Philip Baker Hall

Philip Baker Hall

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Philip Baker Hall was born on Sep 10, 1931 in USA. Philip Baker Hall's big-screen debut came with Zabriskie Point directed by Michelangelo Antonioni in 1970, strarring Diner owner (uncredited). Philip Baker Hall is known for Messiah directed by James McTeigue, Michelle Monaghan stars as Eva Geller and Mehdi Dehbi as Al-Masih. Philip Baker Hall has got 7 awards and 5 nominations so far. The most recent award Philip Baker Hall achieved is Filmets - Badalona Film Festival. The upcoming new tvshow Philip Baker Hall plays is Messiah - Season 1 which will be released on Jan 01, 2020.

Philip Baker Hall was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Berdene (McDonald) and William Alexander Hall, a factory worker who was originally from Montgomery, Alabama. He did not start acting until he was 30 years old. Known to film fans for his turn as Richard Nixon in Robert Altman's one-man show film Secret Honor (1984), he shot to cult fame when he turned in another electrifying performance, as Sydney, the veteran gambler, in Paul Thomas Anderson's debut feature, Hard Eight (1996). However, it was his work in the same director's star-studded Magnolia (1999) that really caught the mass film public's attention; his performance as the legendary quiz show presenter "Jimmy Gator" was highly acclaimed. These acclaimed smaller films led to Hall's casting in multiple blockbuster hits of the 1990s and 2000s, including La somme de toutes les peurs (2002) and Dogville (2003), directed by Lars von Trier.

  • Birthday

    Sep 10, 1931
  • Place of Birth

    Toledo, Ohio, USA

Known For


7 wins & 5 nominations

Filmets - Badalona Film Festival
Best actor
Winner - Jury Prize
Dear Chickens (2018)
L.A. Shorts Fest
Best Actor
Winner - Best Actor
Dear Chickens (2018)
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows