Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Actor was most famous as 'Uncle Phil' in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (James Avery) is dead

James Avery
65 Years old  James Avery,  famous for his role as the judge "Uncle Phil" Banks in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, has died, Reports says. Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Banks' son, Carlton, in the show, tweeted: "I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly."

Avery's stern patriarch often clashed with a young Will Smith's cool teenage protagonist in the popular US show from the 1990s.

 He also voiced the villain Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles