James Avery

James Avery

Date Of Birth: Nov 27, 1948
Birth Place: Pughsville, Virginia, USA
Date Of Death: Dec 31, 2013
Cause Of Death: Complications from open heart surgery

Popularity: 684th All Time, 628th This Week

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James Avery Voices

Credits On BTVA: 20 Roles from 17 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 1

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  • SHOWS
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  • MOVIES
    (1)
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    (1)
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Autovolt
said at 7:37 AM on Mon Nov 27 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday and RIP James Avery!

My top 5 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Uncle Phillip Banks (The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air)
2.) Shredder/Oroku Saki (TMNT)
3.) Shaman (Gargoyles)
4.) War Machine/Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes (Iron Man)
5.) Backlash (Iron Man)
batcool
said at 8:31 PM on Wed Oct 18 2017
 1 Shout Out!
James was one talented actor he great as Shaman, Boss Fang, War Machine / James Rhodes, and Shredder
CelestialOuroboros
said at 8:55 AM on Mon May 15 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
Hi, I'm Phillip Banks, and I'm running for superior court jud-jud-judge-jud-jud-judge-judge.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:08 PM on Fri Feb 3 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
I like how the Ninja Master in Problem Solverz looks
like Shredder. The animators must have been big fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And casting James Avery in the role feels so meta. It's a nice call back to a show he worked on so many years ago.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:12 AM on Sat Jan 7 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
Geoffrey? Break out Lucille.
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:37 AM on Sat Jan 7 2017
@Shaun Ince One of the best Uncle Phil moments. XD
Voiceactorfan1
said at 7:08 AM on Sun Nov 27 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday shredder!
tmnisaac
said at 6:57 AM on Sun Nov 27 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. James Avery!
CelestialOuroboros
said at 4:03 AM on Sun Nov 27 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday and R.I.P., Uncle Phil and Shredder!
Francesco92e
said at 3:49 PM on Fri Feb 12 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Rest in Peace James Avery: you were the first and best Shredder
dcmarvelanime
said at 7:22 PM on Fri Nov 27 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday and RIP Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
CuriousUserX90
said at 5:09 PM on Fri Nov 27 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday and RIP to the Original Shredder.
Starscreamsfan
said at 2:12 PM on Fri Nov 27 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Happy birthday and RIP James Avery!!!!

Friggin' Uncle Phil was pretty boss as the Shredder!!! He managed to sound imposing and he also had great comedic timing.

I also liked him as Turbo in the Rambo cartoon.

He is sorely missed.
Autovolt
said at 1:52 PM on Fri Nov 27 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday and RIP James Avery!

It's nearly been two years now and I still can't believe he's gone.

My favourite role of his was as Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and I also loved his performances as The Shredder, War Machine/Rhodey and Shaman.

I still always wondered how he ended up doing a voice in the Fist of North Star: The Movie, I mean he wasn't a regular in anime and I think it was pretty cool he did so, it's a shame he wasn't in more anime....or more cartoons.

also on an unrelated note, anyone else remember when he was supposed to voice "Silverbolt" in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, I still keep thinking that he wasn't so much Silverbolt but actually was going to be Sentinel Prime before Leonard Nimoy was brought in.
Autovolt
said at 4:57 AM on Sun Nov 27 2016
"Dimension X? NOOOO!"

"At Last, I can conquer my home dimension."

"But I don't wanna conquer this PLACE!, I want to conquer EAAAAAAAARTH!"
tmnisaac
said at 9:31 AM on Fri Nov 27 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. James Avery.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:59 PM on Tue Jan 14 2014
 10 Shout Outs!
This may be the first time this has ever been said, I wish I could find Problem Solvers episodes. Only for the fact of giving James more clips
Zillah
said at 9:26 AM on Tue Jan 7 2014
 1 Shout Out!
R.I.P.
Gonna miss you
99-cells
said at 8:13 PM on Sat Jan 4 2014
 1 Shout Out!
God damnit all!!! I bet he still plenty of things left to live for!!!
KarlXSaya
said at 5:29 PM on Fri Jan 3 2014
 9 Shout Outs!
I hope he's surrounded by lots of pillowy mounds of mashed potatoes T_T
Dogman15
said at 3:11 PM on Thu Jan 2 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Who will they get to voice Br'er Bear now? He's appearing in so many cartoons these days!

(/sarcasm)
Fulgore2005
said at 1:15 AM on Thu Jan 2 2014
 13 Shout Outs!
That's no way to start the new year.

R.I.P. Avery. His Shredder, Uncle Phil, Boss Fang and War Machine were wonderful performance from him.
HienFan
said at 10:32 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 1 Shout Out!
RIP you were the best Shredder ever
Regomania
said at 10:05 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
RIP Mr Avery... Shredder, and Uncle Phil. You did so much for us! We're proud for your contribute to the acting world. Thank you so much. :')
ZootSuit
said at 9:41 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
Thank you Mr. Avery, your work was one of the prime reasons I got into voice acting in the first place.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:30 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
RIP, you will be missed.
Metabad
said at 9:02 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 10 Shout Outs!
Well that just totally ruined my day.

Poor guy...R.I.P. James Avery, you were hilarious as Shredder and Uncle Phil.
GothamRed
said at 7:35 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
We'll miss you
WWEFAN12ization
said at 7:10 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
R.I.P. James Avery.
coolgeek176
said at 6:56 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
RIP
Madness Abe
said at 4:49 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
R.I.P. Mr. Avery.
DravenRoth994
said at 4:38 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 7 Shout Outs!
Imagine my shock when I found out he died. When my cousin pointed it out, I shouted "JAMES AVERY IS DEAD"??!!!! Well ain't this a way to kick off the new year. R.I.P. Uncle Phil. You were amazing and will truly be missed.
Ross123
said at 3:31 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
RIP James, you were wonderful as Uncle Phil & did well in the VA world. This is not how I expected the year to start.
thomwim
said at 3:03 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Good luck, and good night.

Shredder = Uncle Phil!
VctrBnsn
said at 2:58 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 7 Shout Outs!
No.
NO NO NO NO!
He was too young. I'm genuinely saddened by this.
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:07 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
R.I.P., Mr. Avery. You'll be missed.
UltimateSSJ4GokouEX
said at 1:33 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
R.I.P. James. You were great as Uncle Phil.
skeletonking1234
said at 1:01 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
what a wonderful way to start off the new year.....RIP James you were a wonderful character actor and voice actor
Dogman15
said at 12:37 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 10 Shout Outs!
Maybe he'll find pillowy mounds of mashed potatoes in Heaven.
Ross123
said at 4:11 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
@Dogman15 I don't mean to be rude or anything but giving he just died today, you shouldn't really be making jokes. No offence though it is kind of disrespectful. This would probably be more appropriate if you had posted it the after he died or something of a sort.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:03 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
@Ross123 Paying respect to James with one of his most memorable lines isn't really inappropriate.
rosebr10
said at 7:25 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
@Dogman15
Yes, but tonight he dines on turtle soup.

RIP James
DreamMaster08X
said at 7:29 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
@Music Meister I'm somewhat comfused by this statement.
Dogman15
said at 11:28 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
@DreamMaster08X I'm confused by your comfusement.
DreamMaster08X
said at 5:47 AM on Thu Jan 2 2014
@Dogman15 I understand what Music Meister is getting across. But at the same time, I thought the statement was a bit light-hearted and humorous itself. Yes yes, some people may think I'm cold-heated for saying it, so sue me. But I think it's tributary in its own right.

I'm just going to leave it at this comment, because I have a feeling that this may start an unnecessary chain of argumentation.
Ross123
said at 8:21 AM on Thu Jan 2 2014
@Music Meister What DreamMaster08X said. It is a bit light hearted giving that James has just died.
SparklyShake12
said at 12:02 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
RIP James :(
DreamMaster08X
said at 11:40 AM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZohusSS72NQ
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:36 AM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
:(
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:14 AM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 8 Shout Outs!
UNCLE PHIL NO
LordofEvil96
said at 11:09 AM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Not Uncle Phil! Oh well. Rest in Peace James.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:03 AM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 7 Shout Outs!
What a terrible way to start the year. Rest in peace James Avery.
Nick000
said at 10:57 AM on Wed Jan 1 2014
 7 Shout Outs!
RIP Uncle Phil.
Madness Abe
said at 7:52 PM on Sun Nov 27 2011
 8 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday, Uncle Phil!

Am I going to get thrown out?
Dogman15
said at 6:17 PM on Thu Apr 18 2013
@Madness Abe: If you do, it will be into pillowy mounds of mashed potatoes.
Madness Abe
said at 6:08 PM on Sat Apr 20 2013
@Dogman15 Along with tiny onions swimming in a sea of cream sauce.
Dogman15
said at 6:10 AM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@Madness Abe You'd like to get thrown into that, wouldn't you?
Madness Abe
said at 8:44 PM on Tue Apr 23 2013
@Dogman15 (outside Banks home, sprinklers on)

AGGGGH!!!
Dogman15
said at 11:16 PM on Tue Apr 23 2013
@Madness Abe Seriously, though. Why would you be "thrown out" for that comment?
Madness Abe
said at 1:52 PM on Wed Apr 24 2013
@Dogman15 ...I don't know. I'm just playing along. :)
Dogman15
said at 3:46 AM on Mon Apr 29 2013
@Madness Abe I never really watched that show... The Fresh Prince of Bell-Aire? Was getting "thrown out" something that happened a lot on it?
Madness Abe
said at 6:49 PM on Mon Apr 29 2013
@Dogman15 Yeah it did. A running gag involved a character on the show (or sometimes others) being thrown out of the house for comedy. Like here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9vUNDY45Jc
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite James Avery role? *
Shredder
73.1% (19 votes)
War Machine
15.4% (4 votes)
Br'er Bear
3.8% (1 vote)
Boss Fang
3.8% (1 vote)
Haroud Hazi Bin
3.8% (1 vote)
26 Total Votes
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