Benji Gregory

Benjamin Gregory Hertzberg (born May 26, 1978), known professionally as Benji Gregory is a former American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Brian Tanner on the sitcom ALF.

Benji Gregory
Benjamin Gregory Hertzberg

(1978-05-26) May 26, 1978 (age 43)
EducationAcademy of Art University[1]
Years active1984–1993
(m. 2006)

Life and careerEdit

Gregory was born in Los Angeles, California.[2] His father, uncles and sister were all actors; his grandmother was his agent.[3]

In addition to his stint on ALF, he appeared in several television shows which include Fantastic Max (1988-1990), Pound Puppies (1986-1987), Murphy Brown (1988), Fantasy Island (1978), The A-Team (1984), T.J. Hooker (1984), Amazing Stories (1985), The Twilight Zone (1985), and Mr. Boogedy (1986). He also made an appearance in the feature film Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986).

Gregory appeared as himself in the PSAs television series The More You Know, the children's game show series I'm Telling!, the "Salute to the 50 States episodes" of the game show Fun House, as well as on a kids episode of The Dating Game.[citation needed]

Gregory made several appearances on the television sitcom Punky Brewster, playing an orphan named "Dash," and supplied the voice of Edgar the Mole in the animated feature Once Upon a Forest (1993). He was scheduled to co-star in a Punky Brewster spin-off called Fenster Hall. However, the pilot/television-movie of Fenster Hall was never picked up for regular production.[citation needed]

Gregory enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2003 and graduated school to become an aerographer's mate. In 2005, he received an honorable discharge from the Navy. After his military service, he married in 2006.[4]


  1. ^ "Whatever Happened To: Benji Gregory From 'Alf'". Like Totally 80s. 16 Mar 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Benjamin Gregory Hertzberg, Born 05/26/1978 in California |". Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  3. ^ Biography for Benji Gregory, IMDb. Benji Gregory - Biography
  4. ^ "Whatever Happened To: Benji Gregory From 'Alf' - Like Totally 80s". Like Totally 80s. 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2017-12-26.

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