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James Avery
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James La Rue Avery

November 27, 1945(1945-11-27)
DiedDecember 31, 2013(2013-12-31) (aged 68)
Years active1980–2013

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 on the 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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