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Tol Avery

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Birth dateAugust 28, 1915
Date of deathAugust 27, 1973 (aged 57)

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Tol Avery (August 28, 1915 August 27, 1973) was an American film and television character actor with more than a hundred screen appearances between 1950 and 1974. Noted for his enormous girth and cultured voice, Avery usually played sophisticated and articulate villains, including the featured nemesis in seven episodes of Maverick between 1957 and 1962, as well as "Ben Weaver" on The Andy Griffith Show and "Speaker Bert Metcalf" on the short-lived television series Slattery's People in 1964. He appeared five times on the long running western series The Virginian in the 1960s.

Avery also appeared as "Dennison" in an episode of the 1953-1954 ABC situation comedy, The Pride of the Family. Fay Wray played Catherine Morrison, and Paul Hartman portrayed her husband, Albie Morrison. Natalie Wood and Robert Hyatt played their children, Ann and Junior Morrison, respectively. Larry J. Blake filled the role of "Frank".

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