Ethan Phillips Filmography
Ragtime (1981) - Starring as Guard at Family House
| The story runs in the 1910's New York. Coalhouse Walker Jr. is a black piano player. He has won fame and fortune playing with a jazz band. Some white men do not like this situation, and one day they assault him and damage his brand new car. Walker tries by all means to get justice, without an answer.|
|The New Twilight Zone (1986) (TV) - Starring as Deaver in "Devil's Alphabet" segment|
| The TV series originally ran from 1959 to 1964. Rod Serling hosted a bizarre and always twisted half hour story about anything you could possibly imagine. |
In this episode, it's Victorian England, and a group of college friends called the Devil's Alphabet Society, pledges to meet every year, even if death takes them. As the years pass, many meet with gruesome ends, yet the members continue to meet.
|Critters (1986) - Starring as Jeff Barnes|
| A Kansas farm is attacked by hungry flesh-eating furry little creatures from outer-space with razor sharp teeth, and lots of attitude. The "Crites" escped from a prison satellite in outer space and the family who inhabit the farm must seek the help of a local drunk and his intergalactic bounty hunter pals before its too late.|
|Hunter (1986) (TV) - Starring as Unknown in "High Noon in L.A."|
| Rick Hunter (Fred Dryer) is a cop, who has a few things going against him. He accidentally injures all his partners and some of his family members are mobsters. Hunter teams up with Dee Dee McCall (Stepfanie Kramer). After six seasons, Stepfanie left the show. |
This episode tells the story of when in Season 2, Dee Dee was savagely raped by a psychopathic diplomat named Raul Mariano. Raul was deported and killed by Hunter after Raul tried to kill him. Now, Raul's brother has come to L.A. to seek revenge against Hunter.
|Lean on Me (1989) - Starring as Mr. Rosenberg|
| Based on a true story, this movie is about Joe Clark (Morgan Freeman), who is an arrogant and unorthodox teacher that returns as principal to the high school in Paterson, New Jersey, from which he had earlier been fired. He finds it to be a den of drug abuse, gang violence and urban despair. With a bullhorn in one hand and a baseball bat in the other, his methods lead to a clash with city officials that threatens to undo all his efforts.|
Glory (1989) - Starring as Hospital steward
| Based on the letters of Colonel Robert G. Shaw. Shaw (Matthew Broderick) was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers. Also starring Denzel Washington as Private Trip, Cary Elwes as Major Cabot Forbes, and Morgan Freeman as Sergeant Major John Rawlins.|
|Green Card (1990) - Starring as Gorsky|
| George Faure (Gérard Depardieu) is a Frenchman who has been offered a job in the U.S. But in order to get the job he must obtain a green card, and the easiest way is to marry an American. Bronte Parrish (Andie MacDowell) is a New Yorker who is a keen horticulturist and just found the perfect flat with its own greenhouse. Unfortunately the flat is for married couples only. A marriage of convenience seems the ideal solution to both problems. To convince the immigration officers they must move in with each other, where they eventually fall in love.|
|Murphy Brown (1991) (TV) - Starring as Richard Cooper in "Everytime It Rains... You Get Wet"|
| Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) is a comedy sitcom about the star reporter on a news magazine show based in Washington DC, called FYI. Her friends and co-workers, Corky (Faith Ford), Jim (Charles Kimbrough), Frank (Joe Regalbuto) and Miles (Grant Shaud), try to balance between her outbursts of anger and her family, personality or even financial crises.|
In this episode, Miles asks for a positive uplifting story after suffering from "3rd year burnout". When everyone else fails, Murphy takes on the challenge. She gets a perfect story, until the interview is on the air.
|The Man Without a Face (1993) - Starring as Todd Lansing|
| Chuck Norstadt (Nick Stahl) is a lonely twelve year old boy who longs to know the truth about a father who his mother and older sister never talk about. He decides to take the entrance exam to a military boarding school, but he is academically deficient and in need of a tutor, and finds one in Justin McLeod (Mel Gibson), a recluse who once was a teacher. With half of his face badly scarred as the result of a hideously disfiguring accident, McLeod is feared and mocked by everyone. Chuck and Justin eventually form a bonding relationship.|
|NYPD Blue (1993) (TV) - Starring as Dwight in "True Confessions"|
| This show is about life in a New York City Police unit. Two partners, Detectives Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz) and John Kelley (David Caruso), who was later replaced by Bobby Simone, are the central characters and they have very different approaches to doing their job. |
In this episode, a man is arrested for a robbery and double-homicide. Laura quits her job and plans to move into the District Attorney's office, prosecuting narcotics. Kelly winds up at the scene of the abusive husband's murder.
|The Shadow (1994) - Starring as Nelson the Museum security guard|
| Based on the 1930's comic strip, Lamont Cranston is The Shadow (Alec Baldwin). This movie pits our hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan (John Lone), who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's minds", the Shadow comes blazing to the city's rescue with explosive results. Also starring Penelope Ann Miller as Margo Lane, Peter Boyle as Moe Shrevnitz, and Tim Curry as Farley Claymore.|
|Wagons East (1994) - Starring as Smedly|
| This movie is about a jaded bunch of Old West pioneers hire an unlucky wagonmaster to get them back east, and he runs them straight into Indian territory. It starred the late John Candy and also Richard Lewis.|