James Avery

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James Avery
Born James La Rue Avery
November 27, 1945(1945-11-27)
Pughsville, Virginia, U.S.
Died December 31, 2013(2013-12-31) (aged 68)
Glendale, California, U.S.
Ethnicity African American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–2012

James La Rue Avery, Sr. (November 27, 1945 – December 31, 2013) was an American actor. He was born in Virginia and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was best known for his role television show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.[1] He played father and lawyer Philip Banks, Will Smith's character's uncle.

Avery died from problems after open-heart surgery in a hospital in Los Angeles. He was aged 68.[1][2][3]

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