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James Avery

27 November 1945 to 31 December 2013

An American actor who became best known for his beloved role as the authoritative but well-meaning Uncle Phil opposite Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996), before going on to star in Sparks (1996-1998). Avery was also known for his voice work, most notably bringing arch-villain Shredder to life in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1993).

- Read James Avery's Telegraph obituary here