A native of Los Angeles, Phil was a member of The Groundlings, the award-winning sketch and improv comedy group. In addition, he has studied improv at Second City and at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago with Del Close. Phil has also improvised with Cold Tofu, Off the Wall, and the Purple Crayon of Yale University of which he was a founding member.
His television credits include guest starring on “Happy Endings,” “State of Georgia,” “Castle,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Big Time Rush” “Cold Case,”"Reno 911,” “Without A Trace,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “NYPD Blue,” “Living Single,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Murphy Brown.” His stage credits include: THE TEMPEST, AS YOU LIKE IT, GUYS AND DOLLS, ASYLUM at The Actors Gang, and South Coast Repertory’s MAKE THE BREAK and Sacred Fools Theatre’s inaugural production of THE FATTY ARBUCKLE SPOOKHOUSE REVUE.
Phil was profiled in TV Guide for his voice-over work as well, which includes featured roles in HOODWINKED TOO!, ZAMBEZIA and MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA; regular roles on the animated series “Futurama,” “Kaijudo,” Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” “Static Shock,” “Ozzy & Drix,” “Evil con Carne,” “Samurai Jack” and “Justice League Unlimited” as well as recurring roles on “King of the Hill,” “Family Guy,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Young Justice” “The Proud Family,” and “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron.”
Phil has had a good time doing voices for video games as well. He can be heard on such projects as METAL GEAR SOLID 4, DOOM 3, JAK 3, MERCENARIES 2, MEN OF VALOR, DARKSIDERS, RAGE, INFAMOUS 2, and DEAD ISLAND
On the big screen, LaMarr has also appeared in the comedies STEP BROTHERS, KILL THE MAN, FREE ENTERPRISE, CHERISH and MANNA FROM HEAVEN. As well as SPEAKING OF SEX with Bill Murray and Catherine O’Hara and Rodney Dangerfield’s BACK BY MIDNIGHT. Phil also played the lead role in director Tim Russ’ A NIGHT AT THE BIJOU, had a supporting role in QUID PRO QUO, a 2008 Sundance Film Festival selection in the Spectrum category and a cameo in SPIDER-MAN 2, which will wind up paying more in residuals than all of the others combined.
Recently, Phil took on the role of “Cowboy Curtis” in THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW both on Broadway and in the Emmy-nominated HBO special and appeared in the Dreamworks feature REAL STEEL with Hugh Jackman