|Born||Philip Charles Snyder|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, producer, university professor|
Phil Snyder is an American actor, writer, producer, animator, and university professor. He was born the sixth child in a family of ten children. He began to demonstrate his love for, and natural skills in entertainment, especially impressions, at an early age. Snyder moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1974 to pursue a career in show business. After a few false starts, he became a regular paid performer at The Comedy Store. He began pursuing a career in voice-overs for animated cartoons and commercials.
In 1998, Snyder starred in his first feature film as Mr. Toad in the American version of Martin Gates's The Wind in the Willows.[a] Snyder also played the villain, Thaddeus J. Pinchworm, in The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald, which was animated by Klasky Csupo.
In May 2010, Snyder became the official voice of the classic Disney character, Jiminy Cricket. His first appearance as him was in the popular video game series, Kingdom Hearts. He took over the role from Eddie Carroll, who died in April 2010.
He is also the voice of the popular Mattel Toys interactive talking toy, "Stinky the Garbage Truck," which made its debut in 2010.
Snyder began teaching at the University of Houston in their College of Technology's Digital Media Program in 2013.
||This list (which may have dates, numbers, etc.) may be better in a sortable table format. (November 2012)|
TELEVISION COMMERCIALS, PROMOS -
DISNEY CHRISTMAS AD – Jiminy Cricket – Disney Home Video
STINKY GARBAGE TRUCK AD – Stinky – Young & Rubicam/Mattel
TROPICANA ORANGE JUICE – Orange – Pepsico/Element 79
7-ELEVEN STORES – Cartoon Man – Richards Group/PBS
POPEYE’S CHICKEN – Popeye, Olive, Whimpy – Hill, Holiday Altschiller
PREMIER PARKS – Popeye, Olive, Bluto – Ackerman McQueen
TOYS ‘R’ US – Tough Guy, Crazy Guy – Wells Rich Greene
BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO – Octopus – Bernstein Rein
- The Wind in Willows, Mr. Toad
- Crocodile Hunter, George Bush (ADR)
- The Perfect Storm, George Clooney (ADR)
- Rewrite, Darrell Winslow
TELEVISION, EPISODIC WEBISODES -
AD IT UP: JUST AD MILK (Pilot) – Writer/Producer/Director – KAZAP Corp
THE NUMBEARS – All Roles (8 Million YouTube Views) – KAZAP Corp.
24—ONLINE ANIMATED – George Mason – Imagine Ent.
PINKY & THE BRAIN – Newt Gingrich & Bob Carlson – Spielberg/WB
SOMETHING SO RIGHT – Hector the Stuttering Parrot – Universal/NBC
RADIO, COMMERCIALS, TALK SHOWS -
DISCOVER CARD – Elf – Shine Adv/DG Entertainment
QUIK TRIP – Dad – Richards Group
JC PENNEY – Crazy Announcer – Ackerman McQueen
BOATMAN’S BANK – 3rd Little Pig – TBWA Kerlick Switzer
INFINCOM COPIERS – Dudley Doo-Right, Snidley – Moses Anshell
RICK DEES TOP 40 – Featured – Syndicated
GAMES, TOYS, NON-BROADCAST, VIDEOS -
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D: DREAM DROP DISTANCE – Jiminy Cricket – Disney/Square Enix
KINGDOM HEARTS RE:CODED – Jiminy Cricket – Disney/Square Enix
DISNEY WORLD/DISNEY TOKYO – Jiminy Cricket – Walt Disney Imagineering
STINKY THE GARBAGE TRUCK – Stinky – Mattel Toys
ENDWAR – Fighter Pilots – Tom Clancy/Electronic Arts
CELL PHONE RING-TONES – Variety of Characters – FunMobility
RONALD McDONALD’S ADVENTURES – Professor Pinchworm – Klasky Csupo
SMARTQUEST ADVENTURE – Zack – Knowledge Adventure
INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC – Pud, the Alien – George Lucas
POPEYE & THE MAMMOTH – Swea’pea, Bernice – Brilliant Digital
FELIX THE CAT CD-ROM – Felix, Professor, Poindexter – Film Roman
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS EXHIBIT – Dudley Doo-Right – Warren Peters
COMEDY CLUBS, LIVE CONCERTS
Comedy Stores of Hollywood, Las Vegas, La Jolla, & Universal City, Altantis Hotel in Atlantic City (Jeff Kutash's "Superstars & Stripes") Also regular at Ice House, Laff Stop, Igby’s, Coconuts, Laugh Factory, and Los Angeles area comedy clubs. Toured with World Champion gymnast, Kurt Thomas's "Gymnastics America" as MC/Host.
- Electronics (A.S.) – Los Angeles Valley College
- Cinema & Television Arts – Multimedia Production (B.A.) – California State University Northridge
- Master of Fine Arts, Television/Film/Theatre (M.F.A.) – California State University Los Angeles