Philip McKeon Bio, Wiki
Philip Anthony McKeon was an American child actor known for playing the role of Tommy Hyatt, the son of the title character, on the sitcom Alice, from 1976 to 1985
Philip McKeon Age
He was born on November 11th, 1964, in Westbury, New York, United States and died on December 10, 2019, in Austin, Texas. He was 55 years old.
Philip McKeon Career
McKeon’s professional career began when he was 4. His parents took him and Nancy, then age 2, to a nearby modeling audition and he began his career as a child model appearing in magazines, newspapers, and television commercials. Over the next couple of years, he landed numerous modeling stints, followed by several parts on stage and in films. Linda Lavin, who played Alice, first saw Philip at a Broadway performance and thought he was bright and talented and recommended him for the part of Tommy.
After Alice ended in 1985, McKeon continued to make periodic acting appearances, including Sandman (1993) and Ghoulies IV (1994). He also produced or directed a few films, such as Teresa’s Tattoo (1994) which starred his sister Nancy McKeon, Murder In The First (1995), and The Young Unknowns (2000).
After 2000, McKeon worked on radio, first in the news department at KFWB AM 980 in Los Angeles and then as co-host of the morning radio show The Breakfast Taco on KWVH-LP 94.1FM in Wimberley, Texas.
Philip McKeon Parents, Siblings
He was the son of Barbara McKeon and Donald McKeon. He was a brother to actress Nancy McKeon.
In October 2019, his sister Nancy paid tribute to their father in an Instagram post. She wrote, “…bye for now dad…This is how I choose to remember you…. having a catch with my bro and happily cheering on your beloved NY Yankees…I pray this next part of your journey brings you much-needed peace and joy… rest now…See you after awhile ? #family.”
In November 2019, Nancy posted a happy birthday message to her brother on Instagram. She wrote, “A huge happy birthday to my big brother ?!! It’s been a tough time lately… but as we’ve always said…we’ll get through it together… love you Dude?…. and as always… our humble thanks to all our veterans ??❤️?#homeofthebrave #courage #gratitude #family.”
Philip McKeon Death & Cause
Philip McKeon died on December 10th, 2019 aged 55 after battling a long illness. A family spokesman, Jeff Ballard, in a statement to PEOPLE said, “We are all beyond heartbroken and devastated over Phil’s passing. His wonderful sense of humor, kindness, and loyalty will be remembered by all who crossed his path in life.”