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      Philip Charles MacKenzie

      Philip Charles MacKenzie

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      Birthday: May 7, 1946

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Philip Charles MacKenzie spent the first half of his career as a supporting actor in dozens of television shows, and the second half as a television director. His film debut was a bit role in "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), and he spent the better part of the next decade bouncing between TV guest appearances until landing on "Brothers" in 1984. A sitcom on United States premium channel Showtime about the lives of three Philadelphia siblings, "Brothers" broke ground with the gay-themed storyline centering around the youngest, just "out" brother, Cliff (Paul Regina) and his flamboyantly gay friend Donald, played by MacKenzie. His work as Donald won MacKenzie a CableACE award for Best Actor in a Comedy, and also introduced him to his true calling behind the camera, as MacKenzie would eventually direct 10 "Brothers" episodes. Though continuing to act, particularly in short-lived "Duet" spinoff "Open House" with spouse Alison LaPlaca, by the early 1990s MacKenzie transitioned to a full-time directorial career focused on sitcoms, helming multiple episodes of 1990s staples "Roseanne," "Frasier," and "Suddenly Susan," among others. In the 2000s, he directed 36 episodes of long-lived Jim Belushi comedy "According to Jim," as well as establishing himself as an instructor for aspiring film and television actors.

      Filmography

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      No Score Yet 43% Attention Shoppers Director - 1999
      No Score Yet 33% Death Ride to Osaka Cavanaugh (Character) - 1983

      TV

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Director 2002-2004 2008-2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of Practice Director 2005
      14% No Score Yet It's All Relative Director 2004
      33% No Score Yet Married to the Kellys Director 2003-2004
      58% No Score Yet I'm With Her Director 2003
      No Score Yet 81% George Lopez Director 2002
      10% No Score Yet Raising Dad Director 2001-2002
      No Score Yet 73% My Wife and Kids Director 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Director 1997
      70% No Score Yet George & Leo Director 1997
      67% No Score Yet Temporarily Yours Director 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Director 1997
      44% No Score Yet Ink Director 1997
      86% No Score Yet Almost Perfect Director 1995-1996
      95% 94% Frasier Director 1995-1996
      76% 76% Roseanne Director 1993-1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Open House Ted Nichols (Character) 1989-1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brothers Donald Maltby (Character) 1984-1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Emcee (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet 88% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      87% 94% Cheers Roy (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      80% 60% Bosom Buddies Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Burglar (Guest Star) 1978