Val Avery  

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Sebouh Der Abrahamian (July 14, 1924 – December 12, 2009), known professionally as Val Avery, was an American character actor who appeared in hundreds of movies and television shows. In a career that spanned 50 years, Avery appeared in over 100 films and had appearances in over 300 television episodes.

Acting career

Avery was frequently cast as a heavy or a low-class type.

Avery's TV roles include the Columbo episodes A Friend in Deed (1974), Dead Weight (1971), The Most Crucial Game (1972) and Identity Crisis (1975). Other TV appearances include The Untouchables, The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, The Asphalt Jungle, Mission: Impossible, Daniel Boone, The Twilight Zone, The Munsters, Mannix, The Odd Couple, Kojak, Quincy, M.E., Law & Order, and Friday the 13th: The Series.

Some motion pictures Avery appeared in are the John Cassavetes films, Too Late Blues (1961), Faces (1968), Minnie and Moskowitz (1971), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) and Gloria (1980). His many film credits also included the following movies:

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