PHILLIP FOREST LEWITSKI
Phillip Forest Lewitski is an actor to watch, best known for his leading role in the Hulu original series Utopia Falls. Currently, he stars as the lead role of ‘Link’ in the independent film Wildhood (2021), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Filmed in both English and Mi'kmaw, the story follows ‘Link’ and his half-brother after they flee their abusive father and embark on a journey to find his Mi'kmaw mother after he finds out she is still alive. On the journey, ‘Link’ finds community, identity, and love in the land where he belongs. For his work in Wildhood, Phillip has received the TIFF Rising Stars award, as well as Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film at the Canadian Screen Awards.
Next up for Phillip is the Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks executive produced Apple TV+ series Masters of the Air, with Austin Butler. Based on a true story, he portrays Lt. Francis Harper. Five miles above the earth and deep behind enemy lines, eleven men inside a bomber known as the "Flying Fortress'' fight for their lives against swarms of enemy German fighters. As American bombers are picked off one by one, their mission becomes very clear: survive. Other small screen work on his resume includes the cult favourite series CW’s Supernatural and in the series finale of History Channel’s Vikings, as We'jitu.
Phillip has been a performer since an early age, having grown up in a musical household with seven siblings. He was homeschooled, which allowed Phillip to focus heavily on theatre and drama studies as extracurricular activities. He was able to develop his acting chops early on in life, giving him the foothold to pursue a professional career in Vancouver and Los Angeles. He won the provincial Drama Award at St. Helena Theatre and was enrolled in the Bishop Carroll Performing and Visual Arts Program. He has also studied at The Lee Strasberg Institute.
Born in Canada, Phillip comes from a French, Ukrainian, and Mohawk ancestry. His heritage is a strong part of his identity and he strives to learn and explore his cultural roots. He grew up playing the piano, violin, and drums, with drumming being a way to connect with his Mohawk culture. Phillip lives vulnerably with an open heart, embracing all of life's trials and tribulations which he believes makes him a better actor. He spends his free time immersed in art, drawing with charcoal, and travelling. He is a huge advocate for mental health and volunteers his time working with youth struggling from abusive homes, domestic violence, and drugs. At the age of 19, he published a book titled "Inside My Head,” which he spent his teen years writing and documenting his experiences growing up with hope to impact other teens struggling with life's ups and downs.
Phillip is represented by Carrie Wheeler Entertainment and A3 Artists Agency.