Philip Charles MacKenzie

Philip Charles MacKenzie

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Birthday: May 07, 1946

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Philip Charles MacKenzie spent the first half of his career as a supporting actor in dozens of television shows, and the second half as a television director. His film debut was a bit role in "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), and he spent the better part of the next decade bouncing between TV guest appearances until landing on "Brothers" in 1984. A sitcom on United States premium channel Showtime about the lives of three Philadelphia siblings, "Brothers" broke ground with the gay-themed storyline centering around the youngest, just "out" brother, Cliff (Paul Regina) and his flamboyantly gay friend Donald, played by MacKenzie. His work as Donald won MacKenzie a CableACE award for Best Actor in a Comedy, and also introduced him to his true calling behind the camera, as MacKenzie would eventually direct 10 "Brothers" episodes. Though continuing to act, particularly in short-lived "Duet" spinoff "Open House" with spouse Alison LaPlaca, by the early 1990s MacKenzie transitioned to a full-time directorial career focused on sitcoms, helming multiple episodes of 1990s staples "Roseanne," "Frasier," and "Suddenly Susan," among others. In the 2000s, he directed 36 episodes of long-lived Jim Belushi comedy "According to Jim," as well as establishing himself as an instructor for aspiring film and television actors.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 43% Attention Shoppers Director - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Ride to Osaka Cavanaugh (Character) - 1983

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Director 2008-2009 2002-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of Practice Director 2005
14% No Score Yet It's All Relative Director 2004
33% No Score Yet Married to the Kellys Director 2003-2004
58% No Score Yet I'm With Her Director 2003
No Score Yet 71% George Lopez Director 2002
10% No Score Yet Raising Dad Director 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife and Kids Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Director 1997
70% No Score Yet George & Leo Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Temporarily Yours Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Director 1997
43% No Score Yet Ink Director 1997
86% No Score Yet Almost Perfect Director 1995-1996
93% 95% Frasier Director 1995-1996
76% 69% Roseanne Director 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Open House Ted Nichols (Character) 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brothers Donald Maltby (Character) 1984-1989
89% No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Emcee (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
87% 93% Cheers Roy (Guest Star) 1982
59% No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
78% No Score Yet Bosom Buddies Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Burglar (Guest Star) 1978

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