Philip Segal is a Hollywood executive producer, writer and director. He was born in Essex, England, and immigrated to the United States in his mid-teens.
Most notably for Doctor Who fans, Segal executive produced the Doctor Who movie with Paul McGann and Yee Jee Tso 1996. In 2000, he authored a book about the production, titled Doctor Who: Regeneration.
Segal was Executive Vice President of Amblin Television at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. He was responsible for the creation of NBC’s SeaQuest DSV starring Roy Scheider and Earth 2. Additionally, Segal oversaw production of the Stephen Hawking documentary A Brief History of Time, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, the Civil War drama Class of 61, Harry and the Hendersons, and the highly acclaimed adaptation of Judy Blume’s Fudge. During his 6 years at Amblin, Segal also developed and worked on the creation of ER on NBC, which was a co-production betweem Amblin and Warner Bros.
In 2012, he became CEO of Original Productions. There, he became Executive Producer for the Emmy winning Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch, as well as many other fan favorites including Bering Sea Gold (Discovery), Ice Road Truckers (History) and Storage Wars (A&E).
In 2015, he was named in the top 20 of Reality TV’s Most Powerful Executives by The Hollywood Reporter.
Phil is now retired from television production. In April of 2020, he launched SprueVerse on Instagram and YouTube as a way to connect to his hobby of scale model building, a passion he has had for 50 years. Check out his work at SprueVerse.com.