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Meet Robby Benson’s Daughter Lyric & Son Zephyr Who Follow in His Footsteps & Actor’s Grandkids

Busayo Ogunjimi
Oct 13, 2021
05:30 P.M.

Robby Benson didn't only do well in the entertainment industry; he is also successful in other fields. Adding to the star's success are his children, who also follow his career path while blessing him with adorable grandchildren.


Robby Benson is famous for his mastery in various fields. He is a singer, a teacher, an actor, and a filmmaker who has blessed Hollywood with his amazing movies for years and counting.

Robby is married to singer Karla DeVito, and the couple has two kids together, Zephyr, 29, and their daughter Lyric, 38. Just like their iconic parents, Lyric and Zephyr have successful careers and keep reaching for the stars. Below is more information about the Bensons.

Pictures of actor Robby Benson with his family. | Photo: Getty Images

Pictures of actor Robby Benson with his family. | Photo: Getty Images


Robby's kids sure inherited his talents. Lyric is a singer like her parents, and Zephyr has Robby's acting genes. He is also a writer, producer, and director. During his early 20s, he made his writing debut with his movie "Straight Outta Tompkins."


The movie tells the story of the teenage lifestyle in New York. Zephyr starred as Gene Silverstein, a normal young student who got involved with bad company and was introduced to drugs.

In an interview, while talking about the inspiration behind "Straight Outta Tompkins," the young producer opened up about being involved in drugs as a teenager. Zephyr explained that it was easy for kids living in New York to get mixed up in drugs.

Robby Benson and his wife Karla DeVito attending the Chiller Theatre Expo at Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey in October 2015. | Photo: Getty Images.

Robby Benson and his wife Karla DeVito attending the Chiller Theatre Expo at Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey in October 2015. | Photo: Getty Images.

Zephyr, 29, noted that he wanted to show the world how easy it was for teenagers to make wrong decisions. When asked what fueled his interests in producing, the young actor said his experience with Robby and actor Armie Hammer on the production of "Billy" caught his interest.


However, Zephyr isn't the only one of Robby's kids who has made headlines for his works. His sister Lyric is also a fan favorite, and her music has been top of the news several times. Born in 1983 in the USA, Lyric is also an actress best known for her role in "Modern Love."

Her album "Lyric's Love Light Revolution" rocked the world, and fans couldn't get over it. The album consists of melodious pieces as "In the Valley of My Soul," "My Heart is the Sun," and "Devi."

Lyric is also a poet. Her mystic poetry book "French Kissing God: A Journey to Enlightenment" is about spirituality. The book focuses on creating more knowledge for spiritual speakers of any religion. It also preaches peace and love.

Like Robby, Lyric has many layers. Amongst other things, she is a researcher and journalist. She found her name in NYU's history book after being the first member placed in senior screenwriting after freshman year.



Lyric is married to Asher Fergusson, and they have two adorable kids together. Fergusson has a master's degree in Business Administration. He has lived in different places, including Hawaii, the US, and Europe.

News reports showed that Asher is a loving dad and husband. He enjoys cooking, camping trips, and photography. Aside from being a poet and best-selling author, Lyric is also a doting mom.

Behind the success story, the poet faced some challenges as a kid and on her way to the top. During an interview, the mother of two reflected on her past life. Growing up, Lyric had health issues.


At about 12 years old, the writer developed "fibromyalgia, massive stomach problems, and tons of allergies." Lyric remembered her doctor suggesting a back surgery when she was ready for college.

To add to Lyric struggles, when she was at New York University, she lost a friend. But the sad events did not end there as she experienced the murder of another friend. This event made Lyric join the Transcendental Meditation retreat program for women.

However, amidst all the struggles and hard work, Lyric is quite active in the media. She once shared a photo on Reddit, asking fans to ask any question. The update came with a short bio about the writer.



Robby is the recipient of several accolades. He is the voice behind the "Beast" in Disney's 'Beauty." Some of the movies Robby starred in include "Ode To Billie Joe," "The Chosen," and "Die Laughing."

Although well-known for his professionalism, Robby is also a loving husband. During an interview, the actor praised his wife and noted that she made his soul better. He also said:


"I am so grateful that I found her."

DeVito has also shown her love for the actor on several occasions. One Facebook update featured family accomplishments where she shared photos of her kids and her long-term sweetheart.

Away from the entertainment world, Robby is a well-recognized lecturer. He has taught at the University of South Carolina, the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and Appalachian State University.

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