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Tuesday Morning Man: Phillip P. Keene! the very first time I saw Phillip P. Keene as Buzz Watson on the smash TNT drama The Closer, I immediately wanted to know more about him.

I mean, look at that face!

But he flew pretty much under the radar until two years ago when we met at AIDS Walk Los Angeles. We started chatting and I was so happy to find out that he is I was pleasantly surprised to find out that he is an out and proud actor.

Phillip is still portraying civilian surveillance officer Buzz on the acclaimed TNT police drama which began its sixth season last night.

I was surprised to find out that The Closer is the first acting job for this 2004 graduate of UCLA. He had previously worked for Pan American Airways and spent some time living in Central America.

Phillip has been with his partner, James Duff, for 17 years and the couple are major donors to the Outfest Film Festival.

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  1. Is his character on Closure supposed to be gay since he is wearing a wedding band on his right hand?

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