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Philip Baker Hall


Miami Vice Character
Federal Judge Delaporte ("Contempt of Court")
September 10, 1931, Toledo, Ohio

Philip Baker Hall (born September 10, 1931, Toledo, Ohio) is an American actor who appeared as Federal Judge Delaporte, who presided over the trial of mob boss Frank Mosca in the episode "Contempt of Court" of the series Miami Vice.


Hall began acting on the Off-Broadway and Broadway stage, then moved on to the screen, debuting in the 1970 film Cowards, later appearing in Three O'Clock High (with John P. Ryan), Midnight Run (with Dennis Farina), Jack Kehoe, and John Toles-Bey), Ghostbusters II, Live Wire (with Tony Plana and Brent Jennings), Hard Eight, Air Force One (with Paul Guilfoyle, Xander Berkeley, and Dean Stockwell), Boogie Nights (with Luis Guzman), Rush Hour and its' sequels Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, The Insider (with Bruce McGill), Bruce Almighty, The Amityville Horror, The Shaggy Dog (with Annabelle Gurwitch), Magnolia (with Guzman and Alfred Molina), and his most recent film, All Good Things.

His TV appearances include his debut in Good Times, followed by Man From Atlantis (with Belinda Montgomery), The Waltons, Quincy, M.E. (with Val Bisoglio), Family Ties, Falcon Crest (with Norman Parker), L.A. Law (with Jimmy Smits), Nurses (with David Rasche), 3rd Rock From The Sun, Millennium (with Terry O'Quinn), Seinfeld (with Michael Richards), The Fugitive (with Mykelti Williamson), and his most recent appearance, The Life and Times of Tim.



Year Title Role Notes
1970 Zabriskie Point Diner Owner Uncredited
1971 Love-In 72 Father Reis
1973 Westworld Yin
1974 Throw Out the Anchor! Ryan Credited as "Phillip Hall"
1977 The Gauntlet Foo
1978 The Last Reunion Mike Sills
The Man with Bogart's Face Dr. Inman
1980 Caddyshack Widget
1981 Dream On!
1984 Secret Honor Richard Nixon
1986 Nothing in Common Colonial Airlines Executive Uncredited
1987 Three O'Clock High Detective Mulvahill
1988 Midnight Run Sidney
1989 Say Anything... IRS Boss
How I Got Into College Dean Patterson
Ghostbusters II Police Commissioner
An Innocent Man Judge Kenneth Lavet
1991 Silent Victim
Blue Desert Joe
1992 Live Wire Senator Thyme
1993 Cigarettes & Coffee Old man Short film
1994 The Last Laugh William T. Short film
1995 Kiss of Death Big Junior Brown
1996 Eye for an Eye Sidney Hughes
Hard Eight Sydney Nominated–Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
The Little Death Detective Snyder
The Rock Chief Justice Uncredited
Hit Me Lenny Ish
1997 Buddy Minister
Air Force One U.S. Attorney General Andrew Ward
Boogie Nights Floyd Gondolli Nominated–Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1998 Sour Grapes Mr. Bell
The Truman Show Network Executive
Judas Kiss Pobby Malavero
Rush Hour Captain William Diel
Enemy of the State Attorney Mark Silverberg Uncredited
Psycho Sheriff Chambers
1999 Let the Devil Wear Black Sol Hirsch
Implicated John Swayer
Cradle Will Rock Gray Mathers
The Insider Don Hewitt
Magnolia Jimmy Gator Nominated–Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Talented Mr. Ripley Alvin MacCarron
2000 Rules of Engagement General H. Lawrence Hodges
The Contender Oscar Billings
Lost Souls Father James
2001 Rush Hour 2 Captain William Diel Scenes deleted
2002 The Sum of All Fears Defense Secretary David Becker
A Gentleman's Game Charlie Logan
2003 Die, Mommie, Die! Sol Sussman
Dogville Tom Edison Sr.
Bruce Almighty Jack Baylor
A House on a Hill Harry Mayfield
2004 In Good Company Eugene Kalb
2005 The Matador Mr. Randy
A Buck's Worth Voice
Duck Arthur Pratt
The Amityville Horror Father Callaway
The Zodiac Chief Frank Perkins
2006 The Shaggy Dog Lance Strictland
The TV Set Vernon Maxwell
Islander Popper
2007 Zodiac Sherwood Morrill
You Kill Me Roman Krzeminski
Rush Hour 3 Captain William Diel Uncredited
2009 The Lodger Captain Smith
Fired Up Coach Byrnes
Wonderful World The Man
2010 All Good Things Malvern Bump
2011 The Chicago 8 Judge Julius Hoffman
Mr. Popper's Penguins Franklin
50/50 Alan
2012 Bending the Rules Herb Gold
Departure Date Old Jake
People Like Us Ike Rafferty
Dog Eat Dog Short film
Argo CIA Director Stansfield Turner Uncredited
Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year
2013 Bad Words Dr. William Bowman
2014 Playing It Cool Granddad
2017 Person to Person Jimmy
The Last Word Edward


Year Title Role Notes
1951 The Lone Ranger Sheriff Episode: "Backtrail"
1951 Studio One In Hollywood Harrison Episode: "Hangman's House"
1951 The Bigelow Theatre Himself Episode: "Man First Debt"
1951 I Love Lucy Yang Episode: "The Seance"
1952 Tales of Tomorrow Dave Episode: "The Children's Room"
1952 Suspense Penny Episode: "Her Last Adventure"
1953 Jukebox Jury Himself 1 episode
1953 Death Valley Days Jar Episode: "The Rival Hash Houses"
1955 Crossroads Dick Episode: "Broadway Trust"
1956 Front Row Center Slinky Episode: "The Ainsley Case"
1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour Surly 2 episodes
1956-1958 The United States Steel Hour Arrent 3 episodes
1956-1958 Kraft Theatre Molly 4 episodes
1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour Davis Episode: "So Short a Season"
1957 The Alcoa Hour Andy Episode: "Ride the Wild Mare"
1957 The United States Steel Hour Genser Episode: "They Never Forget"
1957 The Seven Lively Arts Ben Episode: "The Changing Ways of Love"
1957 The Restless Gun Terry Episode: "Jody"
1957-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Bert 2 episodes
1958 Matinee Theatre Himself Episode: "The Quiet Street"
1958 Johnny Belinda Lucky Television film
1958 Pursuit Himself Episode: "Epitaph for a Golden Girl"
1958-1959 Playhouse 90 George 3 episodes
1958 The Frank Sinatra Show John Lennon Episode: "A Time to Cry"
1958-1961 Felix the Cat Robby (voice) 134 episodes
1959 Sunday Showcase Sid Episode: "Murder and the Android"
1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Ralph Episode: "Lepke"
1959 The Twilight Zone Gromit Episode: "Walking Distance"
1959-1964 The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show Buster (voice) 163 episodes
1960 Thriller Billy Episode: "The Purple Room"
1961 Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life Muggets Television film
1961 Frontier Circus The Fry Episode: "The Hunter and the Hunted"
1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson Jess Episode: "Death of the Temple Bay"
1961 The Dick Powell Theatre Goode Episode: "Who Killed Julie Greer?"
1961 Alcoa Premiere Goody Episode: "The Fortress"
1961-1963 The Untouchables Haley 2 episodes
1962 Naked City Wheezer Episode: "A Case of Two Savages"
1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show Carlo Episode: "The Sound of Angels"
1962 Festival Benson Episode: "The Gambler"
1962 The Dick Powell Theatre Buzz Episode: "Crazy Sunday"
1962-1964 Dr. Kildare Boy 2 episodes
1963 Route 66 BJ Episode: "Who Will Cheer My Bonnie Bride"
1963 The Lieutenant Donald Episode: "The Proud and the Angry"
1963 Channing Carl Episode: "A Doll's House with Pompoms and Trophies"
1963 Breaking Point Eddie Episode: "Millions of Faces"
1964 The Eleventh Hour Roy Episode: "The Secret in the Stone"
1964 The Great Adventure Lennon Episode: "The Pathfibder"
1964 The Reporter Snuffy Episode: "Extension Seven"
1964 Ben Casey Danny Episode: "But Who Shall Beat the Drums?"
1964 Combat! Paul Episode: "A Gift of Hope"
1964-1967 Underdog Orange (voice) 124 episodes
1965 12 O'Clock High Jack Episode: "The Lorelei"
1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Father Episode: "Alexander the Greater Affair"
1965 Rawhide Jake Episode: "Escort to Doom"
1967 The Long Hunt of April Savage Jerry Television film
1966-1969 Star Trek: The Original Series Noah 79 episodes
1968 CBS Playhouse Halen Episode: "The People Next Door"
1969 The Silent Gun Hall Television film
1970 Montserrat Thomas Television film
1970 Bonanza Scaredy Episode: "Blind Hunch"
1971 Hollywood Television Theatre: Two by Chekhov Himself Television film
1972 Mannix Victor Roarke Episode: "The Open Web"
1972 Circle of Fear Jonathon Episode: "Touch of Madness"
1974 The President's Plane is Missing George Oldenburg Television film
1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan Glen Tuttle Television film
1975 The Last Survivors Television film
1977 Good Times Motel owner Episode: "J.J.'s Fiancee: Part 2"
1976 Mayday at 40,000 Feet! Reporter Television film
1978 Visions Severson / Boyle 2 episodes
1978 Man from Atlantis George Episode: "Man from Atlantis"
1978 The Hostage Heart Dr. Harvey Fess Television film
1978 Kill Me If You Can Phillips Television film
1978 M*A*S*H Sgt. Hacker Episode: "The Light That Failed"
1978 The Fitzpatricks Bertram Episode: "A Living Wage"
1978 Emergency! Oliver Warren Episode: "The Steel Inferno"
1978 The Bastard Shopkeeper Television film
1978 Terror Out of the Sky Starrett Television film
1979 Samurai Prof. Owens Television film
1980 Riding for the Pony Express Mr. Durfee Television film
1980 The Waltons Major Gordon Episode: "The Furlough"
1981 This House Possessed Clerk Television film
1982 Quincy, M.E. Captain Rasmussen / Dep. DA Marty Shell 2 episode
1982 Cagney & Lacey Lt. Sweeny Episode: "Hot Line"
1982 T. J. Hooker Judge Wallace Episode: "A Cry for Help"
1982 Games Mother Never Taught You Lester Greene Television film
1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Prosecutor / Wilcox 2 episodes
1984 The Night the Bridge Fell Down Warren Meech Television film
1984 Lottery! Episode: "Houston: Duffy's Choice"
1985 Hardcastle and McCormick Jack Marsh Episode: "Too Rich and Too Thin"
1985 Who Is Julia? Dean May Television film
1987 Mariah James Malone 7 episodes
1986 The Spirit Sevrin Television film
1988 Miami Vice Judge Delaporte Episode: "Contempt of Court"
1988 Goddess of Love Detective Charles Television film
1988 Family Ties Dr. Harrison 3 episodes
1989 A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story Judge Blumenfeld Television film
1989 Incident at Dark River Dr. Leo Manus Television film
1989–1991 Falcon Crest Ed Meyers 14 episodes
1989 Matlock Judge Episode: "The Mother"
1991 Bagdad Cafe Herb Episode: "This Bird Has Flown"
1991 Murder, She Wrote Len Costner Episode: "Moving Violation"
1991 L.A. Law Tom Baker Episode: "He's a Crowd"
1991 Equal Justice Judge S.E. Cleveland Episode: "Do the Wrong Thing"
1991 Dark Justice Winchester Keller Episode: "The Neutralizing Factor"
1991 Civil Wars 3 episodes
1991, 1998 Seinfeld Lt. Joe Bookman 2 episodes
1992 Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Sam Gochenour Television film
1992 Stormy Weathers Dr. Comden Television film
1992 Nurses Mr. Todd Episode: "Playing Doctor"
1994 Cheers City Councilman Kevin Fogerty Episode: "Woody Gets an Election"
1994 Bob Jerod Episode: "Have Yourself a Married Little Christmas"
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Smitty Television film
1994 Empty Nest Jerod Episode: "Brotherly Shove"
1994 The Good Life Mr. Humphreys Episode: "Melissa the Thief"
1994 Roswell Roswell General Television film
1994 Madman of the People Kent Episode: "All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Mad Boy"
1994 Chicago Hope Mr. Wellington Episode: "You Gotta Have Heart"
1994 Hardball Beanball McGee Episode: "Lee's Bad, Bad Day"
1994 Without Warning Dr. Kurt Lowden Television film
1995 Life's Work Judge Conklin Episode: "Contempt"
1995 The John Larroquette Show Mr. Frank Episode: "Napping to Success"
1997 3rd Rock from the Sun President Dewey Episode: "Proud Dick"
1997 The Practice Judge Joseph Vinocour
Judge Canker
Four episodes
1997 Millennium Group Elder 2 episodes
1997 Michael Hayes William Vaughn 20 episodes
1998 Tempting Fate Dr. Bardwell Television film
1998 Witness to the Mob Salvatore "Toddo" Aurello Television film
1998 L.A. Doctors Vincent Cattano Episode: "Fear of Flying"
1999 Partners Scarpatti Pilot
2000 Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Aristotle Onassis Television film
2000 The Fugitive Stuart Kimble Episode: "St. Christopher's Prayer"
2000–2001 Baby Blues Mr. Thompson
Mr. Saunders
2 episodes
2001 Loomis Episode 1.1: "Pilot"
2001–2002 Pasadena George Reese Greeley 7 episodes
2002 Path to War Everett Dirksen Television film
2002 Night Visions Dennis Brascom Episode: "Cargo"
2002 Without a Trace Noah Ridder Episode: "Silent Partner"
2002 Everwood Dr. Donald Douglas 3 episodes
2004 That '70s Show Milo Episode: "Won't Get Fooled Again"
2004 Monk Salvatore Lucarelli Episode: "Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather
2004 Boston Legal Ernie Dell Episode: "Head Cases"
2004 The West Wing Senator Matt Hunt 2 episodes
2004, 2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Doctor Morrison 2 episodes
2004 The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody Mr. Burt Television film
2005 Danny Phantom Scaredy (voice) Episode: "Pirate Radio"
2005 Mrs. Harris Arthur Schulte Television film
2006 Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Robby (voice) Episode: "A Little Help from Your Friends"
2007 The Loop Russ McDonald 17 episodes
Nominated–Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2007 Wildlife Pilot
2007 Big Love Ned Johanssen Episode: "Take Me as I Am"
2008 Yin Yang Yo! Danny (voice) Episode: "The Manotaur"
2008 Psych Irving Parker Episode: "Dis-Lodged"
2008 Worst Week Reverend Lowell 2 episodes
2009 True Jackson, VP Mr. Jenkins Episode: "Flirting with Fame"
2010 The Life & Times of Tim Norman Walker (voice) Episode: "London Calling/Novelist"
2010 Warren the Ape Dr. Ralph Schwartz Episode: "Rock Opera"
2011 Modern Family Walt Kleezak 3 episodes
2011 Scaredy Squirrel Leo (voice) Episode: "The Tubasic Tuo"
2012 The Amazing World of Gumball Joe (voice) Eposode: "The Wand"
2012 The Newsroom Bryce Delancy Episode: "The 112th Congress"
2012 Childrens Hospital Dr. Joseph Mengele Episode: "A Year in the Life"
2012 Ruth & Erica Harry 8 episodes
2013 Clear History McKenzie Television film
2014 Rake Mitch Markham Episode: "Remembrance of Taxis Past"
2015 BoJack Horseman Hank Hippopopalous (voice) 2 episodes
2015 Madam Secretary Ezra Helsinger Episode: "The Necessary Art"
2016 Second Chance Old Man Jimmy Pritchard 5 episodes
2017 Room 104 Charlie Episode: "My Love"