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Phil Rosenthal

Creator & Host, "Somebody Feed Phil" and James Beard Award Winner
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Phil Rosenthal found success as the creator and Executive Producer of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” He is currently host and creator of Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil.” Rosenthal has won multiple awards including two Emmy’s, a Peabody Award and a James Beard Award. On the show he has so far traveled to Venice, Dublin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Lisbon, Mexico City, Saigon, Bangkok, New Orleans and his hometown of New York.

Phil Rosenthal is the creator and host of “Somebody Feed Phil,” a new unscripted documentary series
that premiered on Netflix January 2018 and combines Phil’s love of food and travel with his unique brand of humor. A second set of episodes premiered in June 2018. Rosenthal was born in Queens, New York and moved with his parents and brother to New City, New York in Rockland County, where he was raised. After graduating from Hofstra University on Long Island, where he majored in theater, he embarked on a career as an actor, writer and director in New York City. In 1989, he relocated to Los Angeles.

Rosenthal’s early writing credits include the series “Down the Shore” and “Coach." In 1995, Rosenthal
created the hit CBS comedy, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which premiered in 1996. He was the Showrunner/
Executive Producer for all nine years of the show's very successful run, which ended in 2005.
During its original run, “Everybody Loves Raymond” was nominated for over 70 Emmy awards, and
won 15 awards, including two for Best Comedy Series in 2003 and 2005. Rosenthal won the 2002
Writers Guild Award for Excellence in Television Writing for his “Everybody Loves Raymond” script,

Rosenthal co-wrote “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” the 9/11 telethon which aired on all four networks
in September 2001, for which he won a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding

Rosenthal is also an author, having penned a book on the art of comedy and the making of a sitcom
classic. “You’re Lucky You’re Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom” was published in 2006.

In April 2011, Rosenthal wrote, directed and starred in his first feature film for Sony Pictures. "Exporting
Raymond,” the true story about the attempt to turn "Everybody Loves Raymond" into a Russian
sitcom, was met with critical acclaim.

Rosenthal’s first travel food series, “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having,” premiered on PBS in fall 2015 and
received two Taste Awards as well as the winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for Best Television
Program, on Location.

Rosenthal lives in Los Angeles, with his wife, actress Monica Horan (who played Amy on “Everybody
Loves Raymond”), and their two children.