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Phil Hymes (1923–2019)


Phil Hymes was born on April 19, 1923 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Philip Frederick Hymes. He is known for his work on Saturday Night Live (1975), The Magnificent Yankee (1965) and The Bell Telephone Hour (1959). He was married to Virginia May. He died on July 29, 2019 in New York City. See full bio »

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Known For

Saturday Night Live Camera and Electrical Department
(1976-2018)
The Magnificent Yankee Camera and Electrical Department
(1965)
The Bell Telephone Hour Camera and Electrical Department
(1959-1962)
ABC Stage 67 Camera and Electrical Department
(1966)

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  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (lighting consultant - 344 episodes, 2014 - 2018) (lighting designer - 3 episodes, 2016)
- Bob Odenkirk/Alicia Silverstone/Kenny Chesney (2018) ... (lighting consultant)
- Tom Cruise/Parker Posey/Jorja Smith #2 (2018) ... (lighting consultant)
- Jamie Foxx & Taron Egerton/Zoey Deutch/Mark Normand #2 (2018) ... (lighting consultant)
- Amanda Seyfried/Daveed Diggs/Wiz Khalifa feat. Swae Lee (2018) ... (lighting consultant)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lighting consultant - 267 episodes, 1979 - 2009) (lighting - 99 episodes, 1976 - 1984) (lighting designer - 90 episodes, 2009 - 2018) (lighting technician - 41 episodes, 1976 - 1983) (lighting director - 18 episodes, 1976 - 1978)
- Will Ferrell/Chris Stapleton (2018) ... (lighting designer)
- Jessica Chastain/Troye Sivan (2018) ... (lighting designer)
- Sam Rockwell/Halsey (2018) ... (lighting designer)
- Kevin Hart/Foo Fighters (2017) ... (lighting designer)
- James Franco/SZA (2017) ... (lighting designer)
 2017 SNL Presents: Halloween (TV Movie) (lighting design)
 2014-2016 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (lighting consultant - 138 episodes)
- New Year's Eve Special (2016) ... (lighting consultant)
- Rachel Maddow/Kelly Osbourne/Craig Finn (2016) ... (lighting consultant)
- Mariah Carey/Colin Quinn/Megadeth/Dave Lombardo (2016) ... (lighting consultant)
 2016 The 2016 SNL Election Special (TV Special) (lighting designer)
  Maya & Marty (TV Series) (lighting consultant - 6 episodes, 2016) (lighting director - 6 episodes, 2016)
- Sean Hayes, Steve Martin, Kelly Ripa & Emma Stone (2016) ... (lighting consultant) / (lighting director)
- Will Forte, Amy Poehler and Jerry Seinfeld (2016) ... (lighting consultant) / (lighting director)
- Ricky Gervais and Cecily Strong (2016) ... (lighting consultant) / (lighting director)
- John Cena, Nick Jonas, Eva Longoria and Ben Stiller (2016) ... (lighting consultant) / (lighting director)
- Steve Martin & Tina Fey (2016) ... (lighting consultant) / (lighting director)
 2016 Goodnight, Sweet Prince (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2015 Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2014 SNL Sports Spectacular (TV Movie) (lighting designer)
 2014 Saturday Night Live: Best of This Season (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2013 Saturday Night Live: Halloween (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2009-2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (lighting consultant - 63 episodes)
- Episode dated 9 June 2011 (2011) ... (lighting consultant)
- Episode dated 27 May 2011 (2011) ... (lighting consultant)
- Episode dated 20 May 2011 (2011) ... (lighting consultant)
- Episode dated 11 May 2011 (2011) ... (lighting consultant)
 2010 30 Rock (TV Series) (lighting designer - 1 episode)
- Live Show (2010) ... (lighting designer)
 1993-2007 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (lighting consultant - 18 episodes)
- Episode #14.72 (2007) ... (lighting consultant)
- Episode #11.129 (2004) ... (lighting consultant)
- Episode #10.121 (2003) ... (lighting consultant)
- Episode #7.141 (2000) ... (lighting consultant)
- Episode #7.130 (2000) ... (lighting consultant)
 2003 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Halftime Special (TV Special) (lighting consultant - as Phil Hyms)
 1999 Saturday Night Live 25 (TV Special documentary) (lighting consultant)
 1998 Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 (TV Movie) (lighting consultant)
 1992 Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car (TV Movie) (lighting consultant)
 1992 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash (TV Special) (lighting consultant - as Phil Hyms)
  The Kids in the Hall (TV Series) (lighting design consultant - 3 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (lighting consultant - 3 episodes, 1989)
- Episode #1.7 (1989) ... (lighting design consultant)
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... (lighting consultant)
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... (lighting consultant)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (lighting design consultant)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... (lighting consultant)
 1989 Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (TV Special) (lighting consultant - as Phil Hyms)
 1986 The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video) (lighting technician - as Phil Hyms)
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (lighting technician - as Phil Hyms)
 1984 The 38th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lighting designer - as Phil Hyms)
 1983 The Miss Teen USA Pageant (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Special) (lighting)
 1980 To Tell the Truth (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Robin Sindor/Richard Slater (1980) ... (lighting director)
 1978 Stubby Pringle's Christmas (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 1973 The Doctors (TV Series) (lighting director - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.2788 (1973) ... (lighting director - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2787 (1973) ... (lighting director - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2786 (1973) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.2785 (1973) ... (lighting director - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2784 (1973) ... (lighting director - uncredited)
 1973 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie) (lighting)
 1968 Flesh and Blood (TV Movie) (lighting - as Philip Hymes)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- On the Flip Side (1966) ... (lighting director)
 1966 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie) (lighting - as Philip Hymes)
 1966 Barefoot in Athens (TV Movie) (lighting - as Philip Hymes)
 1965 The Magnificent Yankee (TV Movie) (lighting technician)
 1964 The Fantasticks (TV Movie) (lighting - as Philip Hymes)
 1964 Sing Along with Mitch (TV Series) (lighting - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.20 (1964) ... (lighting)
  The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (lighting director - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1962) (lighting technician - 1 episode, 1959)
- Till Autumn (1962) ... (lighting director)
- Adventures in Music (1959) ... (lighting technician)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (lighting technician - 1 episode)
- The Turn of the Screw (1959) ... (lighting technician - as Phil Hyms)
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (lighting technician - as Phil Hyms)
 1953-1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (lighting director - 3 episodes)
- Longing for to Go (1957) ... (lighting director)
- The Tall Dark Man (1955) ... (lighting director)
- Harvest (1953) ... (lighting director)
 1955-1956 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (lighting - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 9 June 1956 (1956) ... (lighting)
- Episode dated 2 June 1956 (1956) ... (lighting)
- Episode dated 12 November 1955 (1955) ... (lighting)
- Episode dated 16 April 1955 (1955) ... (lighting)
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Alternate Names:

M. Phil Hymes | Paul Hymes | Philip Hymes | Phil Hyms
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Daughter is conductor Janna Hymes, and sons Tom Hymes is a former SNL writer and Jeff Hymes is a TV producer. Granddaughter Emily is a talent booker. See more »

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