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James Avery

Mostly Credited As: James Avery
Birth Name: James Avery
Date Of Birth: November 27, 1948 (Age 65)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Date Of Death: December 31, 2013
Cause Of Death: complications from open-heart surgery
Height: 6' 5" (1.95 m)

James Avery


James Avery was born on the date of November 27, 1948 in Atlantic City, New Jersey is an actor of both live action and animation. One of his best known roles is Judge Phillip Banks, Will Smith's uncle in the show Fresh Prince of Bel-air. Shortly after highschool, James joined the United States Navy. He also served in the vietnom war from '68 to '69. He moved to Sen Diego after the military life where he began to write scripts and poetry. He got an emey from doing this. After getting the emey, James got a scolarship to The University of California, San Diego. Besides playing many characters in sitcoms, he played many cartoon characters, his biggest known animated role is in the '87 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show as their greatest enemy, The Shredder. The woman Avery married in 1988, Barbra is the dean of Loyola Marymount University.

To this day, Avery countinues to act in shows.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys (1996)As: Gor(illa) -- [Voice]
Sparks (1996)As: Alonzo Sparks
Iron Man (1994)As: James Rhodes / War Machine (1994-1995) -- [Voice]
Legend of Prince Valiant (1991)As: Sir Bryant -- [Voice]
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)As: Philip Banks
FM (1989)As: Quentin Lamoreaux
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (1988)As: Shredder (S1-S7) -- [Voice]
Rambo (1986)As: Turbo -- [Voice]
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos (1986)As: Additional Voices -- [Voice]
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'N' Wrestling (1985)As: Junkyard Dog -- [Voice]
Episode Cast Credits 

The Young and the Restless (1973) 
  Ep. #10012 40x143: (Oct/15/2012) As Judge Roy Daley 
  Ep. #10011 40x142: (Oct/12/2012) As Judge Roy Daley 

Grey's Anatomy (2005) 
  One Step Too Far 08x17: (Mar/15/2012) As Sam (Husband of Patient On Life Support) 

Sherri (2009) 
  Thanks-for-not-for-nothing-giving 01x12: (Nov/24/2009) As Redmond 
  Dating Dad 01x06: (Oct/13/2009) As Redmond 
  I Have a Dreamboard 01x02: (Oct/06/2009) As Redmond 
  Pilot 01x01: (Oct/05/2009) As Redmond 

Eli Stone (2008) 
  Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go 01x04: (Feb/21/2008) As Mason Andrews 

The Closer (2005) 
  Saving Face 03x03: (Jul/02/2007) As Dr. Crippen 
  Grave Doubts 03x02: (Jun/25/2007) As Dr. Crippen 
  Out of Focus 02x06: (Jul/17/2006) As Medical Examiner 
  Aftertaste 02x04: (Jul/03/2006) As Medical Examiner 

Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) 
  Divergence (2) 04x16: (Feb/25/2005) As K'Vagh 
  Affliction (1) 04x15: (Feb/18/2005) As K'Vagh 

All of Us (2003) 
  Parents Just Don't Understand 02x08: (Nov/23/2004) As Lucas 
  I Saw Tia Kissing Santa Claus 01x11: (Dec/16/2003) As Lucas, Tia's Father 

That's So Raven (2003) 
  Opportunity Shocks 03x03: (Nov/05/2004) As Presto 

Girlfriends (2000) 
  Maybe Baby 05x05: (Oct/18/2004) As Dr. Couch 

NYPD Blue (1993) 
  Great Balls of Ire 12x03: (Oct/12/2004) As Steve Pines 

Charmed (1998) 
  A Call To Arms 07x01: (Sep/12/2004) As Zola 

That '70s Show (1998) 
  Happy Jack 06x17: (Mar/24/2004) As Officer Kennedy 
  A Legal Matter 06x10: (Feb/04/2004) As Officer Kennedy 
  Young Man Blues 06x09: (Jan/14/2004) As Officer Kennedy 

Pet Star (2002) 
  Pet Star: 23 02x08: (Oct/03/2003) As Himself 
  Pet Star: 21 02x06: (Sep/19/2003) As Himself 

Soul Food (2000) 
  All Together Alone 04x01: (Apr/09/2003) As Walter Carter #2 
  This Must Be Love 02x20: (Feb/13/2002) As Walter Carter #2 
  Life Lessons 02x08: (Aug/15/2001) As Walter Carter #2 
  Nice Work If You Can Get It 01x14: (Jan/10/2001) As Walter Carter #2 

Crossing Jordan (2001) 
  Conspiracy 02x16: (Mar/17/2003) As Dr. Erkhart 

Reba (2001) 
  The Feud 02x17: (Feb/21/2003) As Judge Samuel Bennett 

The Division (2001) 
  Til Death Do Us Part 03x01: (Jan/05/2003) As Charles Haysbert 
  Sweet Sorrow (2) 02x22: (Aug/11/2002) As Charles Haysbert 
  Before the Deluge (1) 02x21: (Aug/04/2002) As Charles Haysbert 
  Long Day's Journey 02x20: (Jul/28/2002) As Charles Haysbert 

Judging Amy (1999) 
  Damage Control 04x07: (Nov/12/2002) As Mr. Ruff 

Dharma & Greg (1997) 
  Mission: Implausible 05x18: (Apr/02/2002) As Walter 
  Love, Honor & Olé! 04x02: (Oct/24/2000) As Walter 

The Proud Family (2001) 
  Spelling Bee 01x06: (Oct/12/2001) Voiced  Crandall Smythe 

The Legend of Tarzan (2001) 
  Tarzan and the Eagle's Feather 01x31: (Oct/08/2001) Voiced  Chief Keewazi 
  Tarzan and the Fountain 01x10: (Sep/13/2001) Voiced  Chief Keewazi 
  Tarzan and the Poisoned River - Part Two 01x08: (Sep/11/2001) Voiced  Chief Keewazi 
  Tarzan and the Poisoned River - Part One 01x07: (Sep/10/2001) Voiced  Chief Keewazi 

Strong Medicine (2000) 
  Wednesday Night Fever 01x21: (Mar/04/2001) As Harold Jenkins 

The Jamie Foxx Show (1996) 
  Episode 100: Always and Forever (a.k.a. Happily Ever After) 05x12: (Jan/14/2001) As Reverend 

Two Guys and a Girl (1998) 
  Rescue Me 04x10: (Dec/15/2000) As Judge 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Unfriendly Skies 01x09: (Dec/08/2000) As Preston Cash 

Spider-Man (1994) (1994) 
  Sins of the Fathers (11): Carnage (2) 03x12: (Nov/09/1996) Voiced  Jim Rhodes/War Machine 
  Sins of the Fathers (10): Venom Returns (1) 03x11: (Nov/02/1996) Voiced  Jim Rhodes/War Machine 

Duckman (1994) 
  The Road to Dendron 03x16: (May/11/1996) Voiced  Expositor 
  It's the Thing of the Principal 01x09: (May/07/1994) Voiced  School Guard, Minister 

Gargoyles (1994) 
  Walkabout 02x33: (Feb/07/1996) Voiced  Shaman 

In the House (1995) 
  Love on a One-Way Street 02x14: (Jan/22/1996) As Mediator 

Murder One (1995) 
  Chapter Five 01x05: (Oct/19/1995) As Judge Nathaniel Alexander 

Aladdin (1994) 
  Egg-stra Protection 01x50: (Nov/11/1994) Voiced  Haroud Hazi Bin 
  The Seven Faces Of Genie 01x41: (Oct/31/1994) Voiced  Haroud Hazi Bin 
  Smolder And Wiser 01x31: (Oct/17/1994) Voiced  Haroud Hazi Bin 
  The Day The Bird Stood Still 01x26: (Oct/10/1994) Voiced  Haroud Hazi Bin 

American Experience (1988) 
  Midnight Ramble 07x04: (Oct/26/1994) Voiced  Narrator 

L.A. Law (1986) 
  P.S. Your Shrink Is Dead 06x17: (Apr/16/1992) As Judge Michael Conover 
  Spleen It to Me, Lucy 06x04: (Nov/07/1991) As Judge Michael Conover 
  Lie Harder 05x03: (Nov/01/1990) As Judge Michael Conover 
  Bang... Zoom... Zap 04x19: (Apr/26/1990) As Judge Michael Conover 

Amen (1986) 
  Thelma Says, I Do 04x08: (Nov/18/1989) As Rev. Crawford 
  Retreat, Heck! 01x06: (Nov/15/1986) As Arnie Samples 

A Different World (1987) 
  To Have and Have Not 03x04: (Oct/26/1989) As The Pin Punisher 

Beauty and the Beast (US) (1987) 
  To Reign in Hell 01x20: (Mar/18/1988) As Winslow 
  Fever 01x18: (Feb/26/1988) As Winslow 
  The Alchemist 01x14: (Jan/22/1988) As Winslow 
  Shades of Grey 01x12: (Jan/08/1988) As Winslow 

Jake and the Fatman (1987) 
  Fatal Attraction (1) 01x02: (Sep/29/1987) As Unknown 

The Real Ghostbusters (1986) 
  Killerwatt 01x02: (Sep/20/1986) Voiced  Killerwatt 

Amazing Stories (1985) 
  Hell Toupee 01x21: (Apr/13/1986) As Chief Hansen 

Moonlighting (1985) 
  Twas the Episode Before Christmas 02x10: (Dec/17/1985) As Reuben King 

The A-Team (1983) 
  The Heart of Rock N' Roll 04x06: (Nov/05/1985) As Unknown 

Brothers (US) (1984) 
  The Stranger 02x18: (Oct/23/1985) As Bubba Dean 
  You Brought a New Kind of Love To Me 01x02: (Aug/16/1984) As Bubba Dean 

Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983) 
  Murder Between Friends 02x22: (May/06/1985) As Nabuti 

Cagney & Lacey (1982) 
  Who Says It's Fair (1) 04x16: (Feb/11/1985) As School Prinicipal (Uncredited) 

Hardcastle & McCormick (1983) 
  Scared Stiff 01x23: (Apr/01/1984) As Unknown 

Simon & Simon (1981) 
  Harm's Way 03x20: (Mar/01/1984) As Roy 
  Red Dog Blues 02x22: (Mar/24/1983) As Huey 

Hill Street Blues (1981) 
  Fuchs Me? Fuchs You! 04x13: (Jan/26/1984) As Toliver 
  Nichols from Heaven 04x12: (Jan/19/1984) As Toliver 
  Ratman and Bobbin 04x11: (Jan/12/1984) As Tolliver 

The Jeffersons (1975) 
  Father Christmas 10x10: (Dec/11/1983) As Coleman 

Newhart (1982) 
  Heaven Knows Mr. Utley 01x19: (Mar/20/1983) As Construction Worker 

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982) 
  God Save the Queen 01x13: (Jan/19/1983) As Gabriel 
Trivia

James Avery loved playing "The Shredder" on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), that he tried out for the role of Shredder on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003). But sadly, he didn't get the part.

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