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There are characters in television shows that become classics. In Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Uncle Phil became one of the most loved uncles on television. The late James Avery played Uncle Phil with humor and heart.
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Because of James Avery’s passing on Dec. 31, TheCelebrityCafe.com has compiled a list of Uncle Phil’s greatest moments. From jail time to Kit-Kats, Avery’s Uncle Phil made a lasting impression due to his fine acting skills.
Avery had other roles besides Uncle Phil. He was the voice of Shredder on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and was in the movies Who’s Your Caddy? and Dr. Dolittle 2.
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was on the air from 1990-1996. It starred Will Smith as a character named Will Smith. He moved in with his Aunt Vivian and Uncle Phil after he got into a fight. While he didn’t grow up wealthy, Will moved into the mega-mansion that his Uncle Phil owned.
While living with his aunt and uncle, Will made quite a ruckus and his antics created one of the best shows on television. Due to the success of the television show, fans will always remember James Avery as Uncle Phil.
Read through for our top Uncle Phil moments and tell us, which was your favorite?