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James Avery

Full / Real Name: James L. Avery, Sr.
Born: 27 November 1948 (71 years old)
Gender: Male

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James Avery is an American actor best known for his role as the patriarch and attorney (later judge) Philip Banks in the television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, whom Will Smith's character affectionately called "Uncle Phil".

This character was ranked #34 in TV Guide's "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time". He played the role from 1990-1996.

He also provided the voice of Shredder in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series, as well as War Machine in the animated series Iron Man and Spider-Man.

In addition, Avery played Michael Kelso's officer at the police academy late in the series run of the popular sitcom That '70s Show.


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