James LaRue Avery (November 27, 1945 – December 31, 2013) was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the patriarch and attorney (later judge) Philip Banks, Will Smith’s character’s uncle, in the TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 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 and Junkyard Dog in Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling. He also played Michael Kelso’s commanding officer at the police academy late in the series run of That ’70s Show.
James Avery Net Worth Total Income/Salary
- Date of Birth: November 27, 1945,
- Died: December 31, 2013, Glendale, California, United States
- Height: 1.96 m
- Spouse: Barbara Avery (m. 1988–2013)
- Education: University of California, San Diego
James Avery Net Worth Total Income/Salary Monthly Yearly & Earning Per Day Week :-
- Net Worth :- $3 Million
- Source of Wealth: Acting
- Birth Place: Atlantic City, NJ, USA
- Full Name: James La Rue Avery, Sr.
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: African American
- Occupation: Actor
James Avery was an American Actor with a Net Worth estimated of around $3 Million.Avery was born in 1945in Pughsville, Hampton Roads, Virginiaand raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He served in the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1968–1969, after graduating high school. Later on, he moved to San Diego, California where he began to write poetry and TV scripts.In addition to his fame in sitcoms, he did voice acting for many animated series, most notably the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series (as the voice of Shredder) and James Rhodes/War Machine in the 1990s Iron Man series.He is best known for his Portrayal of Uncle Philip Banks in the very successful 90?s TV Sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. He also did extensive voice over work, his best known being as Shredder in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”James Avery passed away at the age of 68 on January 1st 2014 of Heart Complications.