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Best known for his role on the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Will Smith’s Uncle, a role that TV Guide honored as the 34th Greatest TV Dad of All Time.
He married Barbara Avery in 1998, and the couple got divorced 11 years later.
How did James Avery die?
|Cause of death||Surgical Complications|
|Age of death||68 years|
|Birthday||November 27, 1945|
|Death date||December 31, 2013|
|Place of death||Glendale, California, United States|
|Place of burial||Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean near Los Angeles, California|
On one show before a live audience, I had to look out the door and call for Will Smith to come in. The audience couldn’t see him, but there he was with his naked butt staring me in the face. I didn’t normally hang out with twenty-something practical jokers, so sometimes he was a little much.James Avery
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.James Avery
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.James Avery
Writing is such a singular and lonely occupation. And it’s interesting; all of the work that you create is so singular.James Avery
The name of the show was ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ not ‘Philip and Viv of Bel-Air.’ If you didn’t want to walk away from the best job in the world over a petty issue, you accepted the way it was.James Avery