He is portrayed by James Avery. Philip is a paternal, humble, instructive, level-headed, inspirational, protective, bold, aspiring, noble, kind-hearted, selfless, understanding, nice, caring, loving, educated, patient, honorable, independent, logical, zany, encouraging, knowledgeable and efficient man. Vivian is usually the only person that can make Phillip relax when he loses his cool. He is a very strict man, but a great father and husband. Even though Phillip tends to lose his temper fairly quickly - especially when demeaning his children for their wrongdoings, he means well deep down, and he loves and cares deeply about his family.
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The families meet for family functions usually around their three neighborhoods or while traveling during vacations and cross-family bonding. Philip Humphrey "Phil" Dunphy Ty Burrell is Claire's husband of 15 years who sees himself as the "cool dad" He dotes on his wife Claire and constantly tries to find ways to bond with his three kids. He is seen as very competitive, one example being his always beating his son at basketball. He has a very juvenile attitude and is referred to by Claire as the "kid [she's] married to. Phil is a real estate agent who is very confident in his work, once saying, "I could sell a fur coat to an Eskimo.
Darius was asked about the sexuality of his on-screen dad, Reginald Veljohnson, and his response was, "why is that even a question with any actor at all? Darius believes in transparency as an actor or a performer. He thinks an actor is likely to give a mediocre or lousy performance when he is holding something back. Most people weren't aware of the sexuality of the "Family Matters" actor. When asked about the rumors of Reginald's sexuality, Darius couldn't understand why the topic should come up at all.
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