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Philip Baker Hall Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Philip Baker Hall?
Philip Baker Hall was a famous American professional actor. Despite being known mainly as a prolific character actor, Hall starred in leading roles in movies including Secret Honor, Hard Eight, and Duck. Hall’s other supporting roles in movies comprise Say Anything…, Boogie Nights, The Truman Show, Magnolia, The Contender, Zodiac, and Argo.
Philip Baker Hall Career
Following his movie debut Cowards, Hall joined the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Baker’s first television role was on an episode of Good Times. He then guests starred in episodes of M*A*S*H and Man from Atlantis and had more than 200 guest roles since 1977. Hall portrayed Richard Nixon in the one-character movie Secret Honor. His performance was praised by Roger Ebert and also by Vincent Canby of The New York Times. He later starred in various movies in supporting roles during the 1980s, such as Nothing in Common, Midnight Run, Say Anything…, and Ghostbusters II. Hall played a detective pursuing a long-overdue library book in the Seinfeld episodes, ”The Library” and ”The Finale”. Baker’s first Seinfeld appearance was widely received as one of the best guest stars on the series and led to many other works.
He then starred in Paul Thomas Anderson’s short movie Cigarettes & Coffee, which was adapted into Anderson’s directorial debut movie Hard Eight. For the movie, Baker played a senior gambler who mentors a homeless man (John C. Reilly). He was positively criticized by Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times. Hall was later nominated for the Best Male Lead and starred in Anderson’s other movies, Boogie Nights and Magnolia. He additionally starred alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman in four movies.
Later on, he has had turns in numerous movies in the 1990s such as The Rock, The Truman Show, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and The Insider. Hall co-starred in other movies in the 2000s such as Dogville, Zodiac, and Argo. He also portrayed Captain Diel in the Rush Hour trilogy (although his scenes from Rush Hour 2 were cut and he was uncredited for the scene in Rush Hour 3). He then had prominent roles in Bruce Almighty, In Good Company, The Amityville Horror, The Matador, You Kill Me, All Good Things, and 50/50.
Hall also starred in The Sum of All Fears and starred in the sitcom The Loop. He then guests starred in the animated series The Life & Times of Tim. Hall played a physician in Curb Your Enthusiasm and an equally crotchety neighbor in Modern Family. He later appeared in an episode for The Newsroom and for the Holiday Inn commercial. For the short movie Dear Chickens, Hall won the best actor at Los Angeles Short Festival and Filmets Badalona Film Festival in Barcela.
How old is Philip Baker Hall?
Philip Baker Hall was aged 90 as of his death on June 12, 2022, and was born on September 10, 1931, in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Ashley Monroe, Big Daddy Kane, Chandler Massey, Jack Ma, Ben Wallace, Misty Copeland, Jack Gilinsky, Katie Brueckner, Jack Grealish, and Emma Kittiesmama, among others.
Philip Baker Hall Family
Who are Philip Baker Hall’s parents?
Philip Baker Hall was born in Toledo, Ohio to William Alexander Hall and Alice Birdene. His father was a factory worker in Montgomery, Alabama.
Does Philip Baker Hall have siblings?
Hall was born to his parents as the only child in the family and does not have any siblings.
Philip Baker Hall Education
Hall attended the University of Toledo after graduating from high school.
Philip Baker Hall Interests
Hall worked in Germany as a United States Army translator and as a high school teacher. He then worked for Off-Broadway and Broadway productions in New York.
Philip Baker Hall Wife
Hall was happily married to his second wife at the time of his demise. First, he was married to Dianne Lewis from 1973 to 1976 and have two children together. After separation and divorce in 1976, he married Holly Wolfie in 1988. The couple was happily married to his death with two children, daughters. They lived in his home in Glendale, with his children, and died there.
Philip Baker Hall Kids
Hall and his wife have two children together, both daughters, Adella Ruth Baker and Anna Ruth Baker. He also has two children from his first marriage to Lewis.
Philip Baker Hall Height
Baker has a physically fit, muscular and bold body adding up to an impressive height of 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) and a weight of 72 kg (158 lbs).
Philip Baker Hall Net Worth
American professional actor, Hall has been active from 1960 to 2021, in his acting career. He has appeared in numerous movies and television films and has gathered an estimated net worth of approximately $1 million as of 2022.