Philip Reeves is an American film and television actor and screenwriter. His major roles so far are those of Charles Swedelson on the sitcom Girlfriends, Senator Andrew Doyle in HBO's 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.
Reeves has been seen in the works of Alexander Payne, and has also appeared in roles in several feature films, including 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 in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
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 graduate of the Dallas Theater Center, and was mentored by playwright Mark Medoff.
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