||Micromechanics modeling of the linear viscoelasticity of carbon-black filled styrene butadiene rubbers (SBR) shows that a simple representation of a spherical rigid-phase surrounded by rubber gum and embedded in an homogeneous equivalent medium provides access to the effective volume fraction of fillers. This simple representation is successful for a significant range of filler amount, and for materials in the glassy state. For materials in the rubbery state, experimental results support the existence of a filler-rubber interphase with reduced mobility due to confinement. The 4-phase micromechanics model, which accounts for a bounded rubber layer coating the fillers, provides satisfactory estimates of the linear viscoelasticity of filled rubbers from the rubbery state to the glassy state. It also provides access to the filler-rubber interphase behavior that appears viscoelastic, and to an estimate of the interphase thickness.