Avery found fame in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

  • James Avery found fame as Uncle Phil in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The sitcom, which ran on NBC for six years, starred Will Smith as a young rap artist from a tough Philadelphia neighborhood who ended up living with well-heeled relatives in the affluent Bel-Air section of Los Angeles.
  • Avery starred in dozens of TV shows throughout his career including Greys Anatomy, The Closer, LA Law and The Jeffersons.
  • His voice was heard in many animated TV series including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Iron Man.

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Fresh Prince of Bel Air's Uncle Phil dies aged 65

Actor James Avery, who was best known for playing 'Uncle Phil' in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, has reportedly died at the age of 65.