Phoef Sutton biography

Phoef Sutton

Playwright, TV Writer

1958 –


Who is Phoef Sutton?

Robert Christopher Sutton is an American writer and producer. His film credits include Mrs. Winterbourne and The Fan, both released in 1996. Phoef — the nickname that he uses professionally — is pronounced "feef".

A 1981 graduate of James Madison University, Sutton began his career writing scripts for Newhart. He later became executive producer of and a writer for Cheers. He collaborated with Bob Newhart again on the 1992 TV series Bob and worked as a creative consultant on 90s TV series Almost Perfect and NewsRadio. With Mark Jordan Legan he wrote and produced the cult hit comedy series "Thanks" about the Pilgrims first years in America. He was also the showrunner and producer for the NBC series "The Fighting Fitzgeralds." In 1999, he published the novel Always Six O'Clock. In 2012 he published the novel "The Dead Man: The Midnight Special." In 2013 he published the novel "Fifteen Minutes to Live."

From 2005 to 2009, Sutton was a consulting producer for Boston Legal. In 2010, Sutton became a staff writer on the FX series Terriers starring Donal Logue.


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Sep 11, 1958
Also known as
  • Robert Christopher Sutton
  • United States of America
  • James Madison University

on July 23, 2013

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