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Phil Regan



They didn't call handsome Irish-American tenor Phil Regan the "singing cop" for nothing. Before he became a radio star and occasional movie actor, Regan had been a New York City Police Department detective. Regan switched professions after an assignment to guard a vaudeville party led to his showing off his talents as a singer and piano player to the party goers. A radio producer overheard the Brooklyn-born gumshoe and soon had him performing on radio and television. He began his off-and-on film career in 1934 with The Personality Kid. After a few years at Warner Bros. as a substitute for Dick Powell, Regan moved to Republic, where he enjoyed leading assignments in such musicals as Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937) and She Married a Cop (1939). In the 1940s, he starred in a handful of Monogram tunefests, including Swing Parade of 1946. Phil Regan's last screen appearance was a guest spot as himself in MGM's Bert Kalmar-Harry Ruby musical biopic Three Little Words (1950) where he performed alongside Fred Astaire and Red Skelton. In 1951, Regan hosted the Phil Regan Armed Forces Show on radio. During Ronald Reagan's first bid for the California governship, Phil Regan was a staunch supporter and headed Reagan's Democratic political group. In the latter '50s, Regan retired from performing and became a public relations representative.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet I'll Reach for a Star
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Three Little Words
  • Himself
1950
No Score Yet Swing Parade of 1946
  • Danny Warren
1946
No Score Yet Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
  • Jerry Hart
1937
No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky
  • "Hap" Cole/Bill Lyons
1936
No Score Yet In Caliente
  • Pat Casey
1935
No Score Yet Go Into Your Dance
  • Eddie Rio
1935
No Score Yet Sweet Adeline
  • Singer
1935
No Score Yet Housewife
  • Hathaway, the Crooner
1934
No Score Yet The Key
  • Young Irishman
1934
No Score Yet Dames
  • Johnny Harris
1934

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