Tim Phillipps

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Tim Phillipps
Born Adelaide, Australia
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Jessica Lee Rose (m. 2017)

Tim Phillipps is an Australian actor perhaps best known for his roles in the soap opera Neighbours, drama series Bed of Roses and the movie Animal Kingdom. He has also appeared in the American television series Once Upon a Time and The Secret Circle. He provided the voice and motion capture for Dante in the video game DmC: Devil May Cry.

Early and personal life[edit]

Phillipps was born in Adelaide, South Australia.[1] He has a brother Josh, who is a television presenter,[2] and a sister Libby. Phillipps attended St Peter's College.[3]

Phillipps became engaged to actress Jessica Lee Rose in March 2016.[4] They married at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron in early 2017.[5]


In 2006, Australian teen magazine, Dolly, held a competition offering two readers a chance to win a three-month contract with the soap opera Neighbours. Phillipps auditioned, along with his best friend, Sam Clark, who eventually won the role of Ringo Brown. Phillipps was later cast in the recurring role of Fox, a figment of established character Paul Robinson's (Stefan Dennis) imagination.[6] Phillipps went on to appear in Bed of Roses, Rush and the Australian feature film Animal Kingdom.[1]

Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Phillipps landed his first lead role in the US feature film Liars All, playing a soccer player called Billy.[1] Of the role, Phillipps said "This role gives me the opportunity to really break the mould and I will have the chance to be someone really different and push my limits."[1] Phillipps voices the character of Dante in DmC: Devil May Cry.[7]

Phillipps was cast as Prince Thomas in ABC's Once Upon a Time.[3] In January 2012, it was announced Phillipps had joined the cast of The CW drama The Secret Circle in the recurring role of Grant.[8] Phillips made his debut as Grant in the episode "Lucky", which aired on 15 March 2012.[8]

On 20 April 2014, it was confirmed that Phillipps had re-joined the cast of Neighbours in the role of Daniel Robinson, son of iconic couple Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell (Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue).[9] Phillipps hosted a documentary special celebrating the show's 30th anniversary titled Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite, which aired in Australia and the UK in March 2015.[10][11] On 16 April 2016, it was announced Phillipps would leave Neighbours, along with Ariel Kaplan on 26 April.[12] Phillipps revealed that it was not his decision to leave the show, and that the producers chose to write his character out.[13] Phillipps reprised his role of Prince Thomas during the sixth season of Once Upon a Time.[14]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Neighbours Fox
2008 Underbelly Damien Episode: "Earning a Crust"
2008–2010 Bed of Roses Sean Smithwick
2008 Rush Ben
2009 Home and Away Archie Maddock
2008 Rush Aden Geddes
2010 Animal Kingdom Constable Daniel Hordern
2011–2012 Chopper Eric
2011–2016 Once Upon a Time Prince Thomas/Sean Herman Episodes: "The Price of Gold", "Skin Deep", "The Other Shoe"
2012 The Secret Circle Grant
2012 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Dante Voice
2013 DmC: Devil May Cry Dante Voice and motion capture
2013 Liars All Billy
2013 The Cheerleader Diaries Harrison Simmons
2014 Chasing the Devil
2014 Lemon Tree Passage Geordie
2014–2016 Neighbours Daniel Robinson Regular role
2015 Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite Himself; host Documentary


  1. ^ a b c d "Tim Phillipps leads the Hollywood pack". The Advertiser. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.joshphillipps.com/bio.html
  3. ^ a b "Princely role in life of summer". The Advertiser. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Neighbours star Tim Phillipps engaged". TV Week. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Simich, Ricardo (8 April 2017). "The McCaws in Melbourne for celeb wedding". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "All Hail The King And Queen". Network Ten. 6 March 2008. Archived from the original on 17 October 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Wingfield-Bennett, Kristian (22 November 2012). "Becoming Dante – Developer Diary #3". This Is Xbox. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Bricker, Tierney (24 January 2012). "The Secret Circle Casting Scoop: Meet the Preppy New Guy Coming to Town!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, meet your TV son on Neighbours, Tim Phillips". The Australian. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Knox, David (28 February 2015). "Airdate: Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  11. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (4 March 2015). "Neighbours 30th anniversary schedule confirmed by Channel 5". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  12. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel; Dainty, Sophie (16 April 2016). "Soap spoilers: Imogen and Daniel leave Neighbours and there's danger for Kyle in Home and Away". Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  13. ^ Ellis, Sarah (23–29 April 2016). "I'm still hoping to meet Kylie and Jason one day!". Inside Soap (16): 40–41. 
  14. ^ Anop, Nirat (4 August 2016). "Once Upon a Time - Season 6 - BTS Photos & Tim Phillipps Returning". SpoilerTV. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 

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