(1928-1986) was a Philippine comedian
and vaudevillian who spent most of his career under LVN Pictures
. He made many box office
hits with another famed comedian Pugo
who portrayed his father. He also appeared on the Manila bodabil
circuit in its heyday in the fifties and early sixties.
He made his first movie appearance in 1947's Maria Kapra, a musical by Sampaguita Pictures with Angel Esmeralda. He made his second and last movie for Sampaguita in 1951's Batas ng Daigdig aka Rule of the World. Then he moved to the rival studio of Sampaguita, LVN, and stayed until the film studio closed in 1961.
Bentot had a second life in radio and television, appearing in the radio and later TV comedy series Tang Tarang Tang with Pugo, Rosa Aguirre and Marita Zobel.
He is the father of former child star Bentot Jr.
Born Arturo Medina in San Simon, Pampanga, he is also known as Ben Cosca in stage shows (Some also say it is his real name). It was also revealed that he is one of the sons of Philippine actor Lou Salvador, Sr., which makes him the brother of actor Lou Jr. and actor/director Leroy.
- 1947 -Maria Kapra [Sampaguita]
- 1951 -Batas ng Daigdig [Sampaguita]
- 1957 -Phone Pal [LVN]
- 1957 -Sebya, Mahal Kita [LVN]
- 1958 -Alembong [LVN]
- 1958 -Mr. Kuripot [LVN]