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Phil Brown (I) (1916–2006)

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Phil Brown was the son of a doctor whose work took the family all around the country. After majoring in dramatics at Stanford University, Brown played some of his earliest stage roles as part of New York's Group Theatre. When it folded, he and other Group Theatre vets headed to Hollywood, where Brown worked in ... See full bio »

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 1999 Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming (Short)
Council Elder
 1992 Chaplin
 1989 Bomber Harris (TV Movie)
Lord Beaverbrook
 1988 Game, Set, and Match (TV Series)
Lange Koby
- London Match: Part 1 (1988) ... Lange Koby
 1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim (TV Mini-Series)
Supervisor F / O
 1980 Oppenheimer (TV Mini-Series)
Lewis Strauss
 1980 The Professionals (TV Series)
- Take Away (1980) ... Callahan
 1980 The Martian Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
- The Martians (1980) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- The Settlers (1980) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- The Expeditions (1980) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1979 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
F. Milton Willis
- Edward the Conqueror (1979) ... F. Milton Willis
 1978 Superman
State Senator
 1978 Maneaters Are Loose! (TV Movie)
Kevin Pennington
 1978 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (TV Series)
Jeremiah Cobb
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... Jeremiah Cobb
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Jeremiah Cobb
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Jeremiah Cobb
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Jeremiah Cobb
 1977 Silver Bears
American Banker
 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
Rev. Cartwright
 1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Virginia Senator
 1975 The Romantic Englishwoman
Mr. Wilson
 1973 Scalawag
 1972 Get Charlie Tully
American Man
 1972 The Protectors (TV Series)
Adam Markos
- It Was All Over in Leipzig (1972) ... Adam Markos
 1971 Valdez Is Coming
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Wade Tucker
- The Night Virginia City Died (1970) ... Wade Tucker
 1970 Togetherness
 1970 Tropic of Cancer
Van Norden
 1969 The Adding Machine
 1969 Land Raiders
Sheriff John Mayfield
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Wilson
- Stranger in the Family (1969) ... Dr. Charles Wilson
 1968 Operation Cross Eagles
Sgt. Turley
 1967 Bomb at 10:10
professor Pilic
 1966 Mogul (TV Series)
Harry Tobin
- Operation Saigon (1966) ... Harry Tobin
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
- La Belle France (1966)
- All Roads Lead to Callaghan (1966) ... Prosecutor
 1966 The Boy Cried Murder
Tom Durrant
 1965 The Bedford Incident
Chief Hospitalman Mckinley - Sick Bay
 1956-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Daddy / Hank Teagle / J. Carlyle Benson / ...
- The American Dream (1965) ... Daddy
- The Big Knife (1958) ... Hank Teagle
- Boy Meets Girl (1957) ... J. Carlyle Benson
- Yellow Jack (1956) ... Major Walter Reed
- Second Threshold (1956) ... Toby Wells
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Mort Harrison
- The Temptation of Sir Anthony (1965) ... Mort Harrison
 1962 The Counterfeit Traitor
Harold Murray (uncredited)
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Albert Peterson
- The Bystanders (1960) ... Albert Peterson
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
- The Money Game (1959) ... Brownley
 1959 John Paul Jones
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Nils Dayton
- The Fortrose Incident (1959) ... Nils Dayton
 1959 The Offshore Island (TV Movie)
Captain Charles
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Vic Brady
- Extradition (1959) ... Vic Brady
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- The Clean Kill (1958)
 1958 The Camp on Blood Island
Lt. Peter Bellamy
 1958 Print of Death (Short)
 1957 White Hunter (TV Series)
Sherman Wick
- The Inside Story (1957) ... Sherman Wick
 1957 A King in New York
 1957 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
- The Million Dollar Rose Tree (1957) ... Clayton
 1957 Tread Softly (TV Movie)
Michael Nesbitt
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Sam Grassman
- Olive Ogilvie (1957) ... Sam Grassman
 1956 Aggie (TV Series)
Chip / Adams
- Festival of Fear (1956) ... Chip
- Cobalt Blue (1956) ... Adams
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Frank Rawlinson
- Thanksgiving Day (1956) ... Frank Rawlinson
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Gordon / Dr. Bryan Hayes
- Present Tense (1956) ... Gordon
- The Sorcerer (1956) ... Dr. Bryan Hayes
 1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Vince Menotti
- Never Let Me Die (1955) ... Vince Menotti
 1953-1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Sam Harper / George
- Goodbye Tomorrow (1955) ... Sam Harper
- The Trap (1954) ... George
- My Favorite Aunt (1953)
 1954 The Green Scarf
John Bell
 1949 Give Us This Day
Bit part (uncredited)
 1948 Moonrise
Elmer - Soda Jerk
 1948 The Luck of the Irish
Tom Higginbotham
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Joe Collins
 1947 Johnny O'Clock
Phil, Hotel Clerk
 1946 The Killers
Nick Adams (uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations
 1945 Over 21
Frank MacDougal
 1945 The Jungle Captive
Don Young
 1944 The Impatient Years
Henry Fairchild
 1944 Weird Woman
David Jennings
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
Val Denton
 1942 Hello, Annapolis
Kansas City
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Joe Bingham
 1941 I Wanted Wings
Jimmy Masters
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He directed Donald Ogden Stewart's play, "The Kidders," at the St. Martin's Theatre in London, England with Faith Brook, Richard Caldicot, Lyndon Brook, and Dermot Walsh in the cast.

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His brief role as Luke Skywalker's Uncle Owen in the film Star Wars was his most memorable role. He was cast after George Lucas was looking for an an actor with a strong American accent. Brown, who was living in London after being blacklisted in the McCarthy communist-witch hunt of the 1950s, auditioned and won the role instantly. See more »

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