March 26, 1940
81 years old
5 ft 9 ½ in | 176.5 cm
72 kg | 159 lbs
38 in | 96 cm
32 in | 83 cm
James Edmund Caan was born in The Bronx, New York, United States, on March 26, 1940, is 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.
JL Family Ranch 2 (2020) family western in role as Tap Peterson, opposite Jon Voight and Teri Polo
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 and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor 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 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).
Thief (1981) neo-noir crime thriller opposite Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson and Jim Belushi
El Dorado (1966) Western with John Wayne and Robert Mitchum
Bottle Rocket (1996) crime comedy opposite Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson and Ned Dowd
A Bridge Too Far (1977) epic war with Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal and Michael Caine
Elf (2003) comedy opposite Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart and Zooey Deschanel
Silent Movie (1976) satirical comedy with Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman and Dom DeLuise
The Way of the Gun (2000) crime thriller opposite Ryan Phillippe, Benicio del Toro and Juliette Lewis
Alien Nation (1988) buddy cop neo-noir science fiction action with Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp and Kevyn Major Howard
The Program (1993) drama opposite Halle Berry, Omar Epps and Craig Sheffer
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) comedy with Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker
Freebie and the Bean (1974) buddy cop comedy action opposite Alan Arkin, Loretta Swit and Jack Kruschen
Eraser (1996) action with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Coburn and Vanessa L. Williams
Bulletproof (1996) buddy cop action comedy opposite Damon Wayans and Adam Sandler
The Rain People (1969) drama with Shirley Knight and Robert Duvall
The Killer Elite (1975) action thriller opposite Robert Duvall and Bo Hopkins
Gardens of Stone (1987) drama with Anjelica Huston and James Earl Jones
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 television film Brian's Song (1970).
Las Vegas (2003–2007) NBC comedy drama television series in role as Ed Deline
Magic City (2013) Starz drama television series in role as Sy Berman
Back in the Game (2013-2014) ABC sitcom in role 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.
Hi is an avid golfer.
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1978.
He voiced Tim Lockwood in animated science fiction comedy films: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013).
Lives in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
He was married to:
Linda Stokes (1995-2015) they have two sons, James Arthur and Jacob Nicholas
Ingrid Hajek (1990-1995) they have one son, Alexander James
Sheila Ryan (1976) they have one son, Scott
Dee Jay Mathis (1961-1966) they have one daughter, Tara
He dated Tracy Richman (1988-1993) and Joey Heatherton (1972).