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|Birthname: James LaRue Avery
Born: November 27, 1945
Died: December 31, 2013
Birthplace: Pughsville, Virginia, USA
James Avery is an actor best known for his role of Philip Banks on the television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and as the voice of Shredder in the 1987 animated version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.