Phil is a proud Brooklynite, originally hailing from Bensonhurst. He attended the all-boys Regis High School on Manhattan's Upper East Side, wondering for years what girls were like and what he would say if he ever met one. During high school, Phil was one of the top Speech and Debate competitors in the country, and performed standup in NYC comedy clubs.
At Harvard University, Phil studied English Literature and Dramatic Arts, and desperately tried to make it to his 9am classes. He performed in over 20 shows with the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, wore drag with the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and made his professional acting debut with Boston-based Zeitgeist Stage, in the East Coast Premiere of Punk Rock (Simon Stephens).
In his moments outside of the theater, Phil was a producer, writer and actor for faux-news-show On Harvard Time. He organized comedy festivals that brought together on-campus comedy groups to perform for an audience of 1,000 students. He made some jokes at his Harvard graduation to a crowd of 9,000 mildly amused classmates and their deeply confused parents.
As a professional AEA actor, Phil has performed on stages across the country. He was a founding company member of the Off-Broadway hit Drunk Shakespeare. He toured the Northeast and Midwest as a baby pig in Theatreworks USA's Charlotte's Web. He's played Hamlet in NYC and regionally at an Equity theater in Maryland. In New York, he's worked at the Irish Repertory Theatre, Abingdon Theatre Company, The Sheen Center, Axis Theatre Company, and many others.
Phil has returned to Brooklyn, and hopes to enjoy a long acting career, perhaps even one day playing a character over the age of 20.