Simon Phillips (born 6 February 1957) is an English jazz, pop, and rock drummer and record producer. He worked with rock bands during the 1970s and 1980s and was the drummer for the band Toto from 1992 to 2014.
Phillips started to play professionally at the age of twelve in his father’s dixieland band for four years. Phillips was the drummer on the 1976 album 801 Live with Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno. He worked as a session drummer for Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden, Mike Oldfield, Judas Priest, Tears for Fears, and The Who. He was the drummer for The Who during the band’s American reunion tour in 1989. He became Toto’s drummer in 1992 after the death of Jeff Porcaro.
In 2003, he was inducted into the Modern Drummer magazine Hall of Fame.