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Philip Bosco

  • Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Birthday: September 26
Date of passing: 
December 03, 2018

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Philip Bosco was an American actor. He was notable for his Tony Award-winning performance as Saunders in the 1989 production of Lend Me a Tenor, and for his starring role in the 2007 film The Savages.

Bosco appeared regularly in the Law & Order franchise of television series, in various roles ranging from judges to lawyers to villains. (He is perhaps known for his role of Judge Joseph Terhune on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). His television credits included appearances on All My Children, Spin City, Cosby, Remember WENN, and Ed.

Philip Bosco was an American actor. He was notable for his Tony Award-winning performance as Saunders in the 1989 production of Lend Me a Tenor, and for his starring role in the 2007 film The Savages.

Bosco appeared regularly in the Law & Order franchise of television series, in various roles ranging from judges to lawyers to villains. (He is perhaps known for his role of Judge Joseph Terhune on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). His television credits included appearances on All My Children, Spin City, Cosby, Remember WENN, and Ed.

His film credits include Hogan's Goat, Working Girl, Children of a Lesser God, Suspect, Walls of Glass, Straight Talk, Nobody's Fool, Wonder Boys, The Money Pit, Three Men and a Baby, Milk Money, Quick Change, Angie, The First Wives Club, and The Savages.

Bosco began his career in Broadway theatre. He received a Tony Award nomination for his debut in The Rape of the Belt in 1960 and spent the next three decades supporting major stars in classic revivals like Cyrano de Bergerac, King Lear, and Twelfth Night.

In 1988, Bosco won a Daytime Emmy Award for his appearance in the ABC Afterschool Special "Read Between The Lines". Bosco was a series regular on the FX original series Damages. He narrated Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus by Barbara Bash on the PBS series Reading Rainbow in its sixty-second episode on March 27, 1990. In 1998, Bosco was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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Philip Bosco

Philip Bosco

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