From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Phillip Terry (7 March 1909 – 23 February 1993) was an American actor. He was born Frederick Henry Kormann in San Francisco, California, the only child of German Americans, Frederick Andrew Kormann (1883–1948) and Ida Ruth Voll (1883–1954). He attended grade school in Glendale, California. His father was a chemical engineer in the oil fields who moved often. To ensure he receive a stable education, his parents sent him to live with relatives in New Jersey and attend school while they travelled. During the holidays, he would return to his parents in such places as Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Burkburnett, Texas. When he completed high school, he rejoined them for good. He worked for a time in the oil fields as a roustabout, then a tool pusher and rig builder. When he was seventeen, they moved back to San Francisco. He attended Stanford University, where he played football. He then became interested in theatre.