To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Philip Van Zandt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Philip Van Zandt
Philip Pinheiro

(1904-10-04)October 4, 1904
DiedFebruary 15, 1958(1958-02-15) (aged 53)
Years active1927–1958

Philip Van Zandt (October 4, 1904 – February 15, 1958), sometimes billed as Phil Van Zandt, was a Dutch-American actor of stage, film, and television. He made nearly 250 film and television appearances between 1939 and 1958.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    5 296
    70 949
    630 394
    15 843
    1 152 022
  • The Pride and the Passion ≣ 1957 ≣ Trailer
  • The Sopranos Cast Then and Now, most cast died tragically!!
  • Jack Nicholson Says "No" When Asked About Starring In Any New Movies 🎬
  • Air Raid Wardens Classic Trailer (1943) Laurel and Hardy Movie HD
  • Steven Seagal interview gone wrong (HD)


Life and career

Born Philip Pinheiro in Amsterdam, he was brought to the United States when he was five months old in March 1905.[1] Van Zandt made his stage debut in 1925, as an assistant to magician Howard Thurston. He began playing dramatic roles in 1927 and eventually landed on Broadway, appearing in 10 different productions between 1931 and 1938, none of which were hits.[2]

Van Zandt made his Hollywood debut in 1939 and, in the two decades that followed, appeared in over 140 films. The actor auditioned for director John Cromwell's film Flotsam (ultimately released as So Ends Our Night). Cromwell explained that the role called for expert card manipulation. Van Zandt hadn't done this since his apprenticeship with Thurston but, as columnist Duncan Underhill reported, "was game to try. 'All right,' Cromwell said, cutting and shuffling a new deck of cards and passing it over. 'Deal me a royal flush.' Van Zandt flipped out the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten of diamonds. 'Now deal me a contract,' he countered."[3]

Curiously, Van Zandt was under contract to a studio only once (for Columbia, a one-year pact in 1945-46). He made his living as a freelance actor, playing minor supporting roles. In 1941 he played a small but important part as magazine editor Rawlston in the Orson Welles film Citizen Kane. Van Zandt's Dutch-sounding stage name assured him steady employment during wartime as continental types: spies, saboteurs, ememy agents. While under contract to Columbia he began appearing in the studio's two-reel slapstick comedies, beginning with Pardon My Terror (1946) starring Gus Schilling and Richard Lane. Van Zandt went on to work with Andy Clyde, Hugh Herbert, Joe Besser and especially The Three Stooges, remaining with the Columbia shorts unit until it closed in 1957. Philip Van Zandt is chiefly remembered for the Columbia comedies, because he was given featured roles that allowed him more scope. He played butlers, racketeers, military officers, mad scientists, even the Devil in these fast-paced shorts. He also made several appearances in the Joe McDoakes shorts at Warner Bros.

Van Zandt, like many freelance actors, also found work in the new medium of television, appearing in The Buster Keaton Show, Hopalong Cassidy, Jungle Jim, Gang Busters, and I Married Joan, among other programs.

Later years

In the mid-1950s Van Zandt, sensing that his screen career was flagging, supplemented his income by establishing an acting school. By this time he suffered bouts of depression and was spending practically all of his income on compulsive gambling.[4] This led to his committing suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. His last film appearance was in the Three Stooges comedy Fifi Blows Her Top, released nearly two months after his death.

Van Zandt was cremated; his ashes were placed in the vault at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles. As of June 2023, his ashes were removed from Vault 2, possibly to be moved to the different areas or scattered.

Partial filmography


  1. ^ Immigration Passenger Record - Pinheiro, Philip, S/S Rijndam, arrived Port of New York, 29 March 1905.
  2. ^ "Philip Van Zandt" at the Internet Broadway Database
  3. ^ Duncan Underhill, "Hollywood Newsreel," Hollywood, Dec. 1940, p. 8.
  4. ^ Okuda, Ted; Watz, Edward (1986). The Columbia comedy shorts : two-reel Hollywood film comedies, 1933-1958. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. ISBN 0-89950-181-8. OCLC 13218219. page 242

External links

This page was last edited on 24 March 2024, at 07:53
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.