Let’s begin with his mini biography. The actor Joseph Connor Phillips was born in Denver, Colorado, USA on January 17, 1962. He attended the University of the Pacific and majored in communications. But he chose to abandon that and shifted to the acting conservatory at New York University. He graduated with a BFA in acting in 1983. Phillips naturally went on to star on several movies and made countless TV appearances. Of all the roles he has played, the most notable would be as US Navy Lt. Martin Kendall on The Cosby show and attorney Justus Ward on General Hospital.
But acting is not the only thing Phillips love. He loves cooking and Western films just as well. He is also well-known for his conservative activism and being an active commentator on character and cultural issues in America. Being a Republican, his views revolve around reestablishing the original principles of America’s founding and traditional family values. He is also a critic of affirmative action and same-sex marriage, topics which he covered extensively on his 2006 autobiography titled He Talk Like a White Boy. The book includes a foreword by Tavis Smiley as well. Phillips contributes to a syndicated column that promotes his political views.
Joseph C. Phillips has been married to Nicole Phillips since 1994. Recently there are rumors that said that the couple is to file for divorce. From his marriage to Nicole, Phillips has three children: Connor, Ellis, and Samuel. Phillips has also been nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series in NAACP Image Awards three times since 1997 to 1999. His most recent work includes a recurring role in Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why as Mr. Davis. Phillips has also appeared on popular shows such as Bones, Las Vegas, The Mentalist, as well as Castle.