Philip Shea
played by Tyler Young
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Philip Shea, a teenager from the projects who's seen more pain than any adult ever should, gets a fresh chance to start over in an idyllic small town with his new foster mother, Helen. He is on the verge of falling in love, when he witnesses a quadruple murder with his closeted boyfriend – and the two boys swear themselves to secrecy for fear of being outed.

Tyler Young stars as Philip Shea, a gay teenager from the projects looking for a fresh start with a new foster family, in USA Network’s bone-chilling original drama series Eyewitness.

Young was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and has had the privilege of training with the city’s finest institutions including Acting Studio Chicago, The Second City, and The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Young guest starred on the ABC miniseries When We Rise, directed by Gus Van Sant, and starred in the USC MFA thesis film Small Arms. He has also appeared on episodes of FOX’s Empire and NBC’s Chicago Fire.