Philip lived in California prior to graduating from high school. In 2001, he had unofficially established Wong Fu Productions, and made various film projects with his high school class mates. Following his graduation, he attended the University of California, San Diego, where he met Wesley Chan and Ted Fu in 2004, during a visual arts class they took together.
Philip graduated from UCSD in 2006, and moved to Los Angeles with Ted and Wes to continue pursuing their filmmaking career together as Wong Fu Productions.
After moving to Los Angeles, the three continued to film original shorts and other videos, and uploaded them to their Youtube channel. Aside from working on Wong Fu Productions, they also worked miscellaneous freelance jobs for tv stations, small businesses and weddings.
Shortly after the release of Just a Nice Guy, the group started to design and sell their own brand of shirts. As their popularity and fanbase increased, they began to design stuffed animals, keychains, clothing and other "Nice Guy" apparel.