Phillip McCall was born in London in 1948 and his family immigrated to the United States in the 70s where he graduated from MIT. In 1983, while snooping around the AT&T mainframe using his Commodore 64 and an acoustic coupler, he found a copy of the file. He stayed in his time for about a year before relocating the medieval England. Most Wizards get caught changing their bank balance but Phillip got caught out of his love for his car, the Pontiac Fiero. The Fiero is often considered one of the worst cars ever made right up there with the Ford Pinto and the AMC Gremlin. While Phillip was still in 1983, he discovered a piece of code that could be applied to any variable to make a constant. He applied this code to his car’s rate of decay. He also applied the code to the gas tank and gave it a ton of horse power. Pontiac discovered that there was a single Fiero out in the world that had never come back for major repairs, so they offered to buy the car from Phillip, hoping to figure out how it managed to survive. Of course, Phillip declines, so Pontiac sends a guy out to steal the car. The guy wasn’t prepared for the extra horsepower, so he accidentally drove it into a wall. Since the car didn’t have a single scratch on it even after the wall came crashing down atop of it, Phillip realized what was about to happen and got the hell out of 1984. Having read the Gilbert Cox book, Phillip arrives in Medieval England. Phillip was the 2nd time traveler, after Gwen, to arrive in Medieval England.He. Less than 1 week after arriving, Jimmy appeared. Phillip began working on an interface for the repository and Jimmy helped. Jimmy named himself chairman of their community. Since there were only three wizards at the time, Phillip assumed he was joking. Phillip and Jimmy were friends but started to grow apart after more and more wizards arrived.Jimmy was taking risks by making significant changes to the past, solely for his own benefit. Jimmy started telling all the new wizards that he developed the Shell interface and that's when Phillip started to see Jimmy for what he was, a selfish and manipulative egomaniac. As of the events of Off To Be The Wizard, Phillip has been in Medieval England for 10 years.