Philip Seymour Hoffman Biography (1967-)

Born July 23, 1967, in Fairport, NY; son of a Xerox employee and Marilyn (a lawyer, civil rights activist, and family court judge) Hoffman. Addresses: Agent: Paradigm Talent Agency, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2500, LosAngeles, CA 90067.; Publicist: Image Management PR, 8271 Melrose Ave., Suite208, Los Angeles, CA 90046.; Manager: Davien Littlefield Management, 939 Eight Ave., Suite 609, New York, NY 10019.

Actor, director
Birth Details
July 23, 1967
Fairport, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (As Phil Hoffman) Klutch, Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole, Poe Productions, 1991
  • (As Phil Hoffman) Szuler (also known as Cheat), 1992
  • (As Philip S. Hoffman) George Willis, Jr., Scent of a Woman, Universal, 1992
  • Chris, My New Gun, I.R.S. Media, 1992
  • (As Philip S. Hoffman) Matt, Leap of Faith, Paramount, 1992
  • (As Philip Hoffman) Chuck, My Boyfriend's Back (also known as Johnny Zombie), Buena Vista, 1993
  • (As Philip S. Hoffman) Cochran, Money for Nothing, Hollywood Pictures, 1993
  • Wiley McCall, Joey Breaker (also known as Agent Breaker), Skouras Pictures, 1993
  • (As Philip S. Hoffman) Reporter, Sliver (also known as Sliver--Gier der Augen), Paramount, 1993
  • Officer Raymer, Nobody's Fool, Paramount, 1994
  • (As Philip Hoffman) Frank Hansen, The Getaway, Twentieth Century-Fox/Universal, 1994
  • Gary, When a Man Loves a Woman (also known as Significant Other and To Have and to Hold), Buena Vista, 1994
  • (As Philip S. Hoffman) Bernardo, Horatio, and Laertes, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, Cin-Cine 19, 1995
  • Young craps player, Hard Eight (also known as Sydney), Samuel Goldwyn, 1996
  • Dusty, Twister (also known as Catch the Wind and Wind Devils), Universal/Warner Bros., 1996
  • Scotty J., Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Mitch Roman, Patch Adams, Universal, 1998
  • (As Phil Hoffman) Sean, Next Stop Wonderland (also known as Last Train to Wonderland), Miramax, 1998
  • Brandt, The Big Lebowski, Gramercy, 1998
  • Allen, Happiness, Good Machine, 1998
  • Bill, Culture, 1998
  • Freddie Miles, The Talented Mr. Ripley (also known as The Strange Mr. Ripley and The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley), Miramax/Paramount, 1999
  • Phil Parma, Partridge's male nurse, Magnolia (also known as mag-no'li-a), New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Rusty Zimmerman, Flawless, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Himself, That Moment: Magnolia Diary (also known as That Moment: Magnolia Diary October 1998-March 2000), New Line Home Video, 2000
  • Joseph Turner White, State and Main (also known as Sequences etconsequences), New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Lester Bangs, Almost Famous (also known as Untitled: The AlmostFamous the Bootleg Cut), DreamWorks, 2000
  • Himself, The Reflections on "The Talented Mr. Ripley," 2000
  • Himself, Last Party 2000, 2001
  • Wilson Joel, Love Liza, Sony Pictures Classics, 2002
  • Dean Trumbell, Punch-Drunk Love, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002
  • Freddy Lounds, Red Dragon (also known as Roter Drache), MCA/Universal, 2002
  • Jacob Elinsky, 25th Hour, Buena Vista, 2002
  • Dan Mahowny, Owning Mahowny, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003
  • Himself, A Director's Journey: The Making of "Red Dragon," Universal Home Video, 2003
  • Cold Mountain, Miramax, 2003
  • Sandy, Captured, Universal, 2003
  • Himself--host, Party's Over, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Joseph Plumb Martin, Liberty! The American Revolution, PBS, 1997
  • Movies
  • Buck Forrester, The Yearling, CBS, 1994
  • Duncan, Montana (also known as Nothing Personal), HBO, 1998
  • Specials
  • Steward and performer of songs "Into the Woods," "First Midnight," "Second Midnight," and "Ever After," Into the Woods, PBS, 1991
  • Himself, 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 2000
  • The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001
  • 30 by 30: Kid Flicks--Party Animals, HBO and HBO Family, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Steven Hanauer, "The Violence of Summer," Law & Order, NBC, 1990
  • Eddie Feldman, Law & Order, NBC, 1993
  • Guest, The Charlie Rose Show, Bravo, 2000
  • Himself, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Earl, Food and Shelter, Vineyard 15th Street Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • Launcelot, The Merchant of Venice, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1994-1995
  • Greensboro (A Requiem), McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1995-1996
  • RawHeadAndBloodyBones, The Skriker, New York Shakespeare Festival,Public/Newman Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • C. B., Defying Gravity, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1997-1998
  • Mark, Shopping and Fucking, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1998
  • The Author's Voice & Imagining Brad, Drama Department, Greenwich House Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • Austin/Lee, True West, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Treplev, Konstantin Gavrilovich, The Seagull, Joseph Papp Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 2001
  • Long Days Journey into Night, Broadway production, 2003
  • Also appeared in King Lear; The Merchant of Venice.
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared in touring productions, European cities.
  • Stage Director
  • Jesus Hopped the A Train, LAByrinth Theater Company, East 13th Street Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • The Glory of Living, Manhattan Class Company, New York City, 2001
  • Our Lady of 121st Street, LAByrinth Theater Company, Union SquareTheatre, New York City, 2003
  • Also directed In Arabia; We'd All Be Kings.

Further Reference


    • Back Stage West, March 12, 1998, p. 4
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 26, 1998, p. 24
    • Interview, February, 1999, pp. 98-101; December, 1999, p. 36
    • Los Angeles Times, April 5, 1998, pp. 28-32
    • Time, November 22, 1999, p. 100
    • Variety, January 3, 2000, p. 57

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