Avery Brooks

Highest Rated:
83% American History X (1998)
Lowest Rated:
33% 15 Minutes (2001)
Birthday:
Oct 2
Birthplace:
Evansville, Indiana, USA
Bio:
Avery Brooks was educated at Oberlin College and Indiana University, earning degrees at both schools. Later he attended Rutgers University where he graduated MFA in acting and directing, becoming the first African-American to achieve this degree. In 1972 he became tenured professor at the Mason…

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
The Captains
  • Actor
-- 2011
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Narrator
-- 2010
For Love of Liberty
  • Actor
-- 2010
Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special
  • Actor
-- 2001
33% 15 Minutes
  • Leon Jackson
$24.2M 2001
Echoes From the White House
  • Actor
-- 2001
Jesus: The Complete Story
  • Actor
-- 2001
Half Past Autumn
  • Actor
-- 2000
The Greatest Places
  • Actor
-- 1998
83% American History X
  • Bob Sweeney
-- 1998
Africa's Elephant Kingdom
  • Narrator
-- 1998
41% The Big Hit
  • Paris
-- 1998
Spenser - A Savage Place
  • Hawk
-- 1995
Spenser: For Hire: Pale Kings and Princes
  • Actor
-- 1994
Sir Charles
  • Narrator
-- 1994
Spenser - Judas Goat
  • Actor
-- 1994
Spenser: For Hire: Ceremony
  • Actor
-- 1993
The Ernest Green Story
  • Actor
-- 1993
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Behind the Scenes
  • Actor
-- 1993
Gordon Parks: Visions
  • Actor
-- 1991
Roots: The Gift
  • Cletus
-- 1988
Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Uncle Tom
-- 1987
Solomon Northup's Odyssey
  • Actor
-- 1984
Finnegan Begin Again
  • Dude on Bus
-- 1984
Oceans in Space
  • Actor
--

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Quotes from Avery Brooks's Characters

    1. Bob Sweeney: There was a moment, when I used to blame everything and everyone for all the pain and suffering and vile things that happened to me, that I saw happen to my people. Used to blame everybody. Blamed white people, blamed society, blamed God. I didn't get no answers 'cause I was asking the wrong questions. You have to ask the right questions.
    2. Derek Vinyard: Like what?
    3. Bob Sweeney: Has anything you've done made your life better?
    From American History X. Submitted by Samira O (2 years ago)
    1. Bob Sweeney: Has anything you've done made your life better?
    From American History X. Submitted by Sara T (2 years ago)
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