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Tim Phillipps
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General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: February 16, 1989
Age: 32
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Social Networks: Instagram
Other Information
Occupation(s): Actor
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Josh Phillipps (brother)
Libby Phillipps (sister)
Relationships: Jessica Rose (wife)
Series Information
Character: Sean Herman / Prince Thomas
First appearance: The Price of Gold
Last appearance: The Other Shoe

Tim Phillipps is an Australian actor perhaps best known for his roles in the soap opera Neighbours, drama series Bed of Roses and the movie Animal Kingdom. He has also appeared in the American television series Once Upon a Time and The Secret Circle. He provided the voice and motion capture for Dante in the video game DmC: Devil May Cry.

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Early and personal life

Phillipps was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He has a brother Josh, who is a television presenter,[2] and a sister Libby. Phillipps attended St Peter's College.

Phillipps became engaged to actress Jessica Lee Rose in March 2016. They married at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron in early 2017. Phillipps announced on 8 July 2019 that he and Rose were expecting their first child. Their son was born in September 2019.


In 2006, Australian teen magazine, Dolly, held a competition offering two readers a chance to win a three-month contract with the soap opera Neighbours. Phillipps auditioned, along with his best friend, Sam Clark, who eventually won the role of Ringo Brown. Phillipps was later cast in the recurring role of Fox, a figment of established character Paul Robinson's (Stefan Dennis) imagination. Phillipps went on to appear in Bed of Roses, Rush and the Australian feature film Animal Kingdom.

Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Phillipps landed his first lead role in the US feature film Liars All, playing a soccer player called Billy. Of the role, Phillipps said "This role gives me the opportunity to really break the mould and I will have the chance to be someone really different and push my limits." Phillipps voices the character of Dante in DmC: Devil May Cry.

Phillipps was cast as Prince Thomas in ABC's Once Upon a Time. In January 2012, it was announced Phillipps had joined the cast of The CW drama The Secret Circle in the recurring role of Grant. Phillips made his debut as Grant in the episode "Lucky", which aired on 15 March 2012.

On 20 April 2014, it was confirmed that Phillipps had re-joined the cast of Neighbours in the role of Daniel Robinson, son of iconic couple Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell (Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue). Phillipps hosted a documentary special celebrating the show's 30th anniversary titled Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite, which aired in Australia and the UK in March 2015. On 16 April 2016, it was announced Phillipps would leave Neighbours, along with Ariel Kaplan on 26 April. Phillipps revealed that it was not his decision to leave the show, and that the producers chose to write his character out. Phillipps reprised his role of Prince Thomas during the sixth season of Once Upon a Time.


Year Title Type Role
2007 - 2016 Neighbours TV Series Daniel Robinson / Fox Cameron
2008 Underbelly TV Series Damien
2008 - 2009 Rush TV Series Aden Geddes / Ben
2008 - 2010 Bed of Roses TV Series Sean Smithwick
2009 Home and Away TV Series Archie Maddocks
2010 Animal Kingdom Const. Daniel Hordern
2010 Shadow's Heart Short Calis
2010 When the Wind Changes Short Blandy
2011 Ben Comen Short Jim
2011 Mugged Short Adam
2011 - 2012 Chopper TV Series Eric
2011 - 2016 Once Upon a Time TV Series Sean Herman / Prince Thomas
2012 The Secret Circle TV Series Grant
2012 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Video Game Dante (voice, as Tim Phillips)
2013 DmC: Devil May Cry Video Game Dante (voice)
2013 Liars All Billy
2013 The Cheerleader Diaries TV Series Harrison Simmons
2014 Chasing the Devil Patrick McCord
2014 Lemon Tree Passage Geordie
2018 Knuckles Short Matt
2018 Love Lex Short David Rose
2018 The Way Short
2019 Lucy and DiC TV Series Mr. Perfect
2019 Preacher TV Series Attractive Golfer
The Dunes (post-production) William Night


  • Has one brother named Josh Phillipps who is an interviewee for Australian TV.
  • He provided the voice and motion capture for Dante in the video game DmC: Devil May Cry.