Philip Robert Kiriakis
Played By: Jonathan & Thomas Selstad (1995 - 1998)
Brandon Tyler (1999)
Jay Kenneth Johnson (1999 - 2002)
Kyle Brandt (2003 - 2006)
Jay Kenneth Johnson (2007 - Present)
Nothing much happened in Philip’s life until he became a teenager and
fell in love with Belle Black. Philip attended Salem High where he became
friends with Shawn Brady, Belle, and Mimi Lockhart. He began making bets
with kids at school, figuring he could pay out since his father was Victor
Kiriakis. However, when he once lost a bet and didn't have the money to pay,
he was beaten up in an alley and ended up in the hospital.
Everything changed for Philip when he met Chloe Lockhart, who everyone
else at school called "Ghoul Girl" because she was different. Shawn Brady
made a bet with Philip while they were playing video games and the loser had
to take "Ghoul Girl" to the dance. Unfortunately, Philip lost and took her
to the dance, where he began to get feelings for her. Jason and Jan,
Philip's friends, had a prank set up: a bucket of chicken blood above the
Prom Queen's (Chloe’s) head. Shawn noticed it and pushed Chloe out of the
way, and the blood fell on Philip, who was angry with Jan and Jason, as was
Chloe's mom, Nancy. Things got even worse when Jan told Chloe about the bet.
Chloe went on a rampage and ran away from home. She then met Brady Black.
Meanwhile, Nancy heard some girls from the high school talking about the bet
and lashed out at them. When Philip, Shawn, and Belle learned that Chloe was
missing, they went to the Wesley's where Nancy lashed out at them. Shortly
after, Chloe returned home safely.
In early October 2000, Philip serenaded Chloe at her window. When Philip
saw Brady and Chloe meet again, he got so jealous that he and Brady got into
a fight. Also in fall 2000, Jan and Mimi put a rat in Chloe's locker and she
later got back at them by putting glue in Mimi's shampoo.
Throughout the beginning of 2001, Jan and Mimi put together a plan to get
back at Chloe: while Chloe was showering at school one day, Jan and Mimi
took nude pictures of her. In May 2001, Philip and Jason got in a fight over
Chloe, landing them in jail. Fortunate to have Victor as his dad, Philip was
At the Last Blast Dance 2001, Chloe's nude pictures showed up on the
slideshow and an embarrassed Philip rushed out. Chloe followed him and tried
to explain but he thought that she was responsible for the pictures being
there. Jan and Mimi were sentenced to community service for the next year.
A year earlier, Chloe and the teens had found a can, and they opened it
in 2001. Inside they found a key that opened a locker containing pictures of
Philip decided to go on the environmental trip with Belle, Shawn, and the
rest of the senior class. There, Philip, Belle, and Shawn met up with Paul
Mendez, Nicole Walker's evil father, who was seeking the stolen jewels.
Throughout the trip, Shawn and Philip tried to find Alice's ruby. Soon they
realized what Paul was after, and he then trapped them in a pit somewhere on
the island during a hurricane. Brady Black and Chloe Lane arrived and found
everyone except Philip, who was unconscious underwater in the pit. When
Brady finally rescued him, Philip was put in a coma. John Black arrived on
the island and tried to stop Paul. In the end, Paul was killed by Jan, who
he had raped.
Philip awakened from his coma due to Chloe professing her love for him.
He met a girl named Cynthia and began "dating" her to make Chloe jealous.
Cynthia tried to get Philip drunk so that she could sleep with him but he
refused, so she taped him to make it seem like they'd had sex.
Over the following months, Philip began to get jealous of all the time
Brady and Chloe were spending together. After Chloe got accepted to
Julliard, Philip arranged it so that he could attend a college near her. A
few months after Cynthia made the video, Belle got hold of it and watched
it. Chloe came over and watched it too and she slapped Philip.
During the Last Blast 2002 dance, Shawn attended the dance with Chloe and
Belle with Philip as part of their plan to get them back together. Philip
and Chloe ended up dancing together, but it ended tragic when Chloe passed
out and later discovered she had leukemia.
Brady and Philip both tried to comfort Chloe, but Philip kept getting
jealous, making Chloe upset. In July 2003, Billie Reed (Philip's sister)
returned to Salem when her car got hit by a meteor. Philip helped Billie
escape the hospital and brought her to Kate. On that same day, a couple of
teenage "aliens" landed in Salem in a "spaceship." Belle and Shawn
discovered them and later showed them to Philip, Brady, Mimi, and Chloe.
Since they did not have names, Shawn and Belle decided to name them Rex and
After Chloe got out of the hospital, Brady took her on a trip to North
Dakota, where Philip followed them. He arranged to have Brady thrown in
jail. After Chloe learned of his deception, she got Brady out of jail and
they left. Philip was upset that he lost Chloe again.
Cynthia once again tried getting him drunk and this time she succeeded. A
drunken Philip crashed Chloe's birthday party. That really ticked Chloe off.
Brady and Chloe took another trip and this time, they made love. In
December 2002, Philip found out they made love and decided to leave Salem.
He signed up for the Marine Corps and left on December 25, 2002.
In Spring 2003, a show called Love Is Blind went on the air with Cassie,
Belle, and Mimi in it. A blindfolded guy went on the show and had to choose
between the three girls and each show, one got kicked off. Belle ended up
winning and had to have a dinner with the "hunk." Belle's boyfriend, Shawn
didn't like it as he attacked the guy and his blindfold fell off. It was a
new and improved Philip. Everyone watching the show was shocked to see
Philip. And Cassie started making passes at him.
After the dinner, Philip snuck into Chloe's room and visited her while
she was asleep. The next morning, he visited his mom and her boyfriend,
Roman Brady. Then, Philip visited Chloe and Brady.
Brady and Chloe said their final good-byes to each other, when she was
offered a chance to go to Europe. Her last day in Salem was June 13, 2003.
It was revealed that Philip was working for the ISA and he was John's
partner. Philip screwed up many times (a case with Maya Leano, jeopardizing
civilians, etc.), so finally the ISA fired Philip and he had to return to
the base to put in time (he was still on the show though). Cassie learned
that Philip was her brother, although she still made passes at him. She even
asked him to team up with her so they could break up Belle and Shawn.
Philip hasn't been on that much in the beginning of this murder mystery
storyline, but he should be returning.
Proofread by Laura on
Children of Salem
Back to the
Days of Our Lives Character Description Page
Back to the Main Days
of Our Lives Page
Page updated 5/3/12