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How rich was James La Rue Avery?

James La Rue Avery net worth:
$3 Million

James La Rue Avery information

James La Rue Avery information

Birth date: November 27, 1945
Birth place: Suffolk, Virginia, United States
Death date: December 31, 2013, Glendale, California, United States
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor, Soldier
Education:University of California, San Diego
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Barbara Avery (m. 1988–2013)

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James LaRue Avery, to give him a full name, was born on November 27, 1945 in Pughsville, Virginia and died on December 31, 2013 (being 68 years old) in Glendale, California, United States of America. James Avery was active in the entertainment industry from 1980 to 2013. During his long career he landed many significant roles, among which was the character of Judge Philip Banks in the television series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1990 – 1996), the role of Alonzo Sparks in the series “Sparks” (1996 – 1998) and many others. As well as these roles on television, James also acted in films on the big screen, creating a number of roles and performing voice-overs too.

James Avery Net Worth $3 Million

So just how rich was James Avery? Sources estimate that James’ net worth is as much as $3 million, the main source of his wealth coming from his acting career.

James Avery actually grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America. When he graduated from high school, he became a member of United States Navy and served from 1968 to 1969 during the Vietnam War. Afterwards, he settled in San Diego, California and started to write TV scripts as well as poetry. In 1980 he debuted on the big screen, taking an uncredited role in the film “The Blues Brothers” directed by John Landis. He has also starred in the main cast of the films “Nightflyers” (1987) directed Robert Collector, “Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time” (1991) directed by Sylvio Tabet and various supporting roles in other films like “The Brady Bunch Movie” (1995) directed by Betty Thomas, “Dr. Doolittle 2” (2001) directed by Steve Carr, and “Valediction” (2012) directed and written by Dustin Kahia. The last role James Avery landed was in the comedy drama film entitled “Wish I Was Here” which was released after the actor’s death in 2014.

From 1983, James Avery was active in television productions too, appearing episodically in a number of television series as well as playing parts in television films. The role which was the most significant to his career was landed in the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1990 – 1996) created by Andy and Susan Borowitz. 148 episodes were aired during six seasons, and the series won ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards in 1994. Avery also voiced Shredder in the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (1987 – 1993), James Rhodes in the series of “Iron Man” (1994 − 1995) and other animated characters. The last role on television that Avery landed was in the film “Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer” (2013). James also voiced video games, including “Splash Mountain” (1989), “Animated Storybook: The Lion King” (1995) and “Kinect Disneyland Adventures” (2011). James was working until his death, which occurred during open heart surgery when he was just 68 years old.

In 1988 James Avery married Barbara Avery; they were married until the death of James. The couple had no children together, however James became stepfather to his wife’s son, Kevin Waters.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Da Jammies 2015 TV Series Covington
Wish I Was Here 2014 Audition Actor #2
Go, Bolivia, Go! 2013 TV Movie Commissioner Morocco
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer 2013 TV Movie Judge Parsons
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film 2013 TV Movie Dr. Beckett
The Young and the Restless 2012 TV Series Judge Roy Daley
Harry's Law 2012 TV Series Fred Billings
Grey's Anatomy 2012 TV Series Sam
Valediction 2011 Short Edward
Kinect Disneyland Adventures 2011 Video Game Br'er Bear (voice)
The Problem Solverz 2011 TV Series Ninja Master Head
Things We Do for Love 2011 TV Series Gordon
Not Your Time 2010 Short Haig
The Grind 2010 Modelo Snipes
Let the Game Begin 2010 Mark Hanley
Sherri 2009 TV Series Redmond
Steppin: The Movie 2009 The Chancellor
Live with It 2008/I Short Dr. Leon
His Good Will 2008 Short Mr. Cooper
Eli Stone 2008 TV Series Mason Andrews
Divine Intervention 2007/I Rev. Matthews
Who's Your Caddy? 2007 Caddy Mack
The Closer 2005-2007 TV Series Dr. Crippen
Biker Mice from Mars 2007 Video Game Cataclysm / Cat Commando (voice)
Take 3 2006 TV Movie Judge Sanderson
Danika 2006 Teddy Johnson
Think Tank 2006 Uncle John
Restraining Order 2006 Judge Sanderson
Living with Fran 2005 TV Series Mr. Bryant
A Christmas Wish 2005 Short Angel
Wheelmen 2005 Vice President
The Third Wish 2005 George
Lethal Eviction 2005 Gus Winter
Star Trek: Enterprise 2005 TV Series General K'Vagh
My Wife and Kids 2005 TV Series Professor Tillman
All of Us 2003-2004 TV Series Lucas
That's So Raven 2004 TV Series Presto
Girlfriends 2004 TV Series Dr. Couch
Hair Show 2004 Seymour Gold
NYPD Blue 2004 TV Series Steve Pines
Raise Your Voice 2004 Mr. Gantry
Charmed 2004 TV Series Zola
That '70s Show 2004 TV Series Officer Kennedy
All About the Andersons 2003 TV Series Roscoe
Soul Food 2001-2003 TV Series Walter Carter
Crossing Jordan 2003 TV Series Dr. Erkhart
Reba 2003 TV Series Judge Samuel Bennett
The Division 2002-2003 TV Series Charles Haysbert
Nancy Drew 2002 TV Movie Prof. Shifflin
Judging Amy 2002 TV Series Mr. Ruff
Dharma & Greg 2000-2002 TV Series Walter
The Nightmare Room 2001-2002 TV Series R.L. Stine
Philly 2002 TV Series Dean Mark Clivner
Chasing Sunsets 2001 Mr. Burken
The Proud Family 2001 TV Series Crandall Smythe
The Legend of Tarzan 2001 TV Series Keewazi
Epoch 2001 TV Movie Dr. Solomon Holt
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 Eldon (as James L. Avery)
Honeybee 2001 Larry Dukes
Strong Medicine 2001 TV Series Harold Jenkins
The Jamie Foxx Show 2001 TV Series Reverend
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 2000 TV Series Judge
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000 TV Series Preston Cash
Pepper Ann 1999-2000 TV Series Mr. Clapper
One World 2000 TV Series William Richard
Bull 2000 TV Series Prof. Gilbert Granville
Dancing in September 2000 Mr. Warner
After Romeo 1999
Family Law 1999 TV Series
Out in Fifty 1999 Cappy
For Your Love 1999 TV Series Rev. Hicks
King's Pawn 1999 TV Movie Cecil
Vengeance Unlimited 1999 TV Series Judge Christopher Washington
The Prince of Egypt 1998 Additional Voices (voice)
The Wild Thornberrys 1998 TV Series Gorilla
12 Bucks 1998 Slow
Batman & Robin 1998 Video Game voice
You Lucky Dog 1998 TV Movie Calvin Bridges
In the House 1996-1998 TV Series Sampson Stanton / Mediator
The Advanced Guard 1998 TV Movie Fred, Captive Security Guard
Sparks 1996-1998 TV Series Alonzo Sparks
Extreme Ghostbusters 1997 TV Series Danny
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 TV Series Father
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys 1996-1997 TV Series Gor-illa
Spirit Lost 1997 Dr. Glidden
Quack Pack 1996 TV Series
Spider-Man 1996 TV Series War Machine / Jim Rhodes
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990-1996 TV Series Philip Banks
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1994-1996 TV Series School policeman
Gargoyles 1996 TV Series The Shaman
Murder One 1995 TV Series Judge Nathaniel Alexander
ABC Weekend Specials 1995 TV Series Headman
The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 Mr. Steve Yeager
Iron Man 1994 TV Series War Machine / Whirlwind / James R. 'Rhodey' Rhodes / ...
Aladdin 1994 TV Series Haroud Hazi Bin
Animated StoryBook: The Lion King 1994 Video Game Scar (voice)
American Experience 1993-1994 TV Series documentary Narrator / Charles Hamilton Houston
A Friend to Die For 1994 TV Movie Agent Gilwood
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die 1994 TV Movie Chess Player
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987-1993 TV Series Shredder / Additional Voices / Speedy Cafe Turtle Vendor / ...
Little Miss Millions 1993 Agent Noah Hollander
The Legend of Prince Valiant 1991-1993 TV Series Sir Bryant / Gawain's Opponent / Morgana's Servant
Without Warning: Terror in the Towers 1993 TV Movie Fred Ferby
Roc 1992 TV Series Dale Hammers
L.A. Law 1988-1992 TV Series Judge Michael Conover
The Linguini Incident 1991 Phil
Shout 1991 Midnight Rider (voice)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Planet of the Turtleoids 1991 TV Movie Shredder (voice)
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time 1991 Lt. Coberly
To My Daughter 1990 TV Movie
FM 1989-1990 TV Series Quentin Lamoreaux
Capital News 1990 TV Movie
Night Court 1990 TV Series Judge Hopkins
Turn Back the Clock 1989 TV Movie Physical Therapist
Amen 1986-1989 TV Series Rev. Crawford / Rev. Tom Crawford / Arnie Samples
A Different World 1989 TV Series The Pin Punisher
Valerie 1987-1989 TV Series Mr. Erdman / Judge N. Keller
The Real Ghostbusters 1986-1989 TV Series Judge / Killerwatt
The Karate Kid 1989 TV Series Additional Characters
Splash Mountain 1989 Video Game Br'er Frog (voice)
Roe vs. Wade 1989 TV Movie
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal 1989 TV Movie Earl
Sonny Spoon 1988 TV Series Lieutenant
Heart and Soul 1988 TV Movie Harlan Sinclair
License to Drive 1988 Les' DMV Examiner
227 1988 TV Series Jo-Jo
Beauty and the Beast 1988 TV Series Winslow
Dallas 1988 TV Series Judge Fowler
Body Count 1987
Deadly Daphne's Revenge 1987 Detective Wood
Jake's M.O. 1987 Abel Barnes
Nightflyers 1987 Darryl
Jake and the Fatman 1987 TV Series Lieutenant
Three for the Road 1987 Clarence
Timestalkers 1987 TV Movie Blacksmith
Rambo 1986 TV Series Turbo
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1986 TV Series Oliver
Extremities 1986 Security Guard
Condor 1986/I TV Movie Cas
Stoogemania 1986 Gulch
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story 1986 TV Movie Hank Dudney
8 Million Ways to Die 1986 Deputy D.A.
Amazing Stories 1986 TV Series Chief Hansen
The Ladies Club 1986 Joe
The Eleventh Commandment 1986 Larry
Fist of the North Star 1986 Fang (1991) (English version, voice)
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos 1986 TV Series Additional Voices (voice)
Rock 'n' Wrestling 1985-1986 TV Series Junkyard Dog
Moonlighting 1985 TV Series Reuben King
The A-Team 1985 TV Series Quint
George Burns Comedy Week 1985 TV Series
Appointment with Fear 1985 Connors
Brothers 1984-1985 TV Series Bubba / Bubba Dean
Fletch 1985 Detective #2
Scarecrow and Mrs. King 1985 TV Series Nabuti
Space 1985 TV Mini-Series Jean-Marie
Kicks 1985 TV Movie Stanley
Cagney & Lacey 1985 TV Series Mr. Berwin
St. Elsewhere 1985 TV Series Mental Patient
Street Hawk 1985 TV Series Councilman Waters
Laugh Busters 1984 TV Series Hank (1984)
Spencer 1984 TV Series
The Dukes of Hazzard 1984 TV Series Charlie
Hokuto no Ken 1984 TV Series Fang
Webster 1984 TV Series Judge Barshall
Going Bananas 1984 TV Series Hank
Hardcastle and McCormick 1984 TV Series
Simon & Simon 1983-1984 TV Series Roy / Huey
Legmen 1984 TV Series No Neck
Hill Street Blues 1984 TV Series Tolliver
Antony and Cleopatra 1983 TV Movie Mardian
The Jeffersons 1983 TV Series Coleman
Newhart 1983 TV Series Construction Worker
Tales of the Gold Monkey 1983 TV Series Gabriel
The Stunt Man 1980 Man Playing Pinball (uncredited)
The Blues Brothers 1980 Man dancing outside Ray's shop (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Guerrero Project 2004 Documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arlington Road 1999 assistant craft service - as James Avery Jr.

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Special Collector's Edition 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Jambareeqi Reviews 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Chuck Woolery Show 1991 TV Series Himself
The More You Know 1989 TV Series Himself
Directors on Directing 2: The Story of the Storytellers 2015 Documentary post-production Himself
Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Documentary Himself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam (credit only)
Unscripted 2011 TV Series Himself
The Brian McKnight Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Dishing TEA with Big Meach 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
Catch 21 2009 TV Series Himself - Contestant
The Florence Henderson Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente! 2008 Documentary Himself
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
2007 Trumpet Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Chabad Telethon 2006 TV Movie Himself
2006 LA Area Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Nobody's Watching 2006 TV Movie Himself
The New American Sportsman 2005 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself
A History of Black Achievement in America 2005 TV Series documentary Narrator - Host
The History Makers 2005 Video documentary Host
Back to Bel-Air: A Fresh Look 2005 Video short Himself
The Guerrero Project 2004 Documentary Narrator
Pet Star 2003 TV Series documentary Judge
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Street Smarts 2003 TV Series Contestant
The 4th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
2002 Trumpet Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Host
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Narrator
Match Game 1998 TV Series Himself / panelist
Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Going Places 1997 TV Series Host
Live with Kelly and Michael 1996 TV Series Himself
It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1996 TV Series Himself / Philip Banks
Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Family Matters 1993 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1993 TV Series Himself
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1992 TV Series Himself
Reading Rainbow 1992 TV Series Himself
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Dishing TEA with Big Meach 2014 TV Mini-Series Himself
That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye 2006 TV Special Officer Kennedy

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#Fact
1 Upon his death, he was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean nearly Los Angeles area.
2 He died from complications of open heart surgery in Glendale Adventist Medical Center, on the evening of December 31, 2013. He had undergone surgery on November 11, 2013. His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean off Los Angeles, CA and in the Atlantic Ocean off Atlantic City, NJ.
3 Currently starring in a commercial promoting Kaplan University. [January 2009]
4 Was considered for the role of Charlie Altamont in The Devil's Rejects (2005).
5 Popular voice over actor, he has done voice work for numerous cartoons and advertisements, probably his most famous voice over was that of Shredder for seven years on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987).
6 Philip Banks, Avery's character on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), was ranked #34 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
7 Hobbies are: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Sailing, and Swimming.
8 Was in the Navy, which involved him in Vietnam.
9 Served in the Vietnam War.

#Quote
1 I don't understand this whole Twitter, Facebook stuff. I don't get it. Make a phone call. Talk to somebody.
2 Writing is such a singular and lonely occupation. And it's interesting; all of the work that you create is so singular.
3 I wanted to leave home, and I didn't know where I was going or what I was going to do or what would happen. That's youth, though. Being fixated on things. I was fixated on being a writer.
4 Monetary success is not success. Career success is not success. Life, someone that loves you, giving to others, doing something that makes you feel complete and full. That is success. And it isn't dependent on anyone else.
5 You are only an actor if you absolutely love it and can not do anything else. Starving for your art is great in your 20s, but it's not so great at 35. It has to be absolute love. You can't worry about being a movie star or anything else. Just love. That's it.

#Trademark
1 Best known for his roles as Uncle Phil on _"Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990)_ and Shredder on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
2 Towering height and broad frame
3 Deep, booming voice
4 Beard
5 Often plays characters in legal or high-level professional fields
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