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James Avery (I) (1945–2013)


Although best known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), James Avery is a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon leaving the military, he moved to San Diego, ... See full bio »

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James Avery plays the title character in a Los Angeles production of "Othello" at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, CA. See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Avery Jr. | James L. Avery

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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I wanted to leave home, and I didn't know where I was going or what I was going to do or what would happen. That's youth, though. Being fixated on things. I was fixated on being a writer. See more »

Trivia:

Was considered for the role of Charlie Altamont in The Devil's Rejects (2005). See more »

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Beard See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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