Phillip Bauer

Phillip Bauer

You're involved in something that's much bigger than you can possibly imagine. So here's the deal: Unless you do exactly what I say, I will hurt Josh. If you don't believe that, you might want to consider this: Graem's death was not an accident. I killed him. I want you to say, "Thank you, Susan."
~ Phillip threatening to hurt his own grandson.

Phillip Bauer is Jack Bauer's father, and one of the main antagonists of Season 6 of 24.

He is portrayed by James Cromwell, who also portrayed Euclid Baker in Tank, William Donahue in Eraser, Captain Dudley Liam Smith in L.A. Confidential, Joseph Campbell in The General's Daughter, The Colonel in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Warden Hazen in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard, and Professor Robert Callaghan in Big Hero 6.


Phillip is a wealthy oil CEO who, along with his son Graem, is involved in a conspiracy to sell nerve gas to Vladimir Bierko's group of terrorists. Charles Logan and Christopher Henderson were also involved in the conspiracy.

Jack managed to stop and kill Bierko along with Henderson and exposed Logan's involvement in the conspiracy. However Logan did not implicate Graem and Phillip and both managed to get away.

Some time later former Russian general Dmitri Gredenko learned about Phillip's involvement in the conspiracy and used the information to blackmail Phillip for 5 suitcase nukes which were supposed to be decommissioned. Phillip didn't know that Gredenko would sell them to terrorist Abu Fayed to be used against Americans.

Later, after Jack questioned him while administering truth serum, Graem told Phillip he could handle any pain and only confessed to the conspiracy to make his brother think he cracked and revealed everything. Phillip was sure that Graem would reveal his (Phillip's) involvement under more interrogation at CTU, so he injected him with an overdose of hyoscine-pentothal, killing him.

After the unsuccessful cover-up, he planned to assist Cheng Zhi in an effort to spur China's ascendancy as sole world superpower. Jack thwarted the plot, however, and confronted Phillip on one of his oil rigs. A panicked Phillip held Josh, his grandson by Graeme, hostage, threatening to kill the boy unless Jack took his place. Jack agreed, and Phillip let Josh go and prepared to execute Jack. At that moment, however, Josh struck Phillip in the head and escaped. After a final exchange with his father, Jack left just as a fleet of F-18 fighters, ordered by Logan to destroy Phillip's oil rigs and silence him regarding the conspiracy, opened fire, destroying the rig and killing Phillip.


  • Though Phillip is not seen in Season 5, his involvement with the conspiracy headed by Graem makes him an unseen Bigger Bad of Season 5 as well.


           24 Logo Villains

CTU Moles
Nina Myers | Tony Almeida | Jamey Farrell | Charles Logan | Christopher Henderson

The Drazen Syndicate
Victor Drazen | Andre Drazen | Nina Myers

Gaines Crew
Ira Gaines | Mandy | Jamey Farrell

Middle-Eastern Terrorists
Habib Marwan | Ibrahim Bin-Khalid | Abu Fayed | Asim Naseri | Jadalla Bin-Khalid | Navi Araz | Kalil Hasan

The Bauer Family
Graem Bauer | Phillip Bauer

Cheng Zhi | Stephen Saunders | Benjamin Juma | Vladimir Bierko | Peter Kingsley | Michael Amador | Alan Wilson

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