With the passing of veteran actor James Avery, we are taking a look back at his place in TV history. We’ll fondly remember Avery’s portrayal of Phillip Banks a.k.a. Uncle Phil on the ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Here are some of his best moments as the lovable yet tough-as-nails father figure to Will Smith.
Uncle Phil always knew how to cut a rug:
And enjoy the finer things in life:
Yet, he could also be more menacing than a Bond villain:
Or as heroic as Atticus Finch:
Uncle Phil even knew how to handle business at a pool hall and then some
But seriously, never make Uncle Phil angry:
You won’t like him when he’s angry: