We're sad to report the passing of James Avery a/k/a Uncle Phil from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air today at the age of 65. Many people will also remember he was the voice of Shredder in the original animated version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Junkyard Dog in the cartoon Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n Wrestling. He often played a commanding figure of authority in TV appearances, such as a police captain on That 70's Show, or a judge on Murder One. Wherever he went his voice carried - even when whisper quiet he spoke volumes, and when he bellowed he shook the rafters. We offer our condolences to his family, friends, and fans worldwide.