Phillip Edward Van Lear

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Phillip Edward Van Lear is an actor, known for Prison Break (2005), The Chicago Code (2011) and Boss (2011). See full bio »

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Known For

Prison Break Louis Patterson / C.O. #2
(2005-2006)
The Chicago Code Ellis Hicks
(2011)
Boss Alderman Alverson
(2011-2012)
Turks Det. Burnett
(1999)

Filmography

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 2019 Holiday Heist
Robert
 2019 The Chi (TV Series)
Alderman Wayne Bonner
- Lean Into It (2019) ... Alderman Wayne Bonner
- A Leg Up (2019) ... Alderman Wayne Bonner
- Showdown (2019) ... Alderman Wayne Bonner
 2018 Heartlock
Gerald Sharpe
 2018 Animator
Gerald
 2017 The Perfect Christmas Present (TV Movie)
Sam
 2017 The Crash
Colonel Ryan
 2016/V Mute (Short)
Monette
 2016 Southside with You
Fraser Robinson III (as Phil Ed Van Lear)
 2015 Empire (TV Series)
Dr. Kippelman
- A High Hope for a Low Heaven (2015) ... Dr. Kippelman
 2015 Chicago Fire (TV Series)
Agent Conway
- A Taste of Panama City (2015) ... Agent Conway
- Let It Burn (2015) ... Agent Conway
 2015 Before The Border
Phillip Sanders
 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
Douglass
 2014 The Two Thieves (Short)
Roman Guard
 2014 Crisis (TV Series)
Senator Mason Yarrow
- We Were Supposed to Help Each Other (2014) ... Senator Mason Yarrow (as Phillip Van Lear)
 2014 My Dog the Space Traveler
Clarence
 2011-2012 Boss (TV Series)
Alderman Alverson
- Consequence (2012) ... Alderman Alverson
- Through and Through (2012) ... Alderman Alverson
- Louder Than Words (2012) ... Alderman Alverson
- Reflex (2011) ... Alderman Alverson
 2012 After Effect
Professor
 2011 The Chicago Code (TV Series)
Ellis Hicks
- Mike Royko's Revenge (2011) ... Ellis Hicks
- Greylord & Gambat (2011) ... Ellis Hicks
- Black Sox (2011) ... Ellis Hicks
- Cabrini Green (2011) ... Ellis Hicks
- Gillis, Chase & Baby Face (2011) ... Ellis Hicks
 2009 The Beast (TV Series)
Martin
- 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)
 2005-2006 Prison Break (TV Series)
Louis Patterson / C.O. #2
- The Killing Box (2006) ... Louis Patterson
- Manhunt (2006) ... Louis Patterson
- Flight (2006) ... Louis Patterson
- Go (2006) ... Louis Patterson
- Tonight (2006) ... Louis Patterson
 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
Buddy
 1999 Turks (TV Series)
Det. Burnett
- Shades of Gray (1999) ... Det. Burnett
- Friends & Strangers (1999) ... Det. Burnett
 1997 Chicago Cab
Father-to-Be (as Phillip Van Lear)
 1997 Night of the Lawyers
TV Anchorman
 1997 Early Edition (TV Series)
Rojas
- Mob Wife (1997) ... Rojas
 1996 EZ Streets (TV Series)
Neville
- Pilot (1996) ... Neville
 1996 A Family Thing
Club Manager
 1993 There Are No Children Here (TV Movie)
Jay Stone
 1993 Missing Persons (TV Series)
Pat
- Sometimes You Can't Help Getting Involved... (1993) ... Pat (as Phillip Van Lear)
 1993 Thieves Quartet
Jimmy Fuqua
 1993 Angel Street (TV Movie)
Lawyer
 1982 Beyond the Magic Door (TV Series)
Ensemble Cast Member (1982) (as Phillip Van Lear)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Alternate Names:

Phil Ed Van Lear | 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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