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RIP James Avery

Updated on December 10, 2021

James AveryNews came earlier this week of the passing of actor James Avery. While his most famous role’s that of “Uncle Phil” on the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” he’s also noted for his roles in animation, particularly the Shredder on the original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” animated series.

I’ve written about Avery in a previous minorities in cartoons entry, though as a teenager I enjoyed seeing him on “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” too.

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