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Phil Rosenthal

Writer, Comedian
Creator | Executive Producer

Phil Rosenthal was born in Queens, raised in Rockland, N.Y., and attended Hofstra University on Long Island. Starting out as an actor in New York, Rosenthal also wrote and directed before relocating to Los Angeles in search of more acting opportunities.

Rosenthal’s early credits include series “Man In The Family” and “A Family For Joe.” He was a supervising producer on “Down the Shore” and “Coach.” Rosenthal also directed a “Coach” episode.


He was the creator/executive producer of the hit CBS comedy, “Everybody Loves Raymond.” The series has been nominated for the Best Comedy Emmy 6 times. He was nominated for a Best Writing Emmy with Ray Romano in 2000 and again in 2002 for his script, “The Angry Family,” and in 2005 for the show’s final episode.


“Everybody Loves Raymond” won the Emmy for Best Comedy in 2003 and 2005.

Rosenthal has the distinction of having directed President Bill Clinton in the White House Correspondents Dinner video, which was shown to wide acclaim at the April, 2000 event. He co-wrote the “America: A Tribute to Heroes” telethon which aired on all four networks, won a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing.


Rosenthal won the 2002 Writers Guild Award for Excellence in Television Writing for his script, “Italy.”


He also returned to his roots as an actor in the James Brooks feature film “Spanglish,” in which he played Adam Sandler’s sous chef. He has also appeared in an episode of, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and playeda television executive in Jake Kasden’s film,
“TV Set.”

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