Phill Lewis Biography

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Phill Lewis
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Birthday: September 4, 1968

Nationality: American, Ugandan

Famous: Actors Directors

Age: 51 Years, 51 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Virgo

Also Known As: Phillip Akon Lewis

Born Country: Uganda

Born in: Uganda

Famous as: Actor, Director

Height: 5'6" (168 cm), 5'6" Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Megan Benton Lewis

father: Delano Lewis

mother: Gayle Lewis

siblings: Brian Lewis, Delano, Geoffrey Lewis, Jr. Lewis

children: Annie Lewis, Piper Lewis

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Phill Lewis is an American actor and director who is popularly known for portraying the character of ‘Marion Moseby’ in the American sitcom ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’. Lewis played the same character in its spin-off series ‘The Suite Life on Deck’ as well. A versatile actor known for portraying a variety of roles, he gained much fame for playing the character of ‘Special Agent Wolfie’ in the interactive American CGI-animated series for pre-school audiences, ‘Special Agent Oso’. Lewis has also played lead roles in television shows like ‘Teech’ (as ‘Teech Gibson’) and ‘Hardball’ (as ‘Arnold Nixon’). In his extensive acting career that spans over three decades, Lewis has appeared in a number of films as well, although in small roles. Some of the popular films in which he has appeared are ‘I Spy’, ‘Elvis Has Left the Building’, ‘Kicking & Screaming’, and ‘Wish I Was Here’.
Career
Phill Lewis started his acting career in 1986, with the role of ‘Parker’ in the American police drama series ‘Hill Street Blues’. He played the role of ‘Ken’ in ‘227’ and then ‘Schuyler Tate’ in ‘The Bronx Zoo’. In 1988, he made his film debut with the small role of ‘Dennis’ in the American black comedy film ‘Heathers’. After appearing in some television shows and films, mostly in small roles, Lewis landed his first lead role on television in 1991. He was picked for the role of ‘Teech Gibson’ in the CBS sitcom ‘Teech’. The show, however, didn’t continue long and was ended after just one season.
He then appeared in a lead role of ‘Arnold Nixon’ in the American baseball sitcom ‘Hardball’. He was part of the show for the entire 1994 season. This show too was canceled due to poor ratings. He played the recurring role of ‘T.C.’ in ‘The Wayans Bros.’, an American sitcom, between 1995 and 1998.
In 2005, Lewis was signed for the role of ‘Marion Moseby’, an uptight manager with an extensive vocabulary and an urbane vernacular, in the American sitcom ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’. His character also spoke many different languages. He reprised the role in its spin-off, ‘The Suite Life on Deck’. Apart from these two shows, the character was depicted in several other shows as well, with Lewis playing it in each of these. He then appeared as ‘Special Agent Wolfie’ in the interactive American CGI-animated series ‘Special Agent Oso’, between 2009 and 2012. Lewis appeared alongside Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson in the American spy comedy film ‘I Spy’. He played the character of ‘Charlie’ in ‘Elvis Has Left the Building’ and ‘John Ryan’ in the 2005 American sports comedy film ‘Kicking & Screaming’. Recently, Lewis appeared in the American comedy-drama film ‘Wish I Was Here’.
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Personal Life
Phill Lewis was born in Uganda, on September 4, 1968, to Gayle Carolyn Jones and the former U.S. Ambassador Delano Lewis. Lewis has three brothers, Delano Jr., Geoffrey, and Brian.
In December 1991, he was arrested after he accidentally killed a lady named Isabel Duarte, a resident of Bethesda, Maryland, in a car crash. Lewis was drunk at that time. Tests revealed that his blood alcohol level measured three times the limit for legal intoxication at the time of the accident. He was sentenced to five years in prison. However, his work with a prison-based theater troupe cut down his sentence to just a year. The troupe performed in jails, schools, and churches, to highlight the consequences of drug abuse. He also did 350 hours of community service after his release from the prison.
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