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Phillip Edward Van Lear

Mostly Credited As: Phillip Edward Van Lear
Sometimes Credited As: Philip Vanlear

Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Aurora, Illinois

Phillip Edward Van Lear


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.'

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The Chicago Code (2011) 
  Cabrini-Green 01x04: (Feb/28/2011) As Ellis Hicks 
  Gillis, Chase & Babyface 01x03: (Feb/21/2011) As Ellis Hicks 
  Hog Butcher 01x02: (Feb/14/2011) As Ellis Hicks 
  Pilot 01x01: (Feb/07/2011) As Ellis Hicks 

Leverage (2008) 
  The Nigerian Job 01x01: (Dec/07/2008) As FBI Special Agent Higgins (as Phillip Vanlear) 

Prison Break (2005) 
  The Killing Box 02x13: (Nov/27/2006) As C.O. Patterson, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Manhunt 02x01: (Aug/21/2006) As C.O. Patterson, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Flight 01x22: (May/15/2006) As C.O. Patterson, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Go 01x21: (May/08/2006) As C.O. Patterson, [Co-Guest Stars]

Early Edition (1996) 
  Mob Wife 01x13: (Jan/25/1997) As Rojas 
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