Phil Hendrie Announces Retirement From Radio
April 27, 2006 at 11:18 AM (PT)
PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS is announcing that PHIL HENDRIE is retiring from radio effective JUNE 23 to continue his acting career. HENDRIE is in the cast of the current NBC sitcom "TEACHERS" and has provided voices for FOX' "KING OF THE HILL" and "FUTURAMA" and for TREY PARKER and MATT STONE's puppet satire "TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE" as well as acting in the short-lived NBC sitcom "A.U.S.A." He also did a sitcom pilot for NBC and an animated pilot for FOX.
In a press release, HENDRIE said "I have taken my show as far as I can in the present climate of terrestrial radio. I’ve been doing these characters for 16 years and believe it’s time for me to take them from behind the microphone and present them in front of the camera."
PREMIERE Pres./COO KRAIG KITCHIN added that "in a radio world that often sounds like the voices and conversations are all the same, PHIL HENDRIE has distinguished himself by using the most unique talent to create satire, comedy magic and characters we will all miss. I wish him well in his television and screen pursuits. He wins my vote for a Radio Hall-of-Famer."
When he left WIOD-A/MIAMI to join KFI-A/LOS ANGELES in 1996, HENDRIE "killed off" all of his regular characters in a memorable final run of carnage.