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Phillip Ingram
Phillip Ingram
Biographical information
Full name

Phillip Ingram

Born

July 11, 1958

Birthplace

Akron, Ohio

Career information
Occupation

Singer, songwriter, record producer

Years

1975–present

Work

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa

Phillip Ingram (born July 11, 1958) is an American musician who is known as one of the founding members of the Motown group "Switch". He provided the voice of the singing frog in The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa.

Biography

Ingram was born and raised in Akron, Ohio and he came from a family of musicians with six brothers and sisters who all sang and played instruments. However, Phillip and his older brother, James, were the only ones who pursued a musical career.

In December 1976, the band Switch was formed with Phillip Ingram, Greg Williams, Jody Sims, Bobby DeBarge, Tommy DeBarge and Eddie Fluellen. In May 1977, Switch was signed to the Gordy subsidiary of Motown Records and it went on to record five albums for the label. Their first album went platinum with such hits as "They'll Never Be", "I Wanna Be Closer". Their second album went gold, which included "Best Beat In Town" and "I Call Your Name."

Starting in 1984, Ingram went behind the scenes writing for various artists and working with various artists, films and commercials. He still sings and records for television and radio commercials, works on films, radio station IDs, and recordings. In addition, he is working on production of new and upcoming artists along with Rex Salas. He has toured with Sheena Easton and a new incarnation of Switch.

Personal Life

Ingram has been married twice and lives with his second wife, Rebecca, in Reseda, California.

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