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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 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

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).

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

Best TV Shows

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.

He was an avid golfer.

Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1978.

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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