Bob Philpott, Hollywood Business Manager, Dies at 66

Bob Philpott Headshot - P 2013

Bob Philpott Headshot - P 2013

His clients included Dick Wolf and Jerry Bruckheimer.

Bob Philpott, managing partner of Philpott Bills Stoll & Meeks, died Wednesday night after suffering from a stroke last month, his business partner Steve Bills told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 66.

Philpott's clients included Law & Order creator Dick Wolf and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Philpott served in the Marines from 1968-1970, where he trained as a Scout Sniper attached to the First Marine Brigade. He went on to receive an accounting degree from California Polytechnic University in 1974 after leaving the military.  

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He joined the business management firm Traubner & Flynn in 1978, where he worked until 1984, when he opened his own practice in the San Fernando Valley. His company expanded to include partners Bills, Peter Stoll and Martin Meeks, with the Encino-based firm growing to serve approximately 150 clients.

Philpot regularly appeared on THR's annual power business managers list. "I'm always kept on my toes," Philpott told THR of his work in 2011. "Working with interesting personalities never gets boring, from prenups to philanthropy."

He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and their three children.