Phill Lewis
Phill Lewis
Phill Lewis in 2011
Vital information
Gender: Male
Born: (1968-09-04) September 4, 1968 (age 52)[1]
Birthplace: Uganda, East Africa[1]
Actor, comedian, television director
Years active: 1986–present
Character information
Appeared on: The Wayans Bros.
Episodes appeared in: 20 in Seasons 2-5
Character played: Thelonious "T.C." Capricornio
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Phill Lewis (born September 4, 1968) played Thelonious "T.C." Capricornio on The Wayans Bros.. A multitalented film and television actor, director and comedian, Phill is often seen in comedic roles. He is best known for his role as Mr. Moseby on the Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and its spin-off series, The Suite Life on Deck where he has appeared on since 2008. HHooch on ABC-TV's Scrubs sitcom series, and also had a recurring role as Roy on CBS's Yes, Dear and has played small parts in more than a dozen films.

Early lifeEdit

Born the son of former Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone executive and former U.S. Ambassador Delano Lewis,[2]Phill was born in Uganda, East Africa[3] during his father's stint as Peace Corps' associate director and country director for Nigeria and Uganda.[4]


After appearing in guest roles on episodic television, Lewis's first big break was being cast in the title role of the short-lived 1991 situation comedy, Teech. The show was cancelled after only four episodes. He appeared in guest parts on various television series including the USA network series Pacific Blue, CBS-TV's JAG, FOX-TV's Ally McBeal, CBS-TV's Joan of Arcadia, Brothers & Sister, ABC-TV's 8 Simple Rules, WB's Buffy The Vampire Slayef, NBC's Friends and CBS's How I Met Your Mother. Lewis has also had recurring roles on A Different World, Lizzie McGuire, and Yes, Dear.

Phill has appeared as a guest star on Disney Channel's That's So Raven and Phineas and Ferb and also in one of the channel's original films, Dadnapped. On the children's show Special Agent Oso he has a recurring role as the voice of Agent Wolfie.

Directorial workEdit

As a television director, Phill has directed several episodes of The Suite Life on Deck, first making his directorial debut in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody episode "I Want My Mummy" (2007). He has since gone on to direct episodes of the Disney Channel sitcoms A.N.T. Farm, Austin & Ally, Good Luck Charlie and Jessie starring his former Suite Life on Deck co-star Debby Ryan.

In addition to his television work, Lewis has appeared in several films. He made his film debut as Dennis in the 1989 dark comedy Heathers. He has appeared in smaller roles in more than a dozen films, including City Slickers (1991), Bowfinger (1999), I Spy (2002), Surviving Christmas (2004), Kicking & Screaming (2005), and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011).

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1986 227 Ken Episode: "Come Into My Parlor"
1987 Amen Marvin Episode: "Deacon on the Line"
1988 Heathers Dennis
1989 How I Got Into College Earnest Boy
1990 Charles In Charge Bernie Episode: "Buddy Flips a Disc"
1991 City Slickers Dr. Steven Jessup
1991 Brother Future T.J.
1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III Tee Vee Alternative title: Iron Eagle III
1995 Sister, Sister Ed Episode: "Field Trip"
1995-1998 The Wayans Bros. T.C. 19 episodes
1996 Married...With Children George Episode: "Enemies"
1997-1998 Sparks Detective Floyd Pitts 3 episodes
1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Mr. Platt Episode: "Beauty And The Beasts"
1999 Bowfinger Actor at Audition
2000 What Planet Are You From? Other MD
2001-2002 Lizzie McGuire Principal Tweedy 3 episodes
2001-2006 Yes, Dear Roy 10 episodes
2002 I Spy Jerry
2003 Friends Steve 3 episodes
2004 Elvis Has Left The Building Charlie
2005 Kicking & Screaming John Ryan
2005-2009 Scrubs Hooch 5 episodes
2005-2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Principal Marion Moseby 87 episodes
2005-2010 American Dad! Duper (voice) 3 episodes
2006 That's So Raven Marion Moseby Episode: "Checkin' Out"
2007 How I Met Your Mother Loan Officer Episode: "Dowisetripa"
2008-2011 The Suite Life On The Deck Marion Moseby 64 episodes
2009 Special Agent Oso Special Agent Wolfie (voice) 18 episodes
2009 Dadnapped Maurice Disney Channel Original Movie
2010 The Big C Pool man 2 episodes
2010 Phineas And Herb Hawaiian hotel manager Episode 100: "Phineas & Herb Hawaiian Vacation"
2011 The Suite Life Movie Marion Moseby Television movie
2011 Good Luck Charlie Father on TV, voice (uncredited) Episode: Bye Bye Video Diary


  1. 1.0 1.1 Phill Lewis Biography (1968—)
  2. Phill Lewis; D.C. Actor Has the Lead In CBS's TeechTemplate:Nbsp The Washington PostTemplate:Nbsp HighBeam Research
  3. Photos, Bio and News for Phill Lewis.
  4. Peace Corps Online Delano E. Lewis, country director for the Peace Corps in Nigeria and Uganda from 1966 to 1969.

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