Phil Diffy
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Gender Male
Age 15
Birthday 2107
Family & Friends
Parents Kyle Speckle (great-great grandfather)
Barbara Diffy (mother)
Lloyd Diffy (father)
Siblings Pim Diffy (younger sister)
Friends Keely Teslow (best friend, girlfriend)
Production Information
Portrayed by Ricky Ullman

Philip "Phil" Rupert Diffy is the eponymous 15-year-old Phil of the Future, who became trapped in the year 2004. He went to a present-day school called H.G. Wells Junior and Senior High School and befriended a girl named Keely Teslow, who later became his girlfriend. His family includes his sister Pim Diffy, his mother Barbara Diffy, his dad Lloyd Diffy, and his great-great grandfather Kyle Speckle. He returns to his time by the end of the series. He's played by actor Ricky Ullman.


Phil is, at best an easy-going, friendly and very lovable kind of character. Due to education far ahead of his time, he's displayed to be extremely intelligent (as seen in the pilot); his math skills are phenomenal. He does, however, lack skills and knowledge that are common to the 21st century, so he can come across as clueless, even foolish. Fortunately, he almost always manages to cover up the fact that he's from an entirely different century. He's generally a by-the-book guy, but being trapped in a different century both forces and allows him to do things he wouldn't normally do.

Appearance and SkillsEdit

Phil has very dark brown hair and brown eyes.

His best friend, Keely Teslow, during episode 'Neander Phil', called him as the most handsome fellow at the dance.

He is particularly skilled at math - in fact, so skilled that he solved the most difficult sum given by Mr. Hackett. He can repair things as well, being better than his father in this field.


Keely TeslowEdit

From the time he first saw her, Phil seemed to feel attracted to Keely. Before they even knew each other, he went to great lengths to protect the fragile Christmas star that she had been assigned care of. Their friendship began when he helped her with her algebra in the first episode (chronologically speaking). A few episodes later, despite his best efforts to appear a normal person, she confronted him, wanting to know why he was acting so secretive. He confessed he was from the future and - to his relief - once she was over her shock, she made it clear that she would not reveal his secret to anyone, and that they would still remain friends. Phil deeply values and appreciates Keely's friendship, yet there are more and more hints that he secretly wishes to form a romantic relationship with her. He has difficulty figuring out how he feels, let alone expressing his feelings to her, leading to many awkward (but sweet) moments throughout the series.

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