Philip Hernández


A voice that melts in your ears

Hi! I'm Philip Hernández...

Since starting my career as an audiobook narrator in the Fall of 2022, I’ve recorded 9 titles for Penguin Random House: Matt De La Pena's Children's book PATCHWORK (2023 Audie Finalist), RIKERS AN ORAL HISTORY by Graham Rayman and Rayman Reuven Blau (2023 Earphones Award), E.G. Scott's suspense thriller THE RULE OF THREE, STAR WARS: THE BATTLE OF JEDHA (THE HIGH REPUBLIC) by George Mann, THE KING IS DEAD by Walter Tevis, THE CASE AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT by Erwin Chemerinsky, EXCELLENT ADVICE FOR LIVING by Kevin Kelly, IN FEAST OR FAMINE by Mesu Andrews, I AM MR. ROGERS, by Brad Meltzer and 2 short stories: The Remarkable Rocket and The Fisherman and His Soul, for THE OSCAR WILDE SUITE.

Past accomplishments include being the only man in Broadway history to star as both Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert in LES MISERABLES as well as leading roles on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and in PAUL SIMON'S THE CAPEMAN.

On television, I've Guest-Starred on BLUE BLOODS, THE BLACKLIST, BULL, FBI: MOST WANTED and LAW AND ORDER: SVU. I've also had recurring roles on GOTHAM and THE PATH and roles on ELEMENTARY, PERSON OF INTEREST, HOSTAGES, DAMAGES and others.

I'd love to narrate your next book. You can contact me here.

Selected Audio Samples by Philip Hernández


Children’s, 2nd person

A 2023 Audie-Award Finalist, Patchwork is a profound and empowering message for readers of all ages from Newbery Medal–winning author Matt de la Peña exploring the endless possibilities each child contains.

The Remarkable Rocket

Literary Fiction, Male/Female, Multiple accents

A firework, one of many to be let off at the wedding of a prince and princess, denigrates all the other fireworks in this delightful parody of aristocratic vanity and masculine conceit by Oscar Wilde.

RIKERS: An oral history

Non-Fiction, 1st Person 

A 2023 Earphones Award-Winner, this shocking, groundbreaking oral history of the infamous Rikers jail complex is an unflinching portrait of injustice and resilience told by the people whose lives have been forever altered by it.

Michael Velez (brother of Matt Velez, Killed in Rikers)

Nestor Eversly (Inmate)

Fitzgerald David (Correction officer)

Cassimiro Torres (Inmate)


Mystery Thriller, Male/Female

In this clip from E.G. Scott's riveting story of powerful women, vengeful men, secrets, blackmail, business gone wrong, and the most intimate of desires spilling into full view, an interview takes a surprising turn.

STAR WARS: The battle of jedha (The High Republic)

Space Opera

Mediator, Morton San Tekka, presides over the signing of the peace treaty that will end the “Forever War” and be a symbol to the rest of the galaxy of what can be accomplished through unity.

Jedi Master Volan joins his fellow Jedi in battle and offers council in its aftermath.

Dying Man

What people are saying about Philip...

"Philip is a wonderful talent. He is a great actor with a beautiful voice, and he approaches the text with so much thoughtfulness and care. All of this makes for exceptional narration. It was a joy to work with him and his reading was beautiful. I look forward to collaborating with Philip again!"

KELLY Gildea

Senior Executive Producer at Penguin Random House


Special Equipment

Pro vocal booth, Presonus Studio Channel (Class A preamp, Parametric EQ, VCA compressor), izotope rx9 audio editor, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface, MacBook Air, M1


TZ Stellar X2 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR Microphone, AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone.




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