Hall, Philip Baker

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Hall, Philip Baker Gender: M
born on 10 September 1931 at 04:50 (= 04:50 AM )
Place Toledo, Ohio, 41n40, 83w33
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Viktor
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 16°43' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°48 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 00°34'

Philip Baker Hall
photo: David Shankbone, license cc-by-3.0


American screen actor known primarily for his prolific character roles through his collaborations with the film directors Robert Altman and Paul Thomas Anderson.

He starred in leading roles on films, such as Secret Honor (1984), Hard Eight (1996), and Duck (2005). His supporting roles in films include ones in Say Anything... (1989), Boogie Nights (1997), The Truman Show (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Contender (2000), Dogville (2003), Zodiac (2007), and Argo (2012).

He received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Hard Eight and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Boogie Nights and Magnolia.

Hall is also known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Bookman, the "Library Cop" on TV series Seinfeld in the 1991 "The Library" and the 1998 "The Finale" episodes. His first Seinfeld appearance was widely lauded as one of the best by a guest star on the series, and led to many other jobs.

Hall married twice and had two daughters from each marriage. He died from emphysema at his home in Glendale, California, on 12 June 2022 at the age of 90.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Altman, Robert (born 20 February 1925). Notes: Film collaborators
  • role played of/by Mengele, Josef (born 16 March 1911). Notes: 2012 episode of TV series "Childrens Hospital"
  • role played of/by Nixon, Richard (born 9 January 1913). Notes: 1984 film "Secret Honor"
  • role played of/by Onassis, Ari (born 20 January 1906). Notes: 2000 TV film "Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis"


Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Viktor E.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Emphysema (Terminal)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four daughters)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Emphysema)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (High school)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (U.S. Army translator)
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator (U.S. Army translator)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award