Uncle phil is the short tempered uncle of will and father of hilary carlton ashley and nicky. Philip is a very quick tempered understanding no nonsense caring loving.
James avery actor james larue avery november 27 1945 december 31 2013 was an american actor and poet.
Philip banks fresh prince. He is seen going to answer the door to will who mistakes him for philip. The fresh prince of bel air tv series 19901996 james avery as philip banks himself. A native of atlantic city new jersey usa he joined the us navy after graduating high school and served in vietnam from 1968 to 1969.
Although best known as the unclepatriarch and judge philip banks on the fresh prince of bel air 1990 james avery is a classically trained actor and scholar. A prolific television actor he is best remembered for his portrayal of patriarch uncle phil banks in the sitcom the fresh prince of bel air. Geoffrey barbara butler played by joseph marcell born in london on november 18 1947 serves as the banks familys cynical butler.
Vivian smith banks is will smiths maternal aunt. Philip is a somewhat strict and gruff person but he does have a softer side and is an upstanding citizen. He pays his butler.
We review the parenting skills of philip banks from the fresh prince of bel air. Nonetheless his anger can get him into trouble at times especially when he feels his image is being besmirched. Actor soundtrack producer.
Additionally philip can be financially greedy. She is a no nonsense vocally talented forthright. Geoffrey is the first character that appears on screen in the pilot episode the fresh prince project.
She is portrayed by janet hubert during the first two seasons and the majority of the third and by daphne maxwell reid for the balance of the series vivian was born on october 21 1951. Philip banks character edit. Philip banks was born on january 30 1945 in north carolina.
Phillip was accepted by yale university harvard university stanford university. His voice acting work was mostly in animated series. A high powered judge he is known for getting easily annoyed by all the children in the house and vivian is the only one who knows how to calm him down.