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Age 68
Birthday 27 November, 1945
Birthplace Pughsville, Virginia, United States (Now Suffolk, Virginia, United States)
Died 31 December, 2013
Place of Death Glendale, California, United States
Height 6' 5" (196 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Philip Banks On The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996).
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James LaRue Avery (November 27, 1945 – December 31, 2013) was an American actor. He played patriarch Philip Banks in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990−96). 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 series, as well as War Machine in the animated series Iron Man (1994−95) and Junkyard Dog in Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling (1985). He also played Michael Kelso's commanding officer at the police academy late in the series run of That '70s Show (2004).

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