James Philbrook was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. Philbrook's film career can be credited to debut roles in the Susan Hayward crime adaptation "I Want to Live!" (1958) and the adaptation "Warlock" (1959) with Richard Widmark. Later, he tackled roles in "Woman Obsessed" (1959), "The Loretta Young Show" (1962-63) and the dramatic adaptation "The Thin Red Line" (1964) with Keir Dullea. He also appeared in the Russ Tamblyn western "Son of a Gunfighter" (1966). Toward the end of his career, Philbrook acted in "The Last Day of the War" (1969).