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Philip Ober (1902–1982)


Philip Ober's bald head, stern bearing and booming voice made him a natural for the roles of business executives, high-ranking military officers and other authority figures he played so well. A Princeton University graduate, Ober spent years as an advertising executive for several different national magazines before switching careers to acting. He... See full bio »

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 1968 Assignment to Kill
Bohlen
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
Mr. Weatherwax
- Monkees Manhattan Style (1967) ... Mr. Weatherwax
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Cal Diver
- Broken Gun (1966) ... Cal Diver
 1966 Family Affair (TV Series)
Ted Gaynor
- Buffy (1966) ... Ted Gaynor
 1966 The Tammy Grimes Show (TV Series)
Admiral Bates
- Officer's Mess (1966) ... Admiral Bates
 1966 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Nicholas Simmons (as Phil Ober)
 1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Mr. Howard
- I Do Not Choose to Run (1966) ... Mr. Howard
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Mr. Sommers
- The Barter (1966) ... Mr. Sommers
 1963-1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Mr. Ballard / Addison Sudley / Mr. Sudley / ...
- The Crush (1965) ... Mr. Ballard
- Campaign Manager (1964) ... Addison Sudley
- Potluck a la Mode (1963) ... Mr. Sudley (as Phil Ober)
- A Good Example for Harold (1963) ... Mr. Boyle
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
J.J. Vanderhyden
- The Princess and the Paupers (1965) ... J.J. Vanderhyden (as Phil Ober)
 1965 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
General Wingard Stone / General Stone
- The Lady in the Bottle (1965) ... General Stone
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
Dr. Wilkerson
- Mummy Munster (1965) ... Dr. Wilkerson
 1965 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
1st Executive
- Jack Finds a Double (1965) ... 1st Executive
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
- Woodrow Wilson (1965)
 1964-1965 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Admiral Rafferty
- McHale's Floating Laundromat (1965) ... Admiral Rafferty
- McHale, the Desk Commando (1964) ... Admiral Rafferty
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Mr. Page
- Follow the Leader (1965) ... Mr. Page
 1965 Tom, Dick and Mary (TV Series)
Simpson
- Penicillin or Chicken Soup (1965) ... Simpson
 1964 The Brass Bottle
William Beevor
 1958-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Sumner Hodge / Adrian Hodge (dual role) / Harvey Farrell / ...
- The Case of the Tandem Target (1964) ... Sumner Hodge / Adrian Hodge (dual role)
- The Case of the Roving River (1961) ... Harvey Farrell
- The Case of the Fickle Fortune (1961) ... Albert Keller
- The Case of the Treacherous Toupee (1960) ... Peter Dawson
- The Case of the Screaming Woman (1958) ... Ralph Davis
 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mr. Henderson
- Spur of the Moment (1964) ... Mr. Henderson
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Brubaker
- You're So Smart, Why Can't You Be Good? (1964) ... Mr. Brubaker
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Bert Clarke
- Billy Hart (1963) ... Bert Clarke
 1963 Grindl (TV Series)
Steven Reynolds
- One Angry Grindl (1963) ... Steven Reynolds
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Judge Perry
- A Flame in the Dark (1963) ... Judge Perry
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Partridge
- An Obelisk for Benny (1963) ... Partridge
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Hal Oliver
- The Boss (1963) ... Hal Oliver (as Phil Ober)
 1963 The Ugly American
Ambassador Sears
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Walter Kenner
- Down There, the World (1963) ... Walter Kenner (uncredited)
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Leo Calbern
- Run Softly, Oh Softly (1963) ... Leo Calbern
 1956-1963 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Dr. Edwards / Hall
- Tonoose Needs Glasses (1963) ... Dr. Edwards
- Be a Pal to Your Son (1956) ... Hall
 1962-1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Dr. Ladd / Brunner
- The Suicide Club (1963) ... Dr. Ladd
- Sentence of Death (1962) ... Brunner
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Colonel Hoey
- I Saw the Whole Thing (1962) ... Colonel Hoey
 1956-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Chief George McManus / Mr. Goodwin
- Hercule Poirot (1962) ... Chief George McManus
- In Summer Promise (1956) ... Mr. Goodwin
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Elmer Hooper
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1962) ... Elmer Hooper
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Wilton Stark
- Burglar Proof (1962) ... Wilton Stark
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Charley Brent
- The Dead End Man (1961) ... Charley Brent
 1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mr. Cooperton
- The Rich Boy (1961) ... Mr. Cooperton
 1960-1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Marshall Winslow / Frank Warren
- Juan Moreno's Body (1961) ... Marshall Winslow
- The Princess in the Tower (1960) ... Frank Warren
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Major Galloway
- Lieutenant Bungle (1961) ... Major Galloway
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Herman Hausner
- Crime and Commitment: Part 2 (1961) ... Herman Hausner
- Crime and Commitment: Part 1 (1961) ... Herman Hausner
 1961 Bringing Up Buddy (TV Series)
O.P. Heather
- Auntie's Cake (1961) ... O.P. Heather
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
General Silas Guild
- The Prescott Campaign (1961) ... General Silas Guild
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Davies
- The Fortune Stone (1960) ... Davies
 1960 The Facts of Life
Doc Mason (as Phillip Ober)
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
Grant Holloway
 1960 Elmer Gantry
Rev. Planck
 1960 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
Clifford Beck
- Early Warning (1960) ... Clifford Beck
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Malcolm Tawley
- Incident at a Corner (1960) ... Malcolm Tawley
 1959 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Nigel
- A Business Measure (1959) ... Nigel
 1959 Beloved Infidel
John Wheeler
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Mr. Waters
- Bankrupt Alibi (1959) ... Mr. Waters
 1959 The Mating Game
Wendell Burnshaw
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
General Humphrey
- The Vultures (1959) ... General Humphrey
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Stockmen
- Martin's Folly (1959) ... Mr. Stockmen
 1958 Torpedo Run
Adm. Samuel Setton
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Costain
- The Outlaw (1958) ... Costain
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
George Brayden
- The Woman from Paris (1958) ... George Brayden
 1958 Ten North Frederick
Lloyd Williams
 1958 The High Cost of Loving
Herb Zorn
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Norman Sheridan
- A Shot in the Arm (1958) ... Norman Sheridan
 1955-1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Capt. Burton / Tracy Piper
- An End to Fear (1958) ... Capt. Burton
- The Black Sheep's Daughter (1955) ... Tracy Piper
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Frank Sumner
- A Matter of Life and Death (1957) ... Frank Sumner
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
- After the Fact (1957)
 1957 Tammy and the Bachelor
Alfred Bissle
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Andrews
- The Case of the Panicky Man (1957) ... Andrews
 1956 Calling Terry Conway (TV Movie)
Stan
 1953-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Kirk Adams / John Compton
- Sheila (1956) ... Kirk Adams
- Allison, Ltd. (1953) ... John Compton
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Laeyer
- The Thread (1956) ... Laeyer (as Phil Ober)
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Prof. Carl Schneider
- The Other Side of the Moon (1956) ... Prof. Carl Schneider
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Maxwell Davenport
- Christopher Bean (1955) ... Maxwell Davenport
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Tom
- The Waiting Game (1955) ... Tom
 1955 Your Play Time (TV Series)
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Richard Harenger
- The Treasure (1955) ... Richard Harenger
- Virtue (1955)
 1955 City Detective (TV Series)
King
- Baby Needs Shoes (1955) ... King
 1951-1955 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Dore Schary / Arnold - The First Husband
- Don Juan Is Shelved (1955) ... Dore Schary (uncredited)
- The Quiz Show (1951) ... Arnold - The First Husband
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Walter Craig
- Craig's Wife (1954) ... Walter Craig
- Perished Leaves (1954)
 1954 Broken Lance
Van Cleve
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Mort Finley
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Paul
- Don't You Remember? (1954) ... Paul
 1953 Scandal at Scourie
B.G. Belney
 1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island
Col. Reade
 1953 The Clown
Ralph Z. Henderson
 1952 Come Back, Little Sheba
Ed Anderson
 1952 Washington Story
Gilbert Nunnally
 1951 The Unknown Man
Wayne Kellwin
 1950 Never a Dull Moment
Jed
 1950 The Secret Fury
Gregory Kent
 1938 Little Me (Short) (as Phil Ober)
 1934 Chloe, Love Is Calling You
Jim Strong
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Stage Play: She Loves Me Not" on Broadway. Comedy. Written / directed by Howard Lindsay. Based on a novel by Edward Hope. 46th Street Theatre: 20 Nov 1933- Oct 1934 (closing date unknown/360 performances). Cast: Allan Allen, Andy Anderson, John Beal, Harry Bellaver (as "Mugg Schnitzel"), Robert Bentzen, Frances Brandt, Charles O. Brown, ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Phillip Ober | Phil Ober

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Gave up his acting career in the late 1960s to join the U.S. Consular Service in Mexico. See more »

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Aries

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