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Philip Baker Hall

Highest Rated:   98% Say Anything... (1989)
Lowest Rated:   0% Implicated (1998)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
47% Person to Person
  • Jimmy
$48.8k 2017
38% The Last Word
  • Edward
$1.8M 2017
15% Playing It Cool
  • Grandad
2015
67% Altman
  • Actor
2014
66% Bad Words
  • Dr. Bowman
2014
55% 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
94% 50/50
  • Alan
$35.1M 2011
48% Mr. Popper's Penguins
  • Franklin
$68.2M 2011
33% All Good Things
  • Malvern Bump
$0.6M 2010
42% Wonderful World
  • The Man
2010
24% 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
64% The TV Set
  • Vernon Maxwell
$35k 2007
88% Islander
  • Popper
2007
89% Zodiac
  • Sherwood Morrill
$33M 2007
26% The Zodiac
  • Chief Frank Perkins
2006
26% The Shaggy Dog
  • Lance Strictland
$61.1M 2006
74% 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
33% Mrs. Harris
  • Arthur Schulte
2005
83% In Good Company
  • Eugene Kalb
$45.5M 2004
75% A House on a Hill
  • Harry Mayfield
2003
64% Die Mommie Die!
  • Sol Sussman
2003
48% 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
7% 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
84% Magnolia
  • Jimmy Gator
1999
65% Cradle Will Rock
  • Gray Mathers
1999
96% The Insider
  • Don Hewitt
1999
57% Let the Devil Wear Black
  • Sol Hirsch
1999
37% Psycho
  • Sheriff Chambers
1998
60% Rush Hour
  • Capt. Diel
1998
43% Judas Kiss
  • Poppy Malavero
1998
94% The Truman Show
  • Network Executive
1998
No Score Yet Witness to the Mob
  • Actor
1998
23% Sour Grapes
  • Mr. Bell
1998
0% Implicated
  • John Sawyer
1998
No Score Yet Tempting Fate
  • Dr. Bardwell
1998
93% Boogie Nights
  • Floyd Gondolli
1997
78% 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 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
64% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
85% Room 104
2017
  • Actor
  • 2017
30% Second Chance
2016
  • Old Man Pritchard
  • 2016
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Ezra Helsinger
  • 2015
66% Rake
2014
  • Mitch Markham
  • 2014
62% The Newsroom
2012-2014
  • Bryce Delancy
  • 2012
86% Modern Family
2009
  • Walt Kleezak
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Life & Times of Tim
2008-2012
  • Voice
  • 2010
96% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000
  • Dr. Morrison
  • 2009
  • 2004
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Dr. Morrison
  • 2009
  • 2004
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
  • 2008
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Ernie Dell
  • 2004
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Salvatore Lucarelli
  • 2004
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Sen. Matt Hunt
  • 2004
No Score Yet Everwood
2002-2006
  • Dr. Donald Douglas
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Noah Ridder
  • 2002
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Guest
  • Bookman Mr. Bookman
  • 1998
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Vinocour
  • 1997
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
  • Kevin Fogerty
  • 1993

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