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James Avery passes away



From Wikipedia:

James L. Avery, Sr. (November 27, 1948 – January 1, 2014) 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 show 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 original 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 the popular sitcom That ’70s Show.

On January 1, 2014, Avery died from complications following surgery for an undisclosed illness in a Los Angeles hospital.

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7 Responses

  1. Joe Jack says:

    Great Actor. He will be missed. :(

  2. Drew says:

    Gone too soon :(

  3. Meh says:

    R.I.P. :(

    A horrible new year for James Avery! :(

  4. Zack says:

    Sad to hear. RIP Uncle Phil.

  5. Frank says:

    This really sucks bad news already with the passing of James Avery never heard anyone in Hollywood say a bad thing about him as he was always a professional and as Uncle Phil on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air he was always funny and made the show worth watching his Legacy is forever in our hearts and minds. RIP JAMES AVERY aka Uncle Phil.

  6. Kerry says:

    I wondered why this was reported on a wrestling website. I watched Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling but didn’t know who did the voices. I always thought the actual wrestlers did their own.

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