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      Ethan Phillips

      Ethan Phillips

      Highest Rated: 92% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

      Lowest Rated: 13% For Richer or Poorer (1997)

      Birthday: Feb 8, 1955

      Birthplace: Garden City, New York, USA

      A stage-trained character player who endeared himself to TV audiences playing likable if somewhat geeky and enthusiastic supporting roles, Ethan Phillips was best known for his five-year stint (1980-85) on the popular ABC sitcom, "Benson" as press secretary Pete Downey. He remained visible as a frequent TV guest star on such series as "Murphy Brown," "NYPD Blue," "Law and Order" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Philips also appeared in small roles in a number of features, including his film debut in the acclaimed "Ragtime" (1981), "Glory" (1989), "Green Card" (1990), "The Man Without a Face" (1993) and "The Shadow" (1994).

      Highest rated movies

      Inside Llewyn Davis
      Future '38
      Lean on Me
      The Man Without a Face
      Miles Most Likely to Murder
      Green Card
      The Purge: Election Year

      Photos

      Ethan Phillips ARACHNOQUAKE, Ethan Phillips, (airing June 23, 2012), 2012. photo: © Syfy

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      62% 45% Most Likely to Murder Dad (Character) - 2018
      75% 78% Future '38 Dr. Elcourt (Character) - 2016
      64% 42% Miles Mr. Wilson (Character) $2.1K 2016
      55% 48% The Purge: Election Year Chief Couper (Character) $79.0M 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Movie Night Jack Leon (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 23% Tell-Tale Lies Professor (Character) - 2015
      47% 46% Irrational Man Jill's Father (Character) $4.0M 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Audrey Donny (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 35% RoboRex Randy Jenkins/Professor Apocalypse (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet RockBarnes: The Emperor in You Bernard D. Madoff (Character) - 2013
      92% 74% Inside Llewyn Davis Mitch Gorfein (Character) $13.2M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure Chest of Horrors II son (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 16% Arachnoquake Roy (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 14% TBK: The Toolbox Murders 2 Bob (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night at the Silent Movie Theater Carlos (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow Witness Frank (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trim Sid (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 44% Dahmer vs. Gacy X-13 (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Game Mr. Foxx (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 29% Hallowed Ground Preacher (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 16% Out of Omaha Wayne Porter (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 56% Super Sweet 16: The Movie Craig (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 58% Chestnut: Hero of Central Park Marty (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 40% Roddenberry on Patrol Mr. Gorn (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Untitled: 003-Embryo Unknown (Character) - 2002
      13% 46% For Richer or Poorer Jerry (Character) $31.6M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Reflection Henry (Character) - 1994
      67% 64% The Man Without a Face Todd Lansing (Character) $23.1M 1993
      59% 50% Green Card Gorsky, INS Agent (Character) $29.8M 1990
      No Score Yet 22% Bloodhounds of Broadway Basil Valentine (Character) $25.8K 1989
      68% 85% Lean on Me Mr. Rosenberg (Character) $28.9M 1989
      50% 45% Critters Jeff Barnes (Character) $11.3M 1986

      TV

      Credit
      78% 70% Avenue 5 Spike Martin (Character) 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 52% New Amsterdam Dan Marken (Guest Star) 2018
      89% 75% Girls Keith (Guest Star) 2016-2017
      97% 79% Younger Paul (Guest Star) 2016
      93% 90% The Good Wife Dr. Morris Weiner (Guest Star) 2016
      93% 90% Veep Mr. Wallace (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Newsome Kirk (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 88% The Middle Chairman (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Guys Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 88% Rizzoli and Isles John J. Murray (Guest Star) 2010
      96% 95% Pushing Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      90% 83% Bones Jerry Lincoln (Guest Star) 2008
      60% 100% Eli Stone Principal Ackerman (Guest Star) 2008
      20% No Score Yet Cavemen Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      24% 80% The War at Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      86% 94% Boston Legal Michael Schiller (Guest Star) 2006
      13% No Score Yet Love, Inc. Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      18% No Score Yet Oliver Beene Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      75% 85% Arrested Development Military Officer (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      58% 48% 8 Simple Rules Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      9% No Score Yet Rock Me Baby Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      56% 80% Star Trek: Enterprise Ulis (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 93% Rugrats Storyteller (Guest Voice) 2002
      76% 78% Star Trek: Voyager Neelix (Character) 1995-2001
      No Score Yet 83% From the Earth to the Moon Stanley Craig (Character) 1998
      25% No Score Yet Homeboys in Outer Space Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe This Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Platypus Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mommies Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      83% 93% NYPD Blue Dwight (Guest Star) 1993
      92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Dr. Farek (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter State Department Man (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Benson Pete Downey (Character) 1980-1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983