Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American actor, director, singer, and educator best known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Spenser For Hire, and American History X.
He is married to Vick Bowen and they have three children.
- Uncle Tom's Cabin as Uncle Tom
- The Big Hit as Paris
- American History X as Dr. Bob Sweeney
- Discovery Channel Pictures' Africa's Elephant Kingdom as "Old Bull"
- Fifteen Minutes as Det. Leon Jackson
- Spenser For Hire as Hawk (65 episodes)
- A Man Called Hawk as Hawk (13 episodes)
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko
- Gargoyles as Nokkar (1 episode)
- Narrator of the American airing of Walking with Dinosaurs