James Earl Jones
January 17, 1931
92 years old
Salt and Pepper
6 ft 1½ in | 187 cm
85 kg | 187.5 lbs
James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States, on January 17, 1931, is an American actor.
Young James Earl Jones first started his acting career on stage, at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee, Michigan.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Sunrise at Campobello" (1958–1959), in role as Edward, at Cort Theatre.
He made his big screen debut in black comedy movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) in role as Lieutenant Lothar Zoggin.
He got his television debut in CBS drama series East Side / West Side (1963) in episode "Who Do You Kill?", in role as Joe Goodwin.
James's breakthrough performance came as Jack Jefferson in biographical romantic drama movie The Great White Hope (1970).
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James Earl Jones is 92 years old.
James Earl Jones net worth is around 40 million dollars.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer -Male for his role as Jack Jefferson in biographical romantic drama movie The Great White Hope (1970).
He voiced Darth Vader in Star Wars film series:
Star Wars (1977)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Rogue One (2016), for which he won the BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
He voiced Mufasa in Disney's animated movies:
The Lion King (1994)
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998)
The Lion King (2019)
He played King Jaffe Joffer in romantic comedy films:
Coming to America (1988)
Coming 2 America (2021)
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as Rupert "Roop" B. Marshall in comedy drama romantic film Claudine (1974).
He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Male for his role as Few Clothes in drama movie Matewan (1987).
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his role as Junius Johnson in thriller drama film Heat Wave (1990).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his role as Alice in political thriller movie By Dawn's Early Light (1991).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Rev. Stephen Kumalo in drama film Cry, the Beloved Country (1995).
Conan the Barbarian (1982) fantasy adventure as Thulsa Doom
The Hunt for Red October (1990) thriller drama as Admiral James Greer
Field of Dreams (1989) fantasy drama sports as Terence Mann
Best of the Best (1989) martial arts as Frank Couzo
A Family Thing (1996) drama as Ray Murdock
He portrayed Admiral James Greer in spy thriller movies Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994).
Soul Man (1986) comedy as Professor Banks
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Gabriel Bird in ABC television series Gabriel's Fire (1990–1991).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Nesbit "Neb" Langston in CBS drama series Under One Roof (1995).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Gabriel Bird in ABC series Pros and Cons (1991–1992).
Dr. Kildare (1996) NBC medical drama series as Dr. Lou Rush
Paris (1979-1980) CBS series as Woodrow Paris
Me and Mom (1985) ABC detective comedy drama series as Lou Garfield
Mathnet (1987-1991) children's show as Chief Thad Green
He hosted PBS series Long Ago and Far Away (1989-1992).
Homicide: Life on the Street (1997) NBC police procedural series as Felix Wilson
He was nominated for the Gold Derby TV Award for Drama Guest Actor for his role as Will Cleveland in The WB drama series Everwood (2003-2004).
He won the BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role - Action/Drama for his voice role as Darth Vader in Disney's animated science fiction television series Star Wars Rebels (2014-2016).
He voiced Darth Vader in Disney+ miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022).
Attended Browning School for boys.
Graduated from Dickson Rural Agricultural School (now Brethren High School) in Brethren, Michigan.
Graduated from University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (1955).
Studied at the American Theatre Wing in New York.
Has brother, Matthew.
Has African-American ancestry.
Served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Jack Jefferson in a play "The Great White Hope" (1968-1969), at Alvin Theatre.
He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Troy Maxson in a play "Fences" (1987-1988), at 46th Street Theatre.
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Norman Thayer, Jr. in a play "On Golden Pond" (2005), at Cort Theatre.
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Former President Arthur "Artie" Hockstader in a play "The Best Man" (2012), at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
He won the Special Tony Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
He received the Honorary Academy Award in 2011.
Received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2002.
He voiced Darth Vader in video game Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007).
Lives in Pawling, New York.
He was married to:
Cecilia Hart (1982-2016), they have one son, Flynn Earl Jones
Julienne Marie (1968-1972)
Gloria Patricia Mosolino (1957-1958)