Philip Ober

Highest Rated: 99% North by Northwest (1959)
Birthday: Mar 23, 1902
Birthplace: Not Available
A Broadway actor since 1931, Philip Ober first appeared before the cameras in 1951, when he was invited by actor/director Mel Ferrer to play a supporting role in The Secret Fury (1951). Adept at portraying executive types who seemed to be up to something shady, Ober was often as not cast as a corporate villain. His most famous film role was in the 1953 Oscar-winner From Here to Eternity as the hateful Army officer who, while his wife, Deborah Kerr, carries on an affair with Burt Lancaster, tries to strongarm Montgomery Clift into entering a boxing competition. Ober voluntarily gave up his acting career in the mid-'60s when he joined the U.S. Consular Service in Mexico. Married three times, Philip Ober was the former husband of I Love Lucy co-star Vivian Vance.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Assignment to Kill Bohlen 1968
67% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Nicholas Simmons 1966
No Score Yet The Brass Bottle William Beevor 1964
80% The Ugly American Sears 1963
No Score Yet The Facts of Life Doc Mason 1960
97% Elmer Gantry Rev. Planck 1960
No Score Yet Beloved Infidel John Wheeler 1959
99% North by Northwest Lester Townsend 1959
No Score Yet The Mating Game Wendell Burnshaw 1959
No Score Yet Torpedo Run Adm. Samuel Setton 1958
No Score Yet Escapade in Japan Lt. Col. Hargrave 1957
No Score Yet Tammy and the Bachelor Alfred Bissle 1957
88% Broken Lance Van Cleve 1954
No Score Yet About Mrs. Leslie Mort Finley 1954
92% From Here to Eternity Capt. Dana Holmes 1953
No Score Yet The Clown Ralph Z. Henderson 1953
83% Come Back, Little Sheba Ed Anderson 1952
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal) Gilbert Nunnally 1952
No Score Yet The Unknown Man Wayne Kellwin 1951
No Score Yet The Blue Veil Actor 1951
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment Jed 1950
No Score Yet The Magnificent Yankee Mr. Owen Wister 1950
No Score Yet Chloe, Love Is Calling You Jim 1934

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Monkees
1966-1968
Mr. Weatherwax
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Howard
  • 1966
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
  • 1965
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Dr. Wilkerson
  • 1965
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Mr. Henderson
  • 1964
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Oliver
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Stark
  • 1962
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Dore Schary Arnold
  • 1955
  • 1951

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