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October 18, 2005

biography

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Improviser | Actor

If you disregard the various grade school plays, Phil caught the performance bug during his freshman year at Cal Poly, SLO. As a founding member of the Pilipino Cultural Exchange’s (PCE) Kasayahan Dance Troupe, he travelled the state performing various Filipino folk dances at cultural events. His acting “break” came in Spring 1990 when he played the male lead in PCE’s annual cultural night opposite his eventual wife.

Over the next 5 years, Phil continued to not only act in PCE’s cultural nights, but he also wrote featured sketches and coreographed traditional folk dances. Memorable characters include Sonny from the “Trip to Atlantis”, the favorite of all parents – Richard “RF” or “Disco Man” Fernandez – and the legendary MC Hanger. Then in 2001, in search of a new “creative outlet”, a certain comedian cousin suggested looking into BATS Improv and he was hooked. Over the next two years, he studied improv with BATS and other improvisers in the Bay Area. In
July 2003, Phil performed his first show with BATS Improv. Currently, Phil can be seen playing in various improv shows as part of The Sunday Players at the Bayfront Theater in Fort Mason, SF.

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