STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 128 this week

Avery Brooks (I)


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 »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent

Take Five With "GLOW" Star Sydelle Noel

"GLOW" standout Sydelle Noel answers five of the most essential film and TV questions.

See Sydelle's Top 5

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 people
created 1 week ago
 
a list of 45 people
created 02 Oct 2015
 
a list of 28 images
created 01 Jul 2015
 
a list of 26 people
created 25 Mar 2014
 
a list of 40 people
created 01 Nov 2013
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Avery Brooks's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American History X
American History X Dr. Bob Sweeney
(1998)
The Big Hit
The Big Hit Paris
(1998)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Captain Sisko / Commander Sisko / Benny Russell / Captain Siskoo / Dr. Noah / Joran Dax
(1993-1999)
15 Minutes
15 Minutes Detective Leon Jackson
(2001)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (22 credits)
 2006 Star Trek: Legacy (Video Game)
Capt. Benjamin Sisko (voice)
 2003 Bible Mysteries (TV Series)
Narrator
 2001 God Lives Underwater: Fame (Short)
Detective Leon Jackson
 2001 15 Minutes
Detective Leon Jackson
 1993-1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Captain Sisko / Commander Sisko / Benny Russell / ...
- What You Leave Behind (1999) ... Captain Sisko
- The Dogs of War (1999) ... Captain Sisko
- Extreme Measures (1999) ... Captain Sisko
- Tacking Into the Wind (1999) ... Captain Sisko
- When It Rains... (1999) ... Captain Sisko
 1998 American History X
Dr. Bob Sweeney
 1998 The Big Hit
Paris
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
King Maximus
- The Golden Goose (1997) ... King Maximus (voice)
 1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Harbinger (Video Game)
Capt. Benjamin Sisko (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
 1994 Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes (TV Movie)
Hawk
 1993 Spenser: Ceremony (TV Movie)
Hawk
 1993 The Ernest Green Story (TV Movie)
Rev. Lawson
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Hawk
- Life After Death (1989) ... Hawk
- Beautiful Are the Stars (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
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Solomon Northup
- Solomon Northup's Odyssey (1984) ... Solomon Northup
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (37 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Documentary: Light the Ocean - Narrator See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 »

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 »

Trademark:

Shaved head and goatee See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial