Phill Lewis born February 14, is an Ugandan-American actor, comedian and director, known for his role as Mr. Lewis was born on February 14, in Uganda. Ambassador Delano Lewis , was serving as the Peace Corps ' associate director and country director for Nigeria and Uganda. He has since gone on to direct episodes of the Disney Channel sitcoms A. He also directed the live episode of Undateable in that secured a third season for the series. Lewis made his film debut as Dennis in the dark comedy Heathers. In late December , Lewis was arrested after he fatally struck Isabel Duarte, a resident of Bethesda, Maryland , in a car crash. He was charged with manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. Lewis was also ordered to serve two years' probation after his release and to perform hours of community service.
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Phill Lewis only ended up serving one year behind bars.
Watch the video. Looking for something to watch? Sign In. Up 13 this week. He is married to Meagn Benton. They have two children. Born: February 14 , in Uganda.
Moseby, or for his recurring roles on Lizzie McGuire and Scrubs , actor and director Phill Lewis actually did some time behind bars. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Phill's arrest, and what he's been working on since you last saw him on TV. Phill Lewis became a household name when he played Dennis, a high school yearbook editor in 's seminal Heathers , after having previously only held minor TV roles. He went on to play protagonist Teech in a show of the same name in , the same year he appeared in City Slickers and Brother Future. Incidentally, that was also the year of Phill Lewis' arrest. Then year-old Phill was out driving in Potomac, Md. After the actor crashed into Isabel's car head-on, officials found that his blood-alcohol levels were three times the legal limit of intoxication. Phill was convicted of a DUI as well as manslaughter with a motor vehicle in and was sentenced to five years in prison, two years of probation, and hours of community service.
Phill Lewis 's first big break in show business was starring in the title role of the short-lived situation comedy Teech. However, the show was canceled after only four episodes due to low ratings. Shortly after the program's end, Lewis was arrested in late December for an incident where he was accused of driving while intoxicated, and hit a pedestrian in Potomac, Maryland, 21 year-old Isabel Duarte of Bethesda, who would die from her injuries. He was convicted of the DUI charge and manslaughter with a motor vehicle in Montgomery County Circuit Court on February 8, , and sentenced to five years in prison, two years of probation, and hours of community service. However, Judge William Miller suspended four years of the prison term, citing Lewis' work with a prison-based theater group which performed in schools and churches to highlight the consequences of drug abuse. After these legal troubles, Lewis resumed his career anew, acting mostly in supporting roles in sitcoms before his role in The Suite Life. Tipton , Mr.