Philip Baker Hall (September 10, 1931 – June 12, 2022) was an American actor. Although known primarily as a prolific character actor, he starred in leading roles in films, such as Secret Honor, Hard Eight, and Duck.

His other supporting roles in films include ones in Say Anything…, Boogie Nights, The Truman Show, Magnolia, The Contender, Zodiac, and Argo.

Hall was born in Toledo, Ohio. His mother was Alice Birdene (née McDonald), and his father, William Alexander Hall, was a factory worker from Montgomery, Alabama. He attended the University of Toledo.

He served in Germany as a United States Army translator and as a high school teacher. He worked for Off-Broadway and Broadway productions in New York City.

Hall had two children with his first wife, Dianne Lewis. He married Holly Wolfle, and had two daughters, Adella and Anna. Hall died on June 12, 2022, at the age of 90.

Dianne Lewis was the first wife of Philip Baker Hall, the late Magnolia actor, whom he married in 1973. The ex-couple had two children together before divorcing in 1976. The cause for their split isn’t revealed.


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