Avery Franklin Brooks is an American actor, director, and occasional singer. He is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and its spinoff, A Man Called Hawk. 1. Avery Brooks was born in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Eva Lydia Crawford, a.. The post 8 Inspiring Facts Everyone Should Know About Actor and Director Avery Brooks appeared first on On The Black List .