Some very sad news to report – Benji Wilhoite (Anthony the Freddy Krueger prankster in Sleepaway Camp 2) passed away earlier this month at the young age of 41. Besides Unhappy Campers, Benji also starred in Michael A. Simpson films Impure Thoughts prior, and Fast Food after. He had several film and television credits to his name – including a small part in the John Hughes-scripted Career Opportunities, and In The Heat Of The Night which would employ many local Georgia actors who were ex “campers” from the Sleepaway series. Benji was also a musician.
March 14, 2011 Benji R. Wilhoite, 41, of Baldwinsville (born in GA), passed away Monday, March 14, 2011. He was an actor/ singer/ songwriter/ musician/ entertainer. He was a member of two local bands and SAG. Please visit www.youtube.com/benjismusic to keep his music alive. Surviving: his wife, Dolores (Tracy); two daughters, Savannah of GA and Kennedy of Baldwinsville; two sons, Dylan of GA and Julien of Baldwinsville; his parents, Roger and Bobbie Wilhoite; four sisters; one brother; and several nieces and nephews. Services: Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local school’s music department or Benji Wilhoite Children’s Trust Fund, 8 North St., Baldwinsville, NY 13027. Gates Funeral Home, Inc. Compassionate Care
In 2007 Benji joined Michael for a chat session with visitors of this site. A fun time was had by all.