A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings, the award-winning sketch and improv comedy group where he worked alongside such comedic lights as Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin and Will Ferrell. An improvisor since his teens, he has also studied improv at Second City and at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago with Del Close. In addition to performing with Cold Tofu, Off the Wall, Phil has also performed and taught at The Groundlings, LA Theatersports, and the Purple Crayon of Yale University of which he was a founding member.
His stage credits also include The Tempest, Guys & Dolls and Patty Patty Bang Bang: The Patty Hearst Musical as well as productions with The Actor’s Gang, South Coast Repertory and Sacred Fools Theatre.
He was one of the original cast members of Fox’s Mad TV. Phil has also appeared as a guest on numerous TV shows such as Fresh Prince of Bel Air and NYPD Blue to Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Reno 911.
Phil has been profiled in TV Guide and LA WEEKLY for his extensive voice-over work, which includes featured roles in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Bolt; regular roles on the animated series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Futurama, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Samurai Jack and Justice League as well as recurring roles on Family Guy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Wolverine and the X-men, and Afro-Samurai.
In feature films, LaMarr is best known as Marvin, the guy who gets his brains blown out in Pulp Fiction. He also appeared in the comedies Step Brothers, Cherish and Cook-Off, enjoyed a supporting role in Quid Pro Quo, a 2008 Sundance Film Festival selection and just completed filming the lead role in the independent feature A Night At The Silent Movie Theater.