- Date of Birth:
- April 24, 1946
Phil Robertson (born Phil Alexander Robertson in Vivian, Louisiana on April 24, 1946) is an American duck hunter and reality television star. Phil earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Master’s degree in Education. He was a beloved teacher for several years, but he decided he was best suited to be a hunter in the woods. Phil invented his first Duck Commander call in 1972, and then patented his call and founded the Duck Commander Company in 1973. He and his family rose to fame when A&E documented their duck company on the show “Duck Dynasty.” Phil used the show to open up about his past struggle with alcoholism, and his salvation through finding religion. A supporter of the Churches of Christ, Phil stresses the importance of prayer in his episodes, and has come under criticism from the network and viewers for his prayers. Phil came under fire in December 2013 when he released an interview with GQ magazine calling homosexuality a sin, and following his homophobic comments up with racist slurs and further shocking comments. He was indefinitely suspended from A&E because his opinions did not reflect the network or show’s beliefs, but he fired back that it was an invasion of the freedom of speech.
Best Known For:
Phil Robertson is best known for appearing on A&E’s reality show, “Duck Dynasty.”
Phil Robertson started dating Marsha “Kay” Carroway started dating in 1964, when she was only 14 years old. The pair married in 1966. The couple welcomed their first son, Alan Merritt Robertson while they were still in college. They had three other children together, Jason Silas Robertson, Willie Jess Robertson, and Jules Jeptha Robertson.