James Avery

James Avery

actor, producer, soundtrack

James Avery was born on Nov 27, 1945 in USA. James Avery's big-screen debut came with The Stunt Man directed by Richard Rush in 1980, strarring Customer at Diner (uncredited). James Avery is known for Da Jammies directed by Tyree Dillihay, Aulsondro Novelist Hamilton stars as Novelist and William Dolla Chapman II as Dolla. The upcoming new tvshow James Avery plays is Da Jammies - Season 1 which will be released on Jan 01, 2015.

Although known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on Le prince de Bel-Air (1990), James Avery was 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. He won an Emmy for production during his tenure there and deservedly won a scholarship to the University of California at San Diego, from which he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama and Literature. (Sidenote: His wife Barbara is the Dean of Student Life at California's Loyola Marymount University.) In addition to his sitcom popularity, he lent his voice to over a dozen animated television series and features. He was also the primary host of the popular PBS travel and adventure series Going Places (1997). Armed with a diverse resume of credits, James Avery remained a unique creative force as convincing a comedian as he was a Shakespearean character.

  • Birthday

    Nov 27, 1945
  • Place of Birth

    Pughsville [now Suffolk], Virginia, USA

Known For

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows