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Barney Phillips ACTOR

Barney Phillips was born on October 20th, 1913 in St. Louis, Missouri with the birth name Bernard Philip Ofner, born to Harry Nathan and Leona Ofner.  After graduating from college he relocated to Los Angeles, California.

He began his career as an actor in the late 30's appearing on the film, "Black Aces" starring Buck Jones, Kay Linaker and Robert Frazer in 1937, and then took a break from acting to join the United States Army in 1941 and served during World War II. 

Once he completed his military service, Phillips then began to return to pursuing his career as an actor and added such film credits as, "The Judge" (1949) starring Milburn Stone, Katherine DeMille and Paul Guilfoyle and "Eight Iron Men" (1952) also starring Bonar Colleano, Arthur Franz, Lee Marvin, Richard Kiley, Mary Castle, Dickie Moore and James Griffith.

Along with his film career he mostly focused on television appearing in, "I Married Joan", "Dragnet", "The Man Behind the Badge", "Telephone Time", "The Loretta Young Show", "The Jimmy Stewart Show", "Death Valley Days", "The Lone Wolf", "Treasury Men in Action", "I Love Lucy", "Crusader", "The Millionaire", "I Love Lucy", "Big Town", "Climax!", "Lux Video Theatre", "M Squad", "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", "The Public Defender", "Mike Hammer", "CHiPs", "Perry Mason", "One Day at a Time", "Fantasy Island", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "Maverick", "Checkmate", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Untouchables" and "12 O'Clock High" among many others.
Other significant film roles included, "A Blueprint for Murder" (1953) starring with Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Jack Kruschen, Catherine McLeod and Gary Merrill, "The Square Jungle" (1955) starring Tony Curtis, Patricia Crowley, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Backus, John Marley, Joe Louis and David Janssen, "Behind the High Wall" (1956) starring Tom Tully, Sylvia Sidney, Betty Lynn, John Gavin and Don Beddoe, "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" (1957) starring Michael Landon, Malcolm Atterbury, Guy Williams and Whit Bissell, "Gang War" (1958) starring Charles Bronson, Kent Taylor and Jennifer Holden, "Della" (1964) starring Charles Bickford, Diane Baker, Joan Crawford and Paul Burke, "The Sand Pebbles" (1966) starring Steve McQueen, Richard Crenna, Richard Attenborough, Richard Loo, Simon Oakland, Gus Trikonis, Gavin MacLeod, Ford Rainey and Candice Bergen and his final appearance in 1982 in the film, "O'Hara's Wife" with Edward Asner, Mariette Hartley and Jodie Foster.

He married only once to Marie Z. Davis and they remained together until he passed away on August 17th, 1982 in Los Angeles, California after suffering from cancer.


1982         O'Hara's Wife
1979-1982     Lou Grant 
1981-1982     The Dukes of Hazzard 
1981         Daniel Boone
1981         No Man's Valley
1981         The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite 
1981         CHiPs 
1980-1981     Trapper John, M.D.
1980         Vega$ 
1980         One Day at a Time 
1980         Dan August: Once Is Never Enough 
1979         The New Fred and Barney Show 
1979         Fantasy Island
1979         Young Maverick
1979         The Popeye Valentine Special: Sweethearts at Sea
1979         Flying High 
1978         Jana of the Jungle 
1976-1978     Barnaby Jones
1977-1978     The Betty White Show 
1977         The All-New Super Friends Hour 
1977         The Amazing Howard Hughes 
1977         Beyond Reason
1976         Bert D'Angelo/Superstar
1976         Law of the Land 
1976         Brinks: The Great Robbery 
1976         No Deposit, No Return
1971-1976     Cannon 
1975         Mobile Two 
1974         Petrocelli
1974         Medical Center
1974         The Manhunter
1974         Devlin
1974         Police Story
1969-1974     Adam-12
1973         Shirts/Skins 
1973         This Is a Hijack
1973         Keep an Eye on Denise
1973         Beg, Borrow, or Steal
1972         The Streets of San Francisco 
1972         Bonanza 
1971-1972     Cade's County
1972         Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
1972         The Jimmy Stewart Show
1972         O'Hara, U.S. Treasury
1971         A Death of Innocence
1971         Columbo
1971         Love, American Style
1971         Hawaii Five-O
1971         Inside O.U.T.
1970-1971     Dan August
1971         Longstreet
1970         Run, Simon, Run 
1970         Uncle Sam Magoo
1970         The Virginian 
1970         Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 
1970         Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1969         Mannix
1969         The Mod Squad
1969         The Doris Day Show
1969         Get Smart
1968         The Banana Splits Adventure Hour 
1967-1968     Felony Squad 
1967         The Invaders
1967         Shazzan
1967         I Spy
1963-1967     The Fugitive
1964-1967     12 O'Clock High
1966         The Sand Pebbles
1965         The Wild Wild West
1962-1964     The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 
1964         Kraft Suspense Theatre 
1964         Della
1956-1963     Gunsmoke
1963         Arrest and Trial
1958-1963     77 Sunset Strip
1963         The Untouchables
1960-1963     Twilight Zone 
1963         The Dick Van Dyke Show 
1962         Ben Casey 
1962         Surfside 6 
1961-1962     Perry Mason 
1962         The New Breed 
1962         Death Valley Days 
1961         King of Diamonds
1961         Checkmate
1961         The Aquanauts 
1961         The Andy Griffith Show
1958-1961     The Loretta Young Show
1960-1961     The Brothers Brannagan
1960-1961     The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
1961         The Detectives
1961         Michael Shayne
1961         Hong Kong
1960         The Law and Mr. Jones
1959-1960     Have Gun - Will Travel 
1960         Hawaiian Eye
1960         Tales of Wells Fargo 
1960         The Threat
1960         Johnny Midnight 
1960         This Man Dawson 
1959         Black Saddle
1959         21 Beacon Street 
1959         Markham 
1959         State Trooper 
1959         Behind Closed Doors
1959         The Lineup
1958         Steve Canyon
1957-1958     The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
1958         Peter Gunn
1958         Mike Hammer
1958         The Decks Ran Red
1958         Kathy O'
1958         Gang War
1957-1958     G.E. True Theater
1958         Cry Terror!
1958         Whirlybirds
1957-1958     M Squad 
1958         Flight
1957         The Court of Last Resort
1955-1957     Lux Video Theatre 
1957         Climax!
1957         I Was a Teenage Werewolf
1956-1957     The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1957         The True Story of Jesse James
1957         Drango
1956         Julie
1956         The Millionaire
1956         Behind the High Wall
1956         Telephone Time 
1956         Big Town 
1956         The Star and the Story
1956         Crusader 
1956         Have Camera Will Travel 
1955         The Square Jungle
1955         I Love Lucy 
1955         Science Fiction Theatre 
1955         The Naked Street
1955         The Night Holds Terror
1955         The Man Behind the Badge 
1953-1955     I Married Joan 
1955         Treasury Men in Action 
1954         The Public Defender 
1954         Four Star Playhouse 
1954         The Lone Wolf 
1953         The All American
1953         A Blueprint for Murder
1953         The 49th Man
1953         The Glass Wall
1953         Down Among the Sheltering Palms
1952         Eight Iron Men
1952         Ruby Gentry
1952         Has Anybody Seen My Gal
1951-1952     Dragnet
1952         My Six Convicts
1951         Little Egypt
1949         The Judge
1937         Black Aces   

Matinee Classics - The Decks Ran Red starring James Mason, Dorothy Dandridge, Broderick Crawford, Stuart Whitman, Katharine Bard, Jack Kruschen, Hanna Landy, John Gallaudet, Barney Phillips, David Cross, Hank Patterson, Harry Bartell, Joel Fluellen, Guy Kingsford and Jonathan Hole

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