James LaRue Avery (November 27, 1945 – December 31, 2013) was an American actor. He was best known for his roles as Uncle Phil in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-96) and the Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-96). He was a re-occurring voice actor on Duckman.


Notable Roles Edit

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-93) - Shredder
  • L.A. Law (1988-92) - Judge Michael Conover
  • Aladdin: The Series (1994) - Haroud Hazi Bin
  • The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) - Mr. Steve Yeager
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-96) - Philip Banks
  • Pepper Ann (1999, 2000) - Mr. Clapper

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