Paxton Whitehead

Paxton Whitehead

Highest Rated: 86% Back to School (1986)

Lowest Rated: 14% My Boyfriend's Back (1993)

Birthday: Oct 17, 1937

Birthplace: Kent, England, UK

A British character actor with extensive stage experience, Paxton Whitehead is most widely recognized as uptight academic Dr. Phillip Barbay from the hit 1986 comedy "Back to School." A veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Whitehead made his initial forays into American television during the 1980s and found film work with "Back to School" and other mainstream comedies of the era, including "Baby Boom." After starring in the short-lived sitcom "Marblehead Manor," Whitehead continued to work primarily in television, eventually appearing in the 1997 PBS miniseries "Liberty! The American Revolution." Less active in the new millennium, he had a notable supporting role in the 2001 romantic comedy "Kate & Leopold."

Highest rated movies

Back to School
The Adventures of Huck Finn
Baby Boom Kate & Leopold
Rover Dangerfield
Jumpin' Jack Flash
My Boyfriend's Back



No Score Yet No Score Yet The Aristocrat Bob Wirtz (Character) - 2009
52% 62% Kate & Leopold Uncle Millard (Character) $47.1M 2001
No Score Yet 57% The Duke Basil Rathwood (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% London Suite Dr. McMerlin (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Are My Children? Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trick of the Eye Deane (Character) - 1994
14% 45% My Boyfriend's Back Judge In Heaven (Character) $3.2M 1993
73% 50% The Adventures of Huck Finn Harvey Wilks (Character) $23.8M 1993
No Score Yet 31% Boris and Natasha Anton/Kreeger Paulonvytch (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 43% Nervous Ticks Cheshire (Character) - 1992
40% 56% Rover Dangerfield Count (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 21% Child of Darkness, Child of Light Father Rosetti (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 89% Chips, the War Dog Smythe (Character) - 1990
70% 62% Baby Boom Center Instructor (Character) $25.4M 1987
27% 58% Jumpin' Jack Flash Lord Malcolm Billings (Character) $24.5M 1986
86% 68% Back to School Dr. Phillip Barbay (Character) $89.2M 1986


72% 87% Desperate Housewives Graham Hainsworth (Guest Star) 2007
75% 95% The West Wing Bernard Thatch (Guest Star) 2000 2004
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You First Hal (Guest Star) 1992 1997-1999
79% 94% Friends Mr. Waltham (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
95% 94% Frasier Dr. Campbell (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
29% No Score Yet Lush Life Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon Duke Stone (Character) 1995-1996
91% 69% Dinosaurs Sir David Tushingham (Guest Voice) 1992-1993
70% No Score Yet The Torkelsons Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Boom Dr. Whittaker (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Lawrence Unknown (Guest Star)