Philip is the son of the heroic warrior Mekaneck. When Mekaneck was visiting Dragon Mountain with Philip, a huge storm separated the father from his son. Mekaneck injured his neck very badly during the storm. When Man-At-Arms found him, he could only save his life by giving him a bionic neck.
Philip was rescued by the evil Count Marzo who wanted to use the boy's talents as a musician to steal money, but Philip refused to play an enchanting song on his instrument. Marzo used to boy to lure Mekaneck into betraying King Randor and Queen Marlena, but Mekaneck refused and called for the help of the Heroic Warriors.
When Marzo was defeated once again by He-Man and his friends, Philip was finally reunited with his father.