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Avery Brooks is a Actor American born on 2 october 1948 at Evansville (USA)

Avery Brooks

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Birth name Avery Franklin Brooks
Nationality USA
Birth 2 october 1948 (74 years) at Evansville (USA)

Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948) is an American actor, director, and occasional singer. He is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk on Spenser for Hire and its spinoff A Man Called Hawk, and as Dr. Bob Sweeney in the Academy Award-nominated film American History X.

Biography

Since 1976, Brooks has been married to Vicki Lenora Brooks, Assistant Dean for Transfer and Nontraditional Students in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University (where she has worked for more than 30 years). The couple have three children (Ayana, Cabral, and Asante), and live in Princeton, New Jersey.

Best films

The Big Hit (1998)
(Actor)
American History X (1998)
(Actor)

Usually with

John Herzfeld
John Herzfeld
(1 films)
Tony Kaye
Tony Kaye
(1 films)
Elliott Gould
Elliott Gould
(2 films)
Graeme Revell
Graeme Revell
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Avery Brooks (9 films)

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Actor

Star Trek: The Captains, 1h53
Directed by William Shatner
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about films, Space opera
Actors Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Chris Pine
Roles Himself
Rating67% 3.3935453.3935453.3935453.3935453.393545
The film consists of a series of interviews conducted by William Shatner, who portrayed Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek with the various other actors who have portrayed Star Trek Captains: Sir Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula and Chris Pine. The Captains delves into each actor's life and career leading up to their film or television performances. The film devotes attention to Shatner's own acting roots, tracking his journey from his beginnings at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and CBC Radio and CBC Television, to headlining Broadway shows, and eventually getting his break in Hollywood at the helm of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek series.
15 Minutes
15 Minutes (2001)
, 2h
Directed by John Herzfeld
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about television, Films about the labor movement, Serial killer films, Disaster films
Actors Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks, Karel Roden, Melina Kanakaredes
Roles Detective Leon Jackson
Rating60% 3.048943.048943.048943.048943.04894
The film begins with Emil Slovak (Karel Roden) and Oleg Razgul (Oleg Taktarov) arriving in America. They were former criminals and after getting out of prison have come to the U.S. to claim their part of a bank heist in Russia (or somewhere in Czech Republic). Within minutes of arriving, Oleg steals a video camera. They go to the run down apartment of their old partner and demand their share. He doesn't have it so Emil stabs him and his wife to death, as Oleg tapes it with the camera. The couple's friend, Czech immigrant Daphne Handlova (Vera Farmiga), covertly witnesses the murders from the bathroom, but she escapes before they can get her too. To hide the crime, Emil burns down the apartment.
American History X, 1h59
Directed by Tony Kaye
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about families, Prison films, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Skinheads, Gangster films
Actors Edward Norton, Fairuza Balk, Edward Furlong, Stacy Keach, Elliott Gould, Avery Brooks
Roles Sweeney
Rating83% 4.186764.186764.186764.186764.18676
Danny Vinyard (Edward Furlong), a high school student and budding neo-Nazi in Venice Beach, California, receives an assignment from Mr. Murray (Elliott Gould), his history teacher, to write a paper on "any book which relates to the struggle for human rights". Knowing Murray is Jewish, Danny writes his paper on Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. Murray attempts to get Danny expelled for doing this, but Principal Dr. Bob Sweeney (Avery Brooks) — who is black — refuses, instead informing Danny that he will study history and current events under Sweeney, and that the class will be called "American History X". Danny's first assignment is to prepare a paper on his brother Derek (Edward Norton), a former neo-Nazi leader who has just been released from prison after serving three years for voluntary manslaughter. Danny is warned that failing to submit the paper the next morning will result in his expulsion. The rest of the film alternates between a series of vignettes from Danny and Derek's shared past (distinguished by being shown in black and white), and present day events (shown in color).
The Big Hit, 1h31
Directed by Kirk Wong
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Bokeem Woodbine, Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Avery Brooks
Roles Paris
Rating59% 2.999512.999512.999512.999512.99951
Melvin Smiley (Mark Wahlberg) is a hitman leading a secret life and maintaining two relationships, one with the demanding and demeaning Chantel (Lela Rochon), who does not accept his work, and another with Pam (Christina Applegate), who knows nothing of his job. Melvin is somewhat of a pushover, trying to appease all of Chantel's demands, even her most expensive wishes, as well as rolling over whenever one of his co-workers takes credit for his achievements. Perhaps as a result of his helplessness in asserting himself, throughout the early scenes Melvin is often seen drinking Maalox to relieve an incipient ulcer.
Roots: The Gift, 1h40
Directed by Kevin Hooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Christmas films, Films about racism
Actors LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Jerry Hardin, Kate Mulgrew, Shaun Cassidy, Avery Brooks
Roles Cletus Moyer
Rating65% 3.293633.293633.293633.293633.29363
In December 1775, Cletus Moyer (Brooks) is a free black Northerner in colonial America, working with a pre-Underground Railroad network to help slaves escape captivity. In the days just prior to Christmas, a group of bounty hunters led by Hattie Carraway (Mulgrew) captures Moyer near the Parker plantation in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Because of his capture, dozens of slaves who have already left their plantations in escape attempts are in danger of being captured as well. Moyer implores two slaves from the nearby Reynolds plantation to take his place: Kunta Kinte (Burton), a Mandinka in his mid-twenties who was captured in what is now the Gambia, and Fiddler (Gossett), an elderly man who was born into slavery. Kunta is eager to help (and to escape himself), but Fiddler is unwilling, fearful of the consequences if they are caught.
Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1h50
Directed by Stan Lathan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about racism
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Avery Brooks, Kate Burton, Bruce Dern, Paula Kelly, Phylicia Rashād
Roles Uncle Tom
Rating62% 3.1014753.1014753.1014753.1014753.101475
L'Oncle Tom et Eliza sont tous deux esclaves de la même maison dans le Kentucky.
Finnegan Begin Again, 1h51
Directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Preston, Sam Waterston, Sylvia Sidney, David Huddleston, Avery Brooks
Roles Dude on Bus
Rating70% 3.532743.532743.532743.532743.53274
Michael Finnegan, a past-his-prime journalist, has been relegated to ghost-writing Dear Felicity, a column for the lovelorn. He and his wife live in a decaying neighborhood; his wife, still despondent over losing their young son, lives in a fantasy world. Despite these reversals, Finnegan retains his optimism: he knows human beings begin again, and again. He gets his own chance to begin again when, one day on the bus, he meets Liz DeHaan, an art teacher who is having an affair with a married man.
Solomon Northup's Odyssey, 1h58
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Avery Brooks, Kent Broadhurst, Joe Seneca, Mason Adams, Michael Tolan, Art Evans
Roles Solomon Northup
Rating70% 3.5257353.5257353.5257353.5257353.525735
Solomon Northup's Odyssey is based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man in Saratoga, New York who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery (see slavery in the United States). Northup was intelligent, skilled in carpentry, and was able to play music. He was enslaved in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before he was released.