“I am an audiobook listener. As such, much of my enjoyment of a book rests on the narrator. …By chance, I picked up Deceit by James Siegel. I'm not even through the first disc yet, but I had to let you know that you are a great new discovery for me. Heck, I'm 56 years old, but I might try to find Yertle the Turtle and Goodnight Moon. I appreciate narrators that not only can do voices, but can evoke personality and emotion. Here's hoping to hear more from you… Also, it's wonderful what you are doing with the story–telling for kids. They are absolutely the hardest ones to fool. Thank You” Paul Rath
“Phil is such an expert storyteller that young children, ages 2-5, sit enraptured for 45 minutes. I've never seen that before.” Barbara Berry, parent volunteer, Francisco Child Care Center
“Phil had such a wonderful rapport with the kids from the moment he began… When he was finished reading the books he brought, most of the children came up to him and touched his beard, tried his hat on; they didn’t want him to go. He was very approachable and the kids were clearly comfortable with him. It was a very special morning.” Lisa Starbird, Bread & Roses
“Whenever Phil tells stories at Fairfax, both the children and their parents love his performance. His acting skills and sense of humor are a delight to all who attend!” Carolyn Potter, Children’s Librarian, Fairfax Public Library
film, television & radio
Phil does the voice of Nonno (grandpa) in Disney/Pixar's film-short entitled “La Luna”. “La Luna” was nominated for an Academy Award this year for Best Animated Short Film.
Below is an excerpt from “La Luna”—with narrative from the film-makers about Phil's participation…