Phillip Pine

Phillip Pine (July 16, 1920 December 22, 2006) was an American film and television actor, writer, director, and producer.[1] Despite incorrect biographical information repeated on many entertainment sites, Phillip Pine was not related to Robert Pine or Chris Pine.[2] He was a regular presence in television and movies from the 1950s to the 1980s. He played both hero, villain, and sympathetic supporting characters throughout his career.

Phillip Pine
Born(1920-07-16)July 16, 1920
DiedDecember 22, 2006(2006-12-22) (aged 86)
Years active19452005

In a career that spanned seven decades, Pine in 1955 portrayed the outlaw John Wesley Hardin in the ninth episode "John Wesley Hardin" of the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O'Brian in the title role.[3] In a 1957 episode of the same series, Pine again played Hardin, along with Mike Ragan as Clay Allison, Denver Pyle as Ben Thompson, and Mason Alan Dinehart as Bat Masterson, all of whom come to Earp's aid in a shootout with the owner and foreman of the Big T Ranch, Rance Purcell (Richard Devon) and Gus Andrews (Grant Withers).[4]

Pine appeared in two episodes of Wagon Train titled "The Ben Courtney Story" and "The Esteban Zamora Story" in 1959. Pine was in the second episode of The Outer Limits entitled "The Hundred Days of the Dragon". He also appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zone, "The Four of Us Are Dying", and "The Incredible World of Horace Ford". Pine appeared as mobster Jack Zuta in the third episode of The Untouchables titled "The Jake Lingle Killing" and in 1962 he co-starred in the episode "The Whitey Steele Story". He also appeared in The Fugitive. He made a 1964 appearance as Phillip Stewart in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Wednesday Woman." In 1964 Pine guest starred on Combat! as Pvt. Steve Cantrell in the third season episode "Birthday Cake". He also played a World War II submarine captain marooned inside an underwater cave with four other survivors in the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode "And Five of Us are Left."

Pine played a confessed bank robber in the ninth episode of the television series Peter Gunn entitled "Image of Sally," first aired November 17, 1958.

In 1966, Pine played Kit Carson in the episode "Samaritans, Mountain Style" of the syndicated series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Robert Taylor. In the storyline, Carson and Frenchy Gody (Michael Pate), a part of the John C. Fremont (Dick Simmons) expedition, stop to help a settler in dire straits.[5]

In 1967, Pine appeared in an episode of The Invaders entitled "Genesis". Pine also appeared in an episode of Rawhide entitled "Incident at Dangerfield Dip". He also played a gangster known only as "Mark" in Irving Lerner's film noir classic, Murder by Contract.[6]

He appeared in an episode of Kojak (Season 5) called "Cry for the Children" as "Eddie Creagan", in an episode of Ironside (Season 3) called "Alias Mrs Braithwaite?" and in Hawaii Five-O (Season 1) called "Full Fathom 5". Notably, he played a Japanese man in a later Hawaii Five-O episode called "Which Way Did They Go?"

In 1969, Pine appeared in the Star Trek episode of Season Three, "The Savage Curtain" as the genocidal Earth warlord, Colonel Green.

He sometimes appeared credited as Phillip E. Pine.

Partial filmography


  1. Philip Pine Filmography
  2. "Phillip Pine". S&C Inspiration Journal. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  3. ""John Wesley Hardin", November 1, 1955". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  4. ""The Time for All Good Men", June 4, 1957". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  5. ""Samaritans, Mountain Style" on Death Valley Days". Internet Movie Data Base. October 27, 1966. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  6. New York Times: Philip Pine
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