Philip McKeon

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Philip McKeon
Alice Philip McKeon 1976.jpg
Philip McKeon, circa 1976
Born Philip Anthony McKeon
(1964-11-11) November 11, 1964 (age 52)
Westbury, New York
Occupation Actor

Philip Anthony McKeon (born November 11, 1964) is an American actor. He is known for playing the role of Tommy Hyatt, the son of the title character, on the sitcom Alice, from 1976 to 1985.

Life and career[edit]

McKeon was born in Westbury, New York, the son of Barbara and Donald McKeon, a travel agent.[1] His younger sister is actress Nancy McKeon. McKeon's professional career began when he was 4. His parents took him and Nancy, then aged 2, to a nearby modeling audition and he began his career as a child model appearing in magazines, newspapers, and television commercials. Over the next several years, he landed numerous modeling stints, followed by several parts on stage and in films. Linda Lavin, who played Alice, first saw Philip at a Broadway performance and thought he was bright and talented and recommended him for the part of Tommy.

After Alice ended in 1985, McKeon continued to make periodic acting appearances, including Sandman (1993) and Ghoulies IV (1994). He has also produced or directed a few films, such as Teresa's Tattoo (1994) (which starred his sister Nancy McKeon), Murder In The First (1995), and The Young Unknowns (2000).


Year Title Role Notes
1976–85 Alice Tommy Hyatt Main cast (108 episodes)
1979 CHiPs Philip McKeon Episode: "Roller Disco: Part 2"
1982 Leadfoot Tommy Russell TV special
1984 Fantasy Island Raymond Koster Episode: "Sweet Life"
1984 The Love Boat Gary Atkins Episode: "The First Romance"
1986 Amazing Stories Stick Episode: "No Day at the Beach"
1987 Return to Horror High Richard Farley Feature film
1988 Favorite Son TV miniseries
1989 Red Surf True Blue Direct-to-video film
1992 976-EVIL II Taylor Feature film (aka 976-EVIL 2: The Astral Factor)
1993 Sandman Gordie Feature film
1994 Ghoulies IV Demon Feature film


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