James Avery

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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 provided the voice of Shredder in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series, as well as War Machine in the animated series Iron Man (1994−95) and Junkyard Dog in Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling (1985). He also played Michael Kelso's commanding officer at the police academy late in the series run of That '70s Show (2004).

Age: 68 (age at death)
Born: 27 November, 1945, Pughsville, Virginia, United States (Now Suffolk, Virginia, United States)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Philip Banks On The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996).


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2015 Da Jammies Covington
2014 Wish I Was Here Audition Actor #2
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Dr. Beckett
2013 Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer Judge Parsons
2013 Go, Bolivia, Go! Commissioner Morocco
2011 Harry's Law Fred Billings
2011 Things We Do for Love Gordon
2011 The Problem Solverz Ninja Master Head
2011 Valediction Edward
2010 Let the Game Begin Mark Hanley
2010 The Grind Modelo Snipes



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