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Philip Casnoff

Quick facts

Full namePhilip Casnoff
BirthdayAugust 3, 1949
Age72 years old
Sun signLeo
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
EducationCentral High School
Wesleyan University



1978Message from SpaceAaron
1980Christmas EvilRicardo Bauma
1992Jersey GirlMitchell
1994Saints and SinnersDetective Battaglia
1994TemptationMichael Reddick
1998How Stella Got Her Groove BackKennedy
2006Material GirlsVictor Marchetta
2010MinevilleMr. Johnson
2011Grace FaceSteve
2013Sex & MarriageRosen
2015Ted 2Playstation Owner
2015Sight UnseenRusty Sampson
2016Harvey’s DreamN/A
2017The PostChalmers Roberts


1982American Playhouseunknown
1982The RenegadesDancer
1982Remington SteeleBen Pearson
1983The HamptonsDavid Landau
1984George WashingtonLafayette
1984ABC Afterschool SpecialHarvey Schmidt
1984The Edge of NightBrian Murdock
1984Tales from the DarksideChris Wood
1985Crazy Like a FoxGino
1985North and South: Book IMajor Elkanah Bent
1986North and South: Book IIMajor Elkanah Bent
1987Hands of a StrangerMarty Loftus
1988The Red SpiderDetective Patrick Shaunessy
1990One Life to LiveRob Riviera
1991IroncladsLieutenant Guilford
1991Red WindCharlie Lapidus
1992SinatraFrank Sinatra
1994North and South: Book IIIElkanah Bent
1994–1995Under SuspicionInternal Affairs Detective James Vitelli
1995SistersJack Chambers
1995ZoyaSimon Hirsch
1995Chicago HopePaul Accosta
1996Special Report: Journey to MarsNick Van Pelt
1996The NannyCantor Gary Isaacs
1996Promise LandBill Carter
1997Little Girls in Pretty BoxesGreg Radkin
1997The HungerWilliam Cobb
1998Blood in Her HandsRichard Davis
1998PlayersJohn Fellowes
1998Tempting FateRichard Davis
1998ChameleonCortez, IBI Chief
1998The Defenders: Taking the FirstJohn Walker
1998ERDr. Dan Litvak
1999Fantasy Islandunknown
1999The PracticeDanny Rogers
1999Walker, Texas RangerHarris
1999Diagnosis MurderGrant Connor
1999–2000OzNikolai Stanislofsky
2000Chicken Soup for the Soulunknown
2000Kiss Tomorrow GoodbyeMackey, Dusin’s Boss
2000For All TimeAl Glasser
2000–2005Strong MedicineChief of Staff Dr. Robert Jackson
2001Law & Order: Special Victims UnitIlya Korska
2002The President’s Man: A Line in the SandJack Santon
2002FrasierDr. Bernard Gadston
2002Law & OrderBill Talbot
2005Law & Order: Trial by JuryAssistant District Attorney Nick Forster
2006Without a TraceDonald Clarence
2006Numb3rsMaurice Connors
2007Crossing JordanDr. Sanchez
2008Jane Doe: Eye of the BeholderLance Saxon
2009–2010DollhouseClive Ambrose
2010Criminal MindsJames Stanworth
2011Law & Order: LABo
2011Field of VisionKenny McFarland
2011The Whole Truthunknown
2011–2012NCISSean Latham
2012CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationJonah Clyborn
2012Franklin & BashGleen Friedman
2012Grey’s AnatomyDr. Mel Barnett
2013Lucky 7Charlie
2014PerceptionGordon Williams
2015Scream QueensSteven Munsch
2016ElementaryJack McGill
2017Chicago P.D.Mr. Dowd
2017One MississippiEzra Weiss
2018Madam SecretaryJudge Nathan Mayfield


1972–1980GreaseTeen Angel (replacement)Royal Theatre
20 Performances
1976Rockabye HamletHamlet / Laeres (standby)Minskoff Theatre
7 Performances
1988ChessFrederick “Freddie” Trumper, The AmericanBroadway – Imperial Theatre
68 Performances
Theatre World Award for Best Actor
1988–1989The Devil’s Discipleunknown role (replaced Richard Dudgeon)Circle in the Square Theatre
1990Shogun: The MusicalJohn BlackthorneBroadway – Marquis Theatre
72 Performances
1996–presentChicagoBilly Flynn (replacement)Richard Rodgers Theatre


AlbumSongs List
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)

Awards and nominations:

Title (year)CategoryNominated workStatus
American Television Award (1993)Best Actor in a MiniseriesSinatra (1992)Nominated
Golden Globe (1993)Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSinatra (1992)Nominated
Sanford International Film Festival (2016)Best Acting Duo
Shared with: Roxanna Hart
Harvey’s Dream (2016)Nominated