Philip Casnoff Biography, Age, Education, Career and Films

Philip Casnoff (born August 3, 1949) is an American actor, known for his roles in TV series and on Broadway. He has also been a director.

Philip Casnoff
Born August 3, 1949 (age 72)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Education Central High School (1967)
Alma mater Wesleyan University (B.A., 1971)
Occupation Actor • director
Years active 1978-present
Known for Television • film • theater
Spouse(s) Roxanne Hart (m. 1984)
Children 2

Early life and education

Philip L. Casnoff was born on August 3, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended and graduated in the 226th Class from Central High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1967. Casnoff attended and graduated in 1971 from Wesleyan University.



Year Title Role Notes
1978 Message from Space Aaron film debut
1980 Gorp Bergman
1980 Christmas Evil Ricardo Bauma
1992 Jersey Girl Mitchell
1994 Saints and Sinners Detective Battaglia
1994 Temptation Michael Reddick
1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back Kennedy
2006 Material Girls Victor Marchetta
2010 Mineville Mr. Johnson also Associate Producer
2011 Grace Face Steve Short Film
2013 Sex & Marriage Rosen Direct-to-Video
2015 Ted 2 Playstation Owner uncredited
Sight Unseen Rusty Sampson
2016 Harvey’s Dream N/A Short Film
Nominated – Sanford International Film Festival Award for Best Acting Duo (shared with Roxanna Hart)
2017 The Post Chalmers Roberts


Year Title Role Notes
1982 American Playhouse unknown Episode: “King of America”
The Renegades Dancer Television Movie
Remington Steele Ben Pearson Episode: “License to Steele”
Credited as Philip Sanoff
1983 The Hamptons David Landau Episode: “#1.1”
1984 George Washington Lafayette Television Miniseries
Episode: “#1.1”
ABC Afterschool Special Harvey Schmidt Episode: “Out of Step”
The Edge of Night Brian Murdock
Tales from the Darkside Chris Wood Episode: “Slippage”
1985 Crazy Like a Fox Gino Episode: “Bum Tip”
1985 North and South: Book I Major Elkanah Bent Television Miniseries (4 Episodes)
1986 North and South: Book II
1987 Hands of a Stranger Marty Loftus Television Movie
1988 The Red Spider Detective Patrick Shaunessy Television Movie
1990 One Life to Live Rob Riviera
1991 Ironclads Lieutenant Guilford Television Movie
Red Wind Charlie Lapidus Television Movie
1992 Sinatra Frank Sinatra Television Miniseries (4 Episodes)
Nominated – American Television Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
1994 North and South: Book III Elkanah Bent Television Miniseries (3 Episodes)
1994–1995 Under Suspicion Internal Affairs Detective James Vitelli Series Regular (18 Episodes)
1995 Sisters Jack Chambers 3 Episodes
Zoya Simon Hirsch Television Movie
Chicago Hope Paul Accosta Episode: “Christmas Truce”
1996 Special Report: Journey to Mars Nick Van Pelt Television Movie
The Nanny Cantor Gary Isaacs Episode: “The Cantor Show”
Performer: “Bayom Hahu” and “Change My Mind”
Wings Eric Episode: “Too Beautiful for You”
Promise Land Bill Carter Episode: “Little Girl Lost”
1997 Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Greg Radkin Television Movie
The Hunger William Cobb Episode: “Necros”
1998 Blood in Her Hands Richard Davis Television Movie
Players John Fellowes Episode: “Con-spiracy”
Tempting Fate Richard Davis Television Movie
Chameleon Cortez, IBI Chief Television Movie
The Defenders: Taking the First John Walker Television Movie
ER Dr. Dan Litvak Episode: “Masquerade”
1999 Fantasy Island unknown Episode: “Innocent”
The Practice Danny Rogers Episode: “Of Human Bondage”
Walker, Texas Ranger Harris Episode: “Livegirls.now”
Diagnosis Murder Grant Connor Episode: The Seven Deadly Sins”
1999–2000 Oz Nikolai Stanislofsky Recurring Role (13 Episodes)
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul unknown Episode: “14 Steps/Damaged Goods/Ballerina Dreams”
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Mackey, Dusin’s Boss Television Movie
For All Time Al Glasser Television Movie
2000–2005 Strong Medicine Chief of Staff Dr. Robert Jackson Recurring Role (108 Episodes)
Director (8 Episodes)
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ilya Korska Episode: “Pixies”
2002 The President’s Man: A Line in the Sand Jack Santon Television Movie
Frasier Dr. Bernard Gadston Episode: “War of the Words”
Law & Order Bill Talbot Episode: “Slaughter”
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Assistant District Attorney Nick Forster Episode: “The Line”
2005–2006 Monk N/A Director (2 Episodes)
2006 Without a Trace Donald Clarence Episode: “Candy”
Numb3rs Maurice Connors Episode: “Longshot”
2007 Crossing Jordan Dr. Sanchez Episode: “Sleeping Beauty”
2008 Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder Lance Saxon Television Movie
2009–2010 Dollhouse Clive Ambrose 3 Episodes
2010 Criminal Minds James Stanworth Episode: “25 to Life”
2011 Law & Order: LA Bo Episode: “Zuma Canyon”
Field of Vision Kenny McFarland Television Movie
The Whole Truth unknown Episode: “The End”
2011–2012 NCIS Sean Latham 2 Episodes
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jonah Clyborn Episode: “Seeing Red”
Franklin & Bash Gleen Friedman Episode: “Viper”
Grey’s Anatomy Dr. Mel Barnett Episode: “Going, Going, Gone”
2013 Lucky 7 Charlie 2 Episodes
2014 Perception Gordon Williams Episode: “Obsession”
2015 Scream Queens Steven Munsch Episode: “Beware of Young Girls”
2016 Elementary Jack McGill Episode: “To Catch a Predator Predator”
2017 Homeland Christopher Episode: “America First”
Chicago P.D. Mr. Dowd Episode: “Grassing for Salvation”
One Mississippi Ezra Weiss Web Series (2 Episodes)
2018 Madam Secretary Judge Nathan Mayfield Episode: “Family Separation: Part 1”


Year Title Role Notes
1972–1980 Grease Teen Angel (replacement) Royal Theatre
20 Performances
1976 Rockabye Hamlet Hamlet / Laeres (standby) Minskoff Theatre
7 Performances
1988 Chess Frederick “Freddie” Trumper, The American Broadway – Imperial Theatre
68 Performances
Theatre World Award for Best Actor
1988–1989 The Devil’s Disciple unknown role (replaced Richard Dudgeon) Circle in the Square Theatre
1990 Shogun: The Musical John Blackthorne Broadway – Marquis Theatre
72 Performances
1996–present Chicago Billy Flynn (replacement) Richard Rodgers Theatre



Year Title Album
1988 “Freddie’s Entrance” Chess
“Argument” (with Judy Kuhn)
“The American and Florence” (with Judy Kuhn)
“One Night in Bangkok” (and Ensemble)
“Who’d Ever Think It?”
“Winning” (with Dennis Parlato)
“Freddie Goes Metal”
“Pity the Child”
“Endgame” (with Paul Harman, Kurt Johns, Kip Niven, David Carroll and Ensemble)

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