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Phillip Edward Van Lear

Phillip Edward Van Lear is an actor, known for Prison Break (2005), Meet the Browns (2008) and Chicago Cab (1997). See full bio »
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 2016 For the Love of Christmas (filming)
Mr. Lance Cotton
 2015 Before the Border (completed)
Phillip Sanders
 2015 Heartlock (completed)
Gerald Sharpe
 2015 Empire (TV Series)
Dr. Kippelman
- A High Hope for a Low Heaven (2015) ... Dr. Kippelman
 2015 Chicago Fire (TV Series)
Agent Conway
- Let It Burn (2015) ... Agent Conway
 2015/II Mute (Short)
 2014 Greetings! From Prison (TV Series)
Warden Belding
- ¡Rey De Travesura! ... Warden Belding
- A Collar of a Different Color ... Warden Belding
- Racism Is Terminal ... Warden Belding
 2014 Madman or Martyr
 2014 Crisis (TV Series)
Senator Mason Yarrow
- We Were Supposed to Help Each Other (2014) ... Senator Mason Yarrow (as Phillip Van Lear)
 2014 Once We Were Slaves (Short)
Roman Guard
 2014 My Dog the Space Traveler
 2013 After Effect
 2009 The Beast (TV Series)
- Two Choices (2009) ... Martin (as Phillip Edward Vanlear)
 2008 Leverage (TV Series)
FBI Special Agent Higgins
- The Nigerian Job (2008) ... FBI Special Agent Higgins (as Philip Vanlear)
 2008 The Express
NAACP Member (as Phillip Vanlear)
 2008 Meet the Browns
Michael, Sr. (as Phillip Van Lear)
 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Mr. Diggs (as Phillip Edward VanLear)
 2003 Soap and Roses (Short)
Raymond Oliver
 2001 The Rest of Your Life
 1999 Turks (TV Series)
Det. Burnett
 1997 Night of the Lawyers
TV Anchorman
 1997 Chicago Cab
Father-to-Be (as Phillip Van Lear)
 1997 Early Edition (TV Series)
- Mob Wife (1997) ... Rojas
 1996 EZ Streets (TV Series)
- Pilot (1996) ... Neville
 1996 A Family Thing
Club Manager
 1993 Missing Persons (TV Series)
- Sometimes You Can't Help Getting Involved... (1993) ... Pat (as Phillip Van Lear)
 1993 Thieves Quartet
Jimmy Fuqua
 1992 Angel Street (TV Movie)

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Other Works:

He directed Ronald Harwood's play, "Home," at the Chicago Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Alternate Names:

Phillip Van Lear | Phillip Edward VanLear | Philip Vanlear | Phillip Edward Vanlear | Phillip Vanlear

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He was nominated for a 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Play for "Home" at the Chicago Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

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