ABOUT PHILIP DAVID SEGAL
Philip Segal launched sprueVerse in April of 2020 on Instagram and YouTube as a way to connect to his hobby of scale model building, a passion he has had for 50 years. A google search would tell you Philip served as the CEO and Executive Producer of Original Productions (OP), a post he held from November 2012 until June 2017. He joined the company as President and Executive Producer in 2012. As CEO, Segal merged a comprehensive and acclaimed career of achievements in creating, writing, directing and producing highly recognized projects for television. He is Executive Producer of the Emmy winning Discovery Channel Series Deadliest Catch as well as many other fan favorites including, Bering Sea Gold (Discovery), Ice Road Truckers (History) and Storage Wars (A&E). Original Productions produces an average of 250 hours of content per year.
Segal was Executive Vice President of Amblin Television at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. He was responsible for the creation of NBC’s SeaQuest DSV starring Roy Scheider and Earth 2. Additionally, Segal oversaw production of the Stephen Hawking Documentary A Brief History of Time, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, The Civil War Drama Class of 61, Harry and the Henderson’s and the highly acclaimed adaptation of Judy Blume’s Fudge. During his 6 years at Amblin, Segal also developed and worked on the creation of ER on NBC which was a co-production of Amblin and Warner Bros.
A long-time fan of the BBC’s popular science fiction series Doctor Who, Segal Executive Produced the Doctor’s eighth regeneration in 1996. In 2000 he authored a book about the production, titled Doctor Who: Regeneration.
Born in the United Kingdom, Segal was raised in Southern California and is a graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Telecommunications. In 2015, he was named in the top 20 of Reality TV’s Most Powerful Executives by The Hollywood Reporter.