Philip Bruns Biography (1931-)

Born May 2, 1931, in Pipestone, MN.

Birth Details
May 2, 1931
Pipestone, Minnesota

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Man in the restaurant, A Thousand Clowns, United Artists, 1965
  • Drunken man, All Woman (also known as Schizo), Joseph Brenner Associates, 1967
  • (Uncredited) Biswangers' pool party guest, The Swimmer, Columbia,1968
  • Fred, Jenny, Cinerama Releasing Corp., 1970
  • Officer Meyers, The Out-of-Towners, Paramount, 1970
  • (As Phillip Bruns) Policeman, Taking Off, Universal, 1971
  • (As Phil Bruns) Gallagher, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (also known as The Gang That Couldn't Shoot), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Wilfrid, 1929, Silent Night, Bloody Night (also known as DeathHouse and Night of the Dark Full Moon), Cannon, 1973
  • (As Phil Bruns) Burt Coombes, Harry and Tonto, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Dillhoefer, The Great Waldo Pepper, Universal, 1975
  • (As Philip Burns) Flash and the Firecat, Danton Films, 1975
  • Duncan, Nickelodeon, Columbia, 1976
  • Gil, Corvette Summer (also known as The Hot One), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1978
  • Ace, The Stunt Man, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Federal Marshal Holt, My Favorite Year, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1982
  • (As Phil Bruns) Frank Szabo, Flashdance, Paramount, 1983
  • French ventriloquist dummy--manager, Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), MCA/Universal, 1987
  • Doc Mandel, Return of the Living Dead Part II (also known as Revenge of the Living Dead), Lorimar Home Entertainment, 1988
  • Nola, Dead Men Don't Die, Academy Entertainment, 1991
  • (As Phil Bruns) Irv Crown, The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them, Miramax, 1993
  • Vinnie Helsting, Love Bites (also known as Love Bites: The Reluctant Vampire), 1993
  • Vic, Pentathlon, Live Entertainment, 1994
  • Bob, Digital Man, Republic Pictures Corp., 1995
  • Clarence, Ed, Universal, 1996
  • Mr. Schaefer, The Trigger Effect, Gramercy, 1996
  • Old Coot, Johnny Skidmarks, New City Releasing, 1998
  • Old man buyer, Coyote Moon (also known as Desert Heat and Inferno), Viacom, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Regular performer, Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine,1964-1966
  • George Shumway #1, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, syndicated, 1976-1977
  • George Schumway (pre-plastic surgery), Forever Fernwood, syndicated, 1977
  • Dr. Porchenko, General Hospital, ABC, 1984
  • Miniseries
  • Senator McClellan, Blood Feud, syndicated, 1983
  • Movies
  • Let Me Hear You Whisper, 1969
  • Brack, Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside (also known as Hot Ice), NBC,1973
  • Judgement: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya--General Yamashita, 1974
  • Gene Stafford, Columbo: An Exercise in Fatality, 1974
  • Max, Last Hours before Morning, NBC, 1975
  • Captain Jackson, The Kansas City Massacre, ABC, 1975
  • Detective Lamonica, Aunt Mary, CBS, 1979
  • Judge Mednola, Betrayed by Innocence (also known as Jailbait: Betrayed by Innocence), CBS, 1986
  • Lucky, The Christmas Star, ABC, 1986
  • Pilots
  • Jo-Jo Linsen, The Family Kovack, 1974
  • Marty, Target Risk, NBC, 1975
  • Mr. Ruth, The Chopped Liver Brothers, ABC, 1977
  • Harold, But Mother! (also known as Mr. Right), 1979
  • Police sergeant, Great Day, CBS, 1983
  • Mitch, the director, Airwolf (also known as Shadow of the Hawke and Airwolf: The Movie), CBS, 1984
  • Episodic
  • (As Phil Bruns) "The Sacrifice," Car 54, Where Are You?, NBC, 1962
  • "The Point Shaver," The Defenders, 1962
  • District attorney, "Loophole," The Defenders, CBS, 1963
  • Apple, "If Your Grandmother Had Wheels," East Side/West Side, CBS,1964
  • (As Phil Burns) District Attorney Quinn, "Bargain Day on the Street of Regret," The Trials of O'Brien, CBS, 1965
  • Lieutenant Gargas, "Between the Lines," Twelve O'Clock High, ABC,1965
  • "Blind Man's Bluff," Hawk, ABC, 1966
  • (As Phil Bruns) "The Murderer Stallion Brief," Dundee and the Culhane, CBS, 1967
  • Abner Lennox, "The Night of the Circus of Death," The Wild Wild West, CBS, 1967
  • Lorenzo, "A Hard Card to Play," Here Come the Brides, ABC, 1968
  • J. C.C. Tompkins, "Lucy and the Gold Rush," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1968
  • Al Morosco, "The Gates of Cerberus," Judd for the Defense, 1968
  • (As Phil Bruns) Marshal Gandy, "How Tall Is Blood?," The Outcasts,ABC, 1969
  • Ed Norton, "Phillip's Problem," Maude, CBS, 1974
  • Mr. Seymour, "Therapy in Dynamite," Kojak, CBS, 1974
  • Calvin, "Going Out of Business," Sanford and Son, NBC, 1974
  • Calvin, "My Kingdom for a Horse" (also known as "First Night Out"), Sanford and Son, NBC, 1974
  • Dr. Randolph, "The E.S.P. Spy," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1975
  • Jack Evans, "The Sound of Silence," Isis, 1975
  • "Bless the Big Fish," McCoy, NBC, 1975
  • Pete, "Trail of Terror," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1975
  • Baxter, "A Time to Mourn," The Rookies, ABC, 1975
  • "The Nicest Guys on the Block," Kojak, CBS, 1975
  • Larkin, "Sharks Eat Sharks," Barbary Coast, ABC, 1975
  • "Bus Stop," Barney Miller, ABC, 1976
  • "The Ordeal," Bronk, 1976
  • Mallory, "Wojo's Girl: Part 1," Barney Miller, NBC, 1979
  • Doc Tivers, "L'affaire riel," How the West Was Won, ABC, 1979
  • Colonel Hedley, "Goodbye, Cruel World," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1980
  • Father, "Quarantine," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1980
  • Elvin Swift, "The Doll," Barney Miller, ABC, 1981
  • Leo, "Florence's New Job: Part 2," The Jeffersons, CBS, 1981
  • "The Clown," Barney Miller, ABC, 1982
  • Ben, "Gloria Comes Home: Parts 1 & 2," Archie Bunker's Place,1982
  • Judge, "Moon over Uranus: The Sequel," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1983
  • Willy "The Weasel" Kaper, "Shadow of Sam Penny," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1983
  • Marvin Kroll, "Playing God: Part 2," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1984
  • Mr. Hubble, "Bull Gets a Kid," Night Court, NBC, 1984
  • Old man, "Kentucky Rye," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985
  • "Remote Control Man," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1985
  • Moe, "The Many Lives of Jonathan," Shadow Chasers, 1985
  • George Aldrich, "Matt at the Barricades," All Is Forgiven, 1986
  • (As Phil Bruns) "Heart and Seoul," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1986
  • Morty Seinfeld, "The Stakeout," Seinfeld, NBC, 1990
  • Nicky Pine, "Balancing Act," Baywatch Nights, syndicated, 1995
  • (As Phillip Bruns) Peety, "Venom," Profiler, NBC, 1997
  • (As Phillip Bruns) Professor Gladstone, "Hostess to Murder," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1999
  • Also appeared in (as Phil Bruns) "Donuts," Mr. Belvedere, ABC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • S.S. Lieutenant Kurt Gerstein, The Deputy, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • The Moths, Mercury Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Private John Smalls, Blood Red Roses, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Morris, A Dream Out of Time, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1970-1971
  • Commissioner, Lysistrata, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1972
  • Also appeared in Mr. Simian.

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