Philip Bosco (Actor) - Working Girl
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Updated: 01/01/15

Name: Philip Bosco

Born: September 26, 1930, Jersey City, New Jersey

Claim To Fame: Known for roles in such films as Working Girl, Three Men and a Baby, The Money Pit

Family Life: He married a fellow Catholic University student, Nancy Ann Dunkle, on January 2, 1957. They have seven children, Jenny, Diane, Philip, Chris, John, Lisa, Celia and 15 grandchildren.

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Info: Bosco's career began in Broadway theatre and for 30 years he appeared in classic revivals such as Cyrano de Bergerac, King Lear, and Twelfth Night.

He won Tony nominations for his roles in revivals of plays by George Bernard Shaw, including Major Barbara, Heartbreak House and You Never Can Tell.

Bosco has made regular appearances in the Law & Order franchise of television series, in various roles ranging from judges to lawyers to villains. He also has a long list of film credits that include Working Girl, Straight Talk, Nobody's Fool, Wonder Boys, The Money Pit, Three Men and a Baby, and The First Wives Club.

He has voiced a number of characters for his brother Ken's documentaries for PBS. In 1988, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for his appearance in the ABC Weekend Special 'Read Between The Lines'. He was a series regular on the FX original series Damages.

Trivia: Attended St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City.

Studied Drama at Catholic University of America, where he had notable success in the title role of Shakespeare's Richard III.

Nominated for a Tony Award in 1996 for Best Actor in Moon Over Buffalo.

His paternal grandparents were Italian. His mother was of German descent.

Received a Tony Award nomination for his debut in The Rape of the Belt in 1960.

Was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Where Are They Now: In 2005, Bosco played Grandpa Potts in the Broadway production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He portrayed the aged Captain Shotover in a 2006 Broadway revival of Heartbreak House.

He retired from the stage in 2009 after an appearance in the City Center Encores production of Finian's Rainbow.

However, in 2010, he loaned his voice to Douglas Carter Beane's 2010 play "Mr. and Mrs. Fitch". He also narrated a few episodes of the TV series documentary The American Experience between 1990 and 2010.

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