Philip Baker Hall

Highest Rated: 98% Say Anything... (1989)
Lowest Rated: 0% Implicated (1998)
Birthday: Sep 10, 1931
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Primarily a supporting and character actor, Philip Baker Hall has also played the occasional lead on stage, screen, and television. Hall made his film debut playing a priest in Cowards (1970). He then appeared in three television series during the mid-'70s, including Man From Atlantis (1977). He became best known during the '80s for his portrayal of Richard Nixon in Robert Altman's brilliant Secret Honor (1984), for which Hall also wrote the screenplay. Though the film garnered mixed reviews, the actor's portrayal of Nixon was hailed as a tour de force. Through the '80s and '90s, Hall continued to work steadily in films and on television; his talents were perhaps best, and most famously, utilized by director Paul Thomas Anderson, who cast Hall in substantial roles in Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), and Magnolia (1999), the last of which saw the actor in fine form as a game show host dying of cancer. Hall also had a memorable turn as a private investigator who is far too convinced of the infallibility of his own instincts in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999); that same year, he gave a strong performance as CBS producer Don Hewitt in Michael Mann's The Insider. Clearly, Hall had no intention of slowing down, and he would spend the next several years remaining extremely active, appearing in such films as The Matador, Rush Hour 3, The Lodger, 50/50, and Mr. Popper's Penguins.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
53% Person to Person Jimmy $48.8K 2017
39% The Last Word Edward $1.8M 2017
14% Playing It Cool Grandad 2015
69% Altman Actor 2014
66% Bad Words Dr. Bowman 2014
61% Clear History McKenzie 2013
No Score Yet The Chicago 8 Actor 2012
53% People Like Us Ike Rafferty $12.5M 2012
No Score Yet Bending the Rules Herb Gold 2012
93% 50/50 Alan $35.1M 2011
48% Mr. Popper's Penguins Franklin $68.2M 2011
34% All Good Things Malvern Bump $0.6M 2010
42% Wonderful World The Man 2010
25% Fired Up Coach Burns $16.8M 2009
21% The Lodger Captain Smith 2009
No Score Yet Duck: Think Outside the Flock Actor 2008
18% Rush Hour 3 Captain William Diel $140.1M 2007
78% You Kill Me Roman Krzeminski $2.4M 2007
65% The TV Set Vernon Maxwell $35K 2007
88% Islander Popper 2007
89% Zodiac Sherwood Morrill $33.1M 2007
26% The Zodiac Chief Frank Perkins 2006
26% The Shaggy Dog Lance Strictland $61.1M 2006
75% The Matador Mr. Randy $12.5M 2006
No Score Yet The Limb Salesman Actor 2006
24% The Amityville Horror Father Callaway $64.3M 2005
50% Duck Arthur 2005
43% Mrs. Harris Arthur Schulte 2005
82% In Good Company Eugene Kalb $45.5M 2004
75% A House on a Hill Harry Mayfield 2003
64% Die Mommie Die! Sol Sussman 2003
49% Bruce Almighty Jack Baylor $242.6M 2003
70% Dogville Tom Edison Sr. $1.5M 2003
57% Hit Me Lenny Ish 2002
No Score Yet A Gentleman's Game Charlie Logan 2002
59% The Sum of All Fears Defense Secretary Becker $118.5M 2002
No Score Yet Path to War Everett Dirkson 2002
8% Lost Souls James 2000
76% The Contender Oscar $16.2M 2000
36% Rules of Engagement Gen. H. Lawrence Hodges 2000
No Score Yet Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Actor 2000
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley Alvin MacCarron 1999
83% Magnolia Jimmy Gator 1999
64% Cradle Will Rock Gray Mathers 1999
96% The Insider Don Hewitt 1999
57% Let the Devil Wear Black Sol Hirsch 1999
38% Psycho Sheriff Chambers 1998
60% Rush Hour Capt. Diel 1998
43% Judas Kiss Poppy Malavero 1998
94% The Truman Show Network Executive 1998
60% Witness to the Mob Actor 1998
21% Sour Grapes Mr. Bell 1998
0% Implicated John Sawyer 1998
No Score Yet Tempting Fate Dr. Bardwell 1998
93% Boogie Nights Floyd Gondolli 1997
76% Air Force One U.S. Attorney Gen. Ward 1997
25% Buddy Minister 1997
No Score Yet The Little Death Detective Snyder 1996
83% Hard Eight Sydney 1996
8% Eye for an Eye Sidney Hughes 1996
68% Kiss of Death Big Junior 1995
No Score Yet Without Warning Dr. Kurt Lowden 1994
No Score Yet Roswell Roswell General 1994
No Score Yet Cigarettes & Coffee Actor 1993
0% Live Wire Senator Thyme 1992
No Score Yet Stormy Weathers Dr. Comden 1992
No Score Yet Blue Desert Joe 1991
38% An Innocent Man Judge Lavet 1989
No Score Yet A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story Judge 1989
53% Ghostbusters 2 Police Commissioner 1989
No Score Yet Incident at Dark River Actor 1989
38% How I Got Into College Dean Patterson 1989
98% Say Anything... IRS Boss 1989
No Score Yet Goddess of Love Actor 1988
96% Midnight Run Sidney 1988
67% Three O'Clock High Detective Mulvahill 1987
77% Secret Honor Richard M. Nixon 1984
No Score Yet The Last Reunion Actor 1982
No Score Yet The Man with Bogart's Face Dr. Inman 1980
No Score Yet The Night the Bridge Fell Down Warren Meech 1980
No Score Yet Terror Out of the Sky (The Revenge of the Savage Bees) Starrett 1978
No Score Yet Kill Me If You Can Phillips 1977
No Score Yet Man from Atlantis George 1977
No Score Yet Cowards Father Reis 1970

TV

CREDIT
88% Room 104
2017-2018
  • 2018
  • 2017
30% Second Chance
2016
Old Man Pritchard
  • 2016
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Ezra Helsinger
  • 2015
67% Rake
2014
Mitch Markham
  • 2014
59% The Newsroom
2012-2014
Bryce Delancy
  • 2012
87% Modern Family
2009
Walt Kleezak
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Life & Times of Tim
2008-2012
Voice
  • 2010
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Dr. Morrison
  • 2009
  • 2004
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Dr. Morrison
  • 2009
  • 2004
92% Psych
2006-2014
  • 2008
No Score Yet Pasadena
2001-2002
George Greeley George
  • 2005
  • 2001
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Ernie Dell
  • 2004
90% Monk
2002-2009
Salvatore Lucarelli
  • 2004
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Sen. Matt Hunt
  • 2004
92% Everwood
2002-2006
Dr. Donald Douglas
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Night Visions
2001-2002
Captain Brascom
  • 2002
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Noah Ridder
  • 2002
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Guest Bookman Mr. Bookman
  • 1998
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Vinocour
  • 1997
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Jerod
  • 1994
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Kevin Fogerty
  • 1993
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Ed Costner
  • 1991
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Dr. Harrison
  • 1988
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Deputy Shell Capt. Rasmussen
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Maj. Gordon
  • 1980
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Sgt. Hacker
  • 1977
No Score Yet Good Times
1974-1979
Motel Owner
  • 1976
  • 1975

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