Phillip was born on 14 June 1974 in South East London, England. He is the second of three boys. He lived in Paris for a year after graduating from Westminister College. Phillip returned to London to pursue a career in acting by studying at The Lee Strasberg Institute. He then moved to Los Angeles in The Beverly Hills Playhouse along with Jeffrey Tambor to carry on with his studies.
Phillip has appeared on several well-known shows like Nip/Tuck and 24. He has also made appearances on films and making a name for himself.