Phil Hendrie Biography
Philip Stephen Hendrie is an American radio personality, actor, and voiceover artist. He is widely known for his voiceover talent throughout the radio and film industry. He came to prominence in the 1990s hosting The phil Hendrie show, a radio talk show where he portrayed both himself as a calm, rational host while simultaneously portraying any of several outrageous and offensive characters who would engage in debates with Hendrie and callers to the show.
The radio personality has also done acting, notably a recurring role on the drama The Unit and as multiple characters on the animated comedies Futurama, Rick and Morty and King of the Hill.
How old is Phil Hendrie? – Age
The American radio personality is 68 years old as of 1st September 2020. He was born in 1952 in Arcadia, California, United States.
Who are Phil Hendrie Parents? – Father and mother
The radio personality’s father was a salesman who came to Los Angeles in 1950 after serving in the Canadian army during World War II. When he was 12 years old, listening to radio was his escape. He was a huge fan of the Top 40 D.J. “Emperor” Bob Hudson and once rode his bike to radio station KRLA in Pasadena to meet him.
When he was 13 years old, Hendrie’s parents divorced. His father moved to Europe and married a woman who had four kids. Hendrie’s family home was repossessed, forcing them to move into a small rented apartment where he slept on the couch during his high school years.
Phil Hendrie Siblings
The radio personality was one of four children in an upper-middle-class Catholic family and an altar boy at Arcadia’s Holy Angels Church. His father moved to Europe and married a woman who had four kids.
Phil Hendrie Education
After graduating, he attended Pasadena City College to earn an English degree. After one year at college, he left for Orlando, Florida, in the mid-1970s. He got a job in construction working on the build-out of Disney World.
Is Phil Hendrie in a relationship? – Spouse
No, the radio personality is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about ‘s past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, has no children. He was a construction worker who helped to build Disney World in Orlando, Florida. He was once married to Maria Sanchez from 1997 but their marriage ended in 2007.
Phil Hendrie Career
The American radio personality made a demo tape and got his first DJ job at WBJW in Winter Park, a city just outside Orlando, in 1971 at age 19. In 1978, he left WBJW to do evenings at WNOE-FM in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He would go on from there to spin records up until 1988 in Miami, San Diego, Los Angeles, Utica and Fresno.
In 1989, the radio personality returned to the Los Angeles area to debut as a weekend talk show host on KFI, a news/talk station. After his show was cancelled on KFI, KVEN in Ventura, California, offered him a job in August 1990. In late September 1990, he introduced his first fictional on-air character on his radio talk show: Iraqi Raj Fahneen.
As a radio satirist whose show is driven by a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he created and plays on air, he sets up a topic and discusses it with one of his characters. In October 1996 he went back to KFI to host The Phil Hendrie Show daily. Hendrie’s popularity resulted in the radio show going national in 1999 via Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications.
In February 2005, Hendrie’s flagship station, KFI, moved him to sister station KLAC in an effort to help turn the all-sports talk radio station into a ratings winner with entertainment programming incorporated. The show remained nationally syndicated on 100 radio stations until 2006. On April 27, 2006, he announced he was leaving radio to pursue his acting career on a full-time basis. At the time, Hendrie was working on NBC-TV’s sitcom Teachers as cynical history teacher Dick Green.
His last day on air was June 23, 2006. On June 4, 2007, it was announced that Phil Hendrie would return to radio June 25, 2007, via national syndicator Talk Radio Network (TRN), with shows airing nationally Monday through Friday from 10 PM to 1 AM Pacific Time on 100 radio stations. The show was a straight talk show until September 14, 2009, when he welcomed back his cast of characters, bringing back his original brand of radio theater.
On Saturday, November 20, 2010, KFI in Los Angeles announced that Phil Hendrie and his cast of voices were joining the station’s weekend lineup. On February 23, 2012, he announced to his fans via Twitter and www.PhilHendrieShow.com that February 25, 2012, would be his last KFI show.
The actor has worked as an actor and voice-over artist. From 1999 to 2009, he voiced characters on 24 episodes of the hit animated TV series King of the Hill. From 2001 to 2002, he appeared in the TV series Andy Richter controls the Universe and in Judd Apatow’s TV movie North Hollywood. He also starred in a TV pilot he wrote and executive produced called Phil at the Gate the same year.
From 2006 to 2007, Hendrie had a recurring role in David Mamet’s The Unit and appeared in five episodes. In the summer of 2011, he filmed a part for Judd Apatow’s motion picture This Is 40, which was in theaters in December 2012. In 2012, he played the recurring character Joe Napoli on three episodes of New Girl.
In 2015, the actor joined F is for Family to play various background characters. In 2019, he was set to play the lead as an “insane” grandparent in the CBS’ multi-camera comedy, Our House, opposite of Katherine Heigl and Malcolm B.
In 2012, the actor extended his brand to Pandora with a collection of comedy bits featuring such characters as Jay Santos, Chris Norton, Bobbie Dooley, David G. Hall and Ted Bell. In 2013, it was announced that Hendrie partnered with LEG Digital and Courtside Media’s Launchpad Digital Media to increase his growing digital fan base. As part of the partnership, Hendrie also launched a weekly podcast.
As of 2014, Phil Hendrie’s show is an all-digital audio show available for free to anyone with internet access, accessible via his website or the smartphone application Tunel, airing between 9AM to about 11AM Pacific time. This show is also podcast for free for five days before it is replaced by more current shows for free as well. To obtain more, fans must sign up for a backstage pass on his website.
Phil Hendrie Net worth
The American radio personality has an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $5 million as of 2021.