Mostly Credited As: Phillip Edward Van Lear
Sometimes Credited As: Philip Vanlear
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Aurora, Illinois
Phillip Edward Van Lear is an American actor, and was born in Aurora, Illinois. Van Lear is best known for his role as corrections officer Louis Patterson on the hit FOX action series 'Prison Break.' The character appeared in 21 episodes total. He could most recently be seen on TV playing recurring roles on FOX's 'The Chicago Code,' and the Starz political drama 'Boss.' Outside of television, Phillip is an accomplished stage actor, and has appeared in the feature films 'Barbershop 2,' 'Meet the Browns,' 'The Express,' and 'After Effect.'