Avery Brooks

Highest Rated: 83% American History X (1998)
Lowest Rated: 32% 15 Minutes (2001)
Birthday: Oct 2, 1948
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, USA
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 Gross School of the Arts. In 1993 he was named Artistic Director for the National Black Arts Festival, in association with Rutgers University. The same year he was also inducted into the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Avery Brooks was born to a musically-talented family. His maternal grandfather Samuel Travis Crawford toured with the country singing group Delta Rhythm Boys during the 1930s. His mother has a degree in music from Northwestern University. Avery has played jazz piano and performed baritone during his stage career, including the lead in the opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X.He is known for his dedication to African-American issues and is also Associate Professor in Theater Arts at Rutgers University. He has also hosted several documentaries and served as narrator in such features as the IMAX film "Africa's Elephant Kingdom". His television work includes the popular 1980s television series Spenser: For Hire where he played the character Hawk. In 1989, Brooks received his own, short-lived spinoff series, A Man Called Hawk. He has also appeared in an adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin and American History X.Brooks is perhaps best known for the leading role of Benjamin Sisko on the science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He directed many episodes of the series, including "Far Beyond the Stars", held by many to be one of Star Trek's best episodes.Recently, Trekweb and TrekToday announced that Avery Brooks would take a role in the upcoming movie Rambo IV: In the Serpent's Eye (2007).In August 2006, it was revealed that Brooks will voice Captain Sisko in the upcoming PC and Xbox 360 computer game Star Trek: Legacy with his fellow Star Trek "Captains" William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Captains Actor 2011
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty Actor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Narrator 2010
No Score Yet Jesus: The Complete Story Actor 2001
No Score Yet Echoes from the White House Actor 2001
32% 15 Minutes Leon Jackson $24.2M 2001
83% American History X Sweeney 1998
No Score Yet The Greatest Places Actor 1998
No Score Yet Africa's Elephant Kingdom Narrator 1998
41% The Big Hit Paris 1998
No Score Yet Spenser - A Savage Place Hawk 1995
No Score Yet Spenser: Pale Kings & Princes Hawk 1994
No Score Yet Sir Charles Narrator 1994
No Score Yet Spenser: The Judas Goat Hawk 1994
No Score Yet Spenser: Ceremony Hawk 1993
No Score Yet The Ernest Green Story Rev. Lawson 1993
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Behind the Scenes Actor 1993
No Score Yet Gordon Parks: "Visions" Actor 1991
No Score Yet Roots: The Gift Cletus Moyer 1988
No Score Yet Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom 1987
No Score Yet Solomon Northup's Odyssey Solomon Northup 1984
No Score Yet Finnegan Begin Again Dude on Bus 1984
No Score Yet Oceans in Space Actor


90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Director Cdr. Sisko Commander Sisko
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No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
  • 2005
No Score Yet American Playhouse