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American actor

James Avery is ...

Dead
Born 27 Nov 1945 in Atlantic City
Died 31 Dec 2013 in Los Angeles
Age68 years, 1 month
Height1.96m (6 ft, 5 in)
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James Avery
James Avery
James Avery on the red carpet at the Heroes and Legends Awards in Beverly Hills, September 22nd 2013

About James Avery

James LaRue Avery (November 27, 1945 – December 31, 2013) was an American actor, comedian, voice over artist and poet. A prolific television actor, he is best remembered for his portrayal of patriarch Philip Banks in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. His voice acting work was mostly in animated series.

Death

On December 31, 2013, Avery died aged 68, from complications following open heart surgery at Glendale Memorial Medical Center. He was survived by his mother, Florence Avery (1924–2016), as well as his wife and stepson.

Janet Hubert, who portrayed his original on-screen wife Vivian on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, said after his death, "RIP James, all the world is a stage, and we are all merely players in this production called LIFE." Will Smith commented on Avery's death by saying, "Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery. Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. Rest in Peace." Joseph Marcell called Avery a "gentle giant."

The song "No Role Modelz" from 2014 Forest Hills Drive by J. Cole pays tribute to Avery. It contains the lyric "First things first rest in peace Uncle Phil. For real, you the only father that I ever knew."

Television

James Avery has worked on the following shows:

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
American crime fiction television series (2000–2015)
2000
The Young and the Restless
American Television Soap Opera
1973
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
US animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson, running from 1987 to 1996
1987
Judging Amy
American legal drama television series
1999
The A-Team
1980s American television series
1983
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
television series
1990
Beauty and the Beast
American drama series
1987
L.A. Law
television series
1986
NYPD Blue
American television police drama
The Division
television series
2001
Amazing Stories
1985 television series
1985
Hill Street Blues
American serial police drama
1981
Spider-Man
US mid 1990's animated television series
1994
Extreme Ghostbusters
television series
1997
Moonlighting
television series
1985
St. Elsewhere
television series
1982
The Jeffersons
television series
The Closer
American television police procedural TV series
Iron Man
American animated television series based on Marvel Comics' superhero Iron Man
My Wife and Kids
2001
Gargoyles
TV series
1994
Brothers
American television sitcom of the 1980s
Two Guys and a Girl
television series
1998
Murder One
Crossing Jordan
2001
Girlfriends
television series
The Legend of Tarzan
2001-2003 animated TV series
2001
ABC Weekend Special
anthology TV series for children
The Real Ghostbusters
American animated television series
1986
Reba
TV series
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
Webster
American television sitcom
The Wild Thornberrys
1998
Eli Stone
television series
2008
The Proud Family
television series
Night Court
television program
1984
Newhart
The Legend of Prince Valiant
television program
1991
For Your Love
TV series
1998
Family Law
television series
1999
Strong Medicine
television series
2000
227
television program
1985
Tales of the Gold Monkey
1982
All of Us
American television sitcom
2003
Soul Food
2000s American TV series
Jake and the Fatman
television series
1987
Karate Kommandos
Sherri
série télévisée
In the House
television series
Roc
Street Hawk
1985
Philly
Hardcastle and McCormick
The Jamie Foxx Show
Pepper Ann
American animated television series
1997
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
television program
Amen
American television sitcom
1986
American Experience
PBS documentary television series