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Russell Phillip Robinson

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OccupationFilm, television actor

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Russell Phillip Robinson is an American actor known primarily for his role as team manager Phil Jeffers on the CBS television series The White Shadow. In the first season, Robinson as Phil Jeffers was mostly seen during the basketball practices and rarely heard. However, in the second season, Robinson's character figured more prominently, especially in the episode "Gonna Fly Now." In this episode, viewers learned that Phil Jeffers was a recovering drug addict (specifically PCP) who became hooked at the age of 12. Jeffers attends a party with the team and accidentally ingests PCP slipped into his drink and has a relapse.

Other than The White Shadow, Robinson's only other credited acting appearance was as a Pentagon worker in the Kevin Costner movie No Way Out (1987).




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