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Ethan Phillips Biography
Ethan Phillips is an American actor and playwright. He is best known for his television roles as Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager and PR man Pete Downey on Benson………Look also for Ethan Sandler
Ethan Phillips Age
Phillips was born on February 8th, 1955, Garden City, New York, U.S. He is 68 years old.
Ethan Phillips Parents
Phillips was raised in Garden City, New York. His father was an owner of Frankie & Johnnie’s, a steakhouse on 45th and Eighth Avenue in New York City. He received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Boston University and a Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University. He plays the tenor saxophone in the Alan Wasserman Jazz Band.
Ethan Phillips Wife
Ethan Phillips wife is Patricia Cresswell. Patricia Cresswell and Ethan Phillips have been married for 28 years. They were dating for 1 year after getting together in 1989 and were married on 10th Aug 1990.
Ethan Phillips Net Worth
Ethan Phillips is an American actor and playwright who has a net worth of $3 million. His wealth mainly comes from his successful career as an actor.
Ethan Phillips Height
Phillips stands tall at an average height of 1.64 m.
Ethan Phillips Theatre
Ethan Phillips received an MFA from Cornell University. He began his show business career in New York City, performing off-Broadway at theaters including Direct Theater, winning the Best of the Actors’ Festival there in 1977; the Wonderhorse Theater, in the premiere of Christopher Durang’s The Nature and Purpose of the Universe; and at Playwrights Horizons in a revival of Eccentricities of a Nightingale. Tennessee Williams, who helped shape the latter production, wrote a new monologue for Phillips, which Williams personally dictated to him when it was realized that leading lady Jill Eikenberry needed more time for a dress change.
In 1979–80, Phillips appeared as Utrillo in the premiere of Dennis McIntyre’s Modigliani at the Astor Place Theater. It ran for 208 performances. Phillips performed in many plays in New York over the next fifteen years, including Terrence McNally’s Lips Together, Teeth Apart at the Lucille Lortel, Measure for Measure with Kevin Kline, at the Delacorte Theater; and the premiere of My Favorite Year at Lincoln Center as well as new works for Playwrights Horizons the Hudson Guild Theater,the American Jewish Theater, and many others.
He went on to appear in the premiere of David Mamet’s November at the Ethel Barrymore Theater and played the title character opposite Peter Dinklage in the all-male cast of The Imaginary Invalid for Bard College’s 2012 SummerScape Festival. In 2013-14 he appeared as Stanley Levison in Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way at the American Repertory Theater. Phillips moved with the show to Broadway’s Neil Simon Theater where the play won Tonys for Best Play and Best Actor Bryan Cranston. More recently Phillips played leading roles in the premiers of Dennis Kelly’s Taking Care of Baby, Terrence McNally’s Golden Age, and Sharyn Rothstein’s By the Water, all for the Manhattan Theater Club.
Phillips’ regional theater credits include leading roles for San Diego’s Old Globe Theater, the Alaska Repertory Theater,at Seattle Repertory Theater, at Baltimore’s Center Stage, for the Westport Country Playhouse, Boston Shakespeare Company, Actors Theater of Louisville, The American Repertory Theater, the Salt Lake Acting Co., and the McCarter Theatre. In Los Angeles, Phillips acted in Side Man at the Pasadena Playhouse, in Lips Together, Teeth Apart for the Mark Taper Forum; in You Can’t Take It with You at the Geffen Playhouse, in The Bourgeois Gentleman for the Pasadena Symphony, and as Polonius in Hamlet for the Uprising Theater.
Phillips has been an actor at the Sundance Playwrights Conference in Utah for six summers, where he developed his play Penguin Blues, which is published by Samuel French Inc. and is included in The Best Short Plays of 1989 (Applause, ed. Ramon Delgado). Based on his experiences at Sundance, Phillips helped found the First Stage, a playwright development lab in Los Angeles now in its Thirty-Fifth year.
Ethan Phillips Film
Phillips has appeared in over thirty films, beginning with Ragtime. Other features include For Richer or Poorer, Jeffrey, The Shadow, Wagons East, The Man Without a Face, Green Card, Lean On Me, Critters, Bloodhounds of Broadway, The Island, Bad Santa, and The Babysitters. More recent films include Shadow Witness, Audrey, the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, Woody Allen’s Irrational Man, and James DeMonaco’s The Purge: Election Year.
Ethan Phillips Television
In 1980, Phillips joined the cast of the sitcom Benson, playing Pete Downey, PR man to Governor Gatling. He has made guest appearances on television series and telefilms, including Pushing Daisies, Bones (TV Series), Eli Stone, Criminal Minds, NUMB3RS, Las Vegas, L.A. Law, JAG, Law & Order, Arrested Development, Boston Legal, Castle, Rizzoli & Isles, The Good Guys and The Mentalist, Deadbeat, The Good Wife, and Veep. He played the recurring role of Keith in the final two seasons of Lena Dunham’s Girls.
In 1990 he began his Star Trek career playing the Ferengi character, Dr. Farek, in the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He went on to play Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager in 1995, and stayed with the series through its entire seven-season run. He also cameoed as a holographic nightclub the 1996 film Star Trek: First Contact and appeared as a Ferengi pirate captain on an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.
Phillips has also done voice work for several of the Star Wars franchise video games: 2000’s Star Wars: Force Commander, 2001’s Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, and 2003’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Ethan Phillips Video Games
- Startrek-Voyager Elite Force
- Star Wars-Force Commander
- Star Wars-Galactic Battlegrounds
- Star Wars-Knights of the Old Republic
- Star Trek Online
Ethan Phillips Movies
- The Island
- Inside Llewyn
- Wagons East
- Lean on Me
- The Shadow
- The Purge:
- The Man
Without a Face
- For Richer or
- The Price for
- A Night at the
Silent Movie Theater