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Joseph C. Phillips

Joseph C. Phillips was born on January 17, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Joseph Connor Phillips. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), The Cosby Show (1984) and Strictly Business (1991). He has been married to Nicole since 1994. They have three children.

POLITICS ON THE SET

When I worked on The Cosby Show, I wasn’t politically active. However, I was opinionated and then as now, I had a very big mouth. Somehow, I avoided politics on the set…almost. One of the fun things about working...

THE STARS

One of the terrific things about being on The Cosby Show was meeting genuine stars. I met a lot of famous people – I mean, truly famous people, not people like me who were trying to become famous. Actually,...

THE COSBY SHOW FINALE

The contradiction between how I was treated behind the scenes on the Cosby Show and how I was treated away from the show was never more clear, or more true than during the Cosby Show finale. That Martin Kendall was...

ABSOLUTE SCRUBBINESS

My complete and utter scrubbiness, my absolute expendability, was made crystal clear to me toward the end of my second season on the show. One of the good things that came from my staying out of my dressing closet,...

SCRUB STATUS CONFIRMED

There were a few major slights, but mostly it was a parade of little things that confirmed my scrub status. For instance, there was the day one of the guys on the set refused to get me water. I...

LIFE AS A SCRUB

Being on The Cosby Show made me a household name. Wherever I went people would say, “Hey, there’s, uhm, what’s-his-name from the Huxtables.” So, perhaps not a household name, but a recognizable face and certainly a recognizable voice. “I...

TEMPESTT AND HER F-ING HORMONES!

The only cast member I had friction with was Tempestt Bledsoe, (Vanessa). The cast of the Cosby Show was a family knit as tightly as one of Cliff Huxtable’s famous sweaters. There was no way that I was just...

THE CAST AND MY SECRET CRUSH

I liked Lisa quite a bit. However, the cast member I liked the most was Malcolm Jamal-Warner, (Theo). Malcolm has an endearing quality about him. People want to be his friend. I was no different. He was always friendly and...

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