Son to a mother who is formerly a member of a motorcycle gang based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Avri grew up infatuated with film, comics, and music and later began writing and drawing his own comics as well as short films and songs.
He learned the struggles of wanting to become an independent artist and later decided to build his own multimedia company Dream Realm Entertainment/Vault Pictures studios to distribute his work including films, comics, albums, and clothing.
Avri later began training in martial arts and decided to work bar jobs as a bouncer before following his dream to become a filmmaker and actor. He is mostly recognized for his works with WWE superstar Al Snow in films such as The Legacy, Hell House, & Overtime. Avri is also recognized as the most sought after African American independent genre film actor in Kentucky.