Philip Casnoff


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Birth Name: Philip Casnoff
Born: 08/03/1949
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Casnoff began in the theatre, although many of his strongest roles were not until the late 80s, when he had already broken into film and TV. In 1988, he won a Theatre World Award for his work as the American champion in the Broadway production "Chess" and the next year was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his work in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Up Against It", with music by Todd Rundgren. He later starred on Broadway as Blackthorne in the short-lived "Shogun: The Musical."

Casnoff broke into TV in the early 80s appearing in the "American Playhouse" production of "King of America" (PBS, 1982). In 1984, Casnoff had a small role in an ABC Afterschool Special "Out of... Continue Bio >>


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