Avery Brooks

Avery Brooks

Highest Rated: 83% American History X (1998)

Lowest Rated: 32% 15 Minutes (2001)

Birthday: Oct 02, 1948

Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, USA

This tenured faculty member of Rutgers University's drama department enjoyed a varied performing career singing jazz, acting in Shakespeare and appearing in occasional regional and off-Broadway ventures when wide popular success on TV in the 1980s arrived as he approached middle age. With his booming voice, piercing gaze and forthright manner, Brooks made a galvanizing sidekick of sorts for Robert Urich as the bald-pated, rather mysterious Hawk on the popular ABC detective drama, "Spenser: For Hire" (1985-88). When that show went off the air Brooks continued for a season with his own spinoff series, "A Man Called Hawk" (1989).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mysteries of Ancient China Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 100% For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Narrator - 2010
32% 37% 15 Minutes Leon Jackson (Character) $24.4M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Africa's Elephant Kingdom Narrator $13.5M 1998
43% 57% The Big Hit Paris (Character) $27.1M 1998
No Score Yet 56% The Greatest Places Narrator - 1998
83% 96% American History X Bob Sweeney (Character) $6.7M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: A Savage Place Hawk (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: The Judas Goat Hawk (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 82% The Ernest Green Story Rev. Lawson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Behind the Scenes Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes Hawk (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: Ceremony Hawk (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 80% Roots: The Gift Cletus Moyer (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 53% Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Hawk (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 45% Half Slave, Half Free Solomon Northup (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Captains Close-Up Guest 2013
100% No Score Yet Walking With Dinosaurs Narrator (Guest Star) 1999
90% 86% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko (Character),
Director
1993-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Living Edens Narrator 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Hawk Hawk (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Hawk (Character) 1985-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drain the Oceans: Best of Narrator

QUOTES FROM Avery Brooks CHARACTERS

Bob Sweeney says: 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.

Derek Vinyard says: Like what?

Bob Sweeney says: Has anything you've done made your life better?

Bob Sweeney says: Has anything you've done made your life better?