Philip Abbott

Philip Abbott

Highest Rated: 74% Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Lowest Rated: 40% Hangar 18 (1980)

Birthday: Mar 21, 1923

Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

A minor character actor with hundreds of credits dating back to the earliest days of television, Phillip Abbott never became a star, but he worked consistently for nearly a half-century in various supporting and leading roles. Abbott studied at New York's Fordham University and apprenticed in acting at the well-regarded Pasadena Playhouse in Southern California. After debuting on Broadway in the late 1940s, Abbott became a regular television presence during the so-called Golden Age of live TV drama, appearing on popular live prime-time anthologies like "Producers' Showcase," "The Philco Television Playhouse," and "The Kaiser Aluminum Hour." Although he enjoyed a brief foray into film in the late 1950s and '60s, appearing in supporting roles on family-oriented Disney features such as the WWII adventure "Miracle of the White Stallions" (1963) and the wilderness drama "Those Calloways" (1965), Abbott continued to work primarily in TV for the rest of his career. His best remembered role was Assistant Director Arthur Ward on the long-running crime drama "The F.B.I.," which he played for nine years.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spring Awakening Mr. Pierson (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins Manning (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 89% Savannah Smiles Chief Pruitt (Character) - 1982
40% 31% Hangar 18 Frank Morrison (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invasion Force Frank Morrison (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Gunner Joe Sen. Scott Lucas (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Bogen County Harry Webb (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare in Chicago Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI Assistant Director Arthur Ward (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 56% Those Calloways Dell Fraser (Character) - 1964
74% 72% Sweet Bird of Youth Dr. George Scudder (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 47% The Bachelor Party Arnold Craig (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 23% The Invisible Boy Dr. Tom Merrinoe (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Dr. Meyer (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Horton Drake (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 56% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Giles Kendall (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The FBI Arthur Ward (Character) 1965-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Edmond Aitken (Guest Star) 1965 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Sheriff Charles Edward Shafter (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Frank Ebels (Guest Star) 1963 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Tom Carlyle (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey James Dignan (Guest Star) 1962-1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Chris Bayles (Character) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Lieutenant Cook (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Doctor Olsen (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Unknown (Character) 1955

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