James Avery

James Avery
1945 - 2013

James Avery  American Actor


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American Actor James Avery was born James LaRue Avery on 27th November, 1945 in Pughsville, Virginia, United States (Now Suffolk, Virginia, United States) and passed away on 31st Dec 2013 Glendale, California, United States aged 68. He is most remembered for Philip Banks On The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996).. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

James Avery was in an on-screen matchup with Daphne Reid in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990).

James Avery is a member of the following lists: Male television writers, Male poets and American male poets.


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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

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." He also provided the voice of Shredder in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series, as well as War Machine in the animated series Iron Man (1994−95) and Junkyard Dog in Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling (1985). He also played Michael Kelso's commanding officer at the police academy late in the series run of That '70s Show (2004).

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Barbara Avery74Educator


Da Jammies2015CovingtonTV Show
Wish I Was Here2014Audition Actor #2Movie
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film2013Dr. BeckettTV Movie
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer2013Judge ParsonsTV Movie
Go, Bolivia, Go!2013Commissioner MoroccoMovie
Harry's Law2011Fred BillingsTV Show
Things We Do for Love2011GordonTV Show
The Problem Solverz2011Ninja Master HeadTV Show
Let the Game Begin2010Mark HanleyMovie
The Grind2010Modelo SnipesMovie
Not Your Time2010HaigShort Film
Steppin: The Movie2009The ChancellorMovie
Sherri2009RedmondTV Show
Eli Stone2008Mason AndrewsTV Show
His Good Will2008Mr. CooperShort Film
Divine Intervention2007Rev. MatthewsMovie
Who's Your Caddy?2007Caddy MackMovie
Danika2006Teddy JohnsonMovie
Restraining Order2006Judge SandersonMovie
Think Tank2006Uncle JohnMovie
Nobody's Watching2006James AveryTV Movie
Take 32006Judge SandersonTV Movie
Lethal Eviction2005Gus WinterMovie
The Third Wish2005GeorgeMovie
Wheelmen2005Vice PresidentMovie
Grey's Anatomy2005SamTV Show
Living with Fran2005Mr. BryantTV Show
The Closer2005Dr. CrippenTV Show
A Christmas Wish2005AngelShort Film
Hair Show2004Seymour GoldMovie
Raise Your Voice2004Mr. GantryMovie
All About the Andersons2003RoscoeTV Show
All of Us2003LucasTV Show
That's So Raven2003PrestoTV Show
Dr. Dolittle 22001Eldon (as James L. Avery)Movie
Honeybee2001Larry DukesMovie
Epoch2001Dr. Solomon HoltTV Movie
Crossing Jordan2001Dr. ErkhartTV Show
My Wife and Kids2001Professor TillmanTV Show
Philly2001Dean Mark ClivnerTV Show
Reba2001Judge Samuel BennettTV Show
Star Trek: Enterprise2001General K'VaghTV Show
The Division2001Charles HaysbertTV Show
The Legend of Tarzan2001KeewaziTV Show
The Nightmare Room2001R.L. StineTV Show
The Proud Family2001Crandall SmytheTV Show
Chasing Sunsets2001Mr. BurkenMovie
Dancing in September2000Mr. WarnerMovie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000Preston CashTV Show
Girlfriends2000Dr. CouchTV Show
Soul Food2000Walter CarterTV Show
Strong Medicine2000Harold JenkinsTV Show
Bull2000Prof. Gilbert GranvilleTV Show
Out in Fifty1999CappyMovie
Family Law1999TV Show
Judging Amy1999Mr. RuffTV Show
King's Pawn1999CecilTV Movie
After Romeo1999Movie
12 Bucks1998SlowMovie
The Prince of Egypt1998Additional Voices (voice)Movie
The Advanced Guard1998Fred, Captive Security GuardTV Movie
You Lucky Dog1998Calvin BridgesTV Movie
Charmed1998ZolaTV Show
For Your Love1998Rev. HicksTV Show
One World1998William RichardTV Show
That '70s Show1998Officer KennedyTV Show
The Wild Thornberrys1998GorillaTV Show
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1998JudgeTV Show
Vengeance Unlimited1998Judge Christopher WashingtonTV Show
Spirit Lost1997Dr. GliddenMovie
Dharma & Greg1997WalterTV Show
Extreme Ghostbusters1997DannyTV Show
Pepper Ann1997Mr. ClapperTV Show
The Wonderful World of Disney1997Prof. ShifflinTV Show
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys1996Gor-illaTV Show
Quack Pack1996TV Show
Sparks1996Alonzo SparksTV Show
The Jamie Foxx Show1996ReverendTV Show
The Brady Bunch Movie1995Mr. Steve YeagerMovie
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995FatherTV Show
In the House1995Mediator, Sampson StantonTV Show
Murder One1995Judge Nathaniel AlexanderTV Show
A Friend to Die For1994Agent GilwoodTV Movie
Aladdin1994Haroud Hazi BinTV Show
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994School policemanTV Show
Gargoyles1994The ShamanTV Show
Spider-Man: The Animated Series1994Jim Rhodes, War MachineTV Show
Iron Man1994James R. 'Rhodey' Rhodes, War Machine, WhirlwindTV Show
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die1994Chess PlayerTV Movie
Little Miss Millions1993Agent Noah HollanderMovie
Without Warning: Terror in the Towers1993Fred FerbyTV Movie
NYPD Blue1993Steve PinesTV Show
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time1991Lt. CoberlyMovie
Shout1991Midnight Rider (voice)Movie
The Linguini Incident1991PhilMovie
Roc1991Dale HammersTV Show
The Legend of Prince Valiant1991Gawain's Opponent, Morgana's Servant, Sir BryantTV Show
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1990Philip BanksTV Show
Capital News1990TV Show
To My Daughter1990TV Movie
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal1989EarlTV Movie
Roe vs. Wade1989TV Movie
Family Matters1989James AveryTV Show
The Karate Kid1989Additional CharactersTV Show
FM1989Quentin LamoreauxTV Show
Turn Back the Clock1989Physical TherapistTV Movie
License to Drive1988Les' DMV ExaminerMovie
Sonny Spoon1988LieutenantTV Show
Superman1988Mayor Jackson, Thief #2TV Show
American Experience1988Charles Hamilton Houston, NarratorTV Show
Heart and Soul1988Harlan SinclairTV Movie
Three for the Road1987ClarenceMovie
Timestalkers1987BlacksmithTV Movie
A Different World1987The Pin PunisherTV Show
Beauty and the Beast1987WinslowTV Show
Jake and the Fatman1987LieutenantTV Show
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1987Construction Workers, Pietro Calzone, ShredderTV Show
Deadly Daphne's Revenge1987Detective WoodMovie
Jake's M.O.1987Abel BarnesMovie
8 Million Ways to Die1986Deputy D.A.Movie
Extremities1986Security GuardMovie
Fist of the North Star1986Fang (1991) (English version, voice)Movie
The Ladies Club1986JoeMovie
Amen1986Arnie Samples, Rev. Crawford, Rev. Tom CrawfordTV Show
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos1986Additional Voices (voice)TV Show
L.A. Law1986Judge Michael ConoverTV Show
Rambo (TV Serie1986TurboMovie
The Real Ghostbusters1986Judge, KillerwattTV Show
Valerie1986Judge N. Keller, Mr. ErdmanTV Show
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story1986Hank DudneyTV Movie
The Eleventh Commandment1986Movie
Appointment with Fear1985ConnorsMovie
Fletch1985Detective #2Movie
Condor1985CasTV Movie
Space1985Jean-MarieTV Show
2271985Jo JoTV Show
Amazing Stories1985Chief HansenTV Show
George Burns Comedy Week1985TV Show
Moonlighting1985Reuben KingTV Show
Rock 'n' Wrestling1985Junkyard DogTV Show
Street Hawk1985Councilman WatersTV Show
Kicks1985StanleyTV Movie
Brothers1984Bubba, Bubba DeanTV Show
Legmen1984No NeckTV Show
Night Court1984Judge HopkinsTV Show
Spencer1984TV Show
SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show1984Additional VoicesTV Show
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries1984GroundskeeperTV Show
Going Bananas1984HankTV Show
Laugh Busters1984Hank (1984)Movie
Antony and Cleopatra1983MardianTV Movie
Hardcastle and McCormick1983TV Show
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1983NabutiTV Show
The A-Team1983QuintTV Show
Webster1983Judge BarshallTV Show
Newhart1982Construction WorkerTV Show
St. Elsewhere1982Man in ER., Mental PatientTV Show
Tales of the Gold Monkey1982GabrielTV Show
Cagney & Lacey1981Mr. BerwinTV Show
Hill Street Blues1981TolliverTV Show
Simon & Simon1981Huey, RoyTV Show
The Blues Brothers1980Man dancing outside Ray's shop (uncredited)Movie
The Stunt Man1980Man Playing Pinball (uncredited)Movie
The Dukes of Hazzard1979CharlieTV Show
Dallas1978Judge J. FowlerTV Show
ABC Weekend Specials1977HeadmanTV Show
The Jeffersons1975ColemanTV Show
The Young and the Restless1973Judge Roy DaleyTV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954OliverTV Show
Live with ItDr. LeonShort Film
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artistsprartistsprMay 24, 2017

JAMES AVERY! THE STAR OF FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR REST IN PEACE.. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. https://twitter.com/HealingPainter/status/700919907001565184

smashavesmashaveMay 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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