James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: ...
Born on January 17, 1931
Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA
Height 1.87m / 6' 2"
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). He is probably best known for his role as Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy (for the voice only, as the man in the Darth Vader suit was David Prowse, whose voice was dubbed because of his British West Country accent). He has appeared on the animated series The Simpsons (1989) three times and played Mufasa in The Lion King (1994). James Earl Jones returned as the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).Read More
Famous for his deep authoritative voice, used most famously for impressive roles as leaders like Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy and Mufasa in The Lion King (1994)
Unmistakeable contagious laugh
Born at 6:05am.
Attended and graduated from Kaleva-Norman-Dickson High School in Brethren.
His first time acting was at the Ramsdell Theater in Manistee, Michigan.
Attended and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1955.
He's the commanding voice that says "This is CNN".
Son of prizefighter-turned-actor Robert Earl Jones, from whom he was (allegedly) estranged long into adulthood. Yet they starred together in a well-received stage revival of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men", as Lennie Small and Crooks, respectively (Kevin Conway also starred in the play, as George Milton).
Provided the thunderous voice (uncredited) of Darth Vader, the villain of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Had a stuttering problem as a child and said very little as a child; still struggles with the problem and says he has to think about what he says carefully before saying it (impressive, since he is known widely for his voice).
Son, with Cecilia Hart: Flynn Earl Jones.
Took acting lessons to control his stutter.
[from "James Earl Jones: Voices and Silences" page 360]: My voice is for hire. My endorsement is not for hire. I will do a voice-over, but I cannot endorse without making a different kind of commitment. My politics are very personal and subjective.
[on Star Wars] I am so pleased to be part of that full legend. Even as an observer. I am just an observer.
[on being the recipient of a lifetime achievement Oscar] If an actor's nightmare is being onstage buck naked and not knowing his lines, what the heck do you call this?
I have to look for film or TV work. If the great roles aren't around -- and they usually aren't -- then I try to pick projects which will at least take me to interesting locations. To the best of my abilities, I give them Academy Award caliber performances. I can't put down any jobs that help me pay my bills. The problem is most of the movies and TV shows I've been in haven't given me much to do or say.
The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise, they will win and the decent people will lose.
[on the terrible stutter he suffered from as a young man]: One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
[on the Iraq war]: All people have to be prepared. If we are going to be the police, we also have to be the guardians. We can no longer play games. I was not against the war in Bosnia. I was against it taking so long. I was not against the war in Somalia. Again, it took too long, and we didn't finish the job. We should've stayed and finished the job. About this pending war, I just think we should've finished that war the first time.
When I read that part in the script where it said, "Luke, I am your father", I thought, "He's lying. I have to see how they carry this lie out.".
If you take a villain like Thulsa Doom or Darth Vader and have fun with it, that destroys the credibility of the character.
|Cecilia Hart||March 15, 1982 - October 16, 2016||(her death) (1 child)|
|Julienne Marie||January 02, 1968 - present||(divorced)|
|Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope||$ 9,000|
|Coming to America||$ 900,000|
|The Ed Sullivan Show||JackJefferson-scenefrom'TheGreatWhiteHope'(1episode,1969)|
|As the World Turns||Dr.JerryTurner(1966)(unknownepisodes)|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||Himself-Guest(3episodes,1968-1991)|
|East Side/West Side||JoeGoodwin(1episode,1963)|
|Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb||Lt.LotharZogg|
|The Comedians in Africa||Himself(uncredited)|
|Haiti - wyspa przekleta||Dr.Magiot|
|The David Frost Show||Himself(2episodes,1970)|
|The Great White Hope||JackJefferson|
|King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis||Himself|
|King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis|
|Good Morning America||Himself(1episode,1978)|
|The UFO Incident||BarneyHill|
|ABC Weekend Specials||(1episode,1993)|
|A Piece of the Action||JoshuaBurke|
|Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope||DarthVader(voice)(uncredited)|
|Roots: The Next Generations||AlexHaley(1episode,1979)|
|The Bushido Blade||ThePrisoner|
|Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back||DarthVader(voice)(uncredited)|
|Amy & the Angel||Gabriel|
|Conan the Barbarian||ThulsaDoom|
|Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi||DarthVader(voice)|
|Highway to Heaven||GabeWilson(1episode,1987)|
|The Vegas Strip War||JackMadrid|
|Me and Mom||LouGarfield(6episodes,1985)|
|The Atlanta Child Murders||MajorWalker(2episodes,1985)|
|Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night||EmperoroftheNight(voice)|
|Garfield and Friends||Diablo(1episode,1992)|
|Coming to America||KingJaffeJoffer|
|The Arsenio Hall Show||Himself(2episodes,1989-1990)|
|Live! with Kelly||Himself(2episodes,1990)|
|Best of the Best||FrankCouzo|
|Field of Dreams||TerenceMann|
|Law & Order||HoraceMcCoy(1episode,1993)|
|By Dawn's Early Light||Alice|
|Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... to Terror||Morrison|
|The Hunt for Red October||AdmiralGreer|
|Last Flight Out||AlTopping|
|Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories||Narrator(segment"MillionsofCats")(1episode,1992)|
|Diamonds on the Silver Screen||Narrator(voice)|
|Freddie as F.R.O.7.||Narrator(Americanversion)(voice)|
|Homicide: Life on the Street||FelixWilson(3episodes,1997)|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Himself(1episode,1995)|
|Late Show with David Letterman||Himself(4episodes,1993-2003)|
|Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||FranklinStern(1episode,1994)|
|The Meteor Man||EarnestMoses|
|Touched by an Angel||TheAngelofAngels(1episode,1997)|
|Africa: The Serengeti||Narrator(voice)|
|Clear and Present Danger||Adm.JamesGreer|
|The Lion King||Mufasa(voice)|
|Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult||JamesEarlJones(uncredited)|
|Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics||Host|
|The Vernon Johns Story||VernonJohns|
|Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||KingDakkar(1episode,1995)|
|Under One Roof||NebLangston(6episodes,1995)|
|Jefferson in Paris||MadisonHemings|
|The Magic 7||5-Toe(voice)|
|3rd Rock from the Sun||Narrator(uncredited)(9episodes,1996)|
|Casper: A Spirited Beginning||Kibosh(voice)|
|The Second Civil War||JimKalla|
|The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride||Mufasa(voice)|
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