ROS sends us the sad news that James Avery, best known for his role as Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” passed at the age of 68. Avery served in the Navy during the Vietnam War;
James Avery was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on November 27, 1948. He grew up there, raised by a single mother. But after serving in the Navy during the Vietnam war, he moved to San Diego where he began writing for PBS television.
“I knew I loved the arts,” Avery once said.” I knew I wanted to be a writer.” But his main focus was acting.
James Avery’s big screen debut came in 1980, with a uncredited appearance in The Blues Brothers.
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