen and as Liam in NCIS: New Orleans.
Other recent credits include Jonathan Laurents in Masters of Sex, Rob Bennett in Kings of Con and Larry Fein in Documentary Now!
In 2018, he played the lead role of Larry in the horror film 30 Miles from Nowhere, starring alongside Carrie Preston.
He is also well known for playing Calvin in the cult comedy Waiting… alongside Ryan Reynolds.
Benedict reprised the role of Calvin in the 2009 sequel, Still Waiting…
He will appear in the upcoming drama film Violet as Fred Collins, starring opposite Olivia Munn and Justin Theroux.
His other film credits include Kicking and Screaming, Group Sex and Say Goodnight.
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Benedict announced he would appear in season five via in Twitter page.
Attaching the original TV Line article to his tweet, he wrote: “Excited news! I had such a blast working with my @LuciferNetflix
friends… @tomellis17 @Ildymojo @Aimee_Garcia @kevinmalejandro @LesleyAnnBrandt #LuciferSeason6 #SPNFamily.”
In Supernatural, Benedict played writer Chuck Shurley, who was revealed to be God living on Earth so at first, many fans assumed Benedict would be reprising his God role.
However, 24 star Dennis Haysbert will portray God in the fifth series which means Benedict is taking on an entirely new role.
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He will play Vincent Le Mec, a French Mercenary who crosses paths with Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and the LAPD in LA.
Unfortunately, the release date for Lucifer season five, part B has not yet been confirmed by Netflix.
As a result, fans may be waiting a while to see Benedict make his Lucifer debut.
Thankfully, part A has been given a release late and will drop on Netflix on Friday, August 21.
Lucifer season 4 is streaming on Netflix now and seasons 1-3 are available to watch via Amazon Prime
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