Uncle Phil

At present, queries about the rumors regarding the death of the famous Uncle Phil of the 1980s comedy series “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” dominate the search engines of the internet over the world. In fact Uncle Phil is alive and is perfectly alright. James Avery is the real name of the actor who is more commonly known by the name of the character that he played in the famous sitcom. The series gathered a huge fan base. The series also starred the prominent Hollywood star Will Smith.

After staying away from the world of Show Biz for a while, James Avery is making his way back to the entertainment world. Avery will play a part in the upcoming title of the Box Office hit Transformers. He will be doing voice acting for Silverbolt.

James Avery was born on the 27th of November 1948 in Atlantic City, NJ. After his high school education he joined the US Naval Fleet. He aided the US Navy in Vietnam. When he left the Navy he went to San Diego and started to work as a script writer for television. He also worked on poetry. His production won him the Emmy Award and a university scholarship. Therefore he went to California University and in 1976 he graduated in Literature and Theatre.

James Avery got the alias “Uncle Phil” from the series “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”. Will Smith lovingly pronounced him Uncle Phil in the series. His role gathered so much attention that he got ranked at the 34th spot on the list of “The Greatest daddies” by TV Guide.