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James Caan

James Caan
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Birth Date

March 26, 1940


July 6, 2022


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 9½ in | 176.5 cm


72 kg | 159 lbs


38 in | 96 cm

Shoe size

Not available


32 in | 83 cm

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

James Edmund Caan was born in The Bronx, New York, United States, on March 26, 1940, was an American actor.

Young James Caan began his professional acting career in off-Broadway productions.

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole" (1961).

He made his big screen debut in romantic comedy film Irma la Douce (1963) in uncredited role as Soldier with Radio.

He got his television debut in crime drama thriller series Naked City (1961) in episode "Bullets Cost Too Much", in role as Marty Feketi.

Caan's breakthrough performance came as Santino "Sonny" Corleone in crime movie The Godfather (1972).

He made his directorial debut with drama film Hide in Plain Sight (1980) also he starred in role as Thomas Hacklin.

James Caan Height and Weight

How tall was James Caan and what was his weight? James Caan's height was 5' 9½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 176.5 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 159 іn pоunds or 72 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor for his role as Pvt. Anthony Dugan in western film The Glory Guys (1965).

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for his role as Santino "Sonny" Corleone in crime movie The Godfather (1972).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Axel Freed in crime drama film The Gambler (1974).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for his role as Billy Rose in biographical musical comedy drama movie Funny Lady (1975).

He won the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role as Jonathan E. in science fiction sports film Rollerball (1975).

He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his performance as Paul Sheldon in psychological thriller movie Misery (1990).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Brian Piccolo in sport drama film Brian's Song (1970).

He voiced Tim Lockwood in animated science fiction comedy films:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), for which he was nominated for the BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film

He was nominated for the International Online Cinema Award for Best Ensemble Cast for his role as The Big Man in avant-garde drama film Dogville (2003).

Thief (1981) neo-noir crime thriller as Frank

El Dorado (1966) Western as Alan Bourdillion "Mississippi" Traherne

Bottle Rocket (1996) crime comedy as Mr. Abe Henry

A Bridge Too Far (1977) epic war as Sgt. Eddie Dohun

Elf (2003) comedy as Walter Hobbs

The Way of the Gun (2000) crime thriller as Joe Sarno

Alien Nation (1988) buddy cop neo-noir science fiction action as Det. Sgt. Matthew Sykes

The Program (1993) drama as Coach Sam Winters

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) comedy as Tommy Korman

Freebie and the Bean (1974) buddy cop comedy action as Freebie

Eraser (1996) action as U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin

Bulletproof (1996) buddy cop action comedy as Frank Colton

The Rain People (1969) drama as Jimmy Kilgannon

The Killer Elite (1976) action thriller as Mike Locken

Gardens of Stone (1987) drama as SFC Clell Hazard

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the Women's Image Network Award for Actor in Drama Series his role as Ed Deline in NBC comedy drama television series Las Vegas (2003–2007).

Magic City (2013) Starz drama series as Sy Berman

Back in the Game (2013-2014) ABC sitcom as Terry "The Cannon" Gannon


Attended Michigan State University.

Attended Santa Monica City College.

Studied drama at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Nassau County, Long Island, New York.

Studied at Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City.

He was an avid golfer.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6648 Hollywood Boulevard in 1978.

He voiced Sonny Corleone in video game The Godfather (2006).

James died on July 6, 2022 in Los Angeles, at the age of 82.


He was married to:

Linda Stokes (1995-2015) they had two sons, James Arthur and Jacob Nicholas

Ingrid Hajek (1990-1995) they had one son, Alexander James

Sheila Ryan (1976) they had one son, Scott

Dee Jay Mathis (1961-1966) they had one daughter, Tara


He dated Tracy Richman (1988-1993) and Joey Heatherton (1972).

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