Avery grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and served in the navy in Vietnam in the late 1960s.After returning to the States, he settled in California and studied drama and literature at the University of California at San Diego.
Emmy Award-winning actor, producer and scriptwriter James Avery Sr.
was born on November 27, 1948 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
saying the guy who played Uncle Phil on "Fresh Prince" made him a more "respectable human being."Smith just posted a tribute to his co-star on Facebook ...
writing, "Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery."He added, "Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. 31 after experiencing complications from open heart surgery.
The company has five manufacturing plants in Hondo, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, and two in Comfort, Texas.
The James Avery jewelry collection carries 1,100 designs and 14,000 pieces made in sterling silver, 14-, 18-karat yellow and white gold, and gemstones.
The business continued to spread throughout the state of Texas with items being sold in clothing boutiques and church gift shops.
By 1965, the jewelry store was incorporated into James Avery Craftsman, Inc., and soon after in 1967, Avery bought 20 acres (81,000 m) of land where the corporate headquarters would soon stand.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and stepson, Kevin Waters.