Philip Charles MacKenzie

Philip Charles MacKenzie spent the first half of his career as a supporting actor in dozens of television shows, and the second half as a television director. His film debut was a bit role in "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975) ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (28)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

Bill Bliss (Actor)

Leap Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracker 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow of a Doubt 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Step by Step 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jackie Thomas Show 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Small Pleasures 1992 (Movie)

Jack Kelly (Actor)

Going Places 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Open House 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual ACE Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Justice 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Girls of the White Orchid 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Making the Grade 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Characters 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Heartbreak Winner 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Six O'Clock Follies 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Dog Day Afternoon 1975 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The Jim Stafford Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Blackjack (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Faith (TV Show)

Actor

Brothers (TV Show)

Actor

Circumstances Unknown (TV Show)

Actor

Duet (TV Show)

Actor

Snap Decision (TV Show)

Actor

The Red-Light Sting (TV Show)

Actor
Director (18)

According to Jim 2002, 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

I'm With Her 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Almost Perfect 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Boston Common 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Dharma & Greg 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

George & Leo 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Hiller and Diller 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Madman of the People 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

My Wife and Kids 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Normal, Ohio 1991 - 1994, 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Suddenly Susan 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Temporarily Yours 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Five Mrs. Buchanans 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Simple Life 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Tom 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Attention Shoppers 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Living in Captivity 1991 - 1994, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Adam 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

Philip Charles MacKenzie spent the first half of his career as a supporting actor in dozens of television shows, and the second half as a television director. His film debut was a bit role in "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), and he spent the better part of the next decade bouncing between TV guest appearances until landing on "Brothers" in 1984. A sitcom on United States premium channel Showtime about the lives of three Philadelphia siblings, "Brothers" broke ground with the gay-themed storyline centering around the youngest, just "out" brother, Cliff (Paul Regina) and his flamboyantly gay friend Donald, played by MacKenzie. His work as Donald won MacKenzie a CableACE award for Best Actor in a Comedy, and also introduced him to his true calling behind the camera, as MacKenzie would eventually direct 10 "Brothers" episodes. Though continuing to act, particularly in short-lived "Duet" spinoff "Open House" with spouse Alison LaPlaca, by the early 1990s MacKenzie transitioned to a full-time directorial career focused on sitcoms, helming multiple episodes of 1990s staples "Roseanne", "Frasier", and "Suddenly Susan", among others. In the 2000s, he directed 36 episodes of long-lived Jim Belushi comedy "According to Jim", as well as establishing himself as an instructor for aspiring film and television actors.

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