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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)
 2001 God Lives Underwater: Fame (Short)
Detective Leon Jackson
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
King Maximus
- The Golden Goose (1997) ... King Maximus (voice)
 1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Nokkar
- Sentinel (1996) ... Nokkar (voice)
 1995 Spenser: A Savage Place (TV Movie)
Hawk
 1994 Spenser: The Judas Goat (TV Movie)
Hawk
 1993 Spenser: Ceremony (TV Movie)
Hawk
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Hawk
- 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)
Hawk
- 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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Documentary: Light the Ocean - Narrator See more »

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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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His advice to aspiring actors: Hold on to your dream. Don't let the people shake you from your dream. Don't let form become more important than the substance of your heart and mind. Don't let commerce determine what you do exclusively. (September/October 2006, Star Trek Magazine issue #1) See more »

Trivia:

Taught courses for Rutgers University while working on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He videotaped his lessons for his students at the studio, occasionally while still in his character's uniform! See more »

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Deep resonant voice See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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Why did he want to leave DS9 midway through the series? fluffyburger
Why isn't he acting any more??? Urbaniak_1
Avery Brooks ,Great Actor danielstaal
its too bad blacks like Avery are not in the forefront on t.v. inpnat
shows sparks of being a GREAT actor, but overall, not very good inferno272
Ben Sisko abbandoned his family in a recent book jpn02
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