Philip Winchester Biography

Philip Winchester is an American actor known for his role in the drama film ‘Thunderbirds.’ Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: March 24, 1981

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 39 Years, 39 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aries

Also Known As: Philip C. Winchester

Born Country: United States

Born in: Belgrade, Montana, United States

Famous as: Actor

Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Megan Coughlin (m. 2008)

father: Jay Winchester

mother: Barbara Winchester

siblings: Ian Winchester

children: Charlie Winchester

U.S. State: Montana

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education: Belgrade High School, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

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Philip Winchester is an American actor known for his work in the TV show ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ and the films ‘Thunderbirds’ and ‘Undrafted’. He was born in Belgrade, Montana. He became interested in acting at a young age and played a small role in a film that was filmed in his hometown when he was a teenager. After completing his schooling, he began to appear in plays. He then studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to hone his acting skills. He began his professional career as a stage actor and appeared in several Shakespearean plays. He then moved on to television shows and films. In his early years as an actor, he appeared in movies such as ‘LD 50 Lethal Dose’, and ‘Thunderbirds’. He made his TV debut in a guest role in the crime drama series ‘CSI: Miami’. He became well-known for playing the lead role of Robinson Crusoe in the adventure drama series ‘Crusoe’. Regarding his personal life, he is married with two kids.

  • Philip Winchester began his film career with the role of a young militiaman in the 1998 film ‘The Patriot’. The film was directed by Dean Semler. He next portrayed a waiter in the 1999 film ‘The Hi-Line’.
  • In 2003, he had a supporting role in the horror film ‘LD 50 Lethal Dose’. The film was directed by Simon De Silva. Though the reviews were mostly negative, the film did quite well commercially, earning $38 million on a budget of $8 million. The next year, he had another supporting role in the sci-fi film ‘Thunderbirds’. The film was directed by Jonathan Frakes. It was a critical and commercial failure.
  • In 2006, he appeared in the war drama film ‘Flyboys.’ It was directed by Tony Bill. Though most critics praised the film, it was a commercial disaster. His next movies were ‘The Heart of the Earth’ (2007) and ‘Solomon Kane’ (2009).
  • Winchester had made his TV debut in 2005, in the police crime drama series ‘CSI: Miami’, in a guest role. Between 2008 and 2009, he appeared in the TV series ‘Crusoe’, which was based on the famous novel ‘Robinson Crusoe’ by Daniel Defoe. Winchester played the titular character in the show that earned mostly positive reviews. In 2008, he also appeared in the TV film ‘King Lear’.
  • In 2010, he played the lead role in the suspense thriller film ‘In My Sleep’. The film was directed by Allen Wolf. The reviews were mixed to negative.
  • Meanwhile, he continued playing guest roles and recurring roles in TV shows such as ‘Alice’, ‘Warehouse 13’ and ‘Camelot’. In 2011, he started playing an important role in the spy action drama series ‘Strike Back’. He portrayed the character Sergeant Michael Stonebridge. The series was much praised by the critics. His next works include recurring roles in the TV shows ‘24: Live Another Day’, ‘The Player,’ and ‘Chicago P.D.’
  • His next important work was a main role in the crime drama series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. The series has been running for twenty years and has earned critical acclaim. His latest work on the big screen is the sports comedy drama film ‘Undrafted’, where he had a supporting role. The film was a commercial disaster and was met with mostly mixed to negative reviews.
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Family & Personal Life
  • Philip C. Winchester was born on 24 March 1981, in Belgrade, Montana, the United States of America. His mother is English while his father is American. Not much has been revealed regarding his early life.
  • He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before he pursued an acting career.
  • In 2008, Philip Winchester got married to Megan Marie, who is also an occasional actress. The couple has two children.

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