Philip Bourneuf was an American character actor who had a long stage career before appearing in films.
A founding member of the Actors Studio, one of Bourneuf's more memorable roles was as the district attorney who maneuvers the apparently innocent Dana Andrews into the electric chair in Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. His last screen role was in the 1976 television mini-series Captains and the Kings.
Bourneuf made three guest appearances on Perry Mason. In 1960, he played Asa Culver in "The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor." In 1963 he played murder victim Edgar Thorne in "The Case of the Lawful Lazarus," and in 1965 he played defendant Victor Montalvo in "The Case of the Golden Girls." He also appeared in other television series like Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Dr. Kildare.