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Biographical Information
Gender: Male
Date of birth: September 4, 1968
Age: 48
Nationality: American
Hometown: Uganda, East Africa
Occupation(s): Actor, comedian, television director
Years active: 1986-present
Other: Y&H director (-)

Phillip "Phill" Lewis (born September 4, 1968) is an African-American actor, director, and comedian, often seen in comedic roles. He is best known for his role as Mr. Moseby on Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and its spin-off, The Suite Life on Deck. Lewis also played T.C. on The Wayans Bros., Hooch on Scrubs, and had a recurring role as Roy on Yes, Dear and has played small parts in more than a dozen films. He also appeared in episodes of Lizzie McGuire, as Principal Tweedy and in Friends as Chandler's boss.Lewis is the son of former United States Ambassador to South Africa and President of NPR Delano Lewis.

Early Life

Lewis was born Phillip Lewis in Uganda, East Africa on September 4, 1968.

Personal Life

Lewis is the son of former Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone executive and former U.S. Ambassador Delano Lewis. He was born in Uganda, East Africa during his father's stint as Peace Corps' associate director and country director for Nigeria and Uganda.1991 car crash[edit]In late December 1991, Lewis was arrested after a car he was driving collided head on with another car driven by 21-year-old Isabel Duarte in the Washington, D.C. suburb Potomac, Maryland. Lewis crossed the center line in his 1985 Buick Century and hit Duarte's Honda CRX head-on. Duarte, a resident of nearby Bethesda, Maryland, would eventually die from her injuries. Lewis was charged with drunk driving. He later apologized, saying "I am extremely and sincerely sorry for my disorderly actions."Lewis was convicted of manslaughter with a motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated and sentenced by Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court Judge William Miller to five years in prison, two years of probation and 350 hours of community service. However, Judge Miller suspended four years of the prison term, citing Lewis's work after his arrest with a prison-based theater troupe which performed in jails, schools and churches to highlight the consequences of drug abuse.

Filmography

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Heathers Dennis
1989 How I Got Into College Herman
1991 City Slickers Dr. Steven Jessup
1991 Brother Future TJ
1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III Tee Vee Alternative title: Iron Eagle III
1999 Bowfinger Actor at Audition
2000 What Planet Are You From? Other MD
2002 I Spy Jerry
2004 Elvis Has Left the Building Charlie
2004 Surviving Christmas Levine the Lawyer
2005 Kicking & Screaming John Ryan
2009 Dadnapped Maurice
2011 The Suite Life Movie Marion Moseby Television movie
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Mr. McKibble Television Movie
2014 Wish I Was Here Nerd

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Hill Street Blues Parker Episode: "Amazing Grace"
1986 227 Ken Episode: "Come Into Parlor"
1987–1988 The Bronx Zoo Schuyler Tate 2 episodes
1987 Starman J.B. Episode: "The Test"
1987 Amen Marvin Episode: "Deacon on the Line"
1987 Frank's Place Homer 2 episodes
1988 Sonny Spoon Aaron Fortune Episode: "Crimes Below the Waist"
1988–1989 A Different World Sam Lee 4 episodes
1989 TV 101 Noah Hawkins Episode: "Kangaroo Gate"
1990 Charles in Charge Bernie Episode: "Buddy Flips a Disc"
1991 Teech Teech Gibson 12 episodes
1994 Hardball Arnold Nixon 9 episodes
1994 Living Single J.T. Episode: "U.N.I.T.Y."
1995 Sister, Sister Mr. Berry Episode: "Field Trip"
1995–1998 The Wayans Bros. T.C. 20 episodes
1996 Married... with Children George Episode: "Enemies"
1997–1998 Sparks Detective Floyd Pitts 3 episodes
1997 The Drew Carey Show Mike Episode: "Drew vs. Mimi: Part 2"
1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Mr. Platt Episode: "Beauty and the Beasts"
1998 Sister, Sister Clifton McNair 2 episodes
1999 Party of Five Detective Danner Episode: "Witness for the Persecution"
1999 Chicago Hope Detective Davis 2 episodes
2000–2001 Family Law Lawyer 3 episodes
2000 JAG Petty Officer Scalline Episode: "Drop Zone"
2000 Ally McBeal D.A. Kessler Episode: "I Will Survive"
2001–2002 Lizzie McGuire Principal Tweedy 3 episodes
2001 Dharma & Greg Mr. Walden Episode: "With a Little Help from My Friend"
2001–2006 Yes, Dear Roy 10 episodes
2003 Friends Steve 3 episodes
2003 Joan of Arcadia Naval Officer God Episode: "The Boat"
2004 8 Simple Rules Cop Episode: "Consequences"
2005–2009 Scrubs Hooch 5 episodes
2005–2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Marion Moseby 87 episodes
2005–2014 American Dad! Duper 4 episodes
2006 That's So Raven Marion Moseby Episode: "Checkin' Out"
2007 How I Met Your Mother Loan Officer Episode: "Dowisetrepla"
2007 Brothers & Sisters Dr. Peter Edwards Episode: "An American Family"
2008–2011 The Suite Life on Deck Marion Moseby 58 episodes
2009–2012 Special Agent Oso Special Agent Wolfie 22 episodes
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Marion Moseby Episode: "Cast Away (To Another Show)"
2009 Hannah Montana Marion Moseby Episode: "Super(sticious) Girl"
2010 The Big C Pool man 2 episodes
2010 Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian hotel manager Episode: "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation"
2011 Raising Hope Donovan 2 episodes
2011 Good Luck Charlie Johnny's dad Episode: "Bye Bye Video Diary"

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