Dr. Phillium Benedict
Dr. Phillium Benedict with paranormal
Background information
Feature films Recess: School's Out
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Voice James Woods
Performance model
Character information
Other names Phil
Personality Hateful, Vengeful
Appearance Gray-haired man in Italian mafia suit
Occupation Once the Principal of 3rd Street Elementary and once Former Secretary of Education, and currently a megalomaniacal Criminal Mastermind.
Alignment Bad
Goal To eliminate Summer Vacation and create Permanent Winter, thus making U.S. Test Scores go up so he can be elected US President
Home United States
Friends His followers.
Enemies The Staff and Students of 3rd Street Elementary School.
Minions Fenwick, Ugly Bald Guy, Ninjas, Secret Service Look-Alike Foot Soldiers
Likes High test grades, the idea of him being US President
Dislikes Recess (he thinks that recess is why test grades seem too low)
Powers and abilities Strength, genius intellect
Weapons Cane, Tazer, Powerful Tractorbeam
Fate Sent to jail for life after the tractorbeam was destroyed
Typical Saying "There you go again, Pete. Insulting me, hurting my feelings, JUST like thirty years ago. Only this time, Petey... I'm ready."
Dr. Phillium Benedict is the main antagonist in the movie Recess: School's Out, voiced by James Woods who also voiced Hades in Hercules. Vowing to destroy Summer Vacation and create Permanent Winter in a lunar perigee in order to raise U.S. Test Scores, Phillium Benedict and his band of Anti-Recess Terrorists must first face T.J. Detweiler and his best friends. Benedict was once Principal of Third Street Elementary and Secretary of Education. When he tried to cancel recess, Principal Peter Prickly gained his position as Principal of 3rd Street Elementary School and Benedict was demoted to teacher, thanks to the superintendent. Since then, Benedict quit his teaching job and went into politics, and then became Secretary of Education in order to carry out his recess cancellation crusade nationwide, but was fired by the President.
Benedict eventually amassed an army of ninjas and agents dressed like Secret Service agents, as well as two lackies Fenwick and a very weird and scary-looking bald person, and was bent on eliminating Summer Vacation for good. After stealing a Tractor Beam from a U.S. Military Base, Benedict and his henchmen took over 3rd Street Elementary School and used it as their homebase, since it was closed for the summer, and since it was the last place on Earth authorities would look. However, by bad luck, he was caught and spied on by TJ Detweiler and his cohorts, which eventually leads to his downfall.Later on, he was arrested by the police

See alsoEdit


David Xanatos

Judge Doom

Shan Yu

Lyle T. Rourke

Henry J. Waternoose


Sid Phillips

Al McWhiggin

Stan Cruge