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|Born||21 March 1923|
|Died||23 February 1998|
|SMDM|| Dave McGrath in "Deadly Countdown"|
and "Deadly Countdown (Part II)"
|BW|| John Naud in "The Jailing of Jaime"|
Arlo Kelso in "Escape to Love"
Philip Abbott enjoyed an active career as a character actor in a career that spanned from the early-1950s to the late-1990s. Though he worked almost every year of his career, his most regular employment was as the second lead, "Arthur Ward", on The F.B.I. (1965 - 1974). He enjoyed about the same level of success in film as he did on television, generally playing the main co-star in moderate box office successes of the 1950s-1980s.
He tended to play a variety of earnest professional men, especially favoring medical, legal and military roles. Almost all of his appearances were in dramatic roles. Late in life, he began to turn to animation, where he was the consistent voice of Nick Fury across two Marvel animated series running in 1995: Iron Man and Spider-Man. However, he did not live long enough to accept further roles in the genre.