For the last 14 years, Hendrie has worked as an actor and voice over artist. In the summer of 2011, Hendrie filmed a part for Judd Apatow’s motion picture, This Is 40, which was in theaters December 2012. In 2012, he played the recurring character Joe Napoli on three episodes of New Girl, 20th Century Fox’s hit sit-com starring Zooey Deschanel.
Other television work in 2012 included recurring parts on six episodes of Napoleon Dynamite, and a role in an episode of ABC-TV’s Emmy Award winning series Modern Family. Also out in 2012 was the film Last Call, in which Hendrie was cast as the liquor company representative, Mulvahill.
In 2008, Hendrie played the New Jersey Nets Coach in the comedy film Semi-Pro, starring Will Ferrell. Also that year, Hendrie had parts in the TV movies Mike Birbiglia’s Secret Public Journal and Giants of Radio.
From 2006 to 2007, Hendrie had a recurring role in David Mamet’s The Unit and appeared in five episodes. Other TV series included NBC’s sitcom Teachers, where he was part of an ensemble cast, playing the part of school teacher Dick Green for the full season; and The Replacements, where he appeared in two episodes as the Mayor. He was also in the 2006 TV movie, Three Strikes.
In 2004, Hendrie voiced the computer I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E. and the Chechen terrorist in Trey Parker’s and Matt Stone’s motion picture Team America: World Police and starred in Steve Levitan’s animated TV pilot Phil Hendrie.
He played Judge McCarthy on Richard Appel’s A.U.S.A. in 2003. He also starred in a TV pilot he wrote and executive produced called Phil at the Gate the same year.
From 1999 to 2009, Hendrie voiced characters on 24 episodes of the hit animated TV series King of the Hill. He also voiced characters for three episodes of Futurama from 2000–2002 and played three characters on the 2009 feature length video, Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder. From 2001–2002, Hendrie appeared on the TV series Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Judd Apatow’s TV movie North Hollywood.
BOBBIE DOOLEY PODCAST
Phil recently launched the weekly Phil Hendrie’s Mmm-Hmmm, The Bobbie Doodley Podcast on www.PhilHendrieShow.com. Dooley’s first podcast garnered more than 15,000 downloads in three days. It features fan favorite Dooley, a member of the Western Estates Homeowners Association who frequently calls into Hendrie’s show to espouse her upper class opinions. On her podcast, she interviews celebrity guests. Her first was Actress Patricia Arquette. She has also interviewed Boxing Champion Sugar Ray Leonard and Comedian/Actor Joel McHale, Actor Kevin Pollack, Actor Jay Mohr, and others.
Hendrie was a disc jockey for 15 years before transitioning into talk radio. His increasing popularity as a radio satirist resulted in his show going national in 1999. In addition to hosting his own radio show, Hendrie has worked as an actor and voice-over artist for the last 14 years. He still works in television and film with recent parts in Judd Apatow’s hit movie This is 40 as well as ABC-TV’s Emmy Award winning series Modern Family and 20th Century Fox’s hit sit-com New Girl.