Casnoff, Philip 1955–(Phil Casnoff)

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CASNOFF, Philip 1955
(Phil Casnoff)


Born August 3, 1955, in Philadelphia, PA; married Roxanne Hart (an actress); children: Alexander.

Addresses: Agent Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager Darris Hatch, Darris Hatch Management, 9538 Brighton Way, Suite 308, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor, singer, and pianist.

Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, 1988, for Chess; Drama Desk Award nomination, c. 1989, for Up against It; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a miniseries or television movie, 1993, for Sinatra.


Television Appearances; Series:

David Landau, The Hamptons, ABC, 1983.

Brian Murdock, The Edge of Night, 1984.

Detective James Vitelli, Under Suspicion, CBS, 19941995.

Prisoner number 99S233 Nikolai Stanislofsky, Oz, HBO, 19992000.

Chief of Staff Dr. Robert Jackson, Strong Medicine, Lifetime, beginning 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Lafayette, George Washington, CBS, 1984.

Elkanah Bent, North and South, ABC, 1985.

Elkanah Bent, North and South II, ABC, 1986.

Marty Loftus, Hands of a Stranger, NBC, 1987.

Frank Sinatra, Sinatra, CBS, 1992.

Elkanah Bent, Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (also known as John Jakes' Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III and North and South III ), ABC, 1994.

Simon Hirsch, Zoya (also known as Danielle Steel's "Zoya "), NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dancer, The Renegades, ABC, 1982.

Detective Patrick Shaunessy, The Red Spider, CBS, 1988.

Lieutenant Guilford, Ironclads, TNT, 1991.

Charlie Lapidus, Red Wind, USA Network, 1991.

Nick Van Pelt, Special Report: Journey to Mars, CBS, 1996.

Greg Radkin, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes, Lifetime, 1997.

Richard Davis, Blood on Her Hands, ABC, 1998.

Richard Davis, Tempting Fate, ABC, 1998.

Cortez, Chameleon, HBO, 1998.

John Walker, The Defenders: Taking the First, Showtime, 1998.

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Starz!, 2000.

Al Glasser, For All Time, CBS, 2000.

Jack Stanton, The President's Man: A Line in the Sand, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Phil Casnoff) Ben Pearson, "License to Steele," Remington Steele, NBC, 1982.

Chris Wood, "Slippage," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1984.

"Bum Tip," Crazy Like a Fox, CBS, 1985.

Jack Chambers, "A Fighting Chance," Sisters, NBC, 1995.

Jack Chambers, "Matters of the Heart," Sisters, NBC, 1995.

Jack Chambers, "Enchanted May," Sisters, NBC, 1995.

Paul Acosta, "Christmas Truce," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.

Cantor Gary Isaac, "The Cantor Show," The Nanny, CBS, 1996.

Eric, "Too Beautiful for You," Wings, NBC, 1996.

Bill Carter, "Little Girl Lost," Promised Land, CBS, 1996.

William Cobb, "Necros," The Hunger, Showtime, 1997.

John Fellowes, "Conspiracy," Players, NBC, 1998.

Dr. Dan Litvak, "Masquerade," ER, NBC, 1998.

Jerome Slocombe, "Innocent," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1999.

Danny Rogers, "Of Human Bondage," The Practice, ABC, 1999.

Harris, "," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1999.

Grant Connor, "Seven Deadly Sins," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999.

"14 Steps/Damaged Goods/Ballerina Dreams," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 2000.

Ilya Korska, "Pixies" (also known as "Little Women"), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 2001.

Dr. Bernard Gadston, "War of the Words," Frasier, NBC, 2002.

Also appeared as Bill Talbot in "Slaughter," an episode of Law & Order, NBC.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Iannis, "King of America," American Playhouse, PBS, 1982.

Harvey Schmidt, "Out of Step," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1984.

The American Television Awards, ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1996.

Television Work; Episodic:

Directed episodes of Strong Medicine, Lifetime.

Stage Appearances:

Acolyte, nobleman, swordsman, and courtesan, Rockabye Hamlet (musical), Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Bobbie Gotteson and the spider monkey, The Triumph of the Spider Monkey, Phoenix Playworks, Playhouse Theatre, 1979.

Fedya, Chinchilla, Phoenix Theatre, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1979.

David Ben Yonkel, King of Schnorrers, Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 1979.

John, Mary Stuart, New York Shakespeare Festival, LuEsther Hall, Public Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Constance and the Musician, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Poins, Henry IV, Part I, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Freddie Trumper, Chess (musical), Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Richard Dudgeon, The Devil's Disciple, Circle in the Square, New York City, 19881989.

Ian McTurk, Up against It, New York Shakespeare Festival, LuEsther Hall, Public Theatre, 1989.

John Blackthorne, James Clavell's Shogun: The Musical, Marquis Theatre, New York City, 19901991.

Macheath, The Threepenny Opera (musical), American Conservatory Theatre, Geary Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1999.

Also appeared in a production of the musical Grease.

Film Appearances:

Aaron, Uchu kara no messeji (also known as Message from Space and Message from Space: Galactic Wars ), United Artists, 1978.

Ricardo Bouma, You Better Watch Out (also known as Christmas Evil and Terror in Toyland ), Pan American Pictures, 1980.

Bergman, Gorp (also known as G.O.R.P. ), American International Pictures, 1980.

Mitchell, Jersey Girl, Triumph Releasing, 1992.

Michael Reddick, Temptation, Starlight, 1994.

Detective Battaglia, Saints and Sinners, MDP Worldwide, 1994.

Kennedy, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1998.



Performed for the original cast recording of Chess.