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James Avery (James La Rue Avery)

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Biography

Pughsville [now Suffolk], Virginia, USA
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, California and began writing TV scripts and poetry for PBS. Read more...

Actor

Character: Man dancing outside Ray's shop

The Blues Brothers 1980

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Character: Man Playing Pinball

The Stunt Man 1980

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Character: Audition Actor #2

Wish I Was Here 2014

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Character: Himself - In Memoriam

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014

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Character: Himself - In Memoriam

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014

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Character: Commissioner Morocco

Go, Bolivia, Go! 2013

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Character: Himself

Nobody's Watching 2006

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Character: Himself

Chabad Telethon 2006

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Character: Gus Winter

Lethal Eviction 2005

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Character: Mr. Gantry

Raise Your Voice 2004

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Character: Seymour Gold

Hair Show 2004

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Character: Prof. Shifflin

Nancy Drew 2002

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Character: Himself - Host

2002 Trumpet Awards 2002

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Character: Dr. Glidden

Spirit Lost 1997

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Character: Mr. Steve Yeager

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995

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Character: Agent Gilwood

A Friend to Die For 1994

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Character: Agent Noah Hollander

Little Miss Millions 1993

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Character: Midnight Rider

Shout 1991

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Character: Les' DMV Examiner

License to Drive 1988

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Character: Detective #2

Fletch 1985

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Character: Mark Hanley

Let the Game Begin 2010

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Character: Modelo Snipes

The Grind 2010

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Character: Caddy Mack

Who's Your Caddy? 2007

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Character: Himself

2007 Trumpet Awards 2007

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Character: Calvin Bridges

You Lucky Dog 1998

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Character: Fred, Captive Security Guard

The Advanced Guard 1998

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Character: Dr. Solomon Holt

Epoch 2001

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Character: Larry Dukes

Honeybee 2001

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Character: Mr. Burken

Chasing Sunsets 2001

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Character: Preston Cash

Unfriendly Skies 2000

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Character: Himself / Philip Banks

I, Whoops, There It Is 1996

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Character: The Pin Punisher

A Different World 1987

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Character: Mr. Berwin

Cagney & Lacey 1981

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Character: Quentin Lamoreaux

FM 1989

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Character: Himself

Reading Rainbow 1983

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Character: Ninja Master Head

Hide and Seek Ninjaz 0

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Character: Gordon

Movin In 0

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Character: Gordon

New Dad 0

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Character: Himself

James Avery 0

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Character: Redmond

Pilot 0

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Character: Himself

Episode #1.18 0

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Character: Mason Andrews

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go 0

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Character: General K'Vagh

Affliction 0

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Character: General K'Vagh

Divergence 0

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Character: Judge Samuel Bennett

The Feud 0

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Character: Dr. Erkhart

Conspiracy 0

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Character: Crandall Smythe

Spelling Bee 0

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Character: Charles Haysbert

Spin Dry 0

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Character: Charles Haysbert

Shelby 0

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Character: Charles Haysbert

Forgive Me, Father 0

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Character: Charles Haysbert

A Priori 0

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Character: Charles Haysbert

Angel Work 0

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Character: Charles Haysbert

Long Day's Journey 0

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Character: Charles Haysbert

Before the Deluge 0

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Character: Charles Haysbert

Sweet Sorrow 0

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Character: Charles Haysbert

'Till Death Do Us Part 0

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Character: Dean Mark Clivner

Here Comes the Judge 0

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