Philip McKeon (born November 11, 1964) is an American actor. He is known for playing the role of Tommy Hyatt, the son of the title character, in the long-running sitcom Alice, from 1976 to 1985.
McKeon was born in Westbury, New York, the son of Barbara and Donald McKeon, a travel agent. His younger sister is Facts of Life actress Nancy McKeon. McKeon's professional career began when he was 4. His parents took him and Nancy, then aged 2, to a nearby modeling audition and he began his career as a child model appearing in magazines, newspapers, and television commercials. Over the next several years, he landed numerous modeling stints, followed by several parts on stage and in films. Linda Lavin, who played Alice, first saw Philip at a Broadway performance and thought he was bright and talented and recommended him for the part of Tommy.
Since Alice ended in 1985, McKeon continued to make periodic acting appearances. His more recent acting credits include Sandman (1993) and Ghoulies IV (1994). He has also produced or directed numerous films, such as Teresa’s Tattoo (1994), Murder In The First (1995), and The Young Unknowns (2000).