Uncle Phil From ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Was Shredder

Today I found out the actor who played Uncle Phil in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also the voice of Shredder in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cartoon series. *mind blown*

Bonus Factoids:

  • Uncle Phil, also occasionally known as James Avery in the real world,  was also the voice of James Rhodes in the 1990s Iron Man series.
  • After serving a stint in the U.S. Navy, he moved to San Diego where he began writing television scripts and poetry, eventually winning an Emmy Award for “Ameda Speaks: Poet James Avery”.
  • The character of Uncle Phil was ranked number 34 in TV Guides “50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time”

Bonus Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles WTF:


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  • Ready for this one?

    The rich Uncle from Prince of Bel-Air:

    Phillip banks
    Fill-up banks