The Fresh Prince’s “Uncle Phil” dies at 65
James Avery, aka Philip Banks, aka Uncle Phil, aka Will Smith’s lovably pompous uncle on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, has died at 65 of complications from open-heart surgery.
According to a Wikipedia page apparently written by some very devoted FBOBA historians, Uncle Phil was born on a farm in North Carolina before moving to Baltimore at 16. He then attended Princeton and Harvard Law School, before becoming a judge in Southern California. (The real Phil Banks was raised in Atlantic City.)
R.I.P. Uncle Phil.