Phillip Dow PoteatMarch 26, 1967 ~ August 30, 2017 (age 50)
Phillip Dow Poteat
Born in Lankershim, PA on March 26, 1967, Phil was the son of Janis Towsley Poteat and John Poteat Sr. (Myrta), who both predeceased him.
After attending Villanova University, the University of Southern California and the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Acting Studio, Phil had a long and exciting career as a member of both the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA. A lifelong bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast, he worked first as a model (once for artist Peter Max) and later as “Atlas” on the TV show American Gladiators and in several other commercials and films.
Phil is predeceased by his beloved twin brother John Poteat (Khristy and son Christian) and brother Harry Poteat (Paula and sons Cyrus and William)
Living on to treasure his love and memory are his wife Kathleen Borden Poteat, sister Jennifer Poteat (Michael Staebler), Parental in –laws Deborah and William Borden and Linda and Richard Gallant.
Phil’s aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, too numerous to mention will all miss his happy disposition and sincere devotion to family.
His faithful friends all over the country know and remember him as a big man with a big heart and beautiful soul. They will remember him as a lover of motocross racing, fast cars, and all levels of football (especially the Philadelphia Eagles) and the great adventure of living large. In return for being an organ recipient himself and because he loved all so, he donated tissue and other organs to those in need of medical attention. Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of this unique and loving man’s Life at The First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica on Tuesday, September 12. A visitation will take place from 10:00AM to 11:00AM with a Celebration of Life following at 11:30AM