Philip Baker Hall

September 10, 1931 — June 12, 2022
Toledo, Ohio
90 years old

“We might be through with the past, but the past ain’t through with us”.

Philip Baker Hall in “Magnolia”


Network Executive in “The Truman Show” (1998)


Walt Kleezak in “Modern Family” (2011-2012)


Jimmy Gator in “Magnolia” (1990)

Philip Baker Hall

1970Zabriskie PointDiner owner (uncredited)
1970Love-in ’72Father Reis
1974Throw Out the Anchor!Ryan
1978ComaDoctor (uncredited)
1980The Man with Bogart’s FaceDr. Inman
1980The Last ReunionMike Sills
1981Dream on!
1984Secret HonorRichard Nixon
1986Nothing in CommonColonial Airlines Executive (uncredited)
1987Three O’Clock HighDetective Mulvahill
1988Midnight RunSidney
1989Say AnythingIRS Boss
1989How I Got Into CollegeDean Patterson
1989Ghostbusters IIPolice Commissioner
1989An Innocent ManJudge Kenneth Lavet
1990Blue DesertJoe
1992Live WireSenator Thyme
1995Kiss of DeathBig Junior Brown
1996Eye for an EyeSidney Hughes
1996Hard EightSydney
1996The Little DeathSnyder / Detective
1996The RockChief Justice (uncredited)
1996Hit MeLenny Ish
1997Air Force OneU.S. Attorney General Ward
1997Boogie NightsFloyd Gondolli
1998Sour GrapesMr. Bell
1998The Truman ShowNetwork Executive
1998Judas KissPobby Malavero
1998Rush HourCaptain Diel
1998Enemy of the StateAttorney Mark Silverberg (uncredited)
1998PsychoSheriff Chambers
1998ImplicatedJohn Sawyer
1999Let the Devil Wear BlackSol Hirsch
1999Cradle Will RockGray Mathers
1999The InsiderDon Hewitt
1999MagnoliaJimmy Gator
1999The Talented Mr. RipleyAlvin MacCarron
2000Rules of EngagementGeneral H. Lawrence Hodges
2000The ContenderOscar Billings
2000Lost SoulsFather James
2001A House on a HillHarry Mayfield
2002The Sum of All FearsDefense Secretary Becker
2002A Gentleman’s GameCharlie Logan
2003Die, Mommie, Die!Sol Sussman
2003Bruce AlmightyJack Baylor
2003DogvilleTom Edison Sr.
2004In Good CompanyEugene Kalb
2005The MatadorMr. Randy
2005DuckArthur Pratt
2005The Amityville HorrorFather Callaway
2005The ZodiacFrank Perkins
2006The Shaggy DogLance Strictland
2006The TV SetVernon Maxwell
2007ZodiacSherwood Morrill
2007You Kill MeRoman Krzeminski
2007Rush Hour 3Captain William Diel (uncredited)
2009The LodgerCaptain Smith
2009Fired Up!Coach Byrnes
2009Wonderful WorldThe Man
2010All Good ThingsMalvern Bump
2011The Chicago 8Judge Julius Hoffman
2011Mr. Popper’s PenguinsFranklin
2012Bending the RulesHerb Gold
2012People Like UsIke Rafferty
2012ArgoC.I.A Director Stansfield Turner (uncredited)
2013Bad WordsDr. Bowman
2014Playing It CoolGranddad
2017Person to PersonJimmy
2017The Last WordEdward

Philip Baker Hall

1975The Last SurvivorsHolmes’ defence attourneyTelevision movie
1975-1978Emergency!Oliver Warren / Dr. Scott2 Episodes
1976Good TimesThe Motel OwnerEpisode: “J.J.’s Fiancée: Part 2”
1976Mayday at 40, 000 Feet!ReporterTelevision movie
1976-1977VisionsBoyle / Mr. Severson2 Episodes
1977Man from AtlantisGeorgeEpisode: “Man from Atlantis”
1977The Hostage HeartDr. Harvey FessTelevision movie
1977Kill Me If You CanPhillipsTelevision movie
1977M*A*S*HSgt. HackerEpisode: “The Light That Failed”
1977The Mask of Alexander CrossDesk Clerk (uncredited)Television movie
1978The FitzpatricksBertramEpisode: “A Living Wage”
1978The BastardShopkeeperTelevision series
1978Terror Out of the SkyStarrettTelevision movie
1979SamuraiProf. OwensTelevision movie
1980The WaltonsMajor GordonEpisode: “The Furlough”
1980Riding for the Pony ExpressMr. DurfeeTelevision movie
1980The Night the Bridge Fell DownWarren MeechTelevision movie
1980It’s a LivingMan in Hotel RoomEpisode: “The Lois Affair”
1981This House PossessedClerkTelevision movie
1982McClain’s LawMr. HarrisEpisode: “Takeover”
1982Quincy M.E.Dep. DA Marty Shell /
Captain Rasmussen
2 Episodes
1982Cagney & LaceyLt. SweenyEpisode: “Hot Line”
1982T.J. HookerJudge WallaceEpisode: “A Cry for Help”
1982Games Mother Never Taught YouLester GreeneTelevision movie
1982Seven Brides for Seven BrothersWilcox / Prosecutor2 Episodes
1983General HospitalJudge SimpsonEpisode: “#1.5118”
1983Lottery!Episode: “Houston: Duffy’s Choice”
1984BensonHarrison FowlerEpisode: “The Election”
1985Hardcastle and McCormickJack MarshEpisode: “Too Rich and Too Thin”
1986Who Is Julia?Dean MayTelevision movie
1987MariahJames Malone7 Episodes
1987The SpiritSevrinTelevision movie
1987Miami ViceJudge DelaporteEpisode: “Contempt of Court”
1988Goddess of LoveDetective CharlesTelevision movie
1988Family TiesDr. Harrison3 Episodes
1989A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman StoryJudge BlumenfeldTelevision movie
1989Incident at Dark RiverDr. Leo ManusTelevision movie
1989-1990Falcon CrestEd Meyers13 Episodes
1990MatlockJudgeEpisode: “The Mother”
1990Bagdad CafeHerbEpisode: “This Bird Has Flown”
1991Murder, She WroteLen CostnerEpisode: “Moving Violation”
1991L.A. LawTom BakerEpisode: “He’s a Crowd”
1991Equal JusticeJudge S.E. ClevelandEpisode: “Do the Wrong Thing”
1991The AntagonistsSamEpisode: “Brother to Brother”
1991Dark JusticeWinchester KellerEpisode: “The Neutralizing Factor”
1991-1992Civil WarsJudge Bianchi3 Episodes
1991-1998SeinfeldLt. Joe Bookman2 Episodes
1992Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232Sam GochenourTelevision movie
1992Stormy WeathersDr. ComdenTelevision movie
1992NursesMr. ToddEpisode: “Playing Doctor”
1993CheersCity Councilman Kevin FogertyEpisode: “Woody Gets an Election”
1993BobJewelerEpisode: “Have Yourself a Married
Little Christmas”
1994M.A.N.T.I.S.SmittyTelevision movie
1994Empty NestJerodEpisode: “Brotherly Shove”
1994The Good LifeMr. HumphreysEpisode: “Melissa the Thief”
1994RoswellRoswell GeneralTelevision movie
1994Madman of the PeopleKentEpisode: “All Work and No Play
Makes Jack a Mad Boy”
1994Chicago HopeMr. WellingtonEpisode: “You Gotta Have Heart”
1994HardballBeanball McGeeEpisode: “Lee’s Bad, Bad Day”
1994Without WarningDr. Kurt LowdenTelevision movie
1996Life’s WorkJudge ConklinEpisode: “Contempt”
1996The John Larroquette ShowMr. FrankEpisode: “Napping to Success”
19973rd Rock from the SunPresident DeweyEpisode: “Proud Dick”
1997The PracticeJudge Joseph Vinocour4 Episodes
1997-1998MillenniumGroup Elder2 Episodes
1998Tempting FateDr. BardwellTelevision movie
1998Witness to the MobToddo AurelloTelevision movie
1998L.A. DoctorsVincent CattanoEpisode: “Fear of Flying”
1999PartnersScarpattiTelevision movie
2000Jackie Bouvier Kennedy OnassisAristotle OnassisTelevision movie
2000The FugitiveStuart KimbleEpisode: “St. Christopher’s Prayer”
2000-2002Baby BluesMr. Saunders /
Mr. Thompson (voice)
2 Episodes
2001LoomisTelevision movie
2001-2002PasadenaGeorge Reese Greeley7 Episodes
2002Path to WarEverett DirksenTelevision movie
2002Night Visions (segment “Cargo”)Dennis BrascomEpisode: “Cargo/Switch”
2002Without a TraceNoah RidderEpisode: “Silent Partner”
2003-2004EverwoodDr. Donald Douglas3 Episodes
2004MonkSalvatore LucarelliEpisode: “Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather”
2004Boston LegalErnie DellEpisode: “Head Cases”
2004The West WingSenator Matt Hunt2 Episodes
2004-2009Curb Your EnthusiasmDoctor Morrison2 Episodes
2005Mrs. HarrisArthur SchulteTelevision movie
2006-2007The LoopRuss17 Episodes
2007Big LoveNed JohanssenEpisode: “Take Me as I Am”
2007WildlifeTelevision movie
2008PsychIrving ParkerEpisode: “Dis-Lodged”
2008Worst WeekReverend Lowell2 Episodes
2009True Jackson, VPMr. JenkinsEpisode: “Flirting with Fame”
2010The Life & Times of TimNorman Walker (voice)Episode: “London Calling/Novelist”
2010Warren the ApeDr. Ralph SchwartzEpisode: “Rock Opera”
2011-2012Modern FamilyWalt Kleezak3 Episodes
2012The NewsroomBryce DelancyEpisode: “The 112th Congress”
2012Childrens HospitalDr. Joseph MengeleEpisode: “A Year in the Life”
2012Ruth & EricaHarry8 Episodes
2013Clear HistoryMcKenzieTelevision movie
2014RakeMitch MarkhamEpisode: “Remembrance of Taxis Past”
2015Madam SecretaryEzra HelsingerEpisode: “The Necessary Art”
2015BoJack HorsemanHank Hippopopalous (voice)2 Episodes
2016Second ChanceOld Jimmy Pritchard5 Episodes
2017Room 104CharlieEpisode: “My Love”
2018CorporateArthurEpisode: “Powerpoint of Death”
2020MessiahZelman Katz6 Episodes

Philip Baker Hall

1993Cigarettes & CoffeeSydneyShort film
1995The Last LaughWilliam T.Short film
1999Aimee Mann: Save MeJimmy GatorMusic Video short
2005A Buck’s Worth(voice)Video short
2005EdithGrandfatherVideo short
2007Thesis: Work vs. PlayVideo short
2012Departure DateOld JakeShort film
2012Dog Eat DogOld manShort film
2018Dear ChickensEmilShort film

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