Pat Corley

Actor, Dancer, Singer
Gravel-voiced, heavy-set actor, known for his portrayals of tough yet wisely benevolent characters, Pat Corley was perhaps best known as Phil, the all-knowing bartender/restaurateur, whom he played for eight years on ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1930 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (71)

Come Early Morning 2006 (Movie)

Papa (Actor)

Walking Across Egypt 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Coach 1988 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1986 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1988 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 1996 (Movie)

of Officer McDowell (Voice)

Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Destiny 1990 (Movie)

Harry Burrows (Actor)

A Year in the Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Day to Day 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Fresno 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

He's the Mayor 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Witness 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Against All Odds 1984 (Movie)

Ed Phillips (Actor)

Bay City Blues 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Used Cars 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Curse of the Pink Panther 1983 (Movie)

Lieutenant Palmyra (Actor)

I Want to Live 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Callie & Son 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Hanky Panky 1982 (Movie)

Pilot (Actor)

Night Shift 1982 (Movie)

Edward Koogle (Actor)

Of Mice and Men 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Act of Love 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hand 1981 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

True Confessions 1981 (Movie)

Sonny McDonough (Actor)

Flesh and Blood 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Loving Couples 1980 (Movie)

Delmonico Clerk (Actor)

The Black Marble 1980 (Movie)

Itchy Mitch (Actor)

The Gift 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Nightwing 1979 (Movie)

Vet (Actor)

The Onion Field 1979 (Movie)

Jimmy's 2nd Lawyer (Actor)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

The Rose 1978 (Movie)

Police Chief (Actor)

Audrey Rose 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training 1977 (Movie)

Morrie Slaytor (Actor)

The Outside Man 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Law and Disorder 1974 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

The Super Cops 1972 (Movie)

Captain Busch (Actor)

A Death in Canaan (TV Show)

Actor

And I Alone Survived (TV Show)

Actor

Calendar Girl Murders (TV Show)

Actor

City in Fear (TV Show)

Actor

In Defense of a Married Man (TV Show)

Actor

Mark, I Love You (TV Show)

Actor

Poker Alice (TV Show)

Actor

Scorned and Swindled (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Witness (Movie)

(Actor)

Starflight One (TV Show)

Actor

Stark (TV Show)

Actor

Stark: Mirror Image (TV Show)

Actor

Stormin' Home (TV Show)

Actor

The Best Place to Be (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Gift (TV Show)

Actor

The Executioner's Song (TV Show)

Actor

The Quinns (TV Show)

Actor

The Stepford Children (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Sawyer (TV Show)

Voice

When Time Expires (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Gravel-voiced, heavy-set actor, known for his portrayals of tough yet wisely benevolent characters, Pat Corley was perhaps best known as Phil, the all-knowing bartender/restaurateur, whom he played for eight years on the CBS sitcom, "Murphy Brown" (1988-1996). Corley's early career consisted of work on the stage, most notably the Broadway revival of "Of Mice and Men" (1974-75) and two Tennessee Williams plays' "Red Devil Battery Sign" (1975) and "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1975-76). He made his TV debut in "The Wackest Ship in the Army," due to his brother's friendship with star Jack Warden. Among his feature credits were Mark Rydell's "The Rose" (1979) and Oliver Stone's early horror effort, "The Hand" (1981).

Relationships

Christina Corley

Daughter

Kevin Corley

Son

Iris Corley

Wife
married in 1957 died c. 2005

Robert Corley

Father

Michelle Corley

Daughter
died c. 1996 at age 29

Troy Corley

Daughter
born on August 31, 1958

Jerry Corley

Son

Ada Martin

Mother

EDUCATION

College of the Pacific

Stockton , California
attended for one year

Milestones

2006

Co-starred with Ashley Judd in Joey Lauren Adams' screenwriting and directing debut, "Come Early Morning"

1988

Played Phil, the restaurant owner, on the long-running CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown"

1986

Made TV series debut in "He's The Mayor"

1977

Made TV debut in "The Outside Man"

1973

Made film debut in "The Super Cops"

Broadway debut, James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr. Charlie"

First professional appearance at 17 at the American Legion

Moved to California at age 13

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