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James Coburn

James Coburn
Photo: ABC Television / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

August 31, 1928


November 18, 2002


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



6 ft 1¾ in | 187 cm


85 kg | 187 lbs

Shoe size

Not available

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

James Harrison Coburn III was born in Laurel, Nebraska, United States, on August 31, 1928, was an American actor.

Young James Coburn first started performing in a play "Billy Budd", at La Jolla Playhouse, a not-for-profit professional theatre on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.

He made his big screen debut in Western film Ride Lonesome (1959) in role as Whit.

He got his television debut in anthology drama series Studio One in Hollywood (1957) in episode "The Night America Trembled", in role as Sam.

James's breakthrough performance came as Britt in Western film The Magnificent Seven (1960).

James Coburn Height and Weight

How tall was James Coburn and what was his weight? James Coburn's height was 6' 1¾" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 187 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 187 іn pоunds or 85 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He played Derek Flint in spy-fi comedy films:

Our Man Flint (1966), for which he was nominated for the Golden Laurel for Action Performance

In Like Flint (1967), for which he was nominated for the Golden Laurel for Action Performance

He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor also was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Glen Whitehouse in mystery thriller drama movie Affliction (1997).

He won the Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award for Theatrical Motion Picture for his role as Luke Matthews in Western film Bite the Bullet (1975).

He won the DVDX Award for Best Actor (in a DVD Premiere Movie) for his role as Martin Tillman in drama movie American Gun (2002).

He voiced Henry J. Waternoose III in animated monster comedy film Monsters, Inc. (2001).

Ride Lonesome (1959) Western opposite Randolph Scott and Karen Steele

Hell Is for Heroes (1962) war action with Steve McQueen and Bobby Darin

Charade (1963) romantic comedy mystery opposite Audrey Hepburn and Walter Matthau

Duck, You Sucker (1971) Western with Rod Steiger and Romolo Valli

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) Revisionist Western opposite Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan

Cross of Iron (1977) war drama with Maximilian Schell and James Mason

The Last of Sheila (1973) mystery crime opposite Richard Benjamin and Anthony Perkins

Hard Times (1975) crime neo noir sport with Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland

Midway (1976) war action opposite Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda

Young Guns II (1990) Western with Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland

Hudson Hawk (1991) action comedy opposite Bruce Willis and Danny Aiello

Best TV Shows

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1950-1959) CBS/NBC anthology series in role as Union Sergeant / Andrews

The Californians (1959) NBC Western series in role as Deputy Anthony Wayne

Valley of the Dolls (1981) CBS drama miniseries in role as Henry Bellamy

He voiced Looten Plunder in animated environmentalist superhero television series Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990-1992).

The Fifth Corner (1992) NBC series in role as Dr. Grandwell

Profiler (1997) NBC crime drama series in role as Charles Vanderhorn

Mr. Murder (1998) ABC science fiction crime thriller miniseries in role as Drew Oslett, Sr.


Attended Compton Junior College

Studied acting at Los Angeles City College.

He also studied acting under acting coach Stella Adler.

Had Scots-Irish and Sweden ancestry.

He was a martial arts student and a friend of Bruce Lee.

He owned a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California SWB, Ferrari Daytona, Ferrari 308 and a 1967 Ferrari 412P.

He did the voiceovers for Chevrolet's Like a Rock commercials.

He served as a truck driver in the United States Army.

He was a huge fan of Seven Samurai (1954).

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7051 Hollywood Boulevard in 1994.

He won the Denver International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.

James died on November 18, 2002, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at the age of 74.


He was married to:

Paula O'Hara (1993-2002)

Beverly Kelly (1959-1979) they had a son, James H. Coburn IV and a daughter, Lisa Coburn.


He dated British singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul (1978-1982).

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