Philip Sterling

Philip Sterling

Highest Rated: 75% The Competition (1980)

Lowest Rated: 19% My Giant (1998)

Birthday: Oct 9, 1922

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Philip Sterling was an American actor who had a long, low-key career that was mostly spent on television. He was originally a jazz pianist before becoming an actor, and got his start in one of TV's earliest anthology shows, "Hands of Mystery," in 1949. After several small TV parts he became a regular on the popular soap "Guiding Light," playing the role of George Hayes from 1963 until 1968. He was a frequent presence on soaps throughout his long TV career and also appeared on "Another World" in a recurring role in the early '70s. He had a supporting role in the feature "Me, Natalie" in 1969, a Golden Globe-winning film that featured Martin Balsam and Patty Duke, and appeared in the comedy "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight." For the most part, however, he stuck to the small screen. In the 1970s, he appeared in several made-for-TV movies, playing an Israeli colonel in "Victory at Entebbe" and a doctor in "The Lazarus Syndrome." He had another soap opera role on "As the World Turns" as Reverend George Booth and made a half-dozen appearances on the popular sitcom "Barney Miller." His later career included a role as Dr. Simon Weiss on the medical show "St. Elsewhere" and two different recurring roles as judges--on the '90s drama "Sisters" and Steven Bochco's courtroom show, "L.A. Law."

Highest rated movies

The Competition
Audrey Rose
My Giant

Filmography

Movies

Credit
19% 25% My Giant Uncle Nate (Character) $8.0M 1998
No Score Yet 31% Backfire Dr. Creason (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circle of Violence: A Family Drama Jim McLane (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vital Signs Tommy (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 67% The Execution of Raymond Graham Max Adler (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 32% Tomboy Earl Delarue (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The A-Team Grant Eldridge (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Divorce Wars: A Love Story Max Bernheimer (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 86% The Wall Reb Mazur (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born to Be Sold Sgt. Prill (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Texas Dr. Helpern (Character) - 1981
75% 63% The Competition Mr. Dietrich (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 50% This Year's Blonde Dr. Freed (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 33% The Lazarus Syndrome Skeptical Doctor (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 50% Promises in the Dark Dr. Frucht (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 56% Dr. Strange Dr. Frank Taylor (Character) $1.0M 1978
53% 43% Audrey Rose Judge Langley (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mallory: In Circumstantial Evidence Richmond (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 74% Me, Natalie Mr. Miller (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters Judge Truman Ventnor (Character) 1991-1995
83% 83% NYPD Blue Albert Bloom (Guest Star) 1995
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Rabbi Frankel (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything but Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1988-1989
No Score Yet 84% The Wonder Years Grandpa Pfeiffer (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Dr. Ashley (Guest Star) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1984
No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Howard Spangler (Guest Star) 1975 1978-1979 1981-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Dr. Myron 'Bud' Herzog (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living John (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1949