Who is Philip Casnoff?
Philip Casnoff is an American actor, film producer, and director. He is known for his significant perforation in miniseries called Sinatra, which managed to earn him a nomination for a Golden Globe. In addition, his performance in North and South is still talked about to this day.
Philip Casnoff also played the role of Elkanah Bent in the miniseries North and South. He has also worked on Broadway, and some of his plays are Chicago, Rockabye Hamlet, Chess, etc. In addition, he produced the musical called Chess himself.
Philip Casnoff has also directed two Monk episodes, an American comedy-drama series starring Tony Shalhoub as the lead character.
The actor is also seen in many popular TV series like Criminal Minds, Law and Order, Grey’s Anatomy, etc. Also, he is married to actress Roxanne Hart and has two sons with her. Moreover, the 74 year-old actor currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.
|Full name||Philip Casnoff|
|Birthday||August 3, 1949|
|Age||74 years old|
|Traits||Positive: Intelligent, kind, and dedicated|
Negative: Egoistic, lazy, and dominant
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Currently residing||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Education||High School from Central High School, 1967|
Bachelors from Wesleyan University, 1971
|Spouse Name||Roxanne Hart (Wife)|
|Children||Alexander Casnoff (Son) |
Macklin McKee Casnoff (Son)
|Profession||Actor, Director, Producer|
|Net Worth||USD 1.5 million|
- He used to work for broadway back in the day. He made his debut by performing in Rockabye Hamlet. Although, the play only ran for seven performances, and then it closed.
- Philip worked as an understudy for Godspell, a national touring company.
- He moved to Los Angeles after being married to the famous actress Roxanne Hart.
- Philip was in Frasier, a famous television sitcom. The show also starred Kelsey Grammer.
- He began to work on the silver screen. His first television series was a show called North and South. His acting in this miniseries was highly appreciated. This performance is still used to remember him.
- As Philip did a series called Sinatra, he met the real Sinatra on the show. Due to his excellent performance in this series, he earned a nomination for a golden globe award.
- Philip has two sons who are fours years apart by age.
Philip Casnoff Romantic Affairs and Relationship
Roxanne Hart (Wife)
On July 27, 1952, Roxanne Hart was born in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. She is an actress by profession. Her father, Edward J. Hart, Jr., was a teacher.
He later became the head principal of Horace Greeley High School, located in Chappaqua, New York. Roxanne’s mother is Joan Irene. Roxanne completed her studies in 1969 from Greeley.
Roxanne was first married to Leonard Taylor in 1972. After that, in 1980, the couple got officially divorced. But after meeting actor Philip Casnoff, they dated for a while.
In 1984, they decided to get married. The couple soon moved to Los Angeles after that. They have two sons, Alexander and Macklin. In addition, the couple has been together for almost four decades.
As an actress, Roxanne is mainly known for her works in movies like Highlander, released in 1986. However, her role as Nurse Camille Shutt in a medical drama, Chicago Hopes, was greatly appreciated. Some of the movies she has been in include ‘Oh, God! You Devil,’ ‘The Verdict,’ ‘Once Around,’ ‘Pulse,’ ‘Moonlight Mile,’ etc.
Philip Casnoff children
Philip Casnoff is the father of two sons. Alexander Casnoff, born in 1988, is the first child of Philip and Roxanne. Macklin McKee Casnoff is the youngest son of actors, Philip and Roxanne Casnoff. He was born on November 29, 1992.
Philip Casnoff career
Philip Casnoff began his acting career as an understudy. He was later cast into a broadway show called Rockabye Hamlet. Although this play only ran for seven performances, it was based on William Shakespeare’s play with an alternation of it being a rock musical.
He then got a part in Shogun: The Musical, also based on a miniseries. During this time, he got injured but recovered back quickly. After this in 200, Philip went back to the broadways and played the role of Billy Flynn in a musical called Chicago.
His major breakthrough was in a miniseries called North and South, which had two sequels. He played the role of Elkanah Bent in this series. Moreover, the series was released in 1985. Later on, he was cast as Frank Sinatra in the miniseries Sinatra. To be more authentic and realistic with his performance, he met Sinatra himself.
This role earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. He gave a memorable performance as a Russian criminal named Nikolai Stanislofsky in the miniseries Oz. He then played a part in Strong Medicine for five seasons.
Philip himself directed two episodes of the show Monk. He was also on an episode of Criminal Minds where he played a part of a serial killer as James Stanworth. In addition, some of his works are seen in Grey’s Anatomy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, etc.
|1978||Message from Space||Aaron|
|1980||Christmas Evil||Ricardo Bauma|
|1994||Saints and Sinners||Detective Battaglia|
|1998||How Stella Got Her Groove Back||Kennedy|
|2006||Material Girls||Victor Marchetta|
|2013||Sex & Marriage||Rosen|
|2015||Ted 2||Playstation Owner|
|2015||Sight Unseen||Rusty Sampson|
|2017||The Post||Chalmers Roberts|
|1982||Remington Steele||Ben Pearson|
|1983||The Hamptons||David Landau|
|1984||ABC Afterschool Special||Harvey Schmidt|
|1984||The Edge of Night||Brian Murdock|
|1984||Tales from the Darkside||Chris Wood|
|1985||Crazy Like a Fox||Gino|
|1985||North and South: Book I||Major Elkanah Bent|
|1986||North and South: Book II||Major Elkanah Bent|
|1987||Hands of a Stranger||Marty Loftus|
|1988||The Red Spider||Detective Patrick Shaunessy|
|1990||One Life to Live||Rob Riviera|
|1991||Red Wind||Charlie Lapidus|
|1994||North and South: Book III||Elkanah Bent|
|1994–1995||Under Suspicion||Internal Affairs Detective James Vitelli|
|1995||Chicago Hope||Paul Accosta|
|1996||Special Report: Journey to Mars||Nick Van Pelt|
|1996||The Nanny||Cantor Gary Isaacs|
|1996||Promise Land||Bill Carter|
|1997||Little Girls in Pretty Boxes||Greg Radkin|
|1997||The Hunger||William Cobb|
|1998||Blood in Her Hands||Richard Davis|
|1998||Tempting Fate||Richard Davis|
|1998||Chameleon||Cortez, IBI Chief|
|1998||The Defenders: Taking the First||John Walker|
|1998||ER||Dr. Dan Litvak|
|1999||The Practice||Danny Rogers|
|1999||Walker, Texas Ranger||Harris|
|1999||Diagnosis Murder||Grant Connor|
|2000||Chicken Soup for the Soul||unknown|
|2000||Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye||Mackey, Dusin’s Boss|
|2000||For All Time||Al Glasser|
|2000–2005||Strong Medicine||Chief of Staff Dr. Robert Jackson|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Ilya Korska|
|2002||The President’s Man: A Line in the Sand||Jack Santon|
|2002||Frasier||Dr. Bernard Gadston|
|2002||Law & Order||Bill Talbot|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Assistant District Attorney Nick Forster|
|2006||Without a Trace||Donald Clarence|
|2007||Crossing Jordan||Dr. Sanchez|
|2008||Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder||Lance Saxon|
|2010||Criminal Minds||James Stanworth|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Bo|
|2011||Field of Vision||Kenny McFarland|
|2011||The Whole Truth||unknown|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jonah Clyborn|
|2012||Franklin & Bash||Gleen Friedman|
|2012||Grey’s Anatomy||Dr. Mel Barnett|
|2015||Scream Queens||Steven Munsch|
|2017||Chicago P.D.||Mr. Dowd|
|2017||One Mississippi||Ezra Weiss|
|2018||Madam Secretary||Judge Nathan Mayfield|
Philip Casnoff Stage:
|1972–1980||Grease||Teen Angel (replacement)||Royal Theatre|
|1976||Rockabye Hamlet||Hamlet / Laeres (standby)||Minskoff Theatre|
|1988||Chess||Frederick “Freddie” Trumper, The American||Broadway – Imperial Theatre|
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|
|1996–present||Chicago||Billy Flynn (replacement)||Richard Rodgers Theatre|
|Chess (1988)||Freddie’s Entrance|
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)
Philip Casnoff Awards and nominations:
|Title (year)||Category||Nominated work||Status|
|American Television Award (1993)||Best Actor in a Miniseries||Sinatra (1992)||Nominated|
|Golden Globe (1993)||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||Sinatra (1992)||Nominated|
|Sanford International Film Festival (2016)||Best Acting Duo|
Shared with: Roxanna Hart
|Harvey’s Dream (2016)||Nominated|
Philip Casnoff net worth
After working in movies, TV series, and theaters, the actor has earned quite a sum for himself. Currently, the actor is worth USD 1.5 million. Along with his wife, who is also an actress, their net worth as a couple would be even more. They have a house in Los Angeles, California, with their two sons.