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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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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Captain Sisko / Commander Sisko / Captain Benjamin Sisko / Commander Benjamin Sisko / Benny Russell / Capt. Benjamin Sisko / Hippocrates Noah / Joran Dax
(1993-1999)
American History X
American History X Dr. Bob Sweeney
(1998)
Spenser: For Hire
(1985-1988)
15 Minutes
15 Minutes Detective Leon Jackson
(2001)

Filmography

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 2006 Star Trek: Legacy (Video Game)
Captain Benjamin Sisko (voice)
 2003 Bible Mysteries (TV Series)
Narrator
 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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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 »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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On how he felt about the ending of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993): The show ran for seven years. It was a long, long road. I did have some reservations initially when I read the script [for the series finale Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: What You Leave Behind (1999)], because I thought they were going to really kill Sisko. I took that very literally, and asked the producers, "Why are you killing... See more »

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Professor of Theatre at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. See more »

Trademark:

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
shows sparks of being a GREAT actor, but overall, not very good inferno272
Avery Brooks ,Great Actor danielstaal
its too bad blacks like Avery are not in the forefront on t.v. inpnat
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