You probably remember actor James Avery as Will Smith’s Uncle Phil on sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but if you grew up in that era watching cartoons, you were probably already intimately familiar with Avery’s work without realizing it.
The actor spent a portion of his career doing voicework for various animated series, but his biggest role was one we never even knew was his. That’s right, Uncle Phil provided the voice for Shredder on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.
Check out the cool video below, where Avery talks about what it was like playing the villainous Shredder, and reveals that he viewed Shredder and Krang’s relationship as that of an old married couple. I’m never going to look at those episodes in the same way again…
[via Next Impulse Sports and Landon Palmer]