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Avery Franklin Brooks was born on October 2, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana to a musically talented family. His maternal grandfather, Samuel Travis Crawford, was a tenor who graduated from Tougaloo College in Mississippi in 1901. Crawford toured the country singing with the Delta Rhythm Boys in the 1930s. Brooks also is musically inclined having ... See full bio »
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 2006 Star Trek: Legacy (Video Game)
Captain Benjamin Sisko (voice)
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
King Maximus
- The Golden Goose (1997) ... King Maximus (voice)
 1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
- Sentinel (1996) ... Nokkar (voice)
 1995 Spenser: A Savage Place (TV Movie)
 1994 Spenser: The Judas Goat (TV Movie)
 1993 Spenser: Ceremony (TV Movie)
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
- Life After Death (1989) ... Hawk
- If Memory Serves (1989) ... Hawk
- Intensive Care (1989) ... Hawk
- Never My Love (1989) ... Hawk
 1988 Roots: The Gift (TV Movie)
Cletus Moyer
 1985-1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
- Haunting (1988) ... Hawk
- McAllister (1988) ... Hawk
- Hawk's Eyes (1988) ... Hawk
- Watercolors (1988) ... Hawk
- Company Man (1988) ... Hawk
 1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin (TV Movie)
Uncle Tom
 1985 Finnegan Begin Again (TV Movie)
Dude on Bus
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Performed title role of the Phillip Hayes Dean play "Paul Robeson" since 1982 at Los Angeles, CA's Westwood Playhouse, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC & Broadway's Longacre Theatre. See more »

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4 Interviews | 3 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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On the best thing about playing a Star Trek captain: One of the reasons that I accepted, once asked to do Star Trek, was to give a single child a chance to see the long thought, to see themselves some 400 years hence. It occurred to me that we must ensure that we keep in front of children the ever-changing horizon. To let the children know that there is possibility, to let the children know that ... See more »


Has a very, very close relationship with Cirroc Lofton, the actor who played his son on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) See more »


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