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James Avery (I) (1945–2013)

Actor | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996) | The Prince of Egypt (1998) | Sparks (1996-1998)
AKA 
James L. Avery
BORN 
Nov 27, 1945 (died Dec 31, 2013)
HEIGHT 
6' 5" (1.96m)

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Past Film & Video (50 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (127 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Da JammiesDa Jammies (TV Series) Covington (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Cello (2015) Covington  Less
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) In Memory Of (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Jambareeqi ReviewsJambareeqi Reviews (TV Series) In Memory Of (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Go, Bolivia, Go!Go, Bolivia, Go! (TV Movie) Commissioner Morocco  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Hunt for the Labyrinth KillerHunt for the Labyrinth Killer (TV Movie) Judge Parsons  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Call Me Crazy: A Five FilmCall Me Crazy: A Five Film (TV Movie) Dr. Beckett  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Young and the RestlessThe Young and the Restless (TV Series) Judge Roy Daley (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Harry's LawHarry's Law (TV Series) Fred Billings (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Grey's AnatomyGrey's Anatomy (TV Series) Sam (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for The Problem SolverzThe Problem Solverz (TV Series) Ninja Master Head (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Things We Do for LoveThings We Do for Love (TV Series) Gordon (3 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 3
  • Primary photo for SherriSherri (TV Series) Redmond (4 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009 4
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  • Primary photo for Eli StoneEli Stone (TV Series) Mason Andrews (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for The CloserThe Closer (TV Series) Dr. Crippen (11 episodes, 2005–2007)  Less 2005–2007 11
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  • Primary photo for Take 3Take 3 (TV Movie) Judge Sanderson  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Nobody's WatchingNobody's Watching (TV Movie) James Avery  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Living with FranLiving with Fran (TV Series) Mr. Bryant (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for EnterpriseEnterprise (TV Series) General K'Vagh (2 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005 2
  • Primary photo for My Wife and KidsMy Wife and Kids (TV Series) Professor Tillman (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • Study Buddy (Jan 25, 2005) Professor Tillman  Less
  • Primary photo for All of UsAll of Us (TV Series) Lucas (2 episodes, 2003–2004)  Less 2003–2004 2
  • Primary photo for That's So RavenThat's So Raven (TV Series) Presto (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for GirlfriendsGirlfriends (TV Series) Dr. Couch (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for NYPD BlueNYPD Blue (TV Series) Steve Pines (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for CharmedCharmed (TV Series) Zola (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for That '70s ShowThat '70s Show (TV Series) Officer Kennedy (3 episodes, 2004)  Less 2004 3
  • Primary photo for All About the AndersonsAll About the Andersons (TV Series) Roscoe (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Soul FoodSoul Food (TV Series) Walter Carter (4 episodes, 2001–2003)  Less 2001–2003 4
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  • Primary photo for Crossing JordanCrossing Jordan (TV Series) Dr. Erkhart (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for RebaReba (TV Series) Judge Samuel Bennett (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
    • The Feud (Feb 21, 2003) Judge Samuel Bennett  Less
  • Primary photo for The DivisionThe Division (TV Series) Charles Haysbert (9 episodes, 2002–2003)  Less 2002–2003 9
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  • Primary photo for Nancy DrewNancy Drew (TV Movie) Prof. Shifflin  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Judging AmyJudging Amy (TV Series) Mr. Ruff (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Dharma & GregDharma & Greg (TV Series) Walter (2 episodes, 2000–2002)  Less 2000–2002 2
  • Primary photo for The Nightmare RoomThe Nightmare Room (TV Series) R.L. Stine (12 episodes, 2001–2002)  Less 2001–2002 12
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  • Primary photo for PhillyPhilly (TV Series) Dean Mark Clivner (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for EpochEpoch (TV Movie) Dr. Solomon Holt  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The Proud FamilyThe Proud Family (TV Series) Crandall Smythe (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
    • Spelling Bee (Oct 12, 2001) Crandall Smythe (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Legend of TarzanThe Legend of Tarzan (TV Series) Keewazi (4 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001 4
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  • Primary photo for Strong MedicineStrong Medicine (TV Series) Harold Jenkins (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for The Jamie Foxx ShowThe Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series) Reverend (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza PlaceTwo Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (TV Series) Judge (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) Preston Cash (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Pepper AnnPepper Ann (TV Series) Mr. Clapper (3 episodes, 1999–2000)  Less 1999–2000 3
  • Primary photo for One WorldOne World (TV Series) William Richard (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for BullBull (TV Series) Prof. Gilbert Granville (1 episode)  Less 2000–  1
  • Primary photo for Family LawFamily Law (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for For Your LoveFor Your Love (TV Series) Rev. Hicks (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for King's PawnKing's Pawn (TV Movie) Cecil  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Vengeance UnlimitedVengeance Unlimited (TV Series) Judge Christopher Washington (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
    • Legalese (Feb 11, 1999) Judge Christopher Washington  Less
  • Primary photo for The Wild ThornberrysThe Wild Thornberrys (TV Series) Gorilla (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for You Lucky DogYou Lucky Dog (TV Movie) Calvin Bridges  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for In the HouseIn the House (TV Series) Sampson Stanton / Mediator (2 episodes, 1996–1998)  Less 1996–1998 2
  • Primary photo for The Advanced GuardThe Advanced Guard (TV Movie) Fred, Captive Security Guard  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for SparksSparks (TV Series) Alonzo Sparks (40 episodes, 1996–1998)  Less 1996–1998 40
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  • Primary photo for Extreme GhostbustersExtreme Ghostbusters (TV Series) Danny (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
    • Dry Spell (Sep 29, 1997) Danny (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) Father (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Captain Simian & The Space MonkeysCaptain Simian & The Space Monkeys (TV Series) Gor-illa (4 episodes, 1996–1997)  Less 1996–1997 4
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  • Primary photo for Quack PackQuack Pack (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for Spider-ManSpider-Man (TV Series) War Machine / Jim Rhodes (2 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996 2
  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Philip Banks (147 episodes, 1990–1996)  Less 1990–1996 147
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  • Primary photo for Duckman: Private Dick/Family ManDuckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series) School policeman (2 episodes, 1994–1996)  Less 1994–1996 2
  • Primary photo for GargoylesGargoyles (TV Series) The Shaman (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
    • Walkabout (Feb 7, 1996) The Shaman (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Murder OneMurder One (TV Series) Judge Nathaniel Alexander (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
    • Chapter Five (Oct 19, 1995) Judge Nathaniel Alexander  Less
  • Primary photo for ABC Weekend SpecialsABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) Headman (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Iron ManIron Man (TV Series) Jim Rhodes / War Machine / James R. 'Rhodey' Rhodes / Whirlwind / Blacklash / James R. Rhodes (10 episodes, 1994)  Less 1994 10
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  • Primary photo for AladdinAladdin (TV Series) Haroud Hazi Bin (11 episodes, 1994)  Less 1994 11
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  • Primary photo for American ExperienceAmerican Experience (TV Series) Narrator / Charles Hamilton Houston (2 episodes, 1993–1994)  Less 1993–1994 2
  • Primary photo for A Friend to Die ForA Friend to Die For (TV Movie) Agent Gilwood  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never DieHart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die (TV Movie) Chess Player  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Family MattersFamily Matters (TV Series) James Avery (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series) Shredder / Construction Workers / Pietro Calzone / Speedy Cafe Turtle Vendor / Second Gunman / Splinter as Shredder / Butcher's Goon / Thug #2 / Dock Worker #1 / Bank Robber #1 / Empire State Building Security Guard (106 episodes, 1987–1993)  Less 1987–1993 106
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  • Primary photo for The Legend of Prince ValiantThe Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series) Sir Bryant / Gawain's Opponent / Morgana's Servant (65 episodes, 1991–1993)  Less 1991–1993 65
    • The Hinge of Fate (Jun 25, 1993) Sir Bryant (voice) (credit only)  Less
    • The Gathering Storm (Jun 18, 1993) Sir Bryant (voice) (credit only)  Less
    • The Death of Arthur (Jun 11, 1993) Sir Bryant (voice) (credit only)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Without Warning: Terror in the TowersWithout Warning: Terror in the Towers (TV Movie) Fred Ferby  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for RocRoc (TV Series) Dale Hammers (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for L.A. LawL.A. Law (TV Series) Judge Michael Conover (9 episodes, 1988–1992)  Less 1988–1992 9
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  • Primary photo for To My DaughterTo My Daughter (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for FMFM (TV Series) Quentin Lamoreaux (13 episodes, 1989–1990)  Less 1989–1990 13
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  • Primary photo for Capital NewsCapital News (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Night CourtNight Court (TV Series) Judge Hopkins (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Turn Back the ClockTurn Back the Clock (TV Movie) Physical Therapist  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for AmenAmen (TV Series) Rev. Crawford / Rev. Tom Crawford / Arnie Samples (5 episodes, 1986–1989)  Less 1986–1989 5
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  • Primary photo for A Different WorldA Different World (TV Series) The Pin Punisher (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for ValerieValerie (TV Series) Mr. Erdman / Judge N. Keller (2 episodes, 1987–1989)  Less 1987–1989 2
  • Primary photo for The Real Ghost BustersThe Real Ghost Busters (TV Series) Judge / Killerwatt (3 episodes, 1986–1989)  Less 1986–1989 3
  • Primary photo for The Karate KidThe Karate Kid (TV Series) Additional Characters (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Roe vs. WadeRoe vs. Wade (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes ScandalFull Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (TV Movie) Earl  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Sonny SpoonSonny Spoon (TV Series) Lieutenant (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Heart and SoulHeart and Soul (TV Movie) Harlan Sinclair  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for 227227 (TV Series) Jo Jo (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Beauty and the BeastBeauty and the Beast (TV Series) Winslow (4 episodes, 1988)  Less 1988 4
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  • Primary photo for DallasDallas (TV Series) Judge Fowler (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for SupermanSuperman (TV Series) Mayor Jackson / Thief #2 (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Jake and the FatmanJake and the Fatman (TV Series) Lieutenant (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for TimestalkersTimestalkers (TV Movie) Blacksmith  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for RamboRambo (TV Series) Turbo (65 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986 65
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  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) Oliver (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for Rock 'n' WrestlingRock 'n' Wrestling (TV Series) Junkyard Dog (23 episodes, 1985–1986)  Less 1985–1986 23
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  • Primary photo for Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder StorySamaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (TV Movie) Hank Dudney  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Amazing StoriesAmazing Stories (TV Series) Chief Hansen (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for Chuck Norris: Karate KommandosChuck Norris: Karate Kommandos (TV Series) Additional Voices  Less 1986– 
  • Primary photo for CondorCondor (TV Movie) Cas  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for MoonlightingMoonlighting (TV Series) Reuben King (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for The A-TeamThe A-Team (TV Series) Quint (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for George Burns Comedy WeekGeorge Burns Comedy Week (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for BrothersBrothers (TV Series) Bubba / Bubba Dean (2 episodes, 1984–1985)  Less 1984–1985 2
  • Primary photo for Scarecrow and Mrs. KingScarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series) Nabuti (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for SpaceSpace (TV Mini-series) Jean-Marie (2 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985 2
    • Part V (Apr 18, 1985) Jean-Marie  Less
    • Part III (Apr 16, 1985) Jean-Marie  Less
  • Primary photo for KicksKicks (TV Movie) Stanley  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Cagney & LaceyCagney & Lacey (TV Series) Mr. Berwin (2 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985 2
  • Primary photo for St. ElsewhereSt. Elsewhere (TV Series) Mental Patient (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Street HawkStreet Hawk (TV Series) Councilman Waters (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
    • Pilot (Jan 4, 1985) Councilman Waters (scenes deleted)  Less
  • Primary photo for SpencerSpencer (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for The Dukes of HazzardThe Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series) Charlie (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers ShowSuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (TV Series) Additional Voices (8 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984 8
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  • Primary photo for Antony and CleopatraAntony and Cleopatra (TV Movie) Mardian  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The New Scooby-Doo MysteriesThe New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (TV Series) Groundskeeper (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for WebsterWebster (TV Series) Judge Barshall (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Going BananasGoing Bananas (TV Series) Hank  Less 1984– 
  • Primary photo for Hardcastle and McCormickHardcastle and McCormick (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Simon & SimonSimon & Simon (TV Series) Roy / Huey (2 episodes, 1983–1984)  Less 1983–1984 2
  • Primary photo for LegmenLegmen (TV Series) No Neck (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Hill Street BluesHill Street Blues (TV Series) Tolliver (3 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984 3
  • Primary photo for Laugh BustersLaugh Busters (TV Movie) Hank (1984)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The JeffersonsThe Jeffersons (TV Series) Coleman (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for NewhartNewhart (TV Series) Construction Worker (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Tales of the Gold MonkeyTales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series) Gabriel (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
Self (39 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTurtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Himself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for UnscriptedUnscripted (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Dishing Tea with Big MeachDishing Tea with Big Meach (TV Mini-series) Himself (2 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Brian McKnight ShowThe Brian McKnight Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Catch 21Catch 21 (TV Series) Himself - Contestant (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Florence Henderson ShowThe Florence Henderson Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente!Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente! Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The New American SportsmanThe New American Sportsman (TV Series) Himself  Less 2005–2008
  • Primary photo for Directors on Directing 2: The Story of the StorytellersDirectors on Directing 2: The Story of the Storytellers Himself  Less 2008 $25K
  • Primary photo for The Singing BeeThe Singing Bee (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for 2007 Trumpet Awards2007 Trumpet Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Chabad TelethonChabad Telethon (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2006 $975K
  • Primary photo for 2006 LA Area Emmy Awards2006 LA Area Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for BET Awards 2005BET Awards 2005 (TV Special) Himself  Less 2005 $1MM
  • Primary photo for A History of Black Achievement in AmericaA History of Black Achievement in America (TV Series) Narrator - Host  Less 2005–  $250K
  • Primary photo for The History MakersThe History Makers (Video) Host  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Back to Bel-Air: A Fresh LookBack to Bel-Air: A Fresh Look (Video) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Pet StarPet Star (TV Series) Judge (2 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Street SmartsStreet Smarts (TV Series) Contestant (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The 4th Annual Family Television AwardsThe 4th Annual Family Television Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for 2002 Trumpet Awards2002 Trumpet Awards (TV Special) Himself - Host  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The TestThe Test (TV Series) Himself - Panelist (1 episode)  Less 2001– 
  • Primary photo for Intimate PortraitIntimate Portrait (TV Series) Narrator (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Match GameMatch Game (TV Series) Himself / Panelist  Less 1998–1999
  • Primary photo for Quincy Jones... The First 50 YearsQuincy Jones... The First 50 Years (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Going PlacesGoing Places (TV Series) Host  Less 1997– 
  • Primary photo for Live with Regis and Kathie LeeLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall PreviewIt's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Himself / Philip Banks (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement AwardsEbony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Ebony/Jet ShowcaseEbony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1992)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Reading RainbowReading Rainbow (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Vicki!Vicki! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Chuck Woolery ShowThe Chuck Woolery Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Into the Night with Rick DeesInto the Night with Rick Dees (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The More You KnowThe More You Know (TV Series) Himself  Less 1989– 
Archive Footage (4 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Other (4 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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