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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 January 1967Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NamePhillip LaMarr
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A Los Angeles native, Phil is a graduate of Harvard-Westlake School, Yale University and The Groundlings Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of "Mad TV" and as "Marvin" in Pulp Fiction.

In addition to numerous appearances on stages across the country, in films and on TV, he also starred in and produced the comedy web series "Inside The Legend." He has also been profiled for his extensive voice-over work, which includes regular roles on animated series as well as parts in video games like Shadow of Mordor for which he won the NAVGTR award for best supporting actor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Seven Summits Management

Trade Mark (1)

High-pitch, fast talker to deep-voiced, slow talker

Trivia (4)

He attended Yale University, where he was a member of the Purple Crayon of Yale improvisational comedy group. (See also James Waterston and Robert Davenport).
He attended Harvard High School in North Hollywood, California, where he played the role of Humphrey Bogart in the production of "Play It Again, Sam."
Frequently called upon to impersonate many famous celebrities, such as Chris Rock, Michael Jackson, Sidney Poitier, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Will Smith, Chris Tucker, Morgan Freeman, and many more.
Has played a character originally played by Chris Rock, three different times. In the Madagascar (2005) video game, on Ozzy & Drix (2002), and on King of the Hill (1997).

Personal Quotes (10)

I was such a 'Star Wars' fan. That was my generation.
I played Dungeons & Dragons and have read comic books since I was a kid.
It's interesting, because I've worked with people who are just not nice people, and I've worked with people who are crazy, and the difference is: crazy is much worse.
Say what you will about the leadership of 'SNL,' they have crafted an institution as opposed to just running a show. I don't think that's by accident.
Quentin Tarantino was fantastic. I mean, he can be almost unbearable as a person. At a party, you can't get a word in edgewise for, like, an hour. But as a director, he is so completely open and just... present.
Sometimes when you do voices next to each other, especially when you're first starting out, they tend to bleed into each other. Working on a show like 'Futurama,' we do multiple characters there, but we've been doing it for a while, so the voices are really well-defined in our heads.
On 'MADtv,' I discovered I could do Billy Crystal. 'Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 68th Annual Academy Awards!' Surprisingly, there's more call for that one than you'd think.
My very first professional job was a cartoon, doing voices for the Mr. T cartoon in high school.
In video games and animation, you find that the toughest things to make different are the things that aren't words: grunts, groans, gasps.
If you're doing an animated comedy on the same channel as 'South Park,' no one can really tell you anything. The bar has been set so high.

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