Philip Todd
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Philip Todd
Franchise: Dark Shadows
Notability: Recurring character
Type: Business owner
Gender: Male
Location: Collinsport, Maine
Known relatives: Megan Todd [1]
Status: Deceased
Died: 1970
1st appearance: Dark Shadows: 888
Final: Dark Shadows: 968
Actor: Christopher Bernau

Philip Todd was a recurring character from the daytime Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, which aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. He was played by actor Christopher Bernau and introduced in episode 888. The character appeared in a total of twenty-three episodes between 1969 and 1970. Philip Todd played an important role in "The Leviathan Cult" storyline.

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Philip Todd was a young entrepreneur who was married to a woman named Megan Todd. In 1970, the Todds moved to Collinsport, Maine where they opened up an antiques shop. They quickly befriended some of the locals, including Carolyn Stoddard and Doctor Julia Hoffman. Julia became instantly interested in one of their pieces, an original painting by late Victorian artist Charles Delaware Tate.

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Philip Todd made twenty-three appearances in the series in total.
  • Actor Christopher Pennock originally tried out for the role of Philip Todd, but went on to play Jeb Hawkes instead. This likely turned out to be a fortuitous choice for Pennock as he went on to play multiple roles on the series where as Bernau only played Philip Todd.
  • Actor Christopher Bernau later went on to play a character named Alan Spaulding on eleven episodes of the soap opera series Guiding Light. This was his only other work in television.

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  1. Wife, deceased. Resurrected as a vampire, then killed again by Willie Loomis.

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