Phil was born on April 3, 1969, in Florida to Frank and Grace Dunphy. From her mother's side, he is part Australian. He went to high school where he was an active member of the cheerleading squad, a habit he continued to pursue until his college years.
Phil describes himself as a "cool dad." A devoted family man, he dotes on his wife Claire and constantly tries to find ways to bond with his three kids, which quite often falls short. He uses a parenting method that he calls "peerenting", which is a combination of talking like a peer, but acting like a parent ("Pilot"). Phil is generally portrayed as a good person who always takes the high road in dealing with difficulties, except when pushed too his limit as in "Fulgencio", where turned to mafia-like ways to solve his family's problems. Phil is often obsessive over being his kids' best buddy, which falls short especially as his kids go through puberty.
Vanessa is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where she received a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After a few years as a Sportscenter anchor, she realized she was more passionate about real estate. She is a mom of three beautiful kids and a wife to her soul mate. She will work her butt off to get you into your dream home.
Oliver was born in South Florida where he grew up selling coffee out of his families food truck. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs has led him to have a passion for helping people and making money while he does it. He's tenacious, aggressive and refuses to accept a deal that isn't in your best interest. When you're buying a home, there's no one you'd rather have on your team.