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James Garner

James Garner
Photo: photo by Alan Light / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0

Birth Date

April 7, 1928

Died

July 19, 2014

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Aries

Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color

Brown

Height

6 ft 3 in | 190.5 cm

Weight

84 kg | 185 lbs

Shoe size

Not available

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

James Garner was born in Norman, Oklahoma, United States, on April 7, 1928, was an American actor.

Young James Garner first started performing in Broadway stage play "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" (1954) in non-speaking role as one of the judges.

He made his big screen debut in thriller drama film Toward the Unknown (1956) in role as Major Joe Craven.

He got his television debut in ABC Western series Cheyenne (1955) in episode "Mountain Fortress", in role as Lieutenant Brad Forsythe.

James's breakthrough performance came as Bret Maverick / Beau "Pappy" Maverick in ABC Western television series Maverick (1957-1961).

James Garner Height and Weight

How tall was James Garner and what was his weight? James Garner's height was 6' 3" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 190.5 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 185 іn pоunds or 84 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male for his role as Captain Mike Bailey, USMC in drama film Sayonara (1957).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor – Musical/Comedy for his role as Henry Tyroon in romantic comedy film The Wheeler Dealers (1963).

He was nominated for the Golden Laurel for Top Action Performance for his role as Flight Lieutenant Bob Hendley / "The Scrounger" in war film The Great Escape (1963).

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical for his role as Murphy Jones in romantic comedy movie Murphy's Romance (1985).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for his role as Harold Lear in drama movie Heartsounds (1985).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his role as Bob Beuhler in drama film Promise (1985).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his role as Dr. Bob Holbrook Smith in drama film My Name is Bill W. (1989).

He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his role as Albert Sidney Finch in drama movie Decoration Day (1990).

He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his role as F. Ross Johnson in biographical comedy drama film Barbarians at the Gate (1993).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his role as Ira Moran in drama movie Breathing Lessons (1994).

He played Jim Rockford in CBS television movies:

The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (1994), for which he was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries

The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (1995), for which he was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries

The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (1996)

The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (1996)

The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play (1996)

The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (1996)

The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (1997)

The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads (1999)

He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries for his role as Norman Keane in drama crime film Lagalese (1998).

He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Old Noah "Duke" Calhoun in romantic drama film The Notebook (2004).

The Children's Hour (1961) drama opposite Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Hepburn

The Americanization of Emily (1964) romantic black comedy war with Julie Andrews and James Coburn

Grand Prix (1966) sports drama opposite Eva Marie Saint and Toshiro Mifune

Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) Western comedy with Suzanne Pleshette and Jack Elam

Victor/Victoria (1982) musical comedy opposite Julie Andrews and Robert Preston

Maverick (1994) Western comedy with Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster

Twilight (1998) neo-noir thriller opposite Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon

He voiced Doron in animated action adventure science fiction film Battle for Terra (2007).

He voiced Shazam in short animated superhero film Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010).

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series for his role as Bret Maverick / Beau "Pappy" Maverick in ABC Western television series Maverick (1957-1961).

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor – Drama for his role as Jim Rockford in NBC detective drama television series The Rockford Files (1974–1980).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Bret Maverick in NBC Western television series Bret Maverick (1981-1982).

Nichols (1971-1972) NBC Western series in role as Sheriff Frank Nichols

Man of the People (1991-1992) comedy series in role as Councilman Jim Doyle

Streets of Laredo (1995) Western miniseries in role as Woodrow F. Call

Chicago Hope (2000) CBS medical drama series in role as Hubert "Hue" Miller

God, the Devil and Bob (2000-2001) NBC animated sitcom in role as God

First Monday (2002) CBS legal drama series in role as Chief Justice Thomas Brankin

8 Simple Rules (2003-2005) ABC sitcom in role as Jim Egan

Facts

Attended Hollywood High School in Los Angeles.

Studied at Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma.

Had English, Irish, German, Welsh and Swiss-German ancestry.

Had two older brothers, Jack Garner and Charlie Bumgarner.

He served in the Merchant Marines, the Oklahoma National Guard and the U.S. Army.

He received two Purple Hearts when he was wounded twice during the Korean War.

He also participated in auto racing both on-road and off-road.

Inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1978 and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1986.

He won the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 1998.

He was huge fan of the Oakland Raiders.

Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1990.

James died on July 19, 2014, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86.

Spouse

He was married to Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke (1956-2014), they had daughter, Greta "Gigi" Garner also daughter, Kim from Lois previous marriage.

Relationships

He dated actress Gloria Pall (1955).

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