Quote1 We're mighty proud of you, Bruce! Quote2
-- Philip Wayne src

Philip Wayne was the brother of Thomas Wayne. When Thomas and Martha Wayne were killed by the mugger Joe Chill, Philip became the legal guardian of his nephew Bruce Wayne. His business required him to travel a lot, so Bruce was taken care of by Philip's housekeeper Mrs. Chilton. Neither Bruce nor Philip knew that Mrs. Chilton was actually the mother of Joe Chill. They were both proud to see Bruce eventually graduate from college as a star athlete and an honor student.[1][2]

  • It was initially unclear which side of the family Uncle Philip belonged to. The Who's Who series cleared that up by listing him as "Philip Wayne."[3]