Actor Joseph C. Phillips, Now 61 Years Old, From 'Cosby Show' Also Starred in Soap Operas

Joseph C. Phillips

Joseph C. Phillips is an American actor who built his fame on The Cosby Show. He has had a long and varied career, but it is his work in sitcoms and daytime television that has perhaps been most noteworthy. Not many realize, however, that the actor made a huge name for himself on various soap operas.

Phillips got his start in the entertainment industry in the early 1980s, appearing in small roles on various television shows. His big break came in 1985 when he landed the role of Justus Ward on the popular soap opera General Hospital. His groundbreaking character was one of the first African-American attorneys to be featured on daytime television. He played the role of Justus for six years, from 1985 to 1991.

After leaving General Hospital, Phillips continued to work in daytime television, appearing on several other soap operas over the years. He played the role of Det. Marcus Williams on The Bold and the Beautiful from 1994 to 1996, and he also had stints on The Young and the Restless and Port Charles.

Despite his success in other areas of the entertainment industry, Phillips has remained committed to daytime television throughout his career. At 61 years old, he continues to act in film and television, and he remains a beloved figure among soap opera fans.