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Phil Proctor Phil Proctor

On The Web:
Planet Proctor

Recurring Characters:
Ralph Spoilsport, Edmond Edmond, Rocky Rococo, Nancy, Ray Hamberger, Fred Flamm, Miss Information

Solo Titles:
TV Or Not TV (with Peter Bergman)
What This Country Needs (with Peter Bergman)
Give Us A Break (with Peter Bergman)
J-Men Forever (with Peter Bergman)

Phil Proctor is an internationally known actor, singer, writer, composer, director and producer. His musical and linguistic gifts have taken him from Broadway (The Sound of Music, A Time For Singing) to cities across the U.S., Canada, France, and to the former USSR.

He won the Theatre World Award for the Off-Broadway musical "The Amorous Flea" and was cited as best actor by the LA Free Press in John Guare's "Museeka" at the Mark Taper Forum. Along with the other members of the Firesign Theatre, he has received dual Grammy nominations. The group was the focus of a seminar at the west coast branch of the Museum of Television and Radio ,and they were listed as one of the "Thirty Greatest Acts of all Time" by Entertainment magazine.

On screen, he has appeared with Robert De Niro, Orson Welles, Tuesday Weld, Jack Nicholson, Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis and John Astin. On television he has appeared in such shows as "Jag", "Men Behaving Badly", Dave's World", Night Court", "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", and General Hospital". On the silver screen, he has appeared in "A Safe Place", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle", and in cable movies such as "Menno's Mind" and "Running Mates", the latter starring Tom Selleck and Faye Dunaway.

He voiced "Howard", the father of Phil and Lil, for eight seasons on Nickelodeon's Emmy-award winning "Rugrats", reprising the role in the "Rugrats in Paris" movie. Other animation voice work also the villainous son of the Red Skull on "Spiderman", the chief bushrat in "Taz-Mania", King Gerard on H-B's "Smurfs", four seasons on Fox-TV's "The TICK" episodes, and "Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego". He can be heard as the Drunken circus monkey in Eddie Murphy's "Dr. Dolittle", the scared elephant in Disney's "Tarzan", Snowball the cat in "Hercules", and as various creatures in "Toy Story 1 and 2", "A Bug's Life", "The Iron Giant", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", and "Beauty and the Beast".

He's also re-voice leads in two French films, "Little Indian, Big City" (in Russian and English) and "The Visitors", the latter directed by Mel Brooks. As a singer, he's rap master Vinnie Goomba on the Laurie Records novelty single "Rappidis", and a soloist on Disney's "Pocahontas II", and Knowlegeopolis' CD "Here Come the Alpha Bets!".
Phil directed Marivaux's "Robon, Polished by Love" at the Noho Theatre Festival, and Tulis McCall in her one-woman play "Truth Be Told" at the Court in West Hollywood. He and his wife, Melinda Peterson, are both members of the Antaeus Company, based in Noth Hollywood, CA, and have appeared together in Gilbert and Sullivan's "Trial by Jury", "Patience" and the Dramalogue-award-winning production "New England" at the South Coast Rep.

For radio, they have performed in Norman Corwin's NPR specials, Yuri Rassovsky's "Y2K Science-Fiction Series" and in the L.A. Theatreworks' update of "State of the Union" starring Linday Crouse.

Phil was the guest of honor at the 33rd Annual Minicon Science Fiction Convention, Emceed the Invision Awards in San Francisco and hosted in French the prestigious Milia Interactive Awards on the stage of the Film Festival Palace in Cannes before 10,000 international participants.

With the Firesign Theatre, he starred in "God's Clowns", a short film for Wieden & Kennedy Entertainment. He has appeared at the prestigious TED conference in Monterey and the Ginsberg Memorial at the Wadworth Theatre in Los Angeles. He has hosted the 10th Annual Pollstar Awards and toured the West Coast with a two-act play based on the Firesign's 1998 album (their first new album after a 17-year hiatus) "Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death" (Rhino Records) which was nominated for a Grammy that year. Their follow-up album "Boom Dot Bust" was released as the world's first spoken arts DVD-A.

After appearing as the comic servant Tristan in Alercon's "The Liar at the Secret Rose", Phil went on to play the father in the nationally acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller's first Broadway play (1940) "The Man Who Had All The Luck" at the Ivy Sub Station in Culver City.

He is also the voice of "Toto" in Otherworld Media's star studded double-CD audio version of "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ" adapted by David Ossman for the L.A Children's Museum. Phil also writes a monthly cybercolumn at his Planet Proctor web site.

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