S03E03-Phil Simms head shot

Phil Simms Elementary intertitle Quarterback / Knife Thrower

Character Information
Status: Alive
Actor: Phil Simms
First Appearance: "Just a Regular Irregular"
Episode Count: 1
Can I go now?
— Phil Simms, "Just a Regular Irregular".

Phil Simms is is one of Sherlock Holmes' "Irregulars" who he employs when he needs expertise in knife throwing. He was an MVP quarterback for the New York Giants.


Season Three

As Joan Watson visits The Brownstone to ask Kitty Winter for help on a case, she hears Sherlock arguing. Kitty says it's "Phillip something" and when the man emerges, Watson is clearly shocked and recognizes him. Simms and Holmes argue over a case from the 1930's in which a circus performer "The Great Galardo" accidentally killed one of his assistants with a knife. Holmes believes the knife was thrown from the crowd which Simms says was impossible as the crowd was too far away. Simms is unhappy that Watson and Kitty are there and Holmes makes him demonstrate his knife throwing prowess by hitting Holmes' practice dummy Bob in the head and heart. As Simms leaves, Holmes rebukes him for 15 years of throwing "that misshapen ball around" instead of bringing acclaim to competitive blade slinging. ("Just a Regular Irregular")

S03E03-Simms throwing
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  • As payment for Everyone providing information on Stern Investments, Holmes provides a Super Bowl ring from Simms. Watson is incredulous that he can get one from Simms but Holmes indicates that "you have no idea what that man owes me."
Elementary intertitle Elementary Characters
Main Characters
Sherlock HolmesJoan WatsonCaptain Thomas GregsonDetective Marcus Bell
Recurring Characters
AlistairAthena and MinervaGeneral AlveroHenry BaskervilleJonathan BloomRoy BookerAgent BurkeClydeGina CortesFrank Da SilvaDuaneEveryoneAgent GephardtDr. GrannisChristopher GrayDel GrunerDetective GuzmanHalconEmily HankinsDr. Eugene HawesFiona HelbronWilliam HullShinwell JohnsonEmil KurtzGareth LestradeAlfredo LlamosaAgent MallickMarchefElana MarchMargaretAgent McNallyMidnight RangerChantal MilnerAndrew MittalSanthosh MittalSebastian MoranJamie MoriartyAgent MullerIsaac ProctorRandyOscar RankinCandace ReedMichael RowanTim SherringtonTall BoyJoshua ViknerSir James WalterAgent WhitlockTyus WilcoxKitty Winter
The Irregulars
Mr. BriggsC.Harland EmplePetros FrankenGayMs. HudsonLucMasonThe NosePhil SimmsAgatha SpurrellTeddy
Andre BellPaige CowanCheryl GregsonHannah GregsonMay HolmesMorland HolmesMycroft HolmesEstella LlamosaHenry WatsonMary WatsonOren WatsonLin Wen
Minor Characters
The ActuaryJack BrunelleLucas BundschCassieWade CrewesViolet de MervilleKathryn DrummondHoward EnnisMistress FeliciaTrent GarbyZoya HashemiRhys KinlanRuslan KrasnovIris LanzerGwen and Olivia LynchNigella MasonDorian MollTy MorstanPamDana PowellRemusRomulusJennifer SaylesShauna ScottSkylerWilson TragerHeather VanowenCassandra Walker