Phil Brown (actor)
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|Born||Philip Mortimer Brown
April 30, 1916
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||February 9, 2006
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Virginia Brown (1940-2006) (his death) 1 child|
Philip Mortimer Brown (April 30, 1916 – February 9, 2006) was an American actor.
Brown played some of his earliest stage roles as part of New York's Group Theatre. When it ended, he and other Group Theatre veterans headed to Hollywood, where Brown worked in motion pictures and helped found the Actors' Laboratory. In 1946, he played Ernest Hemingway's protagonist Nick Adams in Robert Siodmak's version of The Killers, alongside William Conrad and Charles McGraw as the titular "killers".
His association with the Lab came back to haunt him later in the decade, when its members fell under the scrutiny of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Although he was not a communist, Brown was blacklisted in 1952, and was eventually compelled to relocate with his family to England between 1953 and 1993.
Overseas he was able to resume acting on stage, TV and films; he also directed for the stage and TV. He was best known for his role as Luke Skywalker's uncle, Owen Lars, in Star Wars (1977).
He returned to the United States in the 1990s and in later years made the rounds of autograph shows.
His wife Ginny survives him with their son, two grandchildren and a great grandchild.
|1941||I Wanted Wings||Jimmy Masters|
|1941||H. M. Pulham, Esq.||Joe Bingham|
|1942||Hello, Annapolis||Kansas City|
|1942||Calling Dr. Gillespie||Roy Todwell|
|1942||Pierre of the Plains||Val Denton|
|1944||Weird Woman||David Jennings|
|1944||The Impatient Years||Henry Fairchild|
|1945||The Jungle Captive||Don Young|
|1945||Over 21||Frank MacDougal|
|1945||State Fair||Harry Ware|
|1946||The Killers||Nick Adams||Uncredited|
|1947||Johnny O'Clock||Phil, Hotel Clerk|
|1948||If You Knew Susie||Joe Collins|
|1948||The Luck of the Irish||Tom Higginbotham|
|1948||Moonrise||Elmer - Soda Jerk|
|1949||Give Us This Day||Bit part||Uncredited|
|1954||The Green Scarf||John Bell|
|1957||A King in New York||Headmaster|
|1958||The Camp on Blood Island||Lt. Peter Bellamy|
|1959||John Paul Jones||Sentry|
|1962||The Counterfeit Traitor||Harold Murray||Uncredited|
|1965||The Bedford Incident||Chief Hospitalman Mckinley - Sick Bay|
|1966||The Boy Cried Murder||Tom Durrant|
|1967||Bomba u 10 i 10||professor Pilic|
|1968||Operation Cross Eagles||Sgt. Turley|
|1969||Land Raiders||Sheriff John Mayfield|
|1969||The Adding Machine||Don|
|1970||Tropic of Cancer||Van Norden|
|1971||Valdez Is Coming||Malson|
|1972||Ooh... You Are Awful||American Man|
|1975||The Romantic Englishwoman||Mr. Wilson|
|1976||The Pink Panther Strikes Again||Virginia Senator|
|1977||Twilight's Last Gleaming||Rev. Cartwright|
|1977||Star Wars||Owen Lars|
|1977||Silver Bears||American Banker|
|1978||Superman||State senator (Missile Control)|
|1999||Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming||Council Elder||Short, (final film role)|
|1980||Oppenheimer||Lewis Strauss||2 episodes|
|1981||Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years||Lord Beaverbrook||2 episodes|
|1988||The Fortunate Pilgrim||Supervisor F/O|