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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Executive Producers: Will Smith, Miguel Melendez
Director: Sterling Millan
Producers: Turner Barrowman, Aaron Ferguson, Lukas Kaiser, Aidan Tanner
Editor: Mark Roe
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Nov 27, 2020




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Mikayla Chadwixk
Mikayla Chadwixk 6 hours ago
I swear les browns bro is James rip legend
ncstar24 16 hours ago
G did not age
Vex on 240Hz
Vex on 240Hz 17 hours ago
this is the first yt video to make me cry
Darryl Marable
Darryl Marable 21 hour ago
Richard Jd
Richard Jd Day ago
The second best American TV show character ever just slightly before Adrian monk
Jolie Margolin
Dominic Renaud
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 Day 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 2 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 2 days ago
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Lora Rig 2 days ago
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Lora Rig 2 days ago
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Lora Rig 2 days ago
Imran M
Imran M 2 days ago
Good thing uncle Phil never met Jada, she woulda hit dat definitely!!!
Farah Hassan
Farah Hassan 2 days ago
The movie made my world,once I saw the title I was just so sad!
Jessi Rank
Jessi Rank 2 days ago
😭 no other comment
Dose of Boost
Dose of Boost 2 days ago
see Tatyana Ali shoes its like she doubled up kicked papa smurf between the legs 2:52 🤣😂🤣😂
zavian smith
zavian smith 3 days ago
RIP uncle phil you helped make my childhood
Paulo Hernández
Paulo Hernández 3 days ago
Wasn’t he already dead
Charlotte Avery
Charlotte Avery 3 days ago
I'm brother name is james avery
Jusu Mod
Jusu Mod 5 days ago
No hes not dead legends will live forever with us 😢😢😢
Imfantaman 5 days ago
I'm literally crying RIP uncle Phil 😭❤️❤️
Bruce Wayne
Bruce Wayne 5 days ago
"Rest in peace, Uncle Phil, for real." - J cole
jaytee Nick Nick
jaytee Nick Nick 5 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 5 days ago
Rest in peace Uncle Phil😔❤
Hudson Wells
Hudson Wells 5 days ago
I’m so sorry
Dylan 2016
Dylan 2016 6 days ago
RIP legend ☺️
George Jackson
George Jackson 7 days ago
*Bill Cosby is still the number one TV dad in American history* NBC *NOTHING BUT COSBY*
XENOMAN 7 days ago
I really wish I had an uncle Phil in my life and surely hope to someday be someones uncle Phil
Lazzy 7 days ago
R.I.P Uncle Phill we love you 😭
Jameal Jordon
Jameal Jordon 7 days ago
He's the Shredder... and thus terrifying!
GetBn 8 days ago
Christian Lopez
Christian Lopez 8 days ago
#1 dad
kuro 8 days ago
RIP uncle phil one of the best actors in the world if not best
RydiaLS83 8 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 9 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 9 days ago
RIP Uncle Phil we miss you gone too soon
Nipulkrad Msinatagras
Alfonso said it best. *The number 1 dad in all of television history.*
DAVIDE ZANE 10 days ago
Polo Switch
Polo Switch 10 days ago
rip uncle phil
Kasra Kh
Kasra Kh 11 days ago
First things first rest in peace uncle phil
Steven Austin
Steven Austin 11 days ago
just seeing this now, Im genuinely upset he's passed! Legend of a dude!
Romie Tha homie
Romie Tha homie 12 days ago
Rip uncle Phil the dad of tv
Giannis Ksanthopoulos
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 13 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 13 days ago
Phil was and will remain one of the greatest figures in TV. Period. Rest in peace.
Nellie K. Adaba
Nellie K. Adaba 12 days ago
I agree.
John Noble
John Noble 13 days ago
James Avery was my favourite character on that show. G was second
Artemis Gaming
Artemis Gaming 13 days ago
bruh now i got a big sadd :(
Robbie Anson
Robbie Anson 13 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
rip james
alex hebert
alex hebert 13 days ago
The wakeful dancer phylogenetically afford because language algorithmically mine except a massive creek. guttural H habitual, low offer
Seth Bathory
Seth Bathory 14 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 14 days ago
Where is ur adrenochrome?
CosmicTK _
CosmicTK _ 14 days ago
Who else likes how Tatyana still looks young😂
Alpha Gamer
Alpha Gamer 14 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 13 hours ago
I was crying no cap
Tony Durrell
Tony Durrell 14 days ago
R.I.P. to this gentleman and my brother loves your tv show Mr.will
Micloren 14 days ago
"Number one dad" ... yessir
dj wild
dj wild 15 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 15 days ago
I'm crying now I looked up to him
Mr. Nobody
Mr. Nobody 15 days ago
Well hes definitely ahead of BIll Cosby for sure.
Daniels H.S
Daniels H.S 15 days ago
Uncle Phil was, the man, the father , and the foundation of the fresh prince of Belair !! RIP LEGEND 🙏
andres rueda
andres rueda 15 days ago
Definitivamente tengo que aprender inglés,con ganas de saber que hablan
The Arch1tect
The Arch1tect 15 days ago
I love you Uncle Phil ...The last of Real Men.. R.I.P Mr Avery!
Moximous N
Moximous N 16 days ago
Uncle Phill was one of the most memorable characters ever, Rest In Piece James, you are in a better place now...
BPJ 16 days ago
Pilot Marco Afram
Pilot Marco Afram 16 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 16 days ago
He will be missed by everybody
superflex23 16 days ago
first thihng ...rest in peace uncle phil
FrazzyNZ 16 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 16 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 16 days ago
Uncle Phil ❤ R.I.P James Avery 🌈❤ xxx
M R 17 days ago
Beautiful... :’))))))
Erlyk Dalkien
Erlyk Dalkien 17 days 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 17 days ago
The only time I have shed a tear on hearing someone I had never met had passed away.
Ahrktic 17 days ago
R.I.P James Avery 🙏🙏🙏
Daulton Tansil
Daulton Tansil 18 days ago
The show wouldn't have been the same without him. He was the rock.
Slenderforest 18 days ago
Will: James was a massive rock of a man Me: is that a fat joke
Fairul Azli
Fairul Azli 18 days ago
M I R O X 18 days ago
Love this
Young Black King 👑
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 18 days ago
RIP Uncle Phil
Purple Plumblob
Purple Plumblob 19 days ago
The lady in 0:10 plays Denise in GTA 5
XUSO 19 days ago
Jezus.. This was and IS my childhood.
Michael Björk
Michael Björk 19 days ago
"I heard the brother speak" Uncle Phill on Malcolm X. That episode gave me chills!
Ian Nairne
Ian Nairne 19 days ago
Kappiton 19 days ago
He lived a good one but yall know Ashley She’s 41 rn 41!
Kaylim Donoghue
Kaylim Donoghue 19 days ago
Who disliked this and why?
Noelz Energy
Noelz Energy 19 days ago
I like that animation showing uncle phill And aunt Vivian at the mirror scene 🔥🔥!
manninla 19 days ago
2:08 (1) behave yourself aunt viv. i see you grinning teeth, looking into space thinking about those intimate momemts with uncle phil. remember he was a married man in real life lol
Ali Kabbani
Ali Kabbani 20 days ago
Rest In Peace ❤️
YeetFishy 20 days ago
J A 20 days ago
what a legend. I cant see Fresh Prince the same way with out him, he was a fantastic actor and played his role to the highest standards. nice to see you all show your heartache. RIP Mr.Avery. #legend
Alexandre Mattos
Alexandre Mattos 20 days ago
Tinha que ter dublagem!
anna banana
anna banana 20 days ago
R.I.P. big man heavens a lucky place to have u ❤️
Natookni TTV
Natookni TTV 20 days ago
i grew up with fresh prince since it played on loop for 10's of years on local tv.. he felt like a big uncle to me, this is very sad Rip Uncle Philly
Green Arrow
Green Arrow 20 days ago
A man is not dead when his heart stop beating a man is dead when they are forgotten so he is not dead 💗❤
Henry Mar
Henry Mar 20 days ago
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Massimiliano Mogetta Bartolini
Very nice gathering to honor Phil Avery, precious!!
Sonic The Hedgehog {Boom}
Rest in peace
bmw0208 21 day ago
Shits crazy looking at all these guys after watching them growing up as kid...
I’m crying again...