Famous as :Actor
Birth Date :July 23, 1967
Birth Place :Fairport, New York, USA
Claim to fame :As Scotty J. in movie "Boogie Nights" (1997)
Heralded as a remarkable character actor capable to deliver outstanding dramatic effect to every role he played, Philip Seymour Hoffman certainly has added one superior point within himself to stand out among the teeming crowd of Hollywood actors. A New Yorker born to a former Xerox executive and a family court judge on July 23, 1967 in Fairport, a principal suburb of Rochester, he originally put most of his interest in sports rather than in acting, even became an avid athlete in wrestling during the early period of his high school study before experienced a neck injury in his second year there. Since the incident prevented him from exercising any sports that require much body contacts, including his favorite one, this fair-haired guy began to turn his attention toward something else and unexpectedly found himself drawn into the wonder of performing characters.