Where You’ve Seen Bob Benson, Er, James Wolk Before


After this week’s episode of Mad Men, the Internet exploded with theories and ideas about Bob Benson’s true identity. The mysterious new character (portrayed by James Wolk) is suspected of being everyone from a government spy to the falling man from the opening credits. But what the Internet hasn’t been (or rather what it should be) asking is where we’ve seen him before.

Benson’s thighs were recently seen in the latest episode of Mad Men. (Why they took so long to make an appearance, we’ll never know.)

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Benson’s torso made a pit stop in Chicago as Grant on Happy Endings.

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That’s where Benson also showed off his ticklish, furry pecs.


Oh, and he proved he was a good kisser.


Before he was in Chicago, Benson broadcasted his abs on Lone Star.


Benson’s broad shoulders (and again, his chest) made an appearance on Political Animals.

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Benson revealed he was a boxers guy on a brief visit to Shameless. (It must be in Benson’s contract that he appear shirtless in everything.)

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So while we have to wait to find out just who Bob Benson really is, we know that this is one international man of mystery to keep our eyes on.

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  • dvlaries

    Even though this week we got Don stripped to the waist and sexing in bed again, Bob was rockin’ those shorts(!) and making Roger look suddenly quite old.
    The show knows what it’s doing, and there is plenty of suspicion attaching to this character which, no doubt, is how creator Matthew Weiner wants things. I hope the naysayers are all fooled and he ends being a genuine nice guy, if only because Joan deserves better than a rapist or an emotional 4 year old who depletes her strength with their every encounter like a vampire out to feed.
    I feel sorry for those not hooked on this series. All television should be this good. It soars.

  • Lazycrockett

    The hilarious theory that he is gonna murder Megan in some sort of Charlie Manson ode, is the best thing I’ve heard from the internet in ages.

  • balehead

    Or he’ll just get a better job and say…”do I know you?”…..

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