Actor Phillip R. Allen

Phillip Richard Allen (March 26, 1939 – March 1, 2012) was an American stage, film, and television actor probably best known today for his role as Captain Esteban in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984).[citation needed]


Allen studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City where he starred in Edward Albee’s play Zoo Story and the Pulitzer Prize winning play That Championship Season, winning best acting awards for both. He was also featured in The Normal Heart, the controversial award-winning play dealing with the early years of the AIDS crisis. Allen appeared in feature films including Midway, The Onion Field and Mommie Dearest. He was best-known for his television work, primarily during the 1970s and 1980s; he had recurring roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and The Bad News Bears. Allen’s many TV guest appearances include Dark Shadows, The Doctors, The Bob Newhart Show, Happy Days, Kojak, Eight is Enough, The Tony Randall Show, Quincy, M.E., CPO Sharkey, Baretta, Dallas, Matlock, The Fall Guy and Law & Order.

Allen died in 2012 at the age of 72. He is survived by daughter Debbie Morton (Allen), sons Kim Allen and actor Keegan Allen.



Year Title Role Notes
1965 One Naked Night Unconfirmed
1970 A Woman in Love Phil
Interplay Eddie (credited as Phil Allen)
1974 Trapped Beneath the Sea Lt. Cmdr. Hanratty TV Movie
1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Detective Bell TV Movie
Helter Skelter Sgt. Manuel Gris TV Movie
Midway Lt. Cmdr. John S. ‘Jimmy’ Thach
Snafu Capt. Robinson TV Movie
Special Delivery Browne Uncredited
1977 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night Mr. Bernards TV Movie
Sheila Brad Wooly (credited as Philip R Allen)
1978 A Family Upside Down Dr. Russo TV Movie
More Than Friends William Kane TV Movie
1979 The Child Stealer Gersh TV Movie
Friendly Fire Ralph Jenner TV Movie
The Lady in Red Elliot Ness
The Onion Field District attorney Marshall Schulman Uncredited
1980 A Rumor of War Col. Perry miniseries
Blinded by the Light Dr. Brockton TV Movie
1981 The Big Black Pill Commissioner Wilkie TV Movie
Mommie Dearest Pepsi Executive #1
1982 The Six of Us Robert Benjamin TV Movie
Honeyboy Jimmy Bowford TV Movie
1983 An Uncommon Love Dean Laurents TV Movie
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Captain Esteban (USS Grissom) (credited as Phillip Richard Allen)
1985 Midas Valley Eric Gregory TV Movie
1987 In Self Defense Leon Toner TV Movie, (credited as Phillip Richard Allen)
1988 Reunion Actor (credited as Phillip Richard Allen)
My Father, My Son Lt. Kerr TV Movie, (credited as Phillip Allen)
A Very Brady Christmas Ted Roberts TV Movie
1991 The Last to Go Hendrick TV Movie
1992 Mortal Sins Lt. Williams TV Movie
1993 Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair Jake Herschel TV Movie


Year Title Role Notes
1969 N.Y.P.D. Policeman “No Day Trippers Need Apply”
1970 Dark Shadows Policeman Episode #1.1034
1971 Police Story Ellison “The Wyatt Earp Syndrome”
1974 Get Christie Love! Murray Gordon “Downbeat for a Dead Man”
1975 Joe Forrester (credited as Phil Allen) “Powder Blue”
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Gus Brubaker “Mary’s Delinquent”,
“Mary Richards: Producer”
The Bob Newhart Show Dr. Frank Walburn “Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time”,
“My Business Is Shrinking”
1976 Quincy M.E. Floyd Baker “A Star Is Dead”
Kojak Andy Cooper “The Forgotten Room”
Most Wanted Warren “The Two Dollar Kidnappers”
1977 The Streets of San Francisco Tim Rossiter “Monkey Is Back”
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Everett “The Mystery of the Diamond Triangle”
Washington: Behind Closed Doors Walter Tulloch TV mini-series
The Tony Randall Show Glazer “Skin Game”
Lou Grant Fred Sackler “Psych-Out”
Kojak Lt. Williamson “The Summer of ’69: Part 1”
1978 Eight Is Enough “Much Ado About Garbage”
Baa Baa Black Sheep Commander of Squadron 367 (credited as Phillip Richard Allen) “Forbidden Fruit”
Baretta Mike Parks “The Stone Conspiracy”
C.P.O. Sharkey Erickson “Fear of Flying”
Husbands, Wives & Lovers Dan Pinewood “Six Characters Flunk a Sex Quiz and Go Somewhere to Do Something About It”
Quincy M.E. Dr. Finley “Speed Trap”
ABC Afterschool Specials Jim Radigan “Gaucho”
The Hardy Boys Mysteries Harry Gibbon “Dangerous Waters”
Lou Grant Sackler “Renewal”
1979 The Bad News Bears Roy Turner “First Base”,
“Fielder’s Choice”,
“Men Will Be Boys”,
“The Kelly Story”
1980 The Bad News Bears Roy Turner “Double Play”,
“Old Timers’ Day”,
“Wedding Bells: Part 2”
A Rumor of War Col. Perry (credited as Phillip Allen) TV mini-series
Hagen Malone (credited as Phillip Richard Allen) “Hagen (Pilot)”
Lou Grant David Marcus “Hazard”
1981 Bosom Buddies Dr. Leon “Sonny Boy”
Happy Days Eddie Monroe – College Recruiter “Scholarship”
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Mr. Gregory “Lobo and the Pirates”
Lou Grant Marvin Hartley “Stroke”
Dallas Lloyd Bettinger “The Big Shut Down”
Alice Mitch Aames “Alice’s Halloween Surprise”
Hart to Hart Doctor “Harts Under Glass”
1982 Cassie & Co. Schelling “The Golden Silence”
Open All Night Jimbo “Such Good Friends”
Alice Mitch Aames “The Valentine’s Day Massacre”
Mork & Mindy George Logan “Cheerleader in Chains”
Private Benjamin Bruce “Astro-Chimp”
1983 Benson Collins “The Governor’s Brain Is Missing”
1984 Cover Up Detective Zaneck “Harper-Gate”
Too Close for Comfort Fitzgerald “The Missing Fink”
The Fall Guy Boyd “Sandcastles”
1987 The Bronx Zoo Mr. Reese (credited as Phillip Richard Allen) “The Power of a Lie”,

“Runaway Hearts”

The New Mike Hammer Mr. Milo “A Face in the Night”
1988 Matlock Robert Bell (credited as Phillip Richard Allen) “The Body ”
Houston Knights (credited as Phillip Richard Allen) “Vigilante”
Nine to Five Paul “Strictly Personal”
21 Jump Street Mr. Wilder (credited as Phillip Richard Allen) “Champagne High”
Probe Lou McNally “Quit-It”
Out of This World Mr. Rogers “Broadway Danny Derek”
1989 Designing Women Tom Ketcherside “The Naked Truth”
1990 Out of This World Mike Rollins “A Kinder, Gentler Mayor”
1991 Law & Order (credited as Phillip R. Allen) “The Torrents of Greed: Part 1” and

“The Torrents of Greed: Part 2”

1993 Homefront Smith “By Word or Act”
2004 Center of the Universe Al (The Coachman) ” And the Silver Medal Goes To…”
2009 Londynczycy Richard Mansfield Episode #2.16, (final appearance)

Stage work

  • Zoo Story (1990) M
  • 50/60 Vision: Plays and Playwrights That Changed The Theatre (Thirteen Plays in Repertory) (1989–90)
  • Rain from Heaven (1987)
  • The Normal Heart – Ben Weeks (1985)
  • Desert Fire (1983)
  • Are You There or Have You Ever Been? (1974)
  • That Championship Season – Tom Daley (1973–74)
  • Sticks and Bones (1972)
  • Quietus (1972)
  • Harvey- Dr. Lyman Sanderson (1971)
  • Adaptation/Next-Contestant (1969–70)
  • Cafe Chino (1965)
  • External Links

    Actor Phillip R. Allen – Wikipedia

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