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James LaRue Avery (November 27, 1945 – December 31, 2013) was an American actor. He played patriarch and Judge Philip Banks in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990−96). This character was ranked #34 in TV Guide '​s "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time." He also...Wikipedia

Age: 68 (age at death)
Born: 27th November, 1945, Pughsville, Virginia, United States (Now Suffolk, Virginia, United States)
Died: 31st December, 2013, Glendale, California, United States
Height: 6' 5" (196 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Philip Banks On The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996).

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Philip Banks, Avery's character on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990), was ranked #34 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].


Was in the Navy, which involved him in Vietnam.

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smashave - RIP Uncle Philip your legacy will live forever in our hearts and soul thank u for everything what you did to us in this world Uncle Philip RIP 1945-2013 (10 months ago)
marcus28 - There is confusion about the year that James Avery was born. James Avery was either born on Tuesday November 27,1945 or on Saturday November 27,1948. He was either the age of 65 or the age of 68 at the time he passed away. (1 year ago)
marcus28 - The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996) happens to be one of my favorite television shows,ever. Rest In Peace,James Avery. (1 year ago)
marcus28 - Rest In Peace: James Avery. You were such a great actor. I love you and miss you. I grew up watching your show: The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996). I still watch it to the present day. You were so extremely hilarious on the show as Uncle Philip "Phil" Banks. (1 year ago)
Marcus28 - James Avery is not deceased.He did not pass away on Thursday June 24,2010,at the age of 61.He is still alive at the age of 65. (1 year ago)
Marcus28 - On Wednesday November 27,2013, Happy 65th Birthday to you,James Avery. Happy Thanksgiving. (1 year ago)
Debbie McCune - Damn people. James Avery is still alive. Considering they just did a Reunion for Fresh Prince in December 23 2011. (3 years ago)

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