Phil playing soccer in high school.


An overachiever before he got to Hollywood, Phil Svitek excelled as a rare blend of athlete, artist and scholar. He was All State in track and captain of the varsity soccer team. The Phil Svitek Heart and Hustle Award was created in Phil’s honor and is awarded annually to this day.

He biked 180 miles in one day and one summer averaged 50 miles per day.

From age 16, he worked at the Connecticut Hospice, the first hospice in America, for four years. There, in addition for caring for the terminally ill, he filmed and edited the hospice’s 30 year anniversary documentary. The doc aired on ABC and was #1 in it’s time slot.

Phil shooting a movie in high school.

Phil with the documentary team at CT Hospice.

Phil with friend Marek after biking to top of Slovakia’s Sitno.

Phil editing the documentary for CT Hospice’s 30 year anniversary.

Phil with graphics artist Steve Withers working on project.

Phil speaking with former CT Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.