List of Famous people named Phil

Name Phil is among the most common names in Australia. Often it's a shorthand for Philip, Phillip. Similar names: Philip, Phillip, Philo, Fele, Philly, Phill. Here are some famous Phils:

Phil Collins

Philip David Charles Collins
First Name Phil
Born on January 30, 1951 (age 73)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Philip David Charles Collins is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the drummer/singer of the rock band Genesis and for his solo career. Between 1982 and 1990, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles in his solo career. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, he had more US Top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s. His most successful singles from the period include "In the Air Tonight", "Against All Odds ", "One More Night", "Sussudio", "Take Me Home", "Two Hearts", "A Groovy Kind of Love", "I Wish It Would Rain Down", and "Another Day in Paradise".

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Phil Murphy

Philip Dunton Murphy
First Name Phil
Born on August 16, 1957 (age 66)

Philip Dunton Murphy is an American financier, diplomat and politician who has served as the 56th governor of New Jersey since January 2018. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the United States Ambassador to Germany from 2009 to 2013.

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Phil Foden

Philip Walter Foden
First Name Phil
Born on May 28, 2000 (age 23)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Philip Walter Foden is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team.

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Phil Jackson

Philip Douglas Jackson is an American former professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A power forward, Jackson played 12 seasons in the NBA, winning NBA championships with the New York Knicks in 1970 and 1973. Jackson was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 to 1998, leading them to six NBA championships. He then coached the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999 to 2004 and again from 2005 to 2011; the team won five league titles under his leadership. Jackson's 11 NBA titles as a coach surpassed the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach. He also holds the NBA record for the most combined championships, winning a total of 13 as a player and a coach.

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Phil Mickelson

Philip Alfred Mickelson
First Name Phil
Born on June 16, 1970 (age 53)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Philip Alfred Mickelson, nicknamed Lefty, is an American professional golfer. He has won 44 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships: three Masters titles, a PGA Championship (2005), and an Open Championship (2013).

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Phil Spector

Harvey Phillip Spector
First Name Phil
Born on December 26, 1939
Died on January 16, 2021 (aged 81)

Harvey Phillip Spector was an American record producer, musician, and songwriter known for his innovative recording practices and entrepreneurship in the 1960s, followed decades later by his trial and conviction for murder in the 2000s. Spector developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as a Wagnerian approach to rock and roll. He is regarded as one of the most influential figures in pop music history and as the first auteur of the music industry for the unprecedented control he had over every phase of the recording process. In 2009, after spending three decades in semi-retirement, he was convicted for the 2003 murder of the actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison.

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Phil Maton

Phillip Louis Maton III is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball at Louisiana Tech University. Maton was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 20th round of the 2015 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2017. He previously played for the Padres and Cleveland Indians.

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Phil Jones

First Name Phil
Born on April 22, 1952 (age 72)

Philip Douglas Jones is a former director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA) from 1998, having begun his career at the unit in 1976. He retired from these positions at the end of 2016, and was replaced as CRU director by Tim Osborn. Jones then took up a position as a Professorial Fellow at the UEA from January 2017.

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Phil Hawes

First Name Phil
Born on January 8, 1989 (age 35)

Phillip Nicholas Fitzgerald Hawes is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Phil Taylor

First Name Phil
Born on August 13, 1960 (age 63)

Philip Douglas Taylor is an English former professional darts player. Nicknamed The Power, he dominated darts for over two decades and won 214 professional tournaments, including a record 85 major titles and a record 16 World Championships. In 2015, the BBC rated Taylor among the ten greatest British sportsmen of the last 35 years. He is the richest and most successful darts player in history.

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