|Full name||Phineas Fine|
|Partner(s)||Nellie Appleton (ex-girlfriend)|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #22: To Die or Not to Die (s1)|
Phineas is a 45-year-old stage director with brown hair and green eyes. He is usually seen wearing a moccasin high-neck turtleneck underneath a mocha brown fur jacket. It is known that Phineas wears make-up, drinks wine and uses anti-aging cream.
Events of Criminal Case
When the victim, Jacob Dawks, was murdered, Jones and the player called in Phineas after Sheila MacCarthy mentioned his name. When asked about the murder of his main star, Phineas told the team not to question him for too long since he had to find a replacement for the play that was about to be shown later that night. When Jones asked him why he wanted to perform the play despite the fact that his main actor had been murdered in the theater, Phineas said that the performance had already been sold out before the victim's death and that he had no other choice. He did not want to refund the tickets as it would have ruined his career.
Phineas was found guilty of grand homicide when evidence incriminated him as Jacob's killer. During his arrest, Phineas told the team that Jacob was a bad actor and he was ruining Phineas' new play called Hamlet. Phineas had also tried to fire Jacob a lot of times but was unsuccessful in doing so since Dawks' position was binded in contract. He said that Jacob had a bad tone and that he used to misbehave with everyone. Phineas also said that Jacob had to be replaced, or the theater company would be bankrupt before the end of the month.
Judge Hall sentenced Phineas to 30 years in prison with no chance for parole.
- Phineas's line "This is theater!" is a reference to the famous line "This is Sparta!" from the 2006 American film 300.