The townspeople of Avonlea are excited to have a renowned antiques expert, Gerald McDougall Young, visiting as part of an antiques show. The expert himself, however, is not who he purports to be. Raised as part of an illustrious and very wealthy family, Jonathan (Ravenhurst) Blackwell has no interest in taking over the family company, and has concocted a separate identity in order to pursue his interest in antiques. Matters take a strange turn when an investigator named Doyle E. Reichenback arrives to investigate the disappearance of Blackwell—in reality, Reichbenback is another of Blackwell’s identities. Sara is caught up in these peculiar adventures when she attempts to write an article covering the antiques show. Eventually Blackwell must admit everything to his aunt, Lady Edith Blackwell, before the two leave Avonlea.
Robby Benson was born Robin David Segal in 1956, in Dallas, Texas. He chose his mother’s maiden name as his stage moniker, and began acting at an early age. Benson had several roles in TV movies and series, and his first recurring role on television was a part on the daytime soap opera, Search For Tomorrow. He has appeared in films alongside such actors as Annette O’Toole, Burt Reynolds, and Paul Newman. Benson has done several voice acting roles, including several major video games and animated programs. Most notably, he voiced the Beast in the 1991 Disney classic, Beauty & The Beast, and its sequels. He has said that his voice in the film was augmented by growls of lions and panthers.
In addition to acting, Benson also directs television. He has directed over 100 episodes of television, including series such as Evening Shade, Monty, The George Wendt Show, Thunder Alley, Ellen, Friends, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Dharma & Greg, and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.
Benson and his wife Karla, also a voice actress, currently reside in North Carolina with their two children.
Appears in [[4.11 The Disappearance]].