Phil Reeves

Actor, Writer

Born: New York City, New York, USA


Philip Reeves is an American film and television actor and screenwriter. He is known for the roles of Charles Swedelson on the sitcom Girlfriends, new Vice President Andrew Doyle in HBOs Veep, as Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Krieger in Commander in Chief, and as Dr. Krieger in the Wayons My Wife and Kids.He has written scripts for several movies, including Happy, Texas (1999). A second film, The Other Side, is under production.Among his television appearances are episodes of LA Law, Nowhere Man, 3rd Rock from the Sun, JAG, NYPD Blue, Desperate Housewives, Medium, The Office, Girlfriends, and HBOs VEEP.Reeves has been seen in the works of Alexander Payne, and has also appeared in roles in several feature films, including Central Intelligence, About Schmidt, Election, 13 Going on 30, Sideways, and Fun with Dick and Jane. Reeves played a regular guest role in the NBC comedy television series Parks and Recreation as Paul Iaresco, the city manager of the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee.Reeves plays Coach T in a series of Toyota commercials that have aired 2012–15.His play From The Journal Of Hazard McCauley was published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc. He spent years on stage in regional theater both in Los Angeles (at the Mark Taper Forum) and elsewhere. His Broadway Tour credit includes Children of Lesser God. He is a Masters graduate of the Dallas Theater Center, and was mentored by playwright Mark Medoff. He received a double major BA from Earlham College in Philosophy and English.

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