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James Avery height: 6ft 5in (196 cm)

American actor best remembered for playing Philip Banks on the tv series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
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FreshPrince said on 7/Aug/15
He was 6'5. He looked taller to will earlier in the show because when the show started will was slightly a inch or two shorter than he was at the end of the series.
james b said on 23/May/15
in the very early seasons of fresh prince he looked 6'5.
Jim said on 8/Mar/15
He was a solid 6'4", maybe even 6'4.5" in his prime. Big guy and was a great actor. May he RIP.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Oct/14
He still looked a solid 6ft4 in the last few years of his life...
James B said on 22/Apr/14
Took away his current 6'4 listing out of respect rob?
[Editor Rob: well, anybody who is no longer with us gets their peak height back.]
James B said on 16/Mar/14
I agree in the 1990-1991 season of the fresh prince he did look slightly taller than he did in the later seasons of the fresh prince. Defo seemed a bigger gap between him and will in the early seasons.
Lillo thomas said on 10/Mar/14
In the early seasons of Fresh prince series james avery look about 6'5 easily 4 inches taller than will smith . James avery next to Will looked similar how Will smith look next to michael jordan.
5ft10guy said on 4/Jan/14
Rest in Peace James .I grew up watching the show and besides his height he always had a big presence and touched me as kid always will love this guy for it rest in peace.
Balrog said on 2/Jan/14
Rest in peace
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jan/14
1.85 m, 83 kg says on 27/May/13
James/Rob

Contrary to your comments, class III obese patients often have an inch or two extra in height due to the build-up of fat around their head and feet. However, the weight definitely may have compressed his spine in terms of height loss later in life.

If that was really true Steven Seagal would now be 6'6.5"...
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jan/14
RIP big man!
Frank said on 2/Jan/14
Probably when he was young around 195 cms(64.75") cms and in the serie with Will Smith around 193 cms(64").
RIP
MIKESOWELL said on 1/Jan/14
R.I.P. James Avery
avi said on 1/Jan/14
Always looked 2.5-3 taller than will Smith .
Arch, didn't make smith look 6'0 he looks 6'1 next to Avery even if Avery was 6'4 flat. I say 6'4.5 and will Smith 6'1.5 area. Smith would do goofy things with his arms and bend his shoulders and instantly drop 1/2-1 inch in height. Maybe then he looked under 6'1 next to Avery who just stood normally .
Kaiserchief said on 1/Jan/14
Rip my hero he died way to young today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/13
He looked at least a strong 6ft4 on The Fresh Prince. There was roughly 2.5-3in between him and Will Smith. In the years before that he was probably 6ft5.
the shredder said on 17/Oct/13
At least 3 inches on Will Smith.
Mathew said on 14/Oct/13
I saw a couple episodes of Fresh Prince recently. I think he looked 6'4", no shorter no taller.
Mathew said on 10/Sep/13
Dom says on 15/Jul/13
He's definitely 6'4 in the Fresh prince days. No way was he taller than that if Will is 6'1.

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Yeah, I'd put approximately 3" between the 2 on that show. I don't think the difference was as much as a full 4" (or as little as a flat 2").
Dom said on 15/Jul/13
He's definitely 6'4 in the Fresh prince days. No way was he taller than that if Will is 6'1.
1.85 m, 83 kg said on 27/May/13
James/Rob

Contrary to your comments, class III obese patients often have an inch or two extra in height due to the build-up of fat around their head and feet. However, the weight definitely may have compressed his spine in terms of height loss later in life.
1.85 m, 83 kg said on 25/May/13
6'4" peak, 6'3" now. I guarantee it.
Mathew said on 15/Apr/13
James says on 7/Jan/13
6'4.5 range during fresh prince era

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Agreed. I don't know if he was ever any taller than that, but he looked easily 6'4" - 6'4.5" range on Fresh Prince.
James said on 7/Jan/13
6'4.5 range during fresh prince era
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
Looked a weak 6ft5 during The Fresh Prince era. I think Will Smith could look 6ft2 next to Avery at times
Iillo Thomas said on 17/Nov/12
Avery got 4 inches on will smith in the earlier seasons . The difference look 3 -3.5 inches in the later seasons . Will smith change his shoes .
James said on 4/Nov/12
Do u think most likely rob he was the full 196cm in his 20's and because of being overweight perhaps that might have robbed him of some height!

Do you think possibly 194cm in the fresh Prince days?
[Editor Rob: I think dropping a fraction by 40 for a big guy like him isn't that unbelievable. ]
James said on 4/Nov/12
Rob how could he be 6'5 peak when he had no more than 3 inches on will smith who you think might be 6'1.5 tops?

its unlikely he would have already lost 1 inch from his peak by the time of the fresh prince? 6'4 seems too make more sense for his peak overall.
[Editor Rob: depends on when he started to lose height, maybe he never did during the tv show. I think he could look 3 or 3.5 inches taller]
Arch Stanton said on 3/Nov/12
the shredder says on 30/Jul/12
Rob , so is 6'5 peak good ? ... He made Will look 6'0 on FP !
[Editor Rob: it could be for him]

Avery had 3 inches on Will Smith not 5!!!

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