Phillip Frey

Phillip Frey's history includes actor, independent filmmaker, and produced screenwriter. He is now devoted only to writing narrative fiction. The books "Dangerous Times" and "Hym and Hur" are Phillip Frey's first works of fiction. Phillip says writing fiction is the hardest thing he's ever done, but when finished with a work—if it's ever really finished—the self-reward has no equal.

Author Biography

Phillip Frey was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and became a gang member at 12 years old. At 15, his mother dragged him to The Cleveland Playhouse. During his first acting class he knew his life had changed. When finally out of high school, Phillip Frey went to Los Angeles and enrolled in the Theater Arts Department at Los Angeles City College, where he went on to perform in many of their plays.

He then moved to New York, where he become a member of Joe Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival. This was followed by a season with The Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center.

With a change of interest Phillip Frey wrote, directed, and edited 3 short films, all of which had international showings, including The New York Film Festival.

With yet another change of interest he returned to Los Angeles to become a produced screenwriter. And now more recently he has turned to narrative fiction with the books "Dangerous Times" and "Hym and Hur," along with a collection of short stories.

Phillip Frey has said that looking back over his life makes him dizzy.

Books by Phillip Frey



In this adventurous fantasy-comedy, Hym and Hur must get the character of Death to agree to their plan to play a prank on humankind. Death agrees and signs a contract with them. Hym and Hur have no idea that Death, being the conniver that he is, has a trick up his sleeve.

Dangerous Times


Psychopath Frank Moore has a plan, one that will drown goodness and grace in a river of blood. To help bring his plan to fruition he has found his look-alike in government databases, a close-enough double: John Kirk. Frank then switches their identities and fingerprints. An act that will send the innocent John Kirk through 48-hours of betrayal, violence, and murder—while Frank Moore will learn the meaning of "The best laid plans…"