Besides his most famous role in the NBC hit, he also was in numerous television programs like “Night Court,” “CSI,” “That ’70s Show” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.”
On the big screen, Avery appeared in such films as “Fletch,” “The Prince of Egypt,” “RECOiL” and “8 Million Ways to Die.”
He also did voiceover work, including as the original voice of Shredder in “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Avery served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his mother, Florence and his stepson, Kevin Waters.