Rest In Peace, Uncle Phil

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We brought the Banks family back together to talk about the impact James Avery had on the cast's lives. See more of The Fresh Prince Reunion special, now streaming on @HBO Max.
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◈ Created by Westbrook Media
Executive Producers: Will Smith, Miguel Melendez
Director: Sterling Millan
Producers: Turner Barrowman, Aaron Ferguson, Lukas Kaiser, Aidan Tanner
Editor: Mark Roe
Illustrator: Leo Natsume
Post Supervisor: Collin East
#UnclePhil #FreshPrince #WillSmith
Runtime: 04:25


Eddy S
Eddy S - 15 hours ago
Not just a father to America, a father to a generation around the world.
aswad65 wedding
aswad65 wedding - 18 hours ago
OneKnight1234 - 20 hours ago
My dad passed in October of '19. And every movie/TV show that has a father/son relationship always gets me. And Mr. Avery is one of the best if not the best father figures in TV, movies and real life. R.I.P. James Avery, you are missed.
Irene Dontoh
Irene Dontoh - Day ago
Rest in Peace, James Avery. A legend💯✔🙏🙏
Kboy - Day ago
First thing first rest in peace Uncle Phil, for real you are the only father I ever knew
Afro king
Afro king - Day ago
uncle phil was the father i never had..
it wasn't just about will for me it was about phil and his morals
and love he showed to his family.
amazing father who never knew what he did for me.
RIP pops.
Androsity - 2 days ago
I can't I'm crying
AbdulRahman Hajji
AbdulRahman Hajji - 2 days ago
Isa Rafiq
Isa Rafiq - 2 days ago
rest in peace man fly high man
eaglen00b - 2 days ago
What a talent he was. From acting in a TV sitcom to being the voice of Darth Vader. RIP.
TheMan Himself
TheMan Himself - 2 days ago
-Uncle Phil
Little T
Little T - 3 days ago
Man what an amazing awesome man I always used to watch this show every day when I was a kid man always made me smile RIP Uncle Phil.
TeunWV - 3 days ago
First thing first rest in peace Uncle Phil.
Mikayla Chadwixk
Mikayla Chadwixk - 4 days ago
I swear les browns bro is James rip legend
ncstar24 - 4 days ago
G did not age
Vex on 240Hz
Vex on 240Hz - 4 days ago
this is the first yt video to make me cry
Darryl Marable
Darryl Marable - 4 days ago
Richard Jd
Richard Jd - 4 days ago
The second best American TV show character ever just slightly before Adrian monk
Jolie Margolin
Jolie Margolin - 5 days ago
Dominic Renaud
Dominic Renaud - 5 days ago
i legit wish uncle phil was my uncle 😭😭 never had a uncle to look upon.. but he was the one i looked upon😭❤️ RIP JAMES! ❤️
2010PATOX - 5 days ago
James Avery is uncle Phil of us all. We grew up seeing, as an example of how a father should be. RIP legend
Official Leeds
Official Leeds - 6 days ago
Wooow how many young black males did he actually influence I used to actually be scared for will when uncle Phil caught him up to no good 😂👊🏾☝🏾
Lora Rig
Lora Rig - 6 days ago
Lora Rig
Lora Rig - 6 days ago
Lora Rig
Lora Rig - 6 days ago
Lora Rig
Lora Rig - 6 days ago
Imran M
Imran M - 6 days ago
Good thing uncle Phil never met Jada, she woulda hit dat definitely!!!
Farah Hassan
Farah Hassan - 6 days ago
The movie made my world,once I saw the title I was just so sad!
Jessi Rank
Jessi Rank - 6 days ago
😭 no other comment
Dose of Boost
Dose of Boost - 6 days ago
see Tatyana Ali shoes its like she doubled up kicked papa smurf between the legs 2:52 🤣😂🤣😂
zavian smith
zavian smith - 7 days ago
RIP uncle phil you helped make my childhood
Paulo Hernández
Paulo Hernández - 7 days ago
Wasn’t he already dead
Charlotte Avery
Charlotte Avery - 7 days ago
I'm brother name is james avery
Jusu Mod
Jusu Mod - 8 days ago
No hes not dead legends will live forever with us 😢😢😢
Imfantaman - 8 days ago
I'm literally crying

RIP uncle Phil 😭❤️❤️
Bruce Wayne
Bruce Wayne - 9 days ago
"Rest in peace, Uncle Phil, for real." - J cole
jaytee Nick Nick
jaytee Nick Nick - 9 days ago
Damn all these people can't you c there talking about someone who passed away youk father God once said treat others how you want to be treated. And to treat enemies like your friends never to let hatred upon other.. some of y'all people who don't get and the ones who get me youk what I'm trying to say...
Patricia Dell
Patricia Dell - 9 days ago
Rest in peace Uncle Phil😔❤
Hudson Wells
Hudson Wells - 9 days ago
I’m so sorry
Dylan 2016
Dylan 2016 - 9 days ago
RIP legend ☺️
George Jackson
George Jackson - 10 days ago
*Bill Cosby is still the number one TV dad in American history*
XENOMAN - 11 days ago
I really wish I had an uncle Phil in my life and surely hope to someday be someones uncle Phil
Lazzy - 11 days ago
R.I.P Uncle Phill we love you 😭
Jameal Jordon
Jameal Jordon - 11 days ago
He's the Shredder... and thus terrifying!
GetBn - 11 days ago
Christian Lopez
Christian Lopez - 12 days ago
#1 dad
kuro - 12 days ago
RIP uncle phil one of the best actors in the world if not best
RydiaLS83 - 12 days ago
I always call him Uncle Phil.. Everytime I saw him in different shows and movies. I never call him by his real name.
CM - 12 days ago
Just bought the full 6 seasons from amazon amazing show cant wait to watch it again R.I.P uncle phil bless you 🙏 ❤
Yusuke Knight
Yusuke Knight - 13 days ago
RIP Uncle Phil we miss you gone too soon
Nipulkrad Msinatagras
Nipulkrad Msinatagras - 13 days ago
Alfonso said it best.
*The number 1 dad in all of television history.*
DAVIDE ZANE - 14 days ago
Polo Switch
Polo Switch - 14 days ago
rip uncle phil
Kasra Kh
Kasra Kh - 15 days ago
First things first rest in peace uncle phil
Steven Austin
Steven Austin - 15 days ago
just seeing this now, Im genuinely upset he's passed! Legend of a dude!
Romie Tha homie
Romie Tha homie - 15 days ago
Rip uncle Phil the dad of tv
Giannis Ksanthopoulos
Giannis Ksanthopoulos - 16 days ago
First time i watch The Fresh Prince of Bel-air was 2011-2012. And before that i know Will Smith only from his movies.
Year before that my father died, and i fall into a depression. And i thinking to watch a lot of comedy shows to beat the sadness. After watching Friends, Two and a Half men, Spin City, Cheers and then i saw Fresh Prince...
My dad was big bald mustashe guy, verry scary when got angry but at the same time he was generous, kind, funny and verry verry loveble person....great dancer too for his weight.
This show and James Avery character saved me from depression.
nooah coatoam
nooah coatoam - 17 days ago
When they talked about him and all the good memories they had he was smiling down from heaven saying yep I did a good job RIP, Uncle Phil, you will always be remembered as the dad of television everyone loved
Kory Breitenbucher
Kory Breitenbucher - 17 days ago
Phil was and will remain one of the greatest figures in TV. Period. Rest in peace.
Nellie K. Adaba
Nellie K. Adaba - 16 days ago
I agree.
John Noble
John Noble - 17 days ago
James Avery was my favourite character on that show. G was second
Artemis Gaming
Artemis Gaming - 17 days ago
bruh now i got a big sadd :(
Robbie Anson
Robbie Anson - 17 days ago
I want you to know that I have been a fan of yours for quite some time the movies are you all done and I only play your rap only on youtube but I also want you to know I always enjoyed them and I am also sorry to see James Avery pass away like that and that he was an awesome guy not only just that he’s a man of courage he acted it in a movie wants “license to drive“ i’m with Corey Haim and Corey Feldman he was the driver instructor and he also made an appearance at the end of the old movie to
I hope that there will be a documentary about you being updated not just about you as a rapper and your ability to act and the fresh Prince of Bel Air and fresh Prince of the lamp
In reward of now there should be a documentary about you what is your beginnings and your life and a courier focusing on everything that you acted in because I seen a lot of them and I hope that you include all of the films that you stared i all of them
sebastian the galaxy
sebastian the galaxy - 17 days ago
rip james
alex hebert
alex hebert - 17 days ago
The wakeful dancer phylogenetically afford because language algorithmically mine except a massive creek. guttural H habitual, low offer
Seth Bathory
Seth Bathory - 17 days ago
This... This show was and is still a part of My childhood and of course a giant part of My Life... Uncle Phil was the Dad we all wanted...
Christian Schulte
Christian Schulte - 17 days ago
Where is ur adrenochrome?
CosmicTK _
CosmicTK _ - 18 days ago
Who else likes how Tatyana still looks young😂
Alpha Gamer
Alpha Gamer - 18 days ago
that scene when will's dad rejects him and will breaks down "why doesn't he want me?" and Phil comes in and comforts will was such an emotional moment on the show, the entire audience were in absolute shock you could hear a pin drop from the silence.
Ayush Garg
Ayush Garg - 4 days ago
I was crying no cap
Tony Durrell
Tony Durrell - 18 days ago
R.I.P. to this gentleman and my brother loves your tv show Mr.will
Micloren - 18 days ago
"Number one dad" ... yessir
dj wild
dj wild - 19 days ago
wow.. look at all of these people... man i grow up watching this show.... just few days ago i have watched first season again and i didn"t even know Uncle Phil died.
Rest in peace James Avery! you will always be Uncle Phil to us and we will never forget you !
jay 00
jay 00 - 19 days ago
I'm crying now I looked up to him
Mr. Nobody
Mr. Nobody - 19 days ago
Well hes definitely ahead of BIll Cosby for sure.
Daniels H.S
Daniels H.S - 19 days ago
Uncle Phil was, the man, the father , and the foundation of the fresh prince of Belair !!
andres rueda
andres rueda - 19 days ago
Definitivamente tengo que aprender inglés,con ganas de saber que hablan
The Arch1tect
The Arch1tect - 19 days ago
I love you Uncle Phil ...The last of Real Men.. R.I.P Mr Avery!
Moximous N
Moximous N - 19 days ago
Uncle Phill was one of the most memorable characters ever, Rest In Piece James, you are in a better place now...
BPJ - 19 days ago
Pilot Marco Afram
Pilot Marco Afram - 19 days ago
Muito obrigado pelo Canal Will. I am Brazilian and I always accompany you. thanks for being the best actor I've known since The Fresh Prince. Thankyou.
Paddi bear
Paddi bear - 20 days ago
He will be missed by everybody
superflex23 - 20 days ago
first thihng in peace uncle phil
FrazzyNZ - 20 days ago
He resembled the power imagery of what a true father figure should be. As a kid growing up with the show I saw this and now as a father myself I've held the values I learnt from uncle phill
Baller BNice
Baller BNice - 20 days ago
I loved watching the reunion because they got to finally see each other again and I found it really interesting because I love the fresh prince of bel air.
kfordgal - 20 days ago
Uncle Phil ❤ R.I.P James Avery 🌈❤ xxx
M R - 21 day ago
Beautiful... :’))))))
Erlyk Dalkien
Erlyk Dalkien - 21 day ago
I was a white kid in an all white town in a state that's almost all white people. This show put a optimistic view on a "stable" family taking in a "troubled kid". I was adopted at 9. No other show addressed a situation as close to my own as this one did. Granted my experiences weren't joyous funny or even effective. It was nice seeing a better example on screen though. Sadly we didn't watch TV in my adoptive home, however once a week we went into town to a local pizzeria and when we went the newest episode of Fresh Prince was always playing. The adoptive parents didn't plan it, that was just their schedule. He did seem to be the ultimate father figure, of which I have never personally witnessed anything comparable. (I can't think of a father figure on screen that appeared to be even a "acting father" better.
My view on fathers was always and remains a view of about-to-erupt-in-anger.
Howch125 - 21 day ago
The only time I have shed a tear on hearing someone I had never met had passed away.
Ahrktic - 21 day ago
R.I.P James Avery 🙏🙏🙏
Daulton Tansil
Daulton Tansil - 21 day ago
The show wouldn't have been the same without him. He was the rock.
Slenderforest - 22 days ago
Will: James was a massive rock of a man
Me: is that a fat joke
Fairul Azli
Fairul Azli - 22 days ago
M I R O X - 22 days ago
Love this
Young Black King 👑
Young Black King 👑 - 22 days ago
I like the uncle Phil character a lot, and respect James as a man, but Bill Cosby still the number one tv dad in my opinion no matter what ACCUSATIONS they put him. I also like Carl Winslow
Dustin Dodson
Dustin Dodson - 22 days ago
RIP Uncle Phil
Purple Plumblob
Purple Plumblob - 22 days ago
The lady in 0:10 plays Denise in GTA 5
XUSO - 22 days ago
Jezus.. This was and IS my childhood.
Michael Björk
Michael Björk - 22 days ago
"I heard the brother speak" Uncle Phill on Malcolm X. That episode gave me chills!
Ian Nairne
Ian Nairne - 23 days ago
Kappiton - 23 days ago
He lived a good one but yall know Ashley She’s 41 rn 41!