Philip Carey (Asa Buchanan on One Life To Live)

Current Character: Asa Buchanan

Birthday: 1925-07-15

Birthplace: Born in Hackensack, New Jersey

Marital Status: Married to Colleen Carey


A former U.S. Marine in World War II and the Korean War, a large portion of Phil's acting career has consisted in starring in motion pictures. "Operation Pacific," his first feature film, starred John Wayne and landed Phil a long-term contract with Warner Brothers. His time at Warner's, later at Columbia Pictures, Phil went up against many of Hollywood's legendary actors, including Gary Cooper, Henry and Peter Fonda, Tyrone Power, Fred MacMurray and Kim Novak.

Raised in the Long Island towns of Rosedale and Malverne, Carey dreamed of being an actor all his life. He went on to study drama at the University of Miami, then landed his big break during a summer stock production of "Over 21" when a representative of Warner Brothers asked him to take the screen test, inevitably launching his film career.

Sadly, Phil passed away the weekend of February 6, 2009.

Career Highlights

One Life to Live - Asa Buchanan (1980 - April 2007, November 9, 12, and 13, 2007; on and off until December 29, 2008)
Laredo - Capt. Edward Parmalee (1965-1967)
Phillip Marlowe - Phillip Marlowe (1959 - 1960)
Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers - Lieutenant Michael Rhodes (1956)
The Ford Television Theatre - various roles (1953 - 1957)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime EmmyAwards Pre-Nomination - Outstanding Supporting Actor (2003)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination - Outstanding Male Scene Stealer (1994; 1999)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination - Outstanding Male Showstopper (1997)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination - Outstanding Villain/Villainess (1993)