Ethan Phillips

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Ethan Phillips (born February 8, 1955) is an American actor, playwright and author. He is known for television roles such as Star Trek: Voyager's Neelix and Benson's Pete Downey. Raised in Garden City, New York, Phillips was raised in an Irish Catholic family, the only boy out of six children. His father and grandfather were the owners of Frankie and Johnnie’s Restaurant, the famous steak house in New York City. Phillips attended Boston University and received a bachelor's degree in English literature and an Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University. As of 2008, he lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife Patricia Cresswell, an artist. They were married August 10, 1990. He is an avid backpacker and an accomplished tenor saxophonist, and enjoys ornithology and botany.
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