Phil Reeves

Philip Reeves (born January 12, 1953) is an American film and television actor and screenwriter. He is known for the roles of Charles Swedelson on the sitcom Girlfriends, new Vice President Andrew Doyle in HBO's Veep, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Krieger in Commander in Chief, and as Dr. Krieger in the Wayons' My Wife and Kids.

Phil Reeves
Philip Reeves

(1953-01-12) January 12, 1953 (age 68)
EducationEarlham College (BA)
Dallas Theater Center (MFA)


Reeves earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and English from Earlham College and a Master of Fine Arts from the Dallas Theater Center, where he was mentored by playwright Mark Medoff.


He has written scripts for several movies, including Happy, Texas (1999). A second film, The Other Side, is under production.

Among his television appearances are episodes of LA Law, Nowhere Man, 3rd Rock from the Sun, JAG, NYPD Blue, Desperate Housewives, Medium, The Office, Girlfriends, Brockmire, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and HBO's Veep.

Reeves has appeared in several feature films, including many by Alexander Payne. Credits include Central Intelligence, About Schmidt, Election, 13 Going on 30, Sideways, and Fun with Dick and Jane.[1] Reeves had a regular guest role in the NBC comedy television series Parks and Recreation as Paul Iaresco, the city manager of the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. He appeared as Commissioner of the NYPD John Kelly in several episodes of season 5 and 6 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Reeves plays "Coach T" in a series of Toyota commercials that aired 2012–15.

His play From The Journal Of Hazard McCauley was published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc. He spent years on stage in regional theater both in Los Angeles (at the Mark Taper Forum) and elsewhere. His Broadway Tour credit includes Children of a Lesser God.



Year Tirle Role Notes
1993 Calendar Girl Officer
1999 Election Walt Hendricks
2002 Pumpkin Burt Wohlfert
2002 About Schmidt Minister in Denver
2002 The Third Wheel Bill Sykes
2002 Moonlight Mile Mr. Don Tippet
2004 13 Going on 30 Wayne Rink
2004 Sideways Vacationing Dr. Walt Hendricks
2005 Guess Who Fred
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Car Dealer
2006 Statistics Sam
2006 Gridiron Gang CIF Official
2007 Blades of Glory Father
2007 Evan Almighty Committee Member
2009 Taking Chances Stanton Revere
2012 A Thousand Words Don Parker
2016 Central Intelligence Principal Kent
2017 Downsizing Audrey's Dad Larry
2020 Eat Wheaties! Earl Straw


Year Tirle Role Notes
1987, 1989 L.A. Law Dr. Alan Patterson /

Dr. Charles Bassett

2 episodes
1988 Goddess of Love Clergyman Television film
1989 Life Goes On Dr. Singleton Episode: "Break a Leg, Mom"
1989 21 Jump Street Assistant Dean Pritchert Episode: "Stand by Your Man"
1992 The Commish Talbot Episode: "The Witches of Eastbridge"
1993 Sisters Sanford Culhane Episode: "All That Glitters"
1993 Barbarians at the Gate Wally McNab Television film
1994 Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice Dr. Radcliffe
1994 Picket Fences Bob Breech Episode: "For Whom the Wind Blows"
1994 Witch Hunt Sen. Trumble Television film
1995 My Brother's Keeper Peter
1995 Nowhere Man Dr. Alan Haynes Episode: "Turnabout"
1995 The Client Barnett Cater Episode: "The Burning of Atlanta"
1996 Voice from the Grave Father Ryan Television film
1996 Diagnosis: Murder Judge Walter Graystone Episode: "35 Millimeter Murder"
1997 Chicago Hope Dr. Garter Episode: "Growing Pains"
1999 Lansky FBI Agent on Jetliner Television film
1999 3rd Rock from the Sun Dr. Mora Episode: "Sex and the Sally"
2000 JAG Congressman Wade Porter Episode: "Flight Risk"
2001 The Invisible Man Ambassador Hallewell Episode: "Ghost of a Chance"
2001 Roswell Judge Episode: "Busted"
2001–2004 My Wife and Kids Dr. Klieger / Doctor / Dr. Parks 6 episodes
2001–2007 Girlfriends Charles Swedelson 19 episodes
2002 Rugrats Audience Member 2 episodes
2002 First Monday US Attorney Haladan
2002 The Guardian Anesthesiologist Episode: "Sacrafice"
2003 NYPD Blue Dr. Kenneth Hale Episode: "Meet the Grandparents"
2004 Six Feet Under Stan Episode: "The Black Forest"
2004 Medical Investigation Sheriff Episode: "Mutation"
2004 As Told by Ginger Anesthesiologist Al Episode: "The Wedding Frame"
2005 Desperate Housewives Mickey Gibb Episode: "Move On"
2005 The Bernie Mac Show Mickey Episode: "You Got Served"
2005 Medium Fred Episode: "When Push Comes to Shove: Part 1"
2006 Commander in Chief General Krieger 3 episodes
2007 Head Case Dr. Nichols 2 episodes
2008 The Office Phil Maguire Episode: "Job Fair"
2009–2011 Parks and Recreation Paul Iaresco 7 episodes
2012 True Blood General Cavanaugh Episode: "Sunset"
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Gabe Sampson Episode: "Robot Town"
2012 The League Judge Hobart Episode: "Judge MacArthur"
2012–2019 Veep Andrew Doyle 20 episodes
2013 Arrested Development Colonel Smalls Episode: "Off the Hook"
2015 Castle Ronald Booth Episode: "Cool Boys"
2016–2019 The Detour Gene 12 episodes
2017 I'm Sorry Optometrist Episode: "Off The Charts"
2017 Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Alfonso Diaphano Episode: "Jane D'Oh!"
2018–2019 Brockmire Art Newlie 3 episodes
2019 Brooklyn Nine-Nine John Kelly 4 episodes
2019–2020 Black Monday Henri Georgina 5 episodes
2020 Love, Victor Wally Episode: "What Happens in Willacoochee..."
2021 Home Economics Marshall 4 episodes


  1. ^ "Phil Reeves". IMDb. Retrieved 7 October 2018.

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