Philip Baker Hall

Philip Baker Hall

Highest Rated: 100% Path to War (2002)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 10, 1931

Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, USA

A classic late-bloomer who launched his career well after most others had come and gone, actor Philip Baker Hall was one of few performers of a certain age able to achieve Hollywood stardom. After starting a family and teaching high school English for a living, Hall changed course to become a prominent theater actor, landing roles both on and off-Broadway while slowly carving out a career on screen. He had a number of less-than-memorable appearances before landing his breakout role as a demented Richard Nixon in the one-man show, "Secret Honor" (1983), which director Robert Altman turned into an acclaimed but often overlooked film the following year. But the industry recognition he received led to bigger and better roles. Hall landed supporting parts in films like "Midnight Run" (1988) and "Say Anything" (1989), and played the fast-talking Lt. Bookman in a classic third season episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). But it was his relationship with writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson that propelled Hall into a popular and widely recognized performer. Starting with Anderson's short film, "Coffee and Cigarettes" (1992), which was later turned into the feature-length "Hard Eight" (1996), Hall appeared in a number of the director's films, including "Boggie Nights" (1997) and most notably "Magnolia" (1999). From there, Hall was in-demand as a character actor, landing big movies like "The Insider" (1999), "The Sum of All Fears" (2002), "Bruce Almighty" (2003) and "Zodiac" (2007), defying the odds and proving that sometimes life could really begin after 60.

Highest rated movies

Path to War
The Insider
The Truman Show
50/50
Boogie Nights
Islander
In Good Company
Magnolia

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
52% 45% Person to Person Jimmy (Character) $48.3K 2017
40% 64% The Last Word Edward (Character) $1.8M 2017
70% 67% Altman Self - 2014
65% 61% Bad Words Dr. Bowman (Character) $7.8M 2014
61% 54% Clear History McKenzie (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 76% The Chicago 8 Judge Julius Hoffman (Character) - 2012
53% 62% People Like Us Ike Rafferty (Character) $12.4M 2012
No Score Yet 33% Bending the Rules Herb (Character) - 2012
93% 88% 50/50 Alan (Character) $35.0M 2011
47% 53% Mr. Popper's Penguins Franklin (Character) $68.2M 2011
35% 37% All Good Things Malvern Bumb (Character) $578.4K 2010
24% 30% The Lodger Captain Smith (Character) - 2009
24% 52% Fired Up Coach Byrnes (Character) $17.2M 2009
42% 33% Wonderful World The Man (Character) $8.6K 2009
78% 59% You Kill Me Roman (Character) $2.4M 2007
64% 58% The TV Set Vernon Maxwell (Character) $265.6K 2006
88% 83% Islander Popper (Character) - 2006
43% 40% Mrs. Harris Arthur Schulte (Character) - 2005
26% 38% The Zodiac Frank Perkins (Character) $44.8K 2005
75% 65% The Matador Mr. Randy (Character) $12.6M 2005
50% 45% Duck Arthur Pratt (Character) - 2005
23% 52% The Amityville Horror Father McNamara (Character) $64.3M 2005
83% 54% In Good Company Eugene Kalb (Character) $45.5M 2004
70% 89% Dogville Tom Edison Sr. (Character) $1.5M 2003
64% 73% Die Mommie Die! Sol Sussman (Character) $180.3K 2003
48% 57% Bruce Almighty Jack Baylor (Character) $242.6M 2003
75% No Score Yet A House on a Hill Harry Mayfield (Character) $678 2003
59% 49% The Sum of All Fears Defense Secretary Becker (Character) $118.5M 2002
100% 73% Path to War Everett Dirksen (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 57% A Gentleman's Game Charlie Logan (Character) - 2001
37% 55% Rules of Engagement General H. Lawrence Hodges (Character) $61.3M 2000
76% 73% The Contender Oscar Billings (Character) $17.8M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Aristotle Onassis (Character) - 2000
8% 22% Lost Souls Father James (Character) $16.8M 2000
96% 90% The Insider Don Hewitt (Character) $29.0M 1999
83% 89% Magnolia Jimmy Gator (Character) $22.5M 1999
65% 71% Cradle Will Rock Gray Mathers (Character) $2.9M 1999
57% 27% Let the Devil Wear Black Sol Hirsch (Character) - 1999
83% 80% The Talented Mr. Ripley Alvin MacCarron (Character) $81.3M 1999
61% 78% Rush Hour Captain William Diel (Character) $141.2M 1998
95% 89% The Truman Show Network Executive (Character) $125.6M 1998
27% 37% Sour Grapes Mr. Bell (Character) $260.2K 1998
39% 28% Psycho Sheriff Al Chambers (Character) $21.5M 1998
0% No Score Yet Implicated John Sawyer (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tempting Fate Dr. Bardwell (Character) - 1998
93% 89% Boogie Nights Floyd Gondolli (Character) $26.4M 1997
78% 66% Air Force One U.S. Attorney General Andrew Ward (Character) $172.7M 1997
25% 31% Buddy Minister (Character) $10.0M 1997
57% 56% Hit Me Lenny Ish (Character) - 1996
81% 83% Hard Eight Sydney (Character) $215.6K 1996
8% 55% Eye for an Eye Sidney Hughes (Character) $25.7M 1996
68% 37% Kiss of Death Big Junior Brown (Character) $14.7M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Sam Gochenour (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stormy Weathers Dr. Comden (Character) - 1992
0% 30% Live Wire Senator Thyme (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 41% Blue Desert Joe (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 93% A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story Judge Blumenfeld (Character) - 1989
43% 41% How I Got Into College Dean Patterson (Character) $1.3M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident at Dark River Dr. Leo Manus (Character) - 1989
62% 73% Three O'Clock High Detective Mulvahill (Character) $3.1M 1987
77% 78% Secret Honor Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 14% Terror Out of the Sky Starrett (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Atlantis George (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cowards Unknown (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
88% 54% Room 104 Charlie (Character) 2017
30% 71% Second Chance Old Jimmy Pritchard (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Ezra Helsinger (Guest Star) 2015
68% 70% Rake Mitch Markham (Guest Star) 2014
58% 91% The Newsroom Bryce Delancy (Guest Star) 2012
85% 88% Modern Family Walt Kleezak (Guest Star) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet True Jackson, VP Mr. Jenkins (Guest Star) 2009-2010
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Doctor Morrison (Guest Star) 2004 2009
68% No Score Yet Worst Week Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
40% No Score Yet The Loop Russ McDonald (Character) 2006-2007
91% 88% Monk Salvatore Lucarelli (Guest Star) 2004
93% 96% Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pasadena George Reese Greeley (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
89% 93% Seinfeld Bookman (Guest Star) 1991 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life's Work Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
87% 93% Cheers City Councilman Kevin Fogerty (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Judge Bianchi (Guest Star) 1991-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurses Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benson Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 94% M*A*S*H Sgt. Hacker (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 100% Good Times The Motel Owner (Guest Star) 1976