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Phil Buckman
Philip Bradley Buckman

(1969-11-18) November 18, 1969 (age 52)
Queens, New York
OccupationMusician, actor
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Lauren Tarantino Buckman (November 1, 2014 - present)

Phil Buckman (born November 18, 1969) is an American musician, voiceover artist, and actor. He was the bassist for the rock band Filter from 2010 to 2013[1] and was the bassist for the rock band Fuel from June 2015 to August 2021. He "may or may not have been" known as "Silk Pockett", bassist for the rock band Steel Panther, during the "Heavy Metal Rules, 2021" tour.

Early life

Originally from Queens, New York, Phil Buckman arrived in Los Angeles after living in Baltimore and Boston, and attending college in San Diego.

Music career

Buckman made a name for himself in the L.A. music scene as the bassist for the band Tribal Sex Cult. Upon the demise of T.S.C., Phil kept busy with a wide variety of projects including Texture (Vital Recordings), Helicopter Helicopter, (Initial Records), FINE (Flip Records), Kill the Complex, and The Snow (Northern Lights) as well as contributing to various film and television soundtracks. Other bands he has been associated with include Onesidezero (Maverick), vOLUMe, THE iMPOSTERS (Interscope), and Go Betty Go (sideonedummy). He is the former bassist for the industrial rock band Filter, the alternative rock band Fuel, the rock band Steel Panther, and is currently the bassist for Petty Cash (Tom Petty/Johnny Cash tribute band).

Acting career

Buckman has an extensive career as a voiceover, television and film actor. He was the voice of all television and radio commercials for the Carl's Jr./Hardee's restaurant chains from 2000 to 2011. After a year away from the restaurant's commercials, Buckman was asked to come back, and is once again the voice of both chains. He has also done voiceover work for Yamaha motorcycles and ATVs, the World of Warcraft video game, and countless promos for ABC, CBS, NBC, Adult Swim, and MSG.[2]

Selected filmography