PHILIP BAKER HALL (Jimmy Gator) received critical acclaim for his starring role as
"Sydney" in Paul Thomas Anderson's debut feature film Hard Eight, culminating in a
Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor of 1997 by the IFP. He also appeared in
Anderson's Boogie Nights, as well as Air Force One, Sour Grapes, An Eye For An Eye,
Kiss of Death, The Truman Show and Enemy of the State. He will next be seen in Tim
Robbins' The Cradle Will Rock, Anthony Minghella's Talented Mr. Ripley, William
Friedkin's Rules of Engagement and Michael Mann's The Insider.
Hall also received recognition for his memorable performance as Richard Nixon in Robert Altman's award-winning Secret Honor, which was filmed subsequent to Hall's stage appearance in the Donald Freed play. Hall received a Drama Desk nomination for this role from the New York Theatre Critics Association. He started his career in the theatre, appearing in many Broadway, off-Broadway and regional productions including "The Skin of Our Teeth ," "Gorky," "All My Sons," "Death of a Salesman, "
"The Crucible "Short Eyes" and "The Petrified Forest," among others.
Hall is known to television audiences for recurring roles on "The Practice" "Michael Hayes" and "Millenium," as well as playing the "Library Policeman" on a memorable episode of "Seinfeld." He recently guest-starred in episodes of
"3rd Rock From the Sun," "Chicago Hope" and was seen in the miniseries "Witness to the Mob," produced by Robert DeNiro.
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