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5 Things You Need to Know About Ben Robinson's Famous Father

Ben isn't the only celebrity in the Robinson family.

By Mary Paige Nesfeder
Ben Robinson Opens Up About His Past

Chef Ben Robinson has cooked his way into our hearts after four seasons Below Deck with his lovable accent, cheeky sense of humor, and one of a kind hairstyle. But what you may not know is that Ben isn't the only Robinson celebrity...Ben's father, Patrick Robinson, has had his fair share of time in the spotlight. Here's what you need to know about the eldest Mr. Robinson.

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1. He is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Patrick Robinson has authored over 20 novels and works of nonfiction since he began publishing his writing in 1985. He specializes in suspense thrillers and also co-authors many nonfiction biographies. He remains active in the writing world with his most recent book, The Lion of Sabray, being published in 2015. His book A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers is his most recent publication on the New York Times Bestseller list. 

2. He Co-Wrote the Hit Book Lone Survivor

Robinson's most notable claim to fame is his co-authorship of the bestselling book Lone Survivor, which told the story of Marcus Luttrell and his team of Navy SEALs. He was tapped to help write Luttrell's story due to his immense Naval knowledge and respect for the SEALs. The book was later made into the popular movie Lone Survivor which starred Mark Wahlberg as Luttrell, accompanied by Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana.  

3. He Lives in Dublin, Ireland

Although originally from England (Ben was born in Oxford), Robinson now spends the majority of his time in Dublin, Ireland. Robinson's works have become worldwide phenomenons, as many of his writings are international bestsellers. 

4. He Spends His Summers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Robinson trades the clouds of Ireland for sun and sand in Cape Cod for the summer. The trips to the Cape appear to be a family affair with Ben and brother James posting picturesque photos. 

5. He is a Motivational Speaker

Robinson is represented by his son's successful speaking company, Robinson Speakers Bureau. He speaks on the topics of Geo-Political Strategies and Current Issues and is considered a World-Class Raconteur.

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