- Phil Rosenthal was born in Queens, raised in Rockland, N.Y., and attended Hofstra University on Long Island.
- He actually started out as an actor in New York, but he also wrote and directed before relocating to Los Angeles in search of more acting opportunities.
- Rosenthal’s early writing credits include series “Man In The Family” and “A Family for Joe.”
- He was a supervising producer on “Down the Shore” and “Coach.” He also directed a “Coach” episode.
- Rosenthal has the distinction of having directed President Bill Clinton in the White House Correspondents Dinner video, which was shown to wide acclaim at the April, 2000 event.
- He co-wrote the “America: A Tribute to Heroes”, the 9/11 telethon which aired on all four networks, won a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing.
- Rosenthal is the author of “You’re Lucky You’re Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom”
- He currently lives in Los Angeles, with his wife, actress Monica Horan (who played Amy on “Everybody Loves Raymond”), and their two children.
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