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"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."
   — Albert Einstein

Phil Sheridan is a professional actor and storyteller. He appears on the TV shows Nash Bridges and Trauma, is the voice of “Grandpa” in the Sim City video game series, and plays Nonno (papa story man) in the Disney/Pixar film La Luna.

He also reads stories aloud to children in schools, libraries and at parties. Phil specializes in fairy and folk tales that teach courage, compassion and kindness.

Contact Info
email: phil@philsheridan.com
Stars the Agency 415.421.6272
Phil's Cell Phone 415.233.2987

Phil Sheridan - San Francisco Bay Area actor & storyteller

Pale Blue Dot

In 1990 astronomer Carl Sagan
photographed the Earth from a camera on
a spaceship 4,000,000,000 miles away.
Here's what he got:

Read by Phil Sheridan



I’ve Become Wanton As I Wither

On my eightieth birthday


Phil Sheridan in Disney/Pixar film, La Luna

Phil plays Nonno (grandpa) in, “La Luna”, nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for Best Animated Short Film. It was theatrically released with Pixar/Disney's feature film “Brave”.

“La Luna” is available from Amazon.com and Google Play.


How to serve manFried Brains—Alta Ifland

A story I read recently by a young lady who grew up in Communist Romania. What life must be like in a repressive regime.

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Deceit by James SiegelDeceit by James Siegel – Warner/Random House

Here is the opening of “Deceit” as read by Phil. It is a nice short story unto itself—and you can pause it to see if you are able to solve the traveler's puzzle.

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 A Story and a Song—a folktale from India

This is a 4–minute tale from East India that’s worth listening to if you, like me, sometimes suffer from timidity.

Story & a Song - Ramanujan MP3 sample

Dreamland by Dave Fromer

One of the sweetest bedtime lullabies I have ever heard…

Phil's acceptance speech at the Milley Awards
I feel a little bit like Wilbur the pig, from the book “Charlotte's Web”. You'll remember, Wilbur is a very happy little pig until he learns he is going to be cut up into bacon. His spirit plummets when he learns this, but recovers when a barnyard spider—Charlotte is her name—weaves the words “Some Pig!” into her web.

People from all over the country come to the farm where Wilbur lives just to look at him and the woven spiderweb above him. This is all too much for Wilbur. He is overwhelmed and faints. I feel a little bit like Wilbur tonight. I too am overwhelmed… (click here to continue)