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      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 poster
      Path to War
      The Insider poster
      The Insider
      The Truman Show poster The Truman Show 50/50 poster
      50/50
      Boogie Nights poster
      Boogie Nights
      Islander poster
      Islander
      The Talented Mr. Ripley poster The Talented Mr. Ripley Magnolia poster
      Magnolia

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      53% 46% 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
      53% 62% People Like Us Ike Rafferty (Character) $12.4M 2012
      No Score Yet 33% Bending the Rules Herb (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 76% The Chicago 8 Judge Julius Hoffman (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
      42% 33% Wonderful World The Man (Character) $8.6K 2009
      24% 52% Fired Up Coach Byrnes (Character) $17.2M 2009
      21% 30% The Lodger Captain Smith (Character) - 2009
      78% 59% You Kill Me Roman (Character) $2.4M 2007
      88% 80% Islander Popper (Character) - 2006
      64% 58% The TV Set Vernon Maxwell (Character) $265.6K 2006
      27% 38% The Zodiac Frank Perkins (Character) $44.8K 2005
      50% 45% Duck Arthur Pratt (Character) - 2005
      43% 39% Mrs. Harris Arthur Schulte (Character) - 2005
      75% 66% The Matador Mr. Randy (Character) $12.6M 2005
      23% 52% The Amityville Horror Father McNamara (Character) $64.3M 2005
      82% 54% In Good Company Eugene Kalb (Character) $45.5M 2004
      65% 73% Die Mommie Die! Sol Sussman (Character) $180.3K 2003
      69% 89% Dogville Tom Edison Sr. (Character) $1.5M 2003
      75% No Score Yet A House on a Hill Harry Mayfield (Character) $678 2003
      48% 57% Bruce Almighty Jack Baylor (Character) $242.6M 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 58% A Gentleman's Game Charlie Logan (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Aristotle Onassis (Character) - 2000
      76% 73% The Contender Oscar Billings (Character) $17.8M 2000
      8% 22% Lost Souls Father James (Character) $16.8M 2000
      37% 55% Rules of Engagement General H. Lawrence Hodges (Character) $61.3M 2000
      57% 27% Let the Devil Wear Black Sol Hirsch (Character) - 1999
      96% 90% The Insider Don Hewitt (Character) $29.0M 1999
      83% 89% Magnolia Jimmy Gator (Character) $22.5M 1999
      85% 80% The Talented Mr. Ripley Alvin MacCarron (Character) $81.3M 1999
      65% 71% Cradle Will Rock Gray Mathers (Character) $2.9M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tempting Fate Dr. Bardwell (Character) - 1998
      61% 78% Rush Hour Captain William Diel (Character) $141.2M 1998
      94% 89% The Truman Show Network Executive (Character) $125.6M 1998
      0% No Score Yet Implicated John Sawyer (Character) - 1998
      27% 37% Sour Grapes Mr. Bell (Character) $260.2K 1998
      40% 28% Psycho Sheriff Al Chambers (Character) $21.5M 1998
      26% 32% Buddy Minister (Character) $10.0M 1997
      78% 66% Air Force One U.S. Attorney General Andrew Ward (Character) $172.7M 1997
      93% 89% Boogie Nights Floyd Gondolli (Character) $26.4M 1997
      57% 57% Hit Me Lenny Ish (Character) - 1996
      8% 55% Eye for an Eye Sidney Hughes (Character) $25.7M 1996
      82% 83% Hard Eight Sydney (Character) $215.6K 1996
      68% 38% Kiss of Death Big Junior Brown (Character) $14.7M 1995
      0% 29% Live Wire Senator Thyme (Character) - 1992
      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
      No Score Yet 41% Blue Desert Joe (Character) - 1991
      43% 42% How I Got Into College Dean Patterson (Character) $1.3M 1989
      No Score Yet 92% A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story Judge Blumenfeld (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident at Dark River Dr. Leo Manus (Character) - 1989
      57% 73% Three O'Clock High Detective Mulvahill (Character) $3.1M 1987
      77% 78% Secret Honor Unknown (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Reunion Mike Sills (Character) - 1980
      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% 55% Room 104 Charlie (Character) 2017
      30% 71% Second Chance Old Jimmy Pritchard (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Ezra Helsinger (Guest Star) 2015
      68% 71% Rake Mitch Markham (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 91% The Newsroom Bryce Delancy (Guest Star) 2012
      85% 89% Modern Family Walt Kleezak (Guest Star) 2011-2012
      100% No Score Yet True Jackson, VP Mr. Jenkins (Guest Star) 2009-2010
      92% 92% 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% 90% 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
      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% 94% 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
      89% 92% Seinfeld Lt. Bookman (Guest Star) 1991
      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 96% 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 90% M*A*S*H Sgt. Hacker (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet 100% Good Times The Motel Owner (Guest Star) 1976