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

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 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
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Portrayed the actor/concert singer/scholar/lawyer/activist Paul Robeson in the play "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?" both on and off Broadway. 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 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 »

Trivia:

Inducted into the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1993. See more »

Trademark:

Shaved head and goatee See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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