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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,” an unscripted documentary series on Netflix, which combines his love of food and travel with his unique brand of humour.
As host and creator of “Somebody Feed Phil”, Phil Rosenthal travels the world with unbridled curiosity in search of great food. Phil shares being transformed by the food he eats, the people he meets, and the joy of travel. With trademark humor, Phil talks about his creative writing career, the pleasure he finds in food, and the community that can be built from both laughter and meals. Audiences leave entertained and encouraged to pursue their passions and explore the world.
Rosenthal has won multiple awards including two Emmy’s, a Peabody Award and a James Beard Award.
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.
He attended Clarkstown North High School where he became very active in the school's drama club, Cue N Curtain, and in theatre. Rosenthal graduated from Clarkstown North in 1977. 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, 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, “Italy.”
The show was co-produced by Ray Romano, and was based in part on Romano's comedy material. Rosenthal's wife, actress Monica Horan, played the role of Amy MacDougall-Barone, the off-and-on girlfriend (wife after season 7) of Robert Barone (Brad Garrett) in the series. It was Rosenthal and Romano who decided to retire the series over the objections or reservations of the other cast members. Rosenthal wrote or co-wrote twenty-one episodes of the series.
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