Philip Casnoff

Actor, Singer
This attractive, thin, dark-haired actor was chosen by the 'Chairman' himself to play the title role in the 1992 miniseries "Sinatra". Philip Casnoff has gone on to forge a TV career which has included a strong role as ... Read more »
Born: 08/02/1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Perception 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Franklin & Bash 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Field of Vision 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dollhouse 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Material Girls 2006 (Movie)

Victor Marchetta (Actor)

Numb3rs 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 1999 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1994 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The President's Man: A Line in the Sand 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

Kennedy (Actor)

Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Suspicion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Temptation 1993 (Movie)

Michael Reddick (Actor)

The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Red Spider 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Edge of Night 1955 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

George Washington 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

G.O.R.P. 1979 (Movie)

Bergman (Actor)

Message From Space 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blood on Her Hands (TV Show)

Actor

Chameleon (TV Show)

Actor

Danielle Steel's "Zoya" (TV Show)

Actor

For All Time (TV Show)

Actor

Hands of a Stranger (TV Show)

Actor

Ironclads (TV Show)

Actor

King of America (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (TV Show)

Actor

North and South (TV Show)

Actor

North and South: Book II (TV Show)

Actor

Out of Step (TV Show)

Actor

Red Wind (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra (TV Show)

Actor

The Renegades (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Monk 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

This attractive, thin, dark-haired actor was chosen by the 'Chairman' himself to play the title role in the 1992 miniseries "Sinatra". Philip Casnoff has gone on to forge a TV career which has included a strong role as Sgt. Vitelli in the gritty, noir series "Under Suspicion" (CBS, 1994-95) and playing opposite Brooke Shield in the pilot for her TV series debut, "Suddenly Susan". (He was ultimately replaced when the series was revamped).

Casnoff began in the theatre, although many of his strongest roles were not until the late 80s, when he had already broken into film and TV. In 1988, he won a Theatre World Award for his work as the American champion in the Broadway production "Chess" and the next year was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his work in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Up Against It", with music by Todd Rundgren. He later starred on Broadway as Blackthorne in the short-lived "Shogun: The Musical."

Casnoff broke into TV in the early 80s appearing in the "American Playhouse" production of "King of America" (PBS, 1982). In 1984, Casnoff had a small role in an ABC Afterschool Special "Out of Step" and played Lafayette in the "George Washington" miniseries for CBS. He had a far more challenging role in the miniseries "North and South" (ABC, 1985), playing Elkanah Bent, the enemy of Patrick Swayze, a role Casnoff reprised in "North and South Book II" (ABC, 1986). Casnoff was the dashing was hero Lt. Guilford in "Ironclads" (TNT, 1991), and then played "Sinatra".

Casnoff's feature film work has been sporadic. He made his debut in the forgettable Japanese-funded "Message From Space" (1978) and co-starred in the unsuccessful campus comedy "G.O.R.P." (1980). He also appeared in the direct-to-video release "Temptation" (1994).

Relationships

Roxanne Hart

Wife

Milestones

2000

Co-starred in the Lifetime series "Strong Medicine"

1996

Appeared in pilot for "Suddenly Susan", an NBC sitcom starring Brooke Shields

1994

TV series debut as regular in the role of Sgt. Vitelli on the CBS police drama "Under Suspicion"

1992

Played title role in "Sinatra" miniseries

1989

Starred off-Broadway in "Up Against It"

1988

Starred on Broadway in "Chess"

1985

First played bad guy Elkanah Bent in "North and South" miniseries

1982

Co-starred in American Playhouse/PBS production of "King of America"

1978

Made feature film debut in "Message From Space"

Appeared in off-Broadway productions

Played recurring role of a Russian prisoner on the HBO drama "Oz"

Bonus Trivia

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"Shogun: The Musical" may be an experience Casnoff would sooner forget. Not only did the show flop, but he was knocked unconscious at dress rehearsal by falling scenery, yet rallied to appear the next night.

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