Philip Rosenthal Biography
Philip Rosenthal is an American screenwriter, actor and producer best known as the creator of the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005). His performing work included 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Simpsons Movie, and served as the presenter of the popular PBS TV series I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.
Philip Rosenthal Age
He was born on 27 January 1960 in Queens, New York City, New York, United States. He is 59 years old as at 2019.
Philip Rosenthal Height
The American writer stands at a height of 1.78 m.
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Philip Rosenthal Photo
Philip Rosenthal Family
Rosenthal was born to a Jewish family in Queens, New York, but spent most of his childhood living in New City, New York, located in Rockland County. He has a brother known as Richard Rosenthal.
Philip Rosenthal Wife | Monica Horan
He married Monica Louise Horan an American actress in 1990.
Philip Rosenthal Children
He has two children, namely; Lily Rosenthal and Ben Rosenthal.
Philip Rosenthal Career
Rosenthal was an actor based in New York City in the early 1980s before shifting his focus to production work, becoming a writer and producer of such shows as Coach with Craig T. Nelson and the short-lived Baby Talk. His biggest commercial success and longest running project was the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
The show was co-produced by Ray Romano, partly based on Romano’s comedy material. Rosenthal’s wife, actress Monica Horan, played the role of Amy MacDougall-Barone, Robert Barone’s off – and-on girlfriend (wife after season 7) in the series.
It was Rosenthal and Romano who decided to withdraw the series over the other cast members ‘ objections or reservations. He wrote or co-wrote twenty-one series episodes. In projects such as James L. Brooks ‘ Spanglish, The Simpsons Movie, a large-screen adaptation of the long-running TV series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock and Jake Kasdan’s feature, The TV Set, Rosenthal has also occasionally acted.
He is the author of the book You’re Lucky You’re Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom published on October 21, 2006. He recounts how his life led to Everybody Loves Raymond’s success. He directed President Bill Clinton in a video of the White House Correspondents ‘ Dinner, which was shown to be widely acclaimed at the April 2000 event. Rosenthal co-wrote the 9/11 telethon America: A Tribute to Heroes that aired on all four networks and won a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing.
He wrote and directed a documentary film for Sony Pictures called Exporting Raymond, which depicts his efforts to adapt Everybody Loves Raymond for Russian television, despite having little knowledge of Russian culture. In August 2015, as one of the 98 members of the Jewish community in Los Angeles, he signed an open letter supporting the proposed nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers led by the United States “as in the best interests of the United States and Israel.”
Starting on September 28, 2015, PBS presented the six-episode television series I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, in which Rosenthal goes to well-known locations around the world to explore their food culture. After one season, the series was cancelled. Netflix premiered a reworked version of the show on January 12, 2018, called Somebody Feed Phil.
Philip Rosenthal Net Worth
The American producer has an estimated net worth of $200 million.
Philip Rosenthal Interview
Phil Rosenthal found success as the creator and executive producer of the long-running hit comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond.” But beyond the show, Rosenthal over time became a foodie and even an investor in restaurants around Los Angeles.
It was a remark by “Raymond” star Ray Romano, who had never traveled outside the country, that convinced Rosenthal to take the show on the road to Italy. Watching Romano’s world suddenly expand gave him a new crusade: Spreading the joy of travel and exploration to others.
“Food is the great connector, and laughs are the cement,” he recently told IndieWire’s TURN IT ON podcast. “If we go out to eat and have a nice meal, that’s one thing. If we can share a laugh, now we’re friends.”
IndieWire recently spoke with Rosenthal at the ATX Television Festival, where he screened an episode of his series and discussed the new season. The news of Anthony Bourdain’s passing had just broken, and Rosenthal opened the panel by paying tribute to Bourdain and how he inspired shows like Somebody Feed Phil. Later, we began the discussion by noting how much his show makes you hungry. Listen below!
Rosenthal first hosted the series “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having” on PBS. But when the public broadcaster couldn’t fund a second season, Netflix swooped in and gave him a new home. The retitled “Somebody Feed Phil” is now in its second cycle, and the latest batch of episodes include Phil as he travels to Venice, Dublin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Capetown and his hometown of New York. Along the way he meets up with folks including Al Roker, Tracy Morgan, Elaine May, Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren, and chefs such as Nancy Silverton.
But the real stars of “Somebody Feeds Phil” may be Rosenthal’s parents, whom he checks in on from time to time. “Dad is 92, Mom is 84,” Rosenthal said. “He’s still all there, the jokes are great. I don’t think they’re his. But he remembers them. For selfish reasons I put them in the show because, guaranteed laughs!”
The New York episode is personal for Rosenthal, who at first wanted to do the definitive episode of the city — until he realized that was impossible. ” This is a good lesson for writers: You can’t write the definitive anything, but you can write yours. So you see my New York,” he said. “We all relate to each other’s reality. Whether you like me or not, you’re at least getting a guide to these places because I’m getting great tips.”
Rosenthal has now compiled his travel tips in one place, at the new website PhilRosenthalWorld.com. It’s there that he shares his passion for exploration: “You’re never going to be as young as you are right now. Go now, don’t wait!”
And if you can’t get out of town, there’s plenty of ways to travel in your own city. “There’s probably some strange to you cuisine that you’ve never tried. But look at the phone and menu and before you know it you like Peruvian food!
This conversation was recorded live at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, TX. For information on how to attend next year’s festival (June 6-9, 2019), please visit: atxfestival.com. To hear a bonus interview with Phil Rosenthal from the festival, subscribe to THE TV CAMPFIRE wherever you get your podcasts, or visit ATVXP.com to hear/watch more panels, Q&As, and conversations from ATX.
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