James Avery

TV Actor

Birthday November 27, 1945

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Suffolk, NJ

DEATH DATE Dec 31, 2013 (68)

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Best known for his role on the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Will Smith's Uncle, a role that TV Guide honored as the 34th Greatest TV Dad of All Time.

Before Fame

He had a small role in the 1984 film The Dukes of Hazzard.


He appeared as a police officer in the popular sitcom That '70s Show.

Family Life

He married Barbara Avery in 1998, and the couple got divorced 11 years later.

Associated With

He and Tatyana Ali were both series regulars on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.