|Joseph C. Phillips|
|Character||Mayor Robert Weldon (first version)|
|Birthday||January 17, 1962|
|Birth Place||Denver, Colorado, USA|
|Appearances|| "Home Is Where the Heart Stops" |
Joseph Phillip's mother died when he was young. His cousin Duane Evans' mother, whom he was close to after his mother died, helped raise him. He is from Massachusetts. He and his wife Nicole have three sons, Connor, Ellis, and Samuel.
From 1989 to 1991, Phillips portrayed U.S. Navy Lieutenant Martin Kendall on the popular NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show. Additionally, he portrayed attorney Justus Ward on the ABC soap opera General Hospital from 1994 to 1998.
Phillips is also a guest political commentator on News and Notes with Ed Gordon on most NPR radio stations. In 2006, Phillips published an autobiography, He Talk Like A White Boy, which includes a foreword by Tavis Smiley.