Hall, Philip Baker 1931–

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HALL, Philip Baker 1931


Born September 10, 1931, in Toledo, OH; married and divorced twice; married third wife, Holly Baker; children: (first marriage) two daughters; (third marriage) Anna Ruth. Education: Graduated from University of Toledo.

Addresses: Agent Writers & Artists Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor, director, and writer. South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA, guest artist, 197980. Military service: Served in the U.S. Army after college.

Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination, best male lead, 1996, for Hard Eight; Screen Actor's Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast, 1998, for Boogie Nights; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best male lead, 1998, for Sydney; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture, 2000, for Magnolia; Alan J. Pakula Award (with others), Broadcast Film Critics Association, 2001, for The Contender.


Film Appearances:

Father Reis, Cowards, Jaylo, 1970.

Dr. Inman, The Man with Bogart's Face (also known as Sam Marlowe, Private Eye ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1980.

The Last Reunion (also known as Revenge of the Bushido Blade and Ninja Nightmare ), 1980.

Dream On, Magic Cinema, 1981.

Richard Nixon, Secret Honor (also known as Lords of Treason, Secret Honor: The Last Testament of Richard M. Nixon, and Secret Honor: A Political Myth ), Vestron Video, 1984.

Detective Mulvahill, Three O'Clock High, Universal, 1987.

Sidney, Midnight Run, Universal, 1988.

Judge Lavet, An Innocent Man (also known as Hard Rain ), Buena Vista, 1989.

Dean Patterson, How I Got into College, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1989.

Police commissioner, Ghostbusters II (also known as Ghostbusters 2 ), Columbia, 1989.

IRS boss, Say Anything ... (also known as ... Say Anything ... ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1989.

Joe, Blue Desert (also known as Silent Victim ), Academy Entertainment, 1991.

Senator Thyme, Live Wire, New Line Cinema, 1992.

Sidney, Cigarettes and Coffee, 1993.

The Last Laugh, 1994.

Detective Snyder, The Little Death, PolyGram, 1995.

Big Junior Brown, Kiss of Death, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1995.

(Uncredited) Chief justice, The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996.

Lenny Ish, Hit Me, Castle Hill Productions, 1996.

Sydney, Hard Eight (also known as Sydney ), Columbia/TriStar, 1996.

Sidney Hughes, Eye for an Eye, Paramount, 1996.

Floyd Gondolli, Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Minister, Buddy, Columbia, 1997.

U.S. Attorney General Ward, Air Force One (also known as AFO ), Columbia, 1997.

John Sawyer, Implicated (also known as Wishful Thinking ), Columbia/TriStar, 1998.

(Uncredited) Mark Silverberg, attorney, Enemy of the State, Buena Vista, 1998.

Mr. Bell, Sour Grapes, Columbia, 1998.

Christof's World: Network Executive, The Truman Show, Paramount, 1998.

Captain Diel, Rush Hour, New Line Cinema, 1998.

Sheriff Al Chambers, Psycho, Universal, 1998.

Jimmy Gator, Magnolia (also known as magno'lia ), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Sol Hirsch, Let the Devil Wear Black, Trimark Pictures, 1999.

MacCarron, The Talented Mr. Ripley (also known as The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley ), Paramount, 1999.

Gray Mathers, The Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999.

Himself, Psycho Path, Universal Studios Home Video, 1999.

Don Hewitt, The Insider, Buena Vista, 1999.

A House on a Hill, 1999.

Himself, That Moment: Magnolia Diary (also known as That Moment: Magnolia Diary October 1998 March 2000 ), New Line Home Video, 2000.

General H. Lawrence Hodges, Rules of Engagement (also known as Les regles d'engagement and Rules Sekunden der Entscheidung ), Paramount, 2000.

Oscar Billings, The Contender (also known as Rufmord Jenseits der Moral ), DreamWorks, 2000.

Father James, Lost Souls, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Charlie Logan, A Gentleman's Game, First Look Home Entertainment, 2001.

Defense Secretary David Becker, The Sum of All Fears (also known as Der Anschlag ), Paramount, 2002.

Sol Sussman, Die, Mommie, Die, 2003.

Jack Keller, Bruce Almighty, Buena Vista, 2003.

Tom Edison Sr., Dogville, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Also appeared in LoveIn '72.

Television Appearances; Series:

Superintendent James Malone, Mariah, ABC, 1987.

Ed Meyers, Falcon Crest, CBS, 19891990.

William Vaughn, Michael Hayes, CBS, 1997.

George Greeley, Pasadena, Fox, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The Last Survivors, 1975.

First reporter, Mayday at 40,000 Feet!, CBS, 1976.

George, Man from Atlantis, NBC, 1977.

Phillips, Kill Me If You Can (also known as The Caryl Chessman Story ), NBC, 1977.

Starrett, Terror Out of the Sky (also known as The Revenge of the Savage Bees ), CBS, 1979.

Professor Gordon Owens, Samurai, ABC, 1979.

Warren Meech, The Night the Bridge Fell Down, NBC, 1980.

Clerk, This House Possessed, ABC, 1981.

Lester Greene, Games Mother Never Taught You, CBS, 1982.

Dean May, Who Is Julia?, CBS, 1986.

Sevrin, The Spirit, ABC, 1987.

Detective Charles, The Goddess of Love, NBC, 1988.

Judge Blumenfeld, A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story, NBC, 1989.

Dr. Leo Manus, Incident at Dark River (also known as Dark RiverA Father's Revenge ), TNT, 1989.

Sam Gochenour, Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (also known as A Thousand Heroes ), ABC, 1992.

Ernie Horshack (some sources cite Dr. Comden), Stormy Weathers, ABC, 1992.

Roswell general, Roswell (also known as Roswell: The U.F.O. CoverUp and Incident at Roswell ), Showtime, 1994.

M.A.N.T.I.S., 1994.

Dr. Kurt Lowden, Without Warning, 1994.

Dr. Bardwell, Tempting Fate (also known as Parallels ), 1998.

Scarpatti, Partners, 1999.

Poppy Malavero, The Judas Kiss, Cinemax, 1999.

Senator Everett Dirksen, Path to War, HBO, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

The Bastard (also known as The Kent Chronicles ), syndicated, 1978.

Toddo Aurello, Witness to the Mob, NBC, 1998.

Aristotle Onassis, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Campus Culture Wars: Five Stories about P.C., PBS, 1993.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mr. Durfee, Riding for the Pony Express, CBS, 1980.

Bick Jackreporter's dad, Loomis, CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Motel owner, "J. J.'s Fiancee: Part 2," Good Times, 1976.

Severson, "Gold Watch," Visions, 1976.

Sergeant Hacker, "The Light That Failed," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1977.

Boyle, "You Can Run, But You Can't Hide," Visions, 1977.

Oliver Warren, "The Steel Inferno," Emergency!, 1978.

Major Gordon, "The Furlough," The Waltons, 1980.

Captain Rusmussen, "Smoke Screen," Quincy, 1982.

Lieutenant Sweeney, "Hot Line," Cagney & Lacey, 1982.

Judge Wallace, "A Cry for Help," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1982.

"Houston: Duffy's Choice," Lottery!, 1983.

Jack Marsh, "Too Rich and Too Thin," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1985.

"Contempt of Court," Miami Vice, 1987.

Dr. Harrison, "Heartstrings: Parts 1, 2, & 3," Family Ties, 1988.

Judge, "The Mother," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

Herb, "This Bird Has Flown," Bagdad Cafe, 1990.

Tom Baker, "He's a Crowd," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Judge Bianchi, "DavejaVu All Over Again," Civil Wars, ABC, 1991.

Lieutenant Bookman, "The Library," Seinfeld, NBC, 1991.

Len Costner, "Moving Violation," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.

Mr. Todd, "Playing Doctor," Nurses, NBC, 1992.

Judge Bianchi, "His Honor's Offer," Civil Wars, 1992.

Judge Bianchi,"A Bus Named Desire," Civil Wars, 1992.

Kevin Fogerty, "Woody Gets an Election," Cheers, NBC, 1993.

Mr. Wellington, "You Gotta Have Heart," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994.

Beanball McGee, "Lee's Bad, Bad Day," Hardball, Fox, 1994.

Mr. Humphreys, "Melissa the Thief," The Good Life, NBC, 1994.

Judge Conklin, "Contempt," Life's Work, ABC, 1996.

President Dewey, "Proud Dick," Third Rock from the Sun, 1997.

Judge Joseph Vinocour, "Part I," The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Judge Joseph Vinocour, "Part V," The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Judge Joseph Vinocour, "Part VI," The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Judge Canker, "Betrayal," The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Mr. Frank, "Napping to Success," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, c. 1997.

Group elder, "The Hand of Saint Sebastian," Millennium, 1997.

The Group Elder, "Owls," Millennium, Fox, 1998.

The Group Elder, "Roosters," Millennium, Fox, 1998.

Lieutenant Bookman, "The Finale: Part 1," Seinfeld, NBC, 1998.

Vincent Cattano, "Fear of Flying," L.A. Doctors, CBS, 1998,.

Voice of Mr. Thompson, "Ugly Zoe," Baby Blues (animated), The WB, 2000.

Stuart Kimble, "St. Christopher's Prayer," The Fugitive, CBS, 2000.

Voice of Mr. Saunders, "Wanda Proof," Baby Blues (animated), The WB, 2002.

Dennis Brascom, "Cargo," Night Visions, Fox, 2002.

Noah Ridder, "Silent Partner," Without a Trace, CBS, 2002.

Dr. Donald Douglas, "Home," Everwood, The WB, 2003.

Also appeared as Jerod, Empty Nest, NBC; Oscar Kern, Madman of the People, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Leader, Donogoo, Greenwich Mews Theatre, New York City, 1961.

In White America, Players Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Prinz, The World of Gunter Grass, Pocket Theatre, 1966.

The Ecstasy of Rita, Washington Theatre Club, Washington, DC, 19721973.

Ralph, An Absence of Light, Equity Library Theatre, New York Public Library at Lincoln Center, New York City, 1973.

Title role, Gorky, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Conjuring an Event, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 19761977.

Photographer, Pete Costas, Hoagy, Bix, and Wolfgang Beethoven Bunkhaus, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 19801981.

Mr. Nixon, Secret Honor: The Last Testament of Richard M. Nixon (solo show), Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1983, then Los Angeles Actors' Theatre, Los Angeles, 19831984.

Duke Mantee, The Petrified Forest, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 19851986.

All My Sons, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 19861987.

The Crucible, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 19901991.

A Map of the World, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Los Angeles, 19911992.

Max, The Homecoming, Los Angeles, 1995.

Chertikov, Sonya, State University of New York at Purchase, 1996.

Don, American Buffalo, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, then Atlantic Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Nick, The Guys, Actors' Gang, Hollywood, CA, 2002.

Also appeared as Hucklebee, The Fantasticks, Sullivan Street Playhouse, New York City; in The Skin of Our Teeth; Death of a Salesman; Short Eyes.

Major Tours:

In White America, U.S. cities, 1965.

Stage Work:

(With Andrew Frye) Director, The Far Other Side of a Very Thin Line, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 19781979.



(With James Shepard) The Far Other Side of a Very Thin Line, produced by Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 19781979.



Los Angeles Times, "Calendar," November 29, 1998, pp. 2526.

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