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James Avery

Date Of Birth: 27th November 1948
Place Of Birth: Atlantic City, New Jersey

Biography

After graduating from high school in Atlantic City James joined the Navy and served in the Vietnam War, from 1968 to 1969.  After, he settled in San Diego and wrote poetry and television scripts for PBS, winning an Emmy for production. He won a scholarship to the University of California at San Diego and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama and Literature.

Married to Barbara in 1989.

After working at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he moved to Los Angeles and appeared in the television series.

He enjoys sailing, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Filmography

::  Film  ::

Wheelmen, 2002 (Vice President)
Chasing Sunsets, 2001 (Mr. Burken)
Dr. Dolittle 2, 2001 (Eldon)
Honeybee, 2001 (Larry Dukes)
Dancing in September, 2000 (Mr. Warner)
After Romeo, 1999
12 Bucks, 1998
Spirit Lost, 1996 (Dr. Glidden)
The Brady Bunch Movie, 1995
Little Miss Millions, 1993
The Linguini Incident, 1991 (Phil)
Shout, 1991 (voice of Midnight Rider)
Beastmaster 2: Through The Portal Of Time, 1991 (Caberly)
License To Drive, 1988 (Les' DMV Examiner)
Body Count, 1987
Nightflyers, 1987 (Darryl)
Three For The Road, 1987 (Clarence)
Extremities, 1986 (Security Guard)
The Ladies Club, 1986 (Joe)
8 Million Ways To Die, 1986 (Deputy D.A.)
Fletch, 1985 (Detective #2)
Anthony And Cleopatra, 1983 (Mardian)
The Stunt Man, 1980

::  TV  ::

Nancy Drew, 2002 (Professor Shifflin)
Heart of the City, 2001 (Charles Haysbert)
Epoch, 2000 (Dr. Solomon Holt)
Intimate Portrait: Robin Givens, 2000 (Narrator)
Soul Food, 2000 (Walter Carter #2)
King's Pawn, 1999 (Cecil)
You Lucky Dog, 1998 (Calvin)
Match Game, 1998 (Panelist)
The Advanced Guard, 1998 (Fred)
Going Places, 1997 (Host)
Pepper Ann, 1997) (voice of Mr Clapper)
Sparks, 1996 (Alonzo Sparks)
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys, 1996 (voice of Gorilla)
Iron Man, 1994 (voice of War Machine/James Rhodes)
Midnight Ramble, 1994 (Narrator)
A Friend to Die For, 1994 (Agent Gilwood)
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die, 1994
Aladdin, 1993 (voice of Haroud Hazi Bin)
Without Warning: Terror in the Towers, 1993 Fred Ferby)
Simple Justice, 1993 (Charles Hamilton Houston)
Prince Valiant, 1991) (voice of Sir Bryant)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1991/90/87 (voice of Shredder)
To My Daughter, 1990
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 1990 (Philip Banks)
Turn Back the Clock, 1989 (Physical Therapist)
FM, 1989 (Quentin Lamoreaux)
Roe vs. Wade, 1989
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal, 1989 (Earl)
Jake and the Fatman, 1987
Beauty and the Beast, 1987 (voice of Winslow)
Timestalkers, 1987 (Blacksmith)
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos, 1986
Sunday Drive, 1986 (Oliver)
Condor, 1986
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story, 1986 (Hank Dudney)
Rambo, 1986 (voice of Turbo)
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'N' Wrestling, 1985 (voice of Junkyard Dog)
Space, 1985 (Jean-Marie)
Kicks, 1985 (Stanley)
ABC Weekend Specials, 1977 (voice of Jirimpimbira)

:: TV Guest Appearance  ::

Spider-Man, 2002 (voice of War Machine/Jim Rhodes)
Dharma & Greg, 2002 (Walter)
Strong Medicine, 2001
The Jamie Fox Show, 2001 (Reverend)
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, 2000 (Judge)
C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, 2000 (Preston Cash)
One World, 1998 (William Richard)
Bull, 2000 (Prof. Gilbert Granville)
Family Law, 1999
For Your Love, 1999 (Rev. Hicks)
Vengeance Unlimited, 1999 (Judge Christopher Washington)
The Wild Thornberrys, 1998 (voice of Gorilla)
In the House, 1998 (Sampson Stanton)
Extreme Ghostbusters, 1997 (voice of Danny)
Spider-Man, 1996 (voice of War Machine/Jim Rhodes)
Duckman, 1996
Gargoyles, 1996 (voice of The Shaman)
In the House, 1998 (Mediator)
Murder One, 1995 (Judge Nathaniel Alexander)
Duckman, 1994
Aladdin, 1993 (voice of Minos and Arude)
Roc, 1992
L.A. Law, 1992/91/90/89/88 (Judge Michael Conover)
A Different World, 1989 (The Pin Punisher)
Valerie, 1989 (Mr. Erdman)
Amen, 1989 (Rev. Crawford)
Family Matters, 1989 (Himself)
Amen, 1988 (Rev. Crawford)
227, 1988 (Jo-Jo)
Dallas, 1988 (Judge Fowler)
Valerie. 1987 (Judge N. Keller)
Amen, 1986 (Elmo)
Amazing Stories, 1986 (Chief Hanson)
Moonlighting, 1985 (Rubin King)
The A-Team, 1985
Scarecrow and Mrs. King, 1985 (Nabuti)
The Dukes of Hazzard, 1984 (Charlie)
Webster, 1984 (Judge)
Simon & Simon, 1984 (Roy)
Legmen, 1984 (No Neck)
Hill Street Blues, 1984 (Tolliver)
The Jeffersons, 1983 (Coleman)
Simon & Simon, 1983 (Huey)
Newhart, 1983 (Construction Worker)
Tales of the Gold Monkey, 1983 (Gabriel)


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