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Phil Traub

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Phil Traub is a character on HBO's The Deuce. He is portrayed by Happy Anderson. Traub is a criminal who works for Mickey Spillane.

Phil was a partner of the Hi-Hat bar and owned some slot machines and a pool table. When Frankie Martino damages the machines, Phil and Danny Healy go down to the Hi-Hat, they demand that the machines are fixed and that Vincent Martino pays Phil a percentage of the bars profits.

Frankie escalates the situation, destroying the machines completely and uses a sledgehammer to put a hole in the pool table. Phil is outraged and remarks "You have no idea who you're fucking with." Traub and Healy leave the bar and tell their boss, Mickey Spillane, who then calls Vincent and demands to see him.

After the situation is supposedly resolved with the help of Rudy Pipilo, Phil goes back to the bar with a 38. revolver, looking for his machines and to get revenge on the Martino brothers. Before Traub can use the revolver, he's tackled by Big Mike and disarmed. Vincent gives the gun to Abigail Parker and tells her to get rid of it.