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Nationality USA
Birth at Aurora (USA)

Phillip Edward Van Lear is an American actor. He plays corrections officer Louis Patterson on the show Prison Break. He has also played in various other movies such as: Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Chicago Cab, Night of the Lawyers, A Family Thing and Thieves Quartet. He also starred alongside Oprah Winfrey, in the film There Are No Children Here, where he plays a thug and a vandal hell-bent on corrupting youth for his own personal gain. Father of three, Nathaniel, Tasha and Ethan.

Van Lear was born in Aurora, Illinois.

^ "Father knows best". Time Out Chicago (102). February 8–14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-30.

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Filmography of Phillip Edward Van Lear (8 films)

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The Crash
The Crash (2017)

Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Frank Grillo, Dianna Agron, AnnaSophia Robb, John Leguizamo, Minnie Driver, Ed Westwick
Roles Colonel Ryan
Rating42% 2.1170052.1170052.1170052.1170052.117005
In the not so distant future, a team of white collar criminals are enlisted by the Federal government to thwart a cyber-attack that threatens to bankrupt the United States of America.
Southside with You
Directed by Richard Tanne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Political films
Actors Tika Sumpter, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Edward Van Lear, Parker Sawyers
Roles Fraser C. Robinson
Rating62% 3.1433353.1433353.1433353.1433353.143335
A young associate (Barack Obama) tries to win the heart of a young lawyer (Michelle Robinson) in Chicago in 1989. On their first date, they visit the Art Institute of Chicago, view a screening of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing", and have their first kiss outside an ice cream parlor.
The Express, 2h10
Directed by Gary Fleder
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism, Sports films, American football films
Actors Rob Brown, Charles Dutton, Dennis Quaid, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Omar Benson Miller, Enver Gjokaj
Rating72% 3.64913.64913.64913.64913.6491
Ernie Davis (Rob Brown) is a young African American growing up in Pennsylvania with his same-age uncle Will Davis Jr. (Nelsan Ellis), in the late 1940s during a time of racism and discrimination. Davis lives with his extended family, including his grandfather, Willie 'Pops' Davis (Charles S. Dutton), who guides and educates him. Davis' mother, Marie Davis (Aunjanue Ellis), eventually returns to their residence to inform the family that she has remarried and can now afford to raise Ernie at her own home in Elmira, New York. Upon relocating to Elmira, Davis enrolls in a Small Fry Football League and excels on the field as a running back.
Meet the Browns, 1h48
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films based on plays
Actors Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett, Lance Gross, David Mann, Tamela Mann, Lamman Rucker
Rating44% 2.214152.214152.214152.214152.21415
Brenda (Angela Bassett) is a single Chicago mother of three who has been struggling for years to keep her kids off of the streets. Suddenly let go from her job with no warning to speak of, the eternally optimistic mother begins to experience a suffocating sense of hopelessness for the very first time in her life. When Brenda receives a death notice claiming that the father she has never met has died, she quickly gathers up the kids and sets out for Georgia to attend the funeral. Upon arriving in the Deep South, the once fretful mother is pleasantly surprised to discover that there is a whole side of the family she never knew existed. A crass but good-natured clan that welcomes Brenda and her children with open arms, the Browns' lazy summer afternoons and frequent trips to the county fair offer a much-needed contrast to the stress of surviving in inner city Chicago.
Barbershop 2: Back in Business, 1h46
Directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Ice Cube, Sean Patrick Thomas, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy
Rating57% 2.8503552.8503552.8503552.8503552.850355
Since the events of the previous film, Calvin Palmer, Jr. has finally settled comfortably into his role as the owner of the inner city barbershop founded by his grandfather and father. The shop's latest threat comes from overzealous developer Quentin Leroux who opens a rival barbershop chain across the street, called "Nappy Cutz".
Chicago Cab, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Paul Dillon, John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Moira Harris, Gillian Anderson, Michael Ironside
Roles Father-To-Be
Rating63% 3.1985953.1985953.1985953.1985953.198595
The film follows an unnamed taxi driver (played by Paul Dillon) over one day in Chicago. More than 30 passengers enter his taxi throughout the course of the film, providing snippets into their lives. Among the actors giving cameo appearances are Gillian Anderson, John Cusack, Laurie Metcalf, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Michael Shannon, Michael Ironside, and Reggie Hayes.
A Family Thing, 1h49
Directed by Richard Pearce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Irma P. Hall, Michael Beach, Regina Taylor, Grace Zabriskie
Roles Club Manager
Rating69% 3.4944853.4944853.4944853.4944853.494485
The film is a drama about a Scotch-Irish American Southerner (Duvall) named Earl Pilcher, whose late mother makes a shocking revelation in a letter that is given to him after her death. She reveals that Earl's biological mother was a Black American maid named Willa Mae, who was raped by Earl's (white) father and that she died while giving birth to Earl. His adoptive mother's dying wish is that he go to Chicago to meet his half-brother, Raymond Murdoch (Jones). Ray blames Earl's father for his own mother's death and does not want to speak to Earl, whose very presence reminds Ray of the past. But his loving Aunt T. (Hall) welcomes Earl and insists the family accept him.
Thieves Quartet, 1h30
Directed by Joe Chappelle
Origin USA
Actors James Denton, Dawn Maxey, Phillip Edward Van Lear
Roles Jimmy Fuqua
Rating62% 3.1414853.1414853.1414853.1414853.141485