John Billingsley stars as Phlox, the ship's doctor. Phlox is an eccentric alien with an oblique sense of humor and a fascination with humanity. He practices a brand of "intergalactic medicine" the likes of which we have never seen before.
Billingsley was born in Media, Penn., to a family that moved frequently in his early years. When they settled in Weston, Conn., Billingsley appeared in school plays and went on to study theater at Bennington College in Vermont. Later, he moved to Seattle where his acting talents were showcased in numerous regional stage productions. In 1989 Billingsley founded Bookit, a Seattle-based theater company devoted to adapting fiction to the stage, where he spent five years directing and performing shows. He also co-founded Freehold, a Seattle acting studio.
Most recently, Billingsley appeared in the feature films "Crocodile Dundee 3," "The Glass House," "High Crimes" and "White Oleander." He also starred in the independent film "Breathing Hard," which won a number of awards on the festival circuit. He was a series regular in "The Others" and guest starred in several television series including "The West Wing," "Family Law," "Judging Amy," "NYPD Blue," "Gideon's Crossing," "The Practice," "The X Files" and "Six Feet Under."
His Los Angeles stage credits include productions at A Noise Within in such plays as "The Winters Tale," "Twelfth Night," "Great Expectations" and "The Country's Wife." With L.A.'s The Actor's Gang, he performed in "Ugly's First World," and he toured in Europe with Milwaukee's Theatre X in "A History of Sexuality." He also trod the boards of the prestigious Seattle Repertory Theatre in "Nothing Sacred."
Billingsley currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Bonita Friedericy, and their two cats.
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