James Avery

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James Avery
James Avery
Gender Male
Hair Bald
Eyes Brown
Date of birth (1945-11-27)November 27, 1945
Place of birth Pughsville, Suffolk County, Virginia, USA
Date of death December 31, 2013(2013-12-31) (aged 68)
Place of death Glendale, California, USA
Occupation Voice actor
Notable(s) Count Shockula
Burger Monster/Skippy Johnson

James La Rue Avery was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the patriarch and attorney (later judge) Philip Banks in the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, whom Will Smith's character affectionately called "Uncle Phil". This character was ranked #34 in TV Guide's "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time". He also provided the voice of Shredder in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series, as well as War Machine in the animated series Iron Man. He also played Michael Kelso's officer at the police academy late in the series run of the popular sitcom, That '70s Show.

On December 31, 2013, Avery died at the age of 68 from complications following open heart surgery in a Los Angeles suburb hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

Voice roles

The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries

Episode Character
104(a). Mission: Un-Doo-Able Groundskeeper
Other episodes Additional voices

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

Episode Character
Season 1
110. Ghost Who's Coming to Dinner Mr. Johnson
Season 2
205. Night of the Living Burger Count Shockula
Burger Monster/
Skippy Johnson
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