Phillip Pine

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Philip Pine
Born 16 July 1920 (1920-07-16)
Hanford, California, US
Died 22 December 2006 (2006-12-23) (aged 86)
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 1945–2005

Phillip Pine (July 16, 1920, Hanford, California - December 22, 2006) was an American film and television actor, writer, director, and producer.[1] He was the brother of actor Robert Pine and uncle of actor Chris Pine.[2][3]

In a career that spanned seven decades, Pine in 1955 portrayed the outlaw John Wesley Hardin in the ninth episode "John Wesley Hardin" of the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O"Brian in the title role.[4] In a later episode of the same series in 1957, Pine again played Hardin, along with Mike Ragan as Clay Allison, Denver Pyle as Ben Thompson, and Mason Alan Dinehart as Bat Masterson, all of whom come to Earp's aid in a shootout with the owner and foreman of the Big T Ranch, Rance Purcell (Richard Devon) and Gus Andrews (Grant Withers).[5]

Pine appeared in a Wagon Train episode titled "The Ben Courtney Story" in 1959. He subsequently played the character Colonel Green in the classic Star Trek episode "The Savage Curtain". Pine was in the second episode of The Outer Limits entitled "The Hundred Days of the Dragon". He also appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zone, "The Four of Us Are Dying", and "The Incredible World of Horace Ford". Pine appeared as mobster Jack Zuta in the third episode of The Untouchables titled "The Jake Lingle Killing" and in The Fugitive. He made a 1964 appearance as Phillip Stewart in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Wednesday Woman."

In 1966, Pine played Kit Carson in the episode "Samaritans, Mountain Style" of the syndicated series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Robert Taylor. In the story line, Carson and Frenchy Gody (Michael Pate), a part of the John C. Fremont (Dick Simmons) expedition, stop to help a settler in dire straits.[6]

In 1967, Pine appeared in an episode of The Invaders entitled "Genesis". Pine also appeared in an episode of Rawhide entitled "Incident at Dangerfield Dip". He also played a gangster known only as "Mark" in Irving Lerner's film noir classic, Murder by Contract.[7]

He appeared in an episode of Kojak Series 5 called Cry for the Children as "Eddie Creagan". He appeared in an episode of Ironside Series 3 "Alias Mrs Bratihwaite?" He appeared in an Episode of Hawaii 5 O Series 1 called Full Fathom 5"

He sometimes appeared credited as Phillip E. Pine.

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