Philip had to wear an eye patch when he was on Falcon Crest for medical reasons.
The character he played in theSeinfeld episode The Library, Bookman was chosen in TV Guide poll as one of TV's 10 quirky detectives in TV Guide Book of Lists.
In 1998, Phillip was nominated for a SAG Award for his work in the movie Boogie Nights. The category was Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture. He was also nominated for a SAG award in the same category in 2000 for the movie Magnolia.
He has appeared in three of Paul Thomas Anderson's films: Cigarettes & Coffee (1993), Boogie Nights (1997), and Magnolia (1999).