Philip Abbott

Actor
A minor character actor with hundreds of credits dating back to the earliest days of television, Phillip Abbott never became a star, but he worked consistently for nearly a half-century in various supporting and leading ... Read more »
Born: 03/21/1923 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Spring Awakening 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

The F.B.I. 1965 - 1974, 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Power 1990 (Movie)

Cardinal (Actor)

Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Savannah Smiles 1982 (Movie)

Chief Pruitt (Actor)

Hangar 18 1980 (Movie)

Frank Morrison (Actor)

Cops and Robin 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Ark II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Kilroy 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle of the White Stallions 1963 (Movie)

(Actor)

Those Calloways 1963 (Movie)

Dell Fraser (Actor)

Sweet Bird of Youth 1962 (Movie)

Dr George Scudder (Actor)

The Spiral Road 1961 (Movie)

Frolick (Actor)

The Bachelor Party 1957 (Movie)

Arnold (Actor)

The Invisible Boy 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Escape From Bogen County (TV Show)

Actor

Tail Gunner Joe (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A minor character actor with hundreds of credits dating back to the earliest days of television, Phillip Abbott never became a star, but he worked consistently for nearly a half-century in various supporting and leading roles. Abbott studied at New York's Fordham University and apprenticed in acting at the well-regarded Pasadena Playhouse in Southern California. After debuting on Broadway in the late 1940s, Abbott became a regular television presence during the so-called Golden Age of live TV drama, appearing on popular live prime-time anthologies like "Producers' Showcase," "The Philco Television Playhouse," and "The Kaiser Aluminum Hour." Although he enjoyed a brief foray into film in the late 1950s and '60s, appearing in supporting roles on family-oriented Disney features such as the WWII adventure "Miracle of the White Stallions" (1963) and the wilderness drama "Those Calloways" (1965), Abbott continued to work primarily in TV for the rest of his career. His best remembered role was Assistant Director Arthur Ward on the long-running crime drama "The F.B.I.," which he played for nine years.

Relationships

Grandchild
had two survived him

David Alexander

Son
survived him

Nelson Alexander

Son
survived him

J Alexander

Brother
survived him

Robert Alexander

Brother
survived him

Jane DuFrayne

Wife
survived him

Mary Hinkley

Sister
survived him

Denise Shoemaker

Daughter
survived him

Milestones

1998

Final film, co-starred with his son in the yet-to-be released "Starry Night"

1991

Appeared in feature "The First Power"

1964

Featured as Arthur Ward on the ABC crime series "The FBI"

1962

Appeared in science fiction film "Sweet Bird of Youth"

1957

Starred in "The Bachelor Party" and "The Invisible Boy"

1948

Broadway debut in "Harvest of the Years"

Decorated WWII B-24 bomber pilot

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