Phil Brown


Actor

About

Birth Place
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Born
April 30, 1916
Died
February 09, 2006
Cause of Death
Pneumonia

Biography

Phil Brown was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Brown appeared in such films as "H. M. Pulham, Esq." (1941), the drama "I Wanted Wings" (1941) with Ray Milland and the Tom Brown comedy "Hello, Annapolis" (1942). He also appeared in the thriller "Weird Woman" (1944) with Lon Chaney Jr., the Jean Arthur comedy "The Impatient Years" (1944) and...

Family & Companions

Virginia Brown
Wife

Biography

Phil Brown was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Brown appeared in such films as "H. M. Pulham, Esq." (1941), the drama "I Wanted Wings" (1941) with Ray Milland and the Tom Brown comedy "Hello, Annapolis" (1942). He also appeared in the thriller "Weird Woman" (1944) with Lon Chaney Jr., the Jean Arthur comedy "The Impatient Years" (1944) and the horror flick "Jungle Captive" (1945) with Otto Kruger. He kept working in film throughout the sixties and the seventies, starring in the Richard Widmark dramatic adaptation "The Bedford Incident" (1965), "The Adding Machine" (1969) with Phyllis Diller and "Land Raiders" (1969). He also appeared in "Tropic of Cancer" (1970) with Rip Torn. Brown was most recently credited in "American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" (2016-). Brown continued to exercise his talent in the nineties and the early 2000s, taking on a mix of projects like "Wyatt Earp" (1994), "Fools Rush In" with Matthew Perry (1997) and "Love Serenade" with Miranda Otto (1997). His credits also expanded to "The Thirteenth Floor" (1999) starring Craig Bierko and "Starwoids" (2000). Brown was nominated for an Outstanding Individual Achievement In Sound Mixing For a Comedy Series or a Special Primetime Emmy Award for "Love & War" in 1995. Brown passed away in February 2006 at the age of 90.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Harlem Globetrotters (1951)
Director
Give Us This Day (1950)
Dialogue Director
The Jungle Captive (1945)
Dialogue Director
Hat Check Honey (1944)
Dialogue Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Starwoids (2000)
Himself
Chaplin (1992)
Superman:The Movie (1978)
Silver Bears (1978)
American Banker
Maneaters Are Loose (1978)
Kevin Pennington
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Scalawag (1973)
Ooh... You Are Awful (1972)
Valdez Is Coming (1971)
Malson
Land Raiders (1970)
Mayfield
Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Van Norden
The Adding Machine (1969)
Don [Ben?]
Operation Cross Eagles (1969)
Sergeant Tunley
The Boy Cried Murder (1966)
Tom Durrant
The Bedford Incident (1965)
Chief Hospitalman McKinley
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Harold Murray
John Paul Jones (1959)
Sentry
The Camp on Blood Island (1958)
[Lt. Peter] Bellamy
A King in New York (1957)
Headmaster
The Green Scarf (1954)
John Bell
Obsession (1949)
Moonrise (1948)
Elmer
The Luck of the Irish (1948)
Higginbotham
If You Knew Susie (1948)
Joe Collins
Johnny O'Clock (1947)
Hotel clerk
The Killers (1946)
Nick Adams
Without Reservations (1946)
Soldier
Over 21 (1945)
Frank MacDougal
The Jungle Captive (1945)
Don Young
State Fair (1945)
Harry Ware
Weird Woman (1944)
David Jennings
The Impatient Years (1944)
Henry Fairchild
Hello Annapolis (1942)
Kansas City
Pierre of the Plains (1942)
Val Denton
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)
Roy Todwell
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
Joe Bingham
I Wanted Wings (1941)
Jimmy Masters

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Black Girl (1972)
Key grip

Music (Feature Film)

Ratboy (1986)
Song Performer
Ratboy (1986)
Song

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Best Boy Grip
Fools Rush In (1997)
Grip
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Grip

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Starwoids (2000)
Other
Love Serenade (1996)
Unit Assistant

Cast (Special)

The Rothko Conspiracy (1983)

Producer (Special)

1988 Summer Olympic Games (1988)
Director Sports Operations

Sound (Special)

James Bond's Gadgets (2002)
Audio

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Mario Puzo's The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988)
Master of the Game (1984)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

The Harlem Globetrotters (1950) — (Movie Clip) We’ve Got A College Man Catching up with Coach Abe Saperstein (Thomas Gomez) and the team after wrapping up his college affairs, new recruit Billy (pro-basketball player Billy Brown) gets introduced to the real-life stars, and a practice exhibition, directed by MGM shorts specialist Will Jason, in The Harlem Globetrotters, 1951.
The Harlem Globetrotters (1950) — (Movie Clip) Open, Start The Music A little schtick about life on the road, Thomas Gomez as the team founder and coach Abe Saperstein with the real Harlem Globetrotters, a nod to their genuine barnstorming occupation, greeted by Al Eben, then performing to the “Sweet Georgia Brown” theme, in The Harlem Globetrotters, 1951, from Columbia and producer Buddy Adler.
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) - Can You Speak Bocce? Carrying a message from secret rebel leader Princess Leia, the vagabond droids (Anthony Daniels as C3PO, Kenny Baker as R2-D2) meet space salvage dealers Owen and Beru (Phil Brown, Shelagh Fraser) and their nephew Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), early in George Lucas’ Star Wars: A New Hope, 1977.
Killers, The (1946) - Go Tell The Swede After two thugs (Charles McGraw, Williiam Conrad) release George (Harry Hayden) at the diner, Nick (Phil Brown) rushes to warn Swede (Burt Lancaster), in the first scene from Robert Siodmak's The Killers, 1946, from the Hemingway story.
Johnny O'Clock (1947) - Good Day's Sleep Opening scenes, Lee J. Cobb as New York cop Koch, jousting with character actor Phil Brown as the hotel clerk, talking about Dick Powell (title character), introduced with sidekick Charlie (John Kellogg), in first-time director Robert Rossen's Johnny O'Clock, 1947.
H.M. Pulham, Esq. - Radicals All Over Harvard football star "Bo Jo" (Leif Erickson) offers expansive comments on the Dartmouth game ca. 1916, non-jock Harry (Robert Young) attentive, his acquaintance Bill (Van Heflin) checking in, Joe (Phil Brown) joining them in further discussion, in King Vidor's H.M. Pulham Esq., 1941.
Obsession (1949) - You Two Carry On Jealous Dr. Riordan (Robert Newton) lies in wait as his wife Storm (Sally Gray) and her American friend Bill (Phil Brown) return from a night out, early in Edward Dmytryk's Obsession, 1949, a.k.a The Hidden Room.
Obsession (1949) - As I Have Never Loved You Psychiatrist Dr. Riordan (Robert Newton) at work on a curious sketch, seeing a patient when his unfaithful wife Storm (Sally Gray) appears, pretending she's had news from her disappeared boyfriend, in Edward Dmytryk's Obsession, 1949, a.k.a The Hidden Room.

Companions

Virginia Brown
Wife

Bibliography