Chris Phillips (voice actor)

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Chris Phillips
Born (1958-02-26) February 26, 1958 (age 58)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Education Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Alma mater Emerson College
Occupation Voice actor, songwriter, singer, producer
Years active 1981–present
Notable credit(s) Doug
as Roger M. Klotz
Nick Jr.
as Face

Chris Phillips (born February 26, 1958) is an American voice actor, songwriter, singer and producer. He is known for his roles in Rockstar games such as Marty Chonks and El Burro in Grand Theft Auto III and his role as Alex Balder, Mercenary and Killer Suit in Max Payne. He is also well known for his roles in Atari games Such as Nolaloth, Thunderbelly, Lorne Starling, Koraboros and Prison Leader in Neverwinter Nights 2 and Crowley in Alone in the Dark.

Early life[edit]

He studied at Stella Adler Studio of Acting and attended Emerson College in Boston.

Career[edit]

Phillips might also be well known as the voice of Face, the former mascot of Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block. Face ran from 1994 until 2003, with Phillips returning to voice him for a cameo appearance on a New Year's countdown on TeenNick's The '90s Are All That block in 2011. Phillips was also the original announcer voice for Cartoon Network during its checkerboard era from 1992 to 1997, and some parts of its Powerhouse era until 2000. He returned to Cartoon Network for May to early June 2007 as the announcer for its Invaded block. Phillips voiced many characters on the animated series Doug, which aired on both ABC and Nickelodeon (In Disney's version, he also became the voice of Roger Klotz as Billy West left.). Other cartoons include PB&J Otter for Disney, Beavis and Butt-Head for MTV, Generation Jets for CBS, Bubble Guppies for Nickelodeon and Team Umizoomi also on Nickelodeon. He does regular voice work for the award winning PBS show Between the Lions. He has been in numerous “TV Funhouse” episodes for Saturday Night Live.

Animated film credits include Felix the Cat: The Movie as the Professor, and Grumper, Roger Klotz and various voices in Doug's 1st Movie and various voices in Osmosis Jones, directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly.

Phillips has voiced a number of computer games as well including Grand Theft Auto III, Max Payne 1 & 2, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, Red Dead Revolver, Alone in the Dark and Neverwinter Nights 2.

His voice has appeared on TV and radio commercials for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Comcast, Honey Nut Cheerios, eBay, Rolaids, Arby’s, Cocoa Puffs, Miller Lite, Lucky Charms, New York Lottery, Cingular, FedEx and Pepto-Bismol, to name a few.

He appeared in the Denis Leary special No Cure for Cancer for Showtime and Lock 'n Load for HBO. He directed and appeared in the off Broadway version of No Cure for Cancer. He was also in Leary's holiday special Merry F %$in' Christmas for Comedy Central, (Phillips wrote and produced the title song) he is also co-author of the book of the same name. He is in the Leary special Douchebags and Donuts for Comedy Central. Phillips also writes all of Leary's songs with him as well as produces his CDs. He has received a platinum album for the single "Asshole" and a gold record for No Cure for Cancer.

Phillips has written and produced music for American Motors cars and Ethan Allen Furniture commercials. He co-wrote and performed the theme for Shorties Watching Shorties for Comedy Central and is in the house band for The Comedy Central specials Comics Come Home. Phillips and his band The Enablers are the backup band for Denis Leary. They released their own CD entitled Everest. As a young boy, Phillips and his sister Pam used to make comedy tapes with a recorder he received from his grandfather. It was then that he got the performing bug.[citation needed] He currently voices the Cake Monster and additional voices on Wallykazam!, and additional voices on Bubble Guppies, both on Nickelodeon.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1982 Beach House Nudge
1988 Felix the Cat: The Movie The Professor
Grumper
1990 Street Hunter Radio Commentator
1994 The Ref Old Baybrook Policeman
1995 To Die For High School Soccer Player (uncredited)
1999 Doug's 1st Movie Roger Klotz
Boomer
Larry
Mr. Chiminy
2001 Osmosis Jones Additional Character Voice
2002 The Lovers Additional voices
2003 A Very Wompkee Christmas Scout
2011 Top Cat: The Movie Vinny
Spectrum
2012 Captain Cornelius Cartoon's Cartoon Lagoon Captain Cornelius Cartoon
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Additional voices
2013 Epic
2014 Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley Tennessee Tuxedo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour Animated Character - Opening Sequence
1991–1995 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Additional Voices Episodes: "The Square Scam"
"The S.A.T. Score Scam"
"Unfair Exchange"
"A Rodent Ran Through It"
1992–1997 Cartoon Network Network Announcer Announcer for many promos
1994–present Nick Jr. Face (1994–2003)
Announcer (2003–present)
Announcer for many promos
1995–2013 Nickelodeon Network Announcer Announcer for many promos
1996–1999 Doug Roger M. Klotz (Disney version, replacing Billy West)
Boomer Bledsoe
Larry the A.V. Nerd
1998 PB&J Otter Ernest Otter
Munchy Beaver
Cap'n Crane & Walter Raccoon
Episode: "Bye Bye PB&J/Babbleberry Day"
1998-2000 Nickel-O-Zone O
1999 KaBlam! Additional voices Episode: "Going the Extra Mile" (segment: "Little Freaks")
2000 Between the Lions Cliff Hanger
2003 Generation Jets Willie
Spike
Blitz
2004 The Wrong Coast Various Celebrity Voices TV mini-series
Davey & Goliath's Snowboard Christmas Additional voices
Mighty Bug 5 Snail Interstitial series
2005 Saturday Night Live Episode: "Will Ferrell/Queens of the Stone Age"
Merry F#%$in' Christmas Additional voices
2005–2009 Nicktoons Network Network Announcer Announcer for network's bumpers
2007 Cartoon Network Invaded Announcer For May 2007 only.
2009 Rescue Me Rep. Gerard
2011 Beavis and Butt-Head Car Dealership Owner Episode: "Used Car/Bounty Hunters"
The 90's Are All That Face "Stick Clark's New Year's Sticking Eve"
2011–2016 Bubble Guppies Mr. Grouper (Understudy/Singing Voice)
Crab
Dan
Roughy
Additional voices
2011–2015 Team Umizoomi Doormouse
Silly Bear
Zilch
Squiddy
Additional Voice Talent
2014–present Wallykazam! Cake Monster
Jingle Troll
Goblin Guard
2016 The Splat Face Promo

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Max Payne Alex Balder
Mercenary
Killer Suit
Grand Theft Auto III El Burro
Marty Chonks
2002 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven Voice
2003 Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne - A Film Noir Love Story Cleaner
2004 Red Dead Revolver Carnaby Peabody
Hanz Kenyan
Gabby Brennan
2006 Neverwinter Nights 2 Nolaloth
Thunderbelly
Lorne Starling
Koraboros

Prison Leader

2008 Alone in the Dark Crowley
Order Up! Jimbo Jambo
Tex Porterhouse

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