Narrator of the beginning of NBC's TV coverage of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (voice over).
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James Earl Boggins Jones
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[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.
Has won two Tony Awards: in 1969, as Best Actor (Dramatic), for "The Great White Hope", a role he recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version of the same title, The Great White Hope
(1970) and in 1987, as Best Actor (Play), for August Wilson
Unmistakeable contagious laugh