Avery Brooks

2012 Wizard World, Chicago Comic Con - Day 2

Brooks in 2012, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Avery Franklin Brooks

Place of Birth: Evansville, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 2, 1948

Ethnicity: African-American

Avery Brooks is an American actor, director, singer, narrator, and educator. His roles include the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Spenser: For Hire, and A Man Called Hawk, and the film American History X.

Avery is the son of Eva Lydia Crawford, a chorale conductor and music instructor, and Samuel Brooks, a tool and die worker, who was a union official. He is married to assistant dean Vicki Bowen, with whom he has three children.

Avery’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Travis/Traverse Crawford, a singer (the son of Samuel Crawford and Fannie Rush). Travis was born in Mississippi.

Avery’s maternal grandmother was Eva Roberts (the daughter of Robert Louis/Lewis Roberts and Rosa Bell/Rosebelle Chatman). Eva was born in Mississippi.

Source: Avery’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Mother on 1930’s census:

    According to death records of her siblings, their mother’s maiden name is Roberts:

  2. fuzzybear44 says:

    One of the main reason to watch Spencer for hire,is Hawk(Avery Brooks)

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