Philip D. "Phil" Fehrle was an episode writer and producer for Thomas and Friends, who started working on the series as a producer for Thomas and the Magic Railroad. He replaced Britt Allcroft and David Mitton as producer, though Mitton remained as director. He was also a script consultant during the seventh season. He created the spin-off series Jack and the Sodor Construction Company.
Andreas Fehrle is his son.
He has produced such shows as “CHiPs”, “The Quest”, “Vega$”, “Eight Is Enough”, “Police Story”, “Beach Patrol” and movies such as “Charlton Heston Presents the Bible”, “The Whipping Boy”, “Curacao”, “The Little Kidnappers”, “Dennis the Menace”, “Lone Star Bar & Grill” and “Lots of Luck”.