James Avery

Born Nov 27, 1945
  • Actor, Voice Actor, Soldier
Net Worth
$3 Million
James LaRue Avery was an American actor. He played patriarch and Judge Philip Banks in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 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...

James Avery Stats


: James Avery, Sr., James L. Avery, James L. Avery, Sr.


: Actor, Voice Actor, Soldier


: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)


: African American


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: November 27, 1945

Place of Birth

: Suffolk

Date of Death

: 2013-12-31

Place of Death

: Glendale

Cause of Death

: Surgical complications

James Avery Film Roles

  1. Dr. Dolittle 2
  2. Midnight Ramble
  3. Who's Your Caddy?
    Caddy Mack
  4. Restraining Order
  5. Little Miss Millions
    Little Miss Millions
  6. Think Tank
    Think Tank
  7. Honeybee
  8. Epoch
    Dr. Solomon Holt
  9. License to Drive
    Les' DMV Examiner
  10. A Friend to Die For
    Agent Gilwood

James Avery Film Appearances

  1. The Guerrero Project
    The Guerrero Project
  2. The History Makers: Faith

James Avery TV Starring Roles

  1. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    Philip Banks
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  3. Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys
  4. Sparks
  5. Rambo and the Forces of Freedom: The Force of Freedom
  6. Going Bananas
  7. Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling
  8. Sherri
  9. The Legend of Prince Valiant
    The Legend of Prince Valiant

James Avery TV Guest Roles

  1. Unfriendly Skies
  2. Affliction
  3. Venom Returns
  4. Learning with Fran
    Mr. Bryant