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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 Capt. Benjamin Sisko / Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko / Benny Russell / Captain Sisko / Dr. Noah / Joran Dax
(1993-1999)
The Big Hit Paris
(1998)
(1998)
15 Minutes Detective Leon Jackson
(2001)

Filmography

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 2006 Star Trek: Legacy (Video Game)
Capt. Benjamin Sisko (voice)
 2004 Bible Mysteries (TV Series)
Narrator
- Joseph and his Coat of Many Colours (2004) ... 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)
Capt. Benjamin Sisko / Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko / Benny Russell / ...
- What You Leave Behind (1999) ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
- The Dogs of War (1999) ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
- Extreme Measures (1999) ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
- Tacking into the Wind (1999) ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
- When It Rains... (1999) ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
 1998 American History X
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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Other Works:

TV commercials for IBM e-Business software ("It's a different kind of world. You need a different kind of software") (22 May 2000) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Vicki Lenora Bowen  (3 children)

Parents:

Samuel Brooks | Eva Lydia Crawford
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Personal Quote:

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:

Raised in Gary, Indiana, where his family moved at age 8. See more »

Trademark:

Shaved head and goatee See more »

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