James Avery

James Avery

  • Highest Rated: 89% The Stunt Man (1980)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% 8 Million Ways To Die (1986)
  • Birthday: Nov 27, 1948
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Joined the Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam. Settled in San Diego after leaving the Navy, writing scripts for PBS and eventually earning a scholarship to study at the University of California. His character Philip Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was ranked #34 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time. Has a scholarship in his name at Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

46% Wish I Was Here Audition Actor #2 2014
No Score Yet Let the Game Begin Actor 2010
No Score Yet Wheelmen Actor 2010
No Score Yet His Good Will Mr. Cooper 2008
No Score Yet Divine Intervention Rev. Matthews 2007
6% Who's Your Caddy? Caddy Mack $5.6M 2007
No Score Yet Think Tank Uncle John 2006
No Score Yet Restraining Order Judge Sanderson 2006
No Score Yet Lethal Eviction Gus 2005
No Score Yet The Third Wish George 2005
No Score Yet A History of Black Achievement in America Actor 2005
17% Hair Show Seymour Gold $0.3M 2004
15% Raise Your Voice Mr. Gantry $10.5M 2004
No Score Yet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Guerrero Project Narrator Executive Producer 2004
No Score Yet Nancy Drew Shifflin 2002
No Score Yet Epoch Dr. Solomon Holt 2001
No Score Yet Honeybee Larry Dukes 2001
No Score Yet Dancing in September Mr. Warner 2000
No Score Yet The Colony Fred 1998
No Score Yet You Lucky Dog Calvin Hayes 1998
No Score Yet Spirit Lost Dr. Glidden 1997
62% The Brady Bunch Movie Mr. Steve Yeager 1995
No Score Yet A Friend to Die For (Death of a Cheerleader) Actor 1994
No Score Yet Death of a Cheerleader Actor 1994
No Score Yet Home for Christmas Noah 1993
No Score Yet Without Warning: Terror in the Towers Fred Ferby 1993
No Score Yet The Linguini Incident Phil 1992
No Score Yet Shout Midnight Rider 1991
17% Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time Captain Coberly 1991
No Score Yet Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal Earl 1989
17% License to Drive DMV Examiner 1988
No Score Yet Nightflyers Darryl 1987
No Score Yet Three For The Road Clarence 1987
No Score Yet Timestalkers (Time Stalkers) Blacksmith 1987
No Score Yet Deadly Daphne's Revenge Actor 1987
No Score Yet Body Count Actor 1987
40% Extremities Security Guard 1986
No Score Yet Condor Actor 1986
No Score Yet Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Hank Dudney 1986
0% 8 Million Ways To Die Deputy DA $1.4M 1986
No Score Yet The Eleventh Commandment Actor 1986
No Score Yet Appointment with Fear (Deadly Presence) Connors 1985
77% Fletch Detective 1985
No Score Yet Stoogemania Gulch 1985
No Score Yet Kicks Stanley 1985
89% The Stunt Man (uncredited) 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
Reality cast member
  • 2016
  • 2015
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Sam
  • 2012
67% Sherri
2009
Redmond
  • 2009
60% Eli Stone
2008-2009
Mason Andrews
  • 2008
84% The Closer
2005-2012
Dr. Crippen
  • 2007
No Score Yet Living with Fran
2005-2006
Mr. Bryant
  • 2005
50% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
Gen. K'Vagh
  • 2005
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Zola
  • 2004
No Score Yet Girlfriends
2000-2008
Dr. Couch
  • 2004
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Officer Kennedy
  • 2004
No Score Yet That's So Raven
2003-2007
Presto Jones
  • 2004
No Score Yet All of Us
2003-2007
Lucas Jewel
  • 2004
  • 2003
63% All About the Andersons
2003-2004
Roscoe
  • 2003
100% Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
Mayor Edgar Timmons
  • 2003
No Score Yet Soul Food
2000-2004
Judge Walter Carter
  • 2003
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Dr. Erkhart
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Elmer Ruff
  • 2002
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Walter
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show
1996-2001
Reverend Jackson
  • 2001
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Preston Cash
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Two Guys and a Girl
1998-2001
Judge
  • 2000
No Score Yet For Your Love
1998-2002
Pastor Hicks
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Philip Banks
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
1996
Voice
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Charles Hamilton Houston Narrator
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Judge Higgins
  • 1990
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
The Pin Punisher
  • 1989
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Winslow
  • 1988
No Score Yet Rambo: The Animated Series
1986
Voice
  • 1986
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Reuben King
  • 1985
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Convict
  • 1985
No Score Yet Webster
1983-1989
Judge
  • 1984
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Charlie
  • 1984
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Coleman
  • 1983
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen USA
2005
Reality cast member
11% Sparks
1998
Alonzo Sparks

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