Philip Anglim

Actor, Producer, Dog-walker
This trim, intense actor is best-known for his role as John Merrick in Broadway's "The Elephant Man" (1979), a show he also co-produced. Anglim began acting at Yale, then branched out to stock and regional theater. He ... Read more »
Born: 02/10/1952 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Millennium 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curacao 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Milena 1990 (Movie)

Franz Kafka (Actor)

The Man Inside 1990 (Movie)

Rolf Gruel (Actor)

Haunted Summer 1988 (Movie)

Lord Byron (Actor)

Malone 1987 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Testament 1983 (Movie)

Hollis (Actor)

The Thorn Birds 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas: War of the Ewings (TV Show)

Actor

The Elephant Man (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This trim, intense actor is best-known for his role as John Merrick in Broadway's "The Elephant Man" (1979), a show he also co-produced. Anglim began acting at Yale, then branched out to stock and regional theater. He spent a year in the Southbury (Connecticut) Playhouse, before appearing in such shows as "What the Butler Saw" and "The Contrast" (both in Cincinnati, 1975) and "Snow White" (New York, 1976). Anglim also had a bit part in the TV-movie, "Muhammed", in which "my camel spit at me". But Anglim was still largely unknown when he optioned the London play about the deformed 19th-century "The Elephant Man". It debuted off-Broadway at St. Peter's Church before moving to The Booth Theater on Broadway in 1979.

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1973

Milestones

1998

Acted in the CBS TV-movie "Dallas: War of the Ewings"

1996

Won praise for L.A. production of "Lonely Planet"

1993

Had recurring role as Vedek Bareil on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"

1988

Appeared as Lord Byron in "Haunted Summer"

1983

First significant film role, "Testament"

1983

Played Dane O'Neill in the ABC miniseries "The Thorn Birds"

1982

Reprised role of John Merrick in NBC TV version of "The Elephant Man"

1979

Starred in and co-produced "The Elephant Man" on Broadway

1976

Made TV debut as Charles Adams II in "The Adams Chronicles" (PBS)

1976

New York stage debut in "Snow White"

1973

Feature film debut in "The All-American Boy"

Bonus Trivia

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Anglim thought the movie version of "The Elephant Man" was "tasteless and ghoulish, totally the opposite of what our play was about. We talked of the beauty of ugliness." --Philip Anglim quoted in New York Post, January 10, 1981.

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"Actors who get caught up in their characters are unprofessional, have psychological problems and are diluting their creative energy." --Angilm to GQ, May 1981.

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