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James Avery

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, ...

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Nov 27, 1945 In Pughsville [now Suffolk], Virginia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The New American Sportsman
Latest Project:
Series Unscripted 2016-03-08
Known For
Poster of Dr. Dolittle 2
Poster of The Prince of Egypt
Poster of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Poster of Sparks
Movie Directors on Directing 2: The Story of the Storytellers Unknown 2017
Series Unscripted Himself 2016-03-08
Series Da Jammies Unknown 2015
Series Jambareeqi Reviews Unknown 2014
Movie Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Unknown 2014
Movie 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2014
Movie Wish I Was Here Unknown 2014-07-25
Series The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2014-08-25
Movie Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer Unknown 2013
Movie Go, Bolivia, Go! Unknown 2013
Series Live with Kelly and Michael Unknown 2013
Movie Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Unknown 2013-04-20
Series Dishing TEA with Big Meach Unknown 2012
Movie Valediction Unknown 2011
Series The Problem Solverz Unknown 2011
Movie Kinect Disneyland Adventures Br'er Bear 2011-11-15
Series Things We Do for Love Unknown 2011
Series Harry's Law Unknown 2011-01-17
Movie Not Your Time Unknown 2010
Series Special Collector's Edition Unknown 2010-08-16
Movie The Grind Unknown 2010
Movie Let the Game Begin Unknown 2010-01-17
Series Catch 21 Unknown 2009
Series The Brian McKnight Show Unknown 2009
Series Sherri Unknown 2009
Movie Steppin: The Movie Unknown 2009
Movie Live with It Unknown 2008
Series Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
Series The Florence Henderson Show Unknown 2008-02-18
Movie His Good Will Unknown 2008
Movie Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente! Unknown 2008
Movie 2007 Trumpet Awards Himself 2007-03-17
Movie Biker Mice from Mars Unknown 2007
Movie Divine Intervention Unknown 2007
Movie Who's Your Caddy? Unknown 2007-07-27
Series The Singing Bee Unknown 2007
Movie 2006 LA Area Emmy Awards Unknown 2006
Movie Chabad Telethon Unknown 2006
Movie Nobody's Watching Unknown 2006
Movie Think Tank Unknown 2006
Movie Take 3 Unknown 2006
Movie Restraining Order Unknown 2006
Movie Danika Unknown 2006
Movie That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye Unknown 2006
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Movie The Third Wish Unknown 2005
Movie Wheelmen Unknown 2005
Series Living with Fran Unknown 2005
Movie The History Makers Unknown 2005
Movie Lethal Eviction Unknown 2005
Movie A Christmas Wish Unknown 2005
Movie BET Awards 2005 Himself 2005-06-28
Series The Closer Unknown 2005-06-13
Movie Back to Bel-Air: A Fresh Look Unknown 2005
Series The New American Sportsman Unknown 2005
Series A History of Black Achievement in America Narrator - Host 2005-04-01
Movie Raise Your Voice Mr. Gantry 2004-10-08
Series Street Smarts Unknown 2004
Movie The Guerrero Project Unknown 2004
Movie Hair Show Unknown 2004
Series Pet Star Unknown 2003-01-31
Series That's So Raven Unknown 2003
Series All About the Andersons Unknown 2003-09-12
Series All of Us Unknown 2003-09-16
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2002
Movie The 4th Annual Family Television Awards Unknown 2002
Movie 2002 Trumpet Awards Unknown 2002
Movie Nancy Drew Unknown 2002
Series My Wife and Kids Unknown 2001-03-28
Series Crossing Jordan Unknown 2001-09-24
Movie Honeybee Unknown 2001
Series Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown 2001
Series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Movie Epoch Unknown 2001
Series The Test Unknown 2001
Movie Chasing Sunsets Unknown 2001
Movie Dr. Dolittle 2 Unknown 2001-06-22
Series The Nightmare Room R.L. Stine 2001-08-31
Series Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
Series Reba Unknown 2001-10-05
Series The Legend of Tarzan Unknown 2001-09-03
Series Philly Unknown 2001-10-09
Series The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
Movie Out in Fifty Cappy 2000-10-01
Series Bull Unknown 2000-08-15
Movie Dancing in September Unknown 2000
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Series Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Series Strong Medicine Unknown 2000-07-23
Series One World Unknown 2000
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie After Romeo Unknown 1999
Movie Arlington Road Unknown 1999
Series Dharma & Greg Unknown 1999
Movie King's Pawn Unknown 1999
Movie 12 Bucks Unknown 1998
Movie Batman & Robin Unknown 1998
Movie You Lucky Dog Unknown 1998
Series The Wild Thornberrys Unknown 1998-09-01
Movie The Prince of Egypt Additional Voices 1998-12-18
Movie The Advanced Guard Unknown 1998
Movie Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years Unknown 1998
Series That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
Series For Your Love Unknown 1998-03-17
Series Vengeance Unlimited Unknown 1998-09-29
Series Charmed Unknown 1998-10-07
Series Match Game Unknown 1998
Series Going Places Unknown 1997
Series Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys Unknown 1997
Movie Spirit Lost Unknown 1997
Series Extreme Ghostbusters Unknown 1997-09-01
Series Spider-Man Unknown 1997
Series Murder One Unknown 1997
Series Pepper Ann Unknown 1997-09-13
Series Sparks Unknown 1997
Movie It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview Unknown 1996
Series Quack Pack Unknown 1996
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-06
Series The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown 1996-08-28
Series In the House Unknown 1995-04-10
Movie The Brady Bunch Movie Unknown 1995-02-17
Series Gargoyles Unknown 1995
Series Iron Man Unknown 1995
Series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown 1995-03-26
Series Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Unknown 1994-03-05
Movie A Friend to Die For Unknown 1994
Movie Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die Unknown 1994
Movie Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards Unknown 1994
Series Aladdin Unknown 1994-09-05
Movie Animated StoryBook: The Lion King Unknown 1994
Series NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
Movie Without Warning: Terror in the Towers Unknown 1993
Movie Little Miss Millions Unknown 1993
Series Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Unknown 1992
Series Vicki! Unknown 1992-08-31
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown 1992
Series The Legend of Prince Valiant Sir Bryant / ... 1991-09-03
Series Roc Unknown 1991-08-24
Movie Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time Unknown 1991
Movie Shout Unknown 1991
Movie The Linguini Incident Unknown 1991
Series The Chuck Woolery Show Unknown 1991
Series Amen Unknown 1990
Series FM Unknown 1990
Movie Capital News Unknown 1990
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Philip Banks / ... 1990-09-10
Movie To My Daughter Unknown 1990
Movie Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal Unknown 1989
Series The Karate Kid Unknown 1989
Series The More You Know Himself 1989
Movie Splash Mountain Unknown 1989
Movie Turn Back the Clock Unknown 1989
Series Family Matters Unknown 1989-09-22
Movie Roe vs. Wade Unknown 1989
Movie Body Count None 1988-06-01
Series Sonny Spoon Unknown 1988-02-12
Series American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
Movie Heart and Soul Unknown 1988
Movie License to Drive Unknown 1988
Series Superman Unknown 1988
Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Unknown 1987
Series A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Series Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-05
Movie Timestalkers Unknown 1987
Movie Nightflyers Unknown 1987
Movie Three for the Road Unknown 1987
Movie Deadly Daphne's Revenge Unknown 1987
Movie Jake's M.O. Unknown 1987
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie Extremities Security Guard 1986-08-22
Series Rambo Turbo 1986-04-14
Movie The Eleventh Commandment Unknown 1986
Series The Real Ghostbusters Unknown 1986-09-13
Movie 8 Million Ways to Die Unknown 1986
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1986
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series Ebony/Jet Showcase Unknown 1986
Series Valerie Unknown 1986-03-01
Movie Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Unknown 1986
Series Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos Unknown 1986
Movie The Ladies Club Unknown 1986
Movie Stoogemania Unknown 1986
Movie Fist of the North Star Unknown 1986
Series Fist of the North Star Unknown 1985
Series Space Unknown 1985
Movie Appointment with Fear Unknown 1985
Series Brothers Unknown 1985
Movie Kicks Unknown 1985
Movie Condor Unknown 1985
Series Street Hawk Unknown 1985
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series George Burns Comedy Week Unknown 1985-09-18
Movie Fletch Unknown 1985-05-31
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-05
Series Rock 'n' Wrestling Unknown 1985
Series Going Bananas Unknown 1984
Movie Laugh Busters Hank 1984
Movie Antony and Cleopatra Unknown 1984
Series Legmen Unknown 1984
Series Spencer Unknown 1984
Series Night Court Unknown 1984-01-04
Series Webster Unknown 1983-09-16
Series Reading Rainbow Unknown 1983-06-06
Series The A-Team Unknown 1983-01-23
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983
Series Hardcastle and McCormick Unknown 1983-09-18
Series Tales of the Gold Monkey Unknown 1983
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-25
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1981-10-08
Series The Jeffersons Unknown 1981
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie The Stunt Man Unknown 1980
Movie The Blues Brothers Unknown 1980-06-20
Series The Dukes of Hazzard Unknown 1979-01-26
Series Dallas Unknown 1978-04-02
Series ABC Weekend Specials Unknown 1977-09-10
Series The Young and the Restless Unknown 1973-03-26
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27