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Philip "Zeke" Banks
Main Info
Full Name Phillip Banks
Occupation Lawyer (formerly)

Judge (currently)

Age 45-50 years old
Birth January 30th, 1945
Aliases Big Guy (Carlton)
Family Hattie Banks (mother)

Joe Banks (father)
Vivian Banks (wife)
Carlton Banks and Nicky Banks (sons)
Ashley Banks and Hilary Banks (daughters)
Vy Smith, Helen Smith and Janice Smith (sisters-in-law)
Eli Smith (father-in-law)
Will Smith and Bobby Lewis (marital nephews)

First Appearance The Fresh Prince Project
Last Appearance I, Done (Part 2)
Actor James Avery

Philip "Zeke" Banks

Personality: Edit

Phillip Zeke Banks, also known as Uncle Phil, is a very quick tempered character throughout the whole show. Phillip often tends to lose his temper due to Will and Carlton's habit of annoying him and Hillary's stupidity and immaturity.Vivan is usually the only person that can calm Phillip when he loses his cool. Phillip is a very strict father, but a good father, and husband. Even though Phillip tends to lose his temper fairly quickly, he means well deep down, and he loves and cares deeply about his profession and family. Phillip also loves food and had a pet pig when he was a child. According to Hattie Banks, Phillip's childhood is filled with embarrassing stories. Phillip is very protective over his mother and his father is deceased. He is currently a judge and was a lawyer. He is very cheap, but he does let it slide when he lets his daughter Hilary shops, even though it bothers him and annoys him. Phillip is very obese. Weighting around 300 pounds, his weight sometimes poses as a threat. For example, Phillip sat on his bed and the pressure of his weight caused the entire bed to come down on Will, Carlton, and Hillary. Pinning them down to the point of no escape. He also accidentally sat on a rabbit, killing it, and he sat on his nephew Will, although that was deliberate.

Education: Edit

Phillip was accepted by Yale University, Harvard University, Stanford University, the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania,Princeton University, along with Talladega Tech. Phillip pursued his education at Princeton University. Phillip had no reason to why he didn't want to go to the other universities. We learn that Phillip went to Princeton University when he passes on his extremely large Princeton sweatshirt as gift to Carlton for getting accepted to Princeton. After he graduated from Princeton, he went to Harvard Law School and graduated. We also learn that in season 2 episode 2 The Mother of All Battles Phillip mentions the universities he got accepted to and that he also got accepted to Princeton. Phillip is currently a judge and was a former lawyer.

Notes Edit

  • Philips Banks relationship with Will is similar to Carl and Eddie Winslow. But sometimes their relationship is also similar to Carl and Steve Urkel.
  • Philips Banks is similar to Cliff Huxtable on the cosby show and Carl Winslow on Family Matters.
  • Philip and Carlton have a good relationship.
  • Phil is a conservative republican, just like his son Carlton Banks.
  • He is fan of President Ronald Reagan and a neighbor of his. Reagan went to his house once in christmas.

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