Philip Bosco Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Died in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA  (dementia)
Birth NamePhilip Michael Bosco
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Philip Michael Bosco was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Margaret Raymond (Thek), a policewoman, and Philip Lupo Bosco, a carnival worker. He was of Italian and German descent. Bosco graduated from Saint Peter's Prep School, 1948, and from the Catholic University of America, A.B. 1957. He served as a private in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1951-53. Bosco worked in a carnival and as a trailer truck driver before becoming an actor. He received the Shakespeare Society of Washington, D.C. Award (1957), won the Variety NY Drama Critics' Poll for his performance as Heracles in "The Rape of the Belt" (1961), and received a Tony nomination for "The Rape of the Belt". In 2007, he had a big role as Lenny Savage, the father of Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman's characters, in the drama-comedy The Savages (2007).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tim Dunleavy <timd@snip.net>

Spouse (1)

Nancy Ann Dunkle (2 January 1957 - 3 December 2018) ( his death) ( 7 children)

Trivia (11)

Nominated for a Tony Award in 1996 for Best Actor in Moon Over Buffalo
Graduated from St. Peter's Prep, Jersey City, New Jersey.
Made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in April 2003 in the role of Leonardo, in the concert staging of Berlioz's opera Beatrice and Benedict.
Won Broadway's 1989 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for "Lend Me a Tenor." He has also been Tony-nominated for four other performances: in 1961, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "The Rape of the Belt," in 1984, for Best Actor (Featrured Role - Play) for George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House," and twice as Best Actor (Play), in 1987 for George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" and in 1996 for "Moon Over Buffalo."
Children: Diane, Philip, Chris, Jenny, Lisa, Celia and John Bosco.
In addition to his mother, his brother Dave was also a police officer with the Port Authority of NY & NJ Police assigned to the PATH railroad in Jersey City, NJ.
Was nominated for the 2005 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Twelve Angry Men".
appearing in "Heartbreak House" for the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. [November 2006]
He will be the commencement speaker and receive an honorary doctorate from St. Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey. [May 2006]
His paternal grandparents were Italian. His mother was of German descent.
As of 2017, he has appeared in two films which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Working Girl (1988).

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