Philip Van Zandt

Birthday: Oct 4, 1904
Birthplace: Not Available
Beginning his stage career in his native Holland in 1927, Phil Van Zandt moved to America shortly afterward, continuing to make theatrical appearances into the late '30s. From his first film (Those High Gray Walls [1939]) onward, the versatile Van Zandt was typed as "everyday" characters whenever he chose not to wear his mustache; with the 'stache, however, his face took on a sinister shade, and he found himself playing such cinematic reprobates as evil caliphs, shady attorneys, and heartless Nazis. Because of deliberately shadowy photography, the audience barely saw Van Zandt's face at all in one of his best roles, as the Henry Luce-like magazine editor Rawlston in Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941). Though many of his feature-film assignments were bits, Van Zandt was permitted generous screen time in his many appearances in two-reel comedies. Beginning with the Gus Schilling/Dick Lane vehicle Pardon My Terror (1946), Van Zandt was a fixture at the Columbia Pictures short subjects unit, usually playing crooks and mad scientists at odds with the Three Stooges. He established his own acting school in Hollywood in the 1950s, though this and other ventures ultimately failed. Philip Van Zandt died of a drug overdose at the age of 54.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Lonely Man Burnsey 1957
No Score Yet The 27th Day Taxi Driver 1957
25% The Pride and the Passion Vidal 1957
80% Man of a Thousand Faces George Loane Tucker 1957
71% Around the World in 80 Days Actor 1956
No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks Mr. Webster 1956
95% To Catch a Thief Jewelry Clerk 1955
No Score Yet Untamed Schuman 1955
92% The Big Combo Mr. Jones 1955
No Score Yet Knock on Wood Brutchik 1954
No Score Yet Gog Dr. Elzevir 1954
25% The High and the Mighty Mr. Wilson 1954
No Score Yet 3 Ring Circus (Jerrico, the Wonder Clown) Johnny 1954
No Score Yet Captain John Smith and Pocahontas Davis 1953
No Score Yet 3 Sailors And A Girl Garage Owner 1953
No Score Yet The Girl Who Had Everything Colleague 1953
65% Viva Zapata! Commanding Officer 1952
No Score Yet Pride of St. Louis Louis 1952
44% Macao Customs Official 1952
No Score Yet At Sword's Point Jacques 1952
No Score Yet Son of Ali Baba Kareeb 1952
No Score Yet Submarine Command (The Submarine Story) Gavin 1951
No Score Yet Ten Tall Men Henri 1951
71% The Desert Fox German S.S. Man at Hospital 1951
No Score Yet Two Dollar Bettor Ralph Sheppard 1951
No Score Yet His Kind of Woman Jose Morro 1951
No Score Yet Ghost Chasers Dr. Granville 1951
No Score Yet Mask of the Avenger Artillery Major 1951
83% Cyrano de Bergerac Man with Gazette 1950
No Score Yet Copper Canyon Sheriff Wattling 1950
No Score Yet The Jackpot Flick Morgan 1950
No Score Yet Between Midnight and Dawn Joe Quist 1950
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives Milo DeLong 1950
No Score Yet Indian Territory Curt Raidler 1950
No Score Yet Tension Lt. Schiavone 1949
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf and His Lady Joe Brewster 1949
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles Chuck 1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal Watchman 1949
No Score Yet Night Has a Thousand Eyes Chauffeur/Cigar Attendant 1948
No Score Yet Walk a Crooked Mile Anton Radchek 1948
No Score Yet The Loves of Carmen Sergeant 1948
100% The Street with No Name Manager of Bonding Company 1948
86% The Lady From Shanghai Toughie/Cop 1948
No Score Yet April Showers Mr. Swift 1948
100% The Big Clock Sidney Kislav 1948
91% Life With Father Clerk 1947
No Score Yet California Mr. Gunce 1946
No Score Yet Decoy Tommy 1946
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire Guard 1946
No Score Yet Below The Deadline (Jumping Joe) Oney Kessel 1946
No Score Yet Night and Day Librettist 1946
89% Somewhere in the Night Navy Doctor 1946
No Score Yet The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest Men-at-Arm 1946
97% Gilda Man 1946
No Score Yet Joe Palooka, Champ Freddie Wells 1946
No Score Yet I Love a Bandleader Bill 1945
No Score Yet A Thousand and One Nights Grand Wazir AbuHassan 1945
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Rendezvous Dr. Fagle 1945
No Score Yet Counter-Attack (One Against Seven) Galkronye 1945
No Score Yet The Big Noise Dutchy 1944
No Score Yet Call of the Jungle Dozan 1944
No Score Yet A Guy Named Joe Major 1944
No Score Yet Tarzan's Desert Mystery Kushmet 1944
55% House of Frankenstein Inspector Muller 1944
No Score Yet Dragon Seed Japanese Guard 1944
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance Clerk 1943
85% Hangmen Also Die Officer 1943
No Score Yet Tarzan Triumphs Bausch 1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Kurt 1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens Herman 1943
No Score Yet Commandos Strike at Dawn Thirsty Soldier 1942
No Score Yet Reunion in France Customer 1942
83% Wake Island Cpl. Goebbels 1942
No Score Yet Invisible Agent Nazi SS Man 1942
100% Citizen Kane Mr. Rawlston 1941
No Score Yet City of Missing Girls King Peterson 1941
No Score Yet So Ends Our Night Bachman 1941

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
  • 1955
  • 1954
  • 1953
  • 1951
  • 1950
  • 1949
  • 1948
  • 1940
  • 1936
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Regan Maral Nick Marone
  • 1955
  • 1953

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