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Philip Carey

Since 1980 Philip Carey has been a fan favorite as One Life to Live's wheeler-dealer business tycoon, Asa Buchanan. One of Daytime television's most-married men, Asa, a towering Texan, is a man with little conscience, but he will always protect his family, no matter what the cost.

A former U.S. Marine in World War II and the Korean War, Mr. Carey has spent a large portion of his professional career starring in motion pictures. His first feature film, Operation Pacific, starred John Wayne and led to a long-term contract with Warner Bros. During his time at Warner's and later at Columbia Pictures, Mr. Carey starred with some of Hollywood's legendary actors, including Gary Cooper in Springfield Rifle, Henry Fonda in Mister Roberts, Peter Fonda in Fighting Mad and Tyrone Power in The Long Gray Line. In addition he starred with Fred MacMurray and Kim Novak in Pushover, the first film in which Miss Novak appeared as the leading lady.

Mr. Carey has also starred in a number of primetime television series such as Philip Marlowe, Bengal Lancers, Laredo and The Untamed World, and guest-starred on All in the Family, Little House on the Prairie, Police Woman, The Bionic Woman and Gunsmoke. Additionally he has toured in such stage plays as Arthur Miller's All My Sons and Cyrano de Bergerac.

Raised in the suburban Long Island towns of Rosedale and Malverne, Mr. Carey harbored dreams of being an actor all his life. He studied drama at the University of Miami, but it was back on Long Island where he got his break. During a summer stock production of Over 21, a representative of Warner Bros. spotted him and asked him to take the screen test that launched his film career.

The father of three children, Mr. Carey loves to play golf to relax. He is also an accomplished horseman, as his many western films attest, but maintains I'm an actor who rides, not a rider who acts.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Philip Carey Facts

BirthdayJuly 15, 1925 (98)
BirthplaceHackensack, New Jersey, USA
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Philip Carey compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Time Travelers
Bruce Almighty
Calamity Jane
Dead Ringer
Mister Roberts
Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection
Operation Pacific
The Out-Of-Towners
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