Phil Alden Robinson Biography (1950-)

Full name, Philip Alden Robinson; born March 1, 1950, in Long Beach, CA; sonof S. Jesse and Jessie Francis (maiden name, Roth) Robinson. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Director, writer
Birth Details
March 1, 1950
Long Beach, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Work
  • Associate producer, All of Me, Universal, 1984
  • Director, In the Mood (also known as The Woo Woo Kid), Lorimar, 1987
  • Director, Field of Dreams (also known as Shoeless Joe), Universal, 1989
  • Director, Sneakers, Universal, 1992
  • Executive producer, All the Queen's Men (also known as Die Maenner Ihrer Majestaet), 2001
  • Director, The Sum of All Fears, Paramount, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer and director, Freedom Song, TNT, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Director, "Currahee," Band of Brothers, 2001
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Diamonds on the Silver Screen, AMC, 1992
  • Screenplays
  • (With Sylvester Stallone; and author of story) Rhinestone (based on Larry Weiss's song "Rhinestone Cowboy"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • (With Henry Olek) All of Me (based on Ed Davis's novel Me Too), Universal, 1984
  • In the Mood (also known as The Woo Woo Kid; based on a story by Robinson, Bob Kosberg, and David Simon), Lorimar, 1987
  • Field of Dreams (also known as Shoeless Joe; based on W. P.Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe), Universal, 1989
  • (As Jack T. D. Robinson) Relentless, New Line Cinema, 1989
  • (With Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes) Sneakers, Universal, 1992
  • Film Songs
  • (With Mike Post and Bob Clark) "The Day My Baby Died," Rhinestone,Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • "Baby Blues (Sonny's Theme)," In the Mood (also known as The Woo Woo Kid), Lorimar, 1987
  • Television Movies
  • Freedom Song, TNT, 2000
  • Television Episodes
  • Trapper John, M.D., CBS, between 1981 and 1982

Further Reference


    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 139, Gale, 1993
    • American Film, May, 1989, p. 62
    • Premiere, October, 1992, pp. 79-84
    • Rolling Stone, May 18, 1989, p. 43

    User Contributions:

    Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: