Philip Abbott (March 21, 1924 - February 23, 1998) was an American character actor of film and television and an occasional voice actor.


Early life

Philip Abbot Alexander was born on March 21, 1924 in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Philip Abbott was a secondary lead in several films of the 1950's and 1960's, including Miracle of the White Stallions (1963). He made more than one hundred guest appearances on various television series from 1952 - 1995, including NBC's Justice about the Legal Aid Society of New York and The Eleventh Hour, a medical drama about psychiatry. He appeared on the CBS anthology series Appointment with Adventure and The Lloyd Bridges Show. He made two guest appearanes on Perry Mason: in 1961 he played journalist Edmond Aitken in "The Case of the Envious Editor," and in 1965 he played Harry Grant in "The Case of the Wrongful Writ." He guest starred on Jack Lord's ABC series, Stoney Burke, and in Dennis Weaver's NBC sitcom, Kentucky Jones, in the episode "The Music Kids Make."

Abbott is best remembered as Assistant Director Arthur Ward on the ABC series, The F.B.I., with Efrem Zimbalist Jr., in the starring role as Inspector Lewis Erskine


Abbott died in 1998 of cancer in Tarzana, California. He is interred at the Roman Catholic San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles.




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