Phill Lewis’s story is often told from a variety of angles, revolving around his career, the value of his wealth, his family, his daughter, and, of course, the manslaughter he committed when driving drunk. If you know anything about him, it is probably his portrayal of Marion Moseby in the situation comedy The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, created in 2005 by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan.
He was the relentless but caring manager of the Tipton Hotel in the series, which attracted over 4 million viewers and became the most successful premiere of the year for the Disney Channel. His use of big words and catchphrases such as “Pish posh” and “Good luck with that” earned him the admiration of the viewers.
Lewis’ Career Brief
Apart from playing a major role in the Disney Channel series, which has been nominated three times for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award and the Emmy Award, Phill is known for his many film and television roles dating back to 1986. In that year he appeared as Parker and Ken in Hill Street Blues and 227. A year later he played Dennis in Heathers – a black comedy. This was followed by his performances of Herman in How I Got into College (1989) and Dr. Steven Jessup in City Slickers (1991).
In addition, Phill Lewis played a recurring role (T.C.) in The Wayans Bros. between 1995 and 1998 and the same role as Roy in the CBS sitcom – Yes, Dear. His other major works include his lead role in Teech Gibson (1991) and his 1994 Arnold Nixon lead in Hardball. That’s not all; Lewis was one of the main characters in the spin-off of The Suite Life from Zack & Cody entitled The Suite Life on Deck. That was between 2008 and 2011, and he was also allowed to play the lead character – Special Agent Wolfie – in Special Agent Oso from 2009 to 2012.
Phill Lewis is not only considered an actor. He is also known as a director and comedian.
Phill Lewis Bio, Family
The American actor and director will celebrate his 50th birthday in 2018. He was born in Uganda as Phillip Akon Lewis. That was on September 4, 1968.
As we have learned, his father, Delano Eugene Lewis – the former United States Ambassador to South Africa (1999-2001), when Phill was born, worked as a Peace Corps staff member and as Country Director for Nigeria and Uganda.
While we cannot yet substantiate the claim that Jessica Lewis is Phill’s former wife, we do know that the actor is married to Megan Benton Lewis. Phill has three brothers: Delano, Jr. Lewis, Brian, and Geoffrey Lewis. His father is married to his mother, Gayle Carolyn Jones, since 1960.
Phill Lewis’ Daughters
Phill Lewis has two daughters, Piper and Annie Lewis. Not long ago the actor and his daughter (Annie) reminded his fans how much they loved The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
You will remember that Phill, as Mr. Moseby, had a hard time teaching London Tipton how to drive. She kept calling the gear stick ‘PRNDL’. Anyway, afterward, Annie learned to drive.
Phill Lewis’ Net Worth
Like other actors and celebrities, people have shown interest in experiencing the extent of Lewis’s wealth. This has prompted several estimates of the actors’ net worth. Unfortunately, we have not yet substantiated any of the figures cited as his net worth.
Nevertheless, it is usually assumed that the value of Phill Lewis’s assets is $1.5 million. We cannot confirm this, but we can confirm that a large part of his fortune comes from his acting career.
Phill Lewis Arrest Record
Sometime in January 1993, Phill Lewis was sentenced to one year in prison after being convicted of manslaughter for killing a woman while driving drunk. His victim was a 21-year-old nanny from Portugal, Isabel Duarte.
He also received another one-year prison sentence for drunk driving and two years probation with 350 hours of community service. Phill was sentenced to a total of five years in prison. However, four years were suspended on probation for his activities with a prison theatre group after his arrest.