James Avery

James Avery
1945 - 2013

James Avery  American Actor


James LaRue Avery (November 27, 1945 – December 31, 2013) was an American actor. He played patriarch Philip Banks in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990−96). This character was ranked #34 in TV Guide's "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time.&...

Confirmed Relationships1
Longest Relationship26 yrs, 11 mths
Shortest Relationship26 yrs, 11 mths
Average Relationship Length26 yrs, 11 mths
First Name James
Middle Name LaRue
Last Name Avery
Full Name at Birth James LaRue Avery
Age 68 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th November, 1945
Birthplace Pughsville, Virginia, United States (Now Suffolk, Virginia, United States)
Died 31st December, 2013
Place of Death Glendale, California, United States
Cause of Death Complications From Open Heart Surgery.
Height 6' 5" (196 cm)
Build Large
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Distinctive Feature Bald head, Tall stature
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
University BA Drama and Literature, University of California at San Diego
Occupation Text Actor, Poet, Voice Actor, Producer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Philip Banks On The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996).
Year(s) Active 1980–present, 1980–2013
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/663/000051510/, www.behindthevoiceactors.com/James-Avery/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122576419
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James Avery68 SagittariusActor
Barbara Avery72Educator


Da Jammies2015 Covington Movie
Wish I Was Here2014 Audition Actor #2 Movie
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film2013 Dr. Beckett TV Movie
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer2013 Judge Parsons Movie
Go, Bolivia, Go!2013 Commissioner Morocco Movie
Harry's Law2011 Fred Billings TV Show
Things We Do for Love2011 Gordon TV Show
The Problem Solverz2011 Ninja Master Head TV Show
Valediction2011 Edward Short Film
Let the Game Begin2010 Mark Hanley Movie
The Grind2010 Modelo Snipes Movie
Not Your Time2010 Haig Short Film
Steppin: The Movie2009 The Chancellor Movie
Sherri2009 Redmond TV Show
Eli Stone2008 Mason Andrews TV Show
His Good Will2008 Mr. Cooper Short Film
Divine Intervention2007 Rev. Matthews Movie
Who's Your Caddy?2007 Caddy Mack Movie
Danika2006 Teddy Johnson Movie
Restraining Order2006 Judge Sanderson Movie
Think Tank2006 Uncle John Movie
Nobody's Watching2006 James Avery TV Movie
Take 32006 Judge Sanderson TV Movie
Lethal Eviction2005 Gus Winter Movie
The Third Wish2005 George Movie
Wheelmen2005 Vice President Movie
Grey's Anatomy2005 Sam TV Show
Living with Fran2005 Mr. Bryant TV Show
The Closer2005 Dr. Crippen TV Show
A Christmas Wish2005 Angel Short Film
Hair Show2004 Seymour Gold Movie
Raise Your Voice2004 Mr. Gantry Movie
All About the Andersons2003 Roscoe TV Show
All of Us2003 Lucas TV Show
That's So Raven2003 Presto TV Show
Nancy Drew2002 Prof. Shifflin TV Movie
Dr. Dolittle 22001 Eldon Movie
Honeybee2001 Larry Dukes Movie
Epoch2001 Dr. Solomon Holt TV Movie
Crossing Jordan2001 Dr. Erkhart TV Show
My Wife and Kids2001 Professor Tillman TV Show
Philly2001 Dean Mark Clivner TV Show
Reba2001 Judge Samuel Bennett TV Show
Star Trek: Enterprise2001 General K'Vagh TV Show
The Division2001 Charles Haysbert TV Show
The Legend of Tarzan2001 Keewazi TV Show
The Nightmare Room2001 R.L. Stine TV Show
The Proud Family2001 Crandall Smythe TV Show
Chasing Sunsets2001 Mr. Burken Movie
Dancing in September2000 Mr. Warner Movie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000 Preston Cash TV Show
Girlfriends2000 Dr. Couch TV Show
Soul Food2000 Walter Carter TV Show
Strong Medicine2000 Harold Jenkins TV Show
Bull2000 Prof. Gilbert Granville Movie
Out in Fifty1999 Cappy Movie
Family Law1999 TV Show
Judging Amy1999 Mr. Ruff TV Show
King's Pawn1999 Cecil TV Movie
After Romeo1999 Movie
12 Bucks1998 Slow Movie
The Prince of Egypt1998 Additional Voices (voice) Movie
The Advanced Guard1998 Fred, Captive Security Guard TV Movie
You Lucky Dog1998 Calvin Bridges TV Movie
Charmed1998 Zola TV Show
For Your Love1998 Rev. Hicks TV Show
One World1998 William Richard TV Show
That '70s Show1998 Officer Kennedy TV Show
The Wild Thornberrys1998 Gorilla TV Show
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1998 Judge TV Show
Vengeance Unlimited1998 Judge Christopher Washington TV Show
Spirit Lost1997 Dr. Glidden Movie
Dharma & Greg1997 Walter TV Show
Extreme Ghostbusters1997 Danny TV Show
Pepper Ann1997 Mr. Clapper TV Show
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys1996 Gor-illa TV Show
Quack Pack1996 TV Show
Sparks1996 Alonzo Sparks TV Show
The Jamie Foxx Show1996 Reverend TV Show
The Brady Bunch Movie1995 Mr. Steve Yeager Movie
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995 Father TV Show
In the House1995 Sampson Stanton, Mediator TV Show
Murder One1995 Judge Nathaniel Alexander TV Show
A Friend to Die For1994 Agent Gilwood TV Movie
Aladdin1994 Haroud Hazi Bin TV Show
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994 School policeman TV Show
Gargoyles1994 The Shaman TV Show
Spider-Man: The Animated Series1994 War Machine TV Show
Iron Man1994 War Machine TV Show
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die1994 Chess Player TV Movie
Little Miss Millions1993 Agent Noah Hollander Movie
Without Warning: Terror in the Towers1993 Fred Ferby TV Movie
NYPD Blue1993 Steve Pines TV Show
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time1991 Lt. Coberly Movie
Shout1991 Midnight Rider (voice) Movie
The Linguini Incident1991 Phil Movie
Roc1991 Dale Hammers TV Show
The Legend of Prince Valiant1991 Sir Bryant TV Show
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1990 Philip Banks TV Show
Capital News1990 TV Movie
To My Daughter1990 TV Movie
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal1989 Earl TV Movie
Roe vs. Wade1989 TV Movie
The Karate Kid1989 Additional Characters TV Show
FM1989 Quentin Lamoreaux TV Show
Turn Back the Clock1989 Physical Therapist TV Movie
License to Drive1988 Les' DMV Examiner Movie
Sonny Spoon1988 Lieutenant TV Show
Superman1988 Mayor Jackson, Thief #2 TV Show
American Experience1988 Narrator, Charles Hamilton Houston TV Show
Heart and Soul1988 Harlan Sinclair TV Movie
Body Count1987 Movie
Nightflyers1987 Darryl Movie
Three for the Road1987 Clarence Movie
Timestalkers1987 Blacksmith TV Movie
A Different World1987 The Pin Punisher TV Show
Beauty and the Beast1987 Winslow TV Show
Jake and the Fatman1987 Lieutenant TV Show
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1987 Shredder TV Show
Deadly Daphne's Revenge1987 Detective Wood Movie
Jake's M.O.1987 Abel Barnes Movie
8 Million Ways to Die1986 Deputy D.A. Movie
Extremities1986 Security Guard Movie
Fist of the North Star1986 Fang (1991) (English version, voice) Movie
The Ladies Club1986 Joe Movie
Condor1986 Cas TV Movie
Amen1986 Rev. Crawford, Rev. Tom Crawford, Arnie Samples TV Show
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos1986 Additional Voices (voice) TV Show
L.A. Law1986 Judge Michael Conover TV Show
Rambo1986 Turbo TV Show
The Real Ghost Busters1986 Judge, Killerwatt TV Show
Valerie1986 Mr. Erdman, Judge N. Keller TV Show
Stoogemania1986 Gulch Movie
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story1986 Hank Dudney TV Movie
The Eleventh Commandment1986 Larry Movie
Appointment with Fear1985 Connors Movie
Fletch1985 Detective #2 Movie
Space1985 Jean-Marie TV Show
2271985 Jo Jo TV Show
Amazing Stories1985 Chief Hansen TV Show
George Burns Comedy Week1985 TV Show
Moonlighting1985 Reuben King TV Show
Rock 'n' Wrestling1985 Junkyard Dog TV Show
Street Hawk1985 Councilman Waters TV Show
Kicks1985 Stanley TV Movie
Brothers1984 Bubba, Bubba Dean TV Show
Legmen1984 No Neck TV Show
Night Court1984 Judge Hopkins TV Show
Spencer1984 TV Show
Going Bananas1984 Hank TV Show
Laugh Busters1984 Hank (1984) Movie
Antony and Cleopatra1983 Mardian TV Movie
Hardcastle and McCormick1983 TV Show
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1983 Nabuti TV Show
The A-Team1983 Quint TV Show
Webster1983 Judge Barshall TV Show
Newhart1982 Construction Worker TV Show
St. Elsewhere1982 Mental Patient TV Show
Tales of the Gold Monkey1982 Gabriel TV Show
Cagney & Lacey1981 Mr. Berwin TV Show
Hill Street Blues1981 Tolliver TV Show
Simon & Simon1981 Roy, Huey TV Show
The Blues Brothers1980 Man dancing outside Ray's shop (uncredited) Movie
The Stunt Man1980 Man Playing Pinball (uncredited) Movie
The Dukes of Hazzard1979 Charlie TV Show
Dallas1978 Judge Fowler TV Show
ABC Weekend Specials1977 Headman TV Show
The Jeffersons1975 Coleman TV Show
The Young and the Restless1973 Judge Roy Daley TV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954 Oliver TV Show
Live with It Dr. Leon Short Film
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    smashaveMay 3, 2014

    RIP Uncle Philip your legacy will live forever in our hearts and soul thank u for everything what you did to us in this world Uncle Philip RIP 1945-2013

    marcus28Jan 5, 2014

    There is confusion about the year that James Avery was born. James Avery was either born on Tuesday November 27,1945 or on Saturday November 27,1948. He was either the age of 65 or the age of 68 at the time he passed away.

    marcus28Jan 5, 2014

    The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996) happens to be one of my favorite television shows,ever. Rest In Peace,James Avery.

    marcus28Jan 5, 2014

    Rest In Peace: James Avery. You were such a great actor. I love you and miss you. I grew up watching your show: The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996). I still watch it to the present day. You were so extremely hilarious on the show as Uncle Philip "Phil" Banks.

    Marcus28Nov 26, 2013

    James Avery is not deceased.He did not pass away on Thursday June 24,2010,at the age of 61.He is still alive at the age of 65.

    Marcus28Nov 26, 2013

    On Wednesday November 27,2013, Happy 65th Birthday to you,James Avery. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Debbie McCuneJan 21, 2012

    Damn people. James Avery is still alive. Considering they just did a Reunion for Fresh Prince in December 23 2011.

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