Joseph Connor Phillips was born on January 17, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, USA. As an actor, he is best known for his roles in soap opera General Hospital, NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, Vanished, and Boogie Town. Since 1994, Phillips has been married to Nicole Phillips although there are rumors the two are going to split. Together, they have three children: Connor, Ellis, and Samuel. Joseph C. Phillips is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He works for Young America’s Foundation and is an ambassador for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Phillips is a writer. In 2006, he released an autobiography titled He Talk Like a White Boy.
In December 2005, Phillips made an appearance on Court TV in a debate surrounding the death penalty trial of Stanley “Tookie” Williams. Together with Poppy Montgomery, Phillips appeared as Marcus Johnson on the TV series Without a Trace. He was a communications major in the University of the Pacific before taking turn and enrolled on the acting conservatory at New York University. He graduated in 1983, earning a BFA in acting. He also appeared on some episodes of The Young and the Restless as Agent Jed Paulson and in an episode of The Mentalist alongside Simon Baker.
Works by Joseph C. Phillips can be observed on his official website. In addition to being an actor, Phillips is also an accomplished speaker. Subjects he tackles typically center on American character and cultural issues, family values, and idealism. Besides TV and movie, Phillip has also performed on and off Broadway. His mother died when Phillips was still very young. This leads to him being so close with the mother of his cousin Duane Evans. Phillips loves two things in his life, aside from his family: cooking as well as Western films.