Phil is the quintessential "cool dad" who plays almost as much and as hard as his children. Despite his apparent lack of responsibility at home, Phil is a champion salesman and works in a real estate office.
Phil is a "laid-back" parent who uses more of a friendship style of parenting, as opposed to Claire's authoritative. He connects with his children through learning experiences and other lessons as opposed to punishing them. He is often caught up doing some-type of project with Luke; which later backfires. Usually Phil provides a different technique to Claire's advice, however there have been times when he has taken a more serious role. He is an award-winning realtor; who strives to gain acceptance from Jay.