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James Woods is a lean-built, strangely handsome actor-producer-director with intense eyes and a sometimes untrustworthy grin, who has been impressing audiences for over three decades with his compelling performances. James Howard Woods was born on April 18th, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A. (Smith) and Gail Peyton Woods, a United States... See full bio »

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 2017 Dice (TV Series)
James Woods
- The Trial (2017) ... James Woods
- The Twelve (2017) ... James Woods
 2016-2017 Justice League Action (TV Series)
Lex Luthor / Repulse
- Best Day Ever (2017) ... Lex Luthor (voice)
- The Brain Buster (2017) ... Lex Luthor (voice)
- Race Against Crime (2017) ... Lex Luthor (voice)
- Inside Job (2017) ... Lex Luthor (voice)
 2016 Bling
Victor (voice)
 2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Video Game)
Hades (English version, voice)
 2013 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Sully Sullivan
- Fite Nite (2013) ... Sully Sullivan
- Road Trip (2013) ... Sully Sullivan
- Bridget (2013) ... Sully Sullivan
- Housewarming (2013) ... Sully Sullivan (uncredited)
 2013 Mary and Martha (TV Movie)
Mary's Father
 2013 Jobs
Jack Dudman
 2013/II Officer Down
Captain Verona
 2012 Coma (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Howard Stark
- Part Two (2012) ... Dr. Howard Stark
- Part One (2012) ... Dr. Howard Stark
 2012 Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom (Video Game)
Hades (voice)
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Richard Fuld
 2010 Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Video Game)
Hades (English version, voice)
 2010 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Video Game)
Hades (voice)
 2009 iCarly (TV Series)
Security Guard #2
- iWant My Website Back (2009) ... Security Guard #2 (uncredited)
 2008 An American Carol
Agent Grosslight
 2007 Surf's Up
Reggie Belafonte (voice)
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Hades (English version, voice)
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game)
George Sheffield (voice)
 2006 Entourage (TV Series)
James Woods
- Aquamom (2006) ... James Woods
 2006 End Game
Vaughn Stevens
 2006 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Nate Lennox
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Hades (English version, voice)
 2005 Ark
Jallak (voice)
 2005 Odd Job Jack (TV Series)
Manny Kowalski
- Orgy: The Musical (2005) ... Manny Kowalski
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game)
Mike Toreno (voice)
 2004 The Easter Egg Adventure
Grab Takit (voice)
 2003 This Girl's Life
 2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (TV Short)
Prison Guard / Head Viking (US version, voice)
 2002 Little Warriors
 2001-2002 House of Mouse (TV Series)
- House Ghosts (2002) ... Hades (voice, uncredited)
- Halloween with Hades (2002) ... Hades (voice)
- Suddenly Hades (2002) ... Hades (voice)
- Snow Day (2002) ... Hades (voice)
 2002 Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun (Video)
Gloomius Maximus (voice)
 2002 Stuart Little 2
Falcon (voice)
 2002 Kingdom Hearts (Video Game)
Hades (English version, voice)
 2001 Mickey's House of Villains (Video)
Hades (voice)
 2001 Race to Space
Dr. Wilhelm von Huber
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys
Mr. Leonard Donofrio
 2000 Dirty Pictures (TV Movie)
Dennis Barrie
 1999 Hooves of Fire (TV Short)
Narrator (US version, voice)
 1999 Play It to the Bone
Ringside Fan
 1998-1999 Hercules (TV Series)
- Hercules and the Big Show (1999) ... Hades (voice)
- Hercules and the Romans (1999) ... Hades (voice)
 1998 Of Light and Darkness (Video Game)
Gar Hob (voice)
 1998 Disney's Hades Challenge (Video Game)
Hades (voice)
 1997 Hercules (Video Game)
Hades (voice)
 1997 Hercules
Hades (voice)
 1997 Kicked in the Head
Uncle Sam
 1997 Disney's Animated Storybook: Hercules (Video Game)
Hades (voice)
 1996 The Summer of Ben Tyler (TV Movie)
Temple Rayburn
 1995 For Better or Worse
Reggie Makeshift
 1994 Curse of the Starving Class
Weston Tate
 1994 Next Door (TV Movie)
Matt Coler
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
James Woods
- Homer and Apu (1994) ... James Woods (voice)
 1994 Jane's House (TV Movie)
Paul Clark
 1992 Citizen Cohn (TV Movie)
Roy Marcus Cohn
 1992 Straight Talk
 1991 The Boys (TV Movie)
Walter Farmer
 1990 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (TV Movie)
 1989 My Name Is Bill W. (TV Movie)
Bill Wilson
 1988 The Boost
Lenny Brown
 1987 Best Seller
 1986 Promise (TV Movie)
 1985 Badge of the Assassin (TV Movie)
Robert K. Tanenbaum, Assistant District Attorney
 1985 Joshua Then and Now
Joshua Shapiro
 1982 Split Image
Charles Pratt
 1982 Fast-Walking
 1981 Eyewitness
Aldo Mercer
 1980 The Black Marble
The Fiddler
 1979-1980 Young Maverick (TV Series)
Lem Fraker
- Dead Man's Hand: Part 2 (1980) ... Lem Fraker
- Dead Man's Hand: Part 1 (1979) ... Lem Fraker
 1979 The Onion Field
Gregory Ulas Powell
 1979 ...And Your Name Is Jonah (TV Movie)
Danny Corelli
 1979 The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (TV Movie)
Sin Eater
 1978 The Gift of Love (TV Movie)
Alfred Browning
 1978 The Billion Dollar Bubble (TV Movie)
Art Lewis
 1978 Holocaust (TV Mini-Series)
Karl Weiss
- Part 4 (1978) ... Karl Weiss
- Part 3 (1978) ... Karl Weiss
- Part 2 (1978) ... Karl Weiss
 1977 The Choirboys
Harold Bloomguard
 1977 Family (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Styles
- An Eye to the Future (1977) ... Dr. Robert Styles
 1976 Raid on Entebbe (TV Movie)
Capt. Sammy Berg
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Lewis Packer
- Thanksgiving (1976) ... Lewis Packer
 1976 The Disappearance of Aimee (TV Movie)
Asst. Disty. Atty. Joseph Ryan
 1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Danny Reeves
- Sins of Thy Father (1976) ... Danny Reeves
 1976 Alex & the Gypsy
 1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (TV Series)
 1975 F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (TV Movie)
Leonard 'Lenny' Schoenfeld
 1975 Foster and Laurie (TV Movie)
Walter the Addict
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Ted Ayres
- A Time to Mourn (1975) ... Ted Ayres
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
- Trail of Terror (1975) ... Doug
 1975 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Alex Welles
- The Great Debate (1975) ... Alex Welles
 1975 Distance
Larry Vincent
 1974 The Gambler
Bank Officer
 1974 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Larry Kirkoff
- The Kirkoff Case (1974) ... Larry Kirkoff
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
- Death Is Not a Passing Grade (1974) ... Caz
 1972 A Great American Tragedy (TV Movie)
 1972 Footsteps (TV Movie)
 1972 Hickey & Boggs
Lt. Wyatt
 1972 The Visitors
Bill Schmidt
 1971 All the Way Home (TV Movie)
Andrew Lynch
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Do you think I want to be the one lone voice against the Hollywood liberal establishment? It's not going to do me any good. See more »


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