James Avery

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

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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