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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: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Agent X (TV Movie) (filming)
 2014 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
James Earl Jones
- The Convention Conundrum (2014) ... James Earl Jones
 2009 The Magic 7 (TV Movie)
5-Toe (voice)
 2009 House M.D. (TV Series)
Dibala
- The Tyrant (2009) ... Dibala
 2009 La Premiere (Short)
Narrator
 2006 Click
Narrator of Michael's Past (uncredited)
 2006 Scary Movie 4
Narrator (uncredited)
 2006 The Benchwarmers
Darth Vader (voice)
 2005 The Reading Room (TV Movie)
William
 2005 The Sandlot 2 (Video)
Mr. Mertle
 2004 Nine Dog Christmas (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 According to Jim (TV Series)
Royal Flush XP Toilet
- The Toilet (2004) ... Royal Flush XP Toilet (voice)
 2001 Disney's American Legends (Video)
Host
 2001 Feast of All Saints (TV Movie)
Older Marcel
 1999 On the Q.T.
Leo
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Daddy King (voice)
 1999 Santa and Pete (TV Movie)
Grandpa Nicholas
 1999 Undercover Angel
The Judge
 1999 Summer's End (TV Movie)
Dr. William 'Bill' Blakely
 1998 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (Video)
Mufasa (voice)
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini-Series)
Mountain King
- Part 3 (1998) ... Mountain King (voice)
- Part 2 (1998) ... Mountain King (voice)
- Part 1 (1998) ... Mountain King (voice)
 1998 Primary Colors
CNN Voiceover (voice)
 1990-1998 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Narrator / Maggie Simpson / Moving Man / ...
- Das Bus (1998) ... Narrator (voice)
- Treehouse of Horror V (1994) ... Maggie Simpson (voice, as James Earl Boggins Jones)
- Treehouse of Horror (1990) ... Moving Man / Serak the Preparer / Narrator (voice)
 1997 An American Moment (TV Series) (1998)
 1997 Monopoly Star Wars (Video Game)
Darth Vader (voice)
 1997 Alone (TV Movie)
Grey
 1997 What the Deaf Man Heard (TV Movie)
Archibald Thacker
 1997 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Unas
- Thor's Hammer (1997) ... Unas (voice)
 1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning (Video)
Kibosh (voice)
 1997 The Second Civil War (TV Movie)
Jim Kalla
 1997 Frasier (TV Series)
Norman Royster
- Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead (1997) ... Norman Royster
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Angel of Angels
- Clipped Wings (1997) ... Angel of Angels
 1997 Mad About You (TV Series)
James Earl Jones
- Chicken Man (1997) ... James Earl Jones (voice)
 1996 Timepiece (TV Movie)
Lawrence
 1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (TV Movie)
Dr. McDuffie
 1996 Good Luck
James Bing
 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Narrator
- See Dick Run (1996) ... Narrator (uncredited)
- Post-Nasal Dick (1996) ... Narrator (uncredited)
 1995 People: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie)
The Storyteller (voice)
 1995 Judge Dredd
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1995 Under One Roof (TV Series)
Neb Langston
- Ronnie's Got a Gun (1995) ... Neb Langston
- Secrets (1995) ... Neb Langston
- Sophisticated Lady... Not! (1995) ... Neb Langston
- Pilot (1995) ... Neb Langston
- Daddy's Girl (1995) ... Neb Langston
 1995 Jefferson in Paris
Madison Hemings
 1995 Signs and Wonders (TV Movie)
Diamond
 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
King Dakkar
- The Valiant Little Tailor (1995) ... King Dakkar (voice)
 1995 Who's in Rabbit's House? (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1994 Under a Killing Moon (Video Game)
Great P.I. of the Universe (voice)
 1994 Animated StoryBook: The Lion King (Video Game)
Mufasa (voice)
 1994 The Lion King
Mufasa (voice)
 1994 Clean Slate
John Dolby
 1994 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Bryant Thomas
- System Down (1994) ... Bryant Thomas
 1994 Confessions: Two Faces of Evil (TV Movie)
Charles Lloyd
 1993 Dreamrider
William Perry
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Old Man Taylor
- Hallelujah (1993) ... Old Man Taylor
 1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Horace McCoy
- Profile (1993) ... Horace McCoy
 1993 Percy & Thunder (TV Movie)
Percy
 1993 Excessive Force
Jake
 1993 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
 1993 Sommersby
Judge Barry Conrad Issacs
 1992 The Second Coming (Short)
Narrator
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1992 Garfield and Friends (TV Series)
Diablo
 1987-1992 Square One TV (TV Series)
Announcer / Chief Thad Greene / Chief Thad Green
- Episode #5.19 (1992) ... Announcer (voice)
- Episode #4.6 (1991) ... Chief Thad Greene
- Episode #3.1 (1990) ... Announcer (voice)
- Episode #1.20 (1987) ... Chief Thad Green
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7.
Narrator (American version) (voice)
 1992 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Narrator (segment "Millions of Cats")
- Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold the Cat/Millions of Cats (1992) ... Narrator (segment "Millions of Cats") (voice)
 1991 Convicts
Ben Johnson
 1991 Scorchers
Bear
 1987-1991 Mathnet (TV Series)
Chief Thad Green / Chief Thad Greene
- Despair in Monterey Bay (1991) ... Chief Thad Greene
- The Case of the Missing Air (1988) ... Chief Thad Greene (voice)
- The Case of the Deceptive Data (1988) ... Chief Thad Green
- The Trial of George Frankly (1987) ... Chief Thad Green
- The Problem of the Passing Parade (1987) ... Chief Thad Green
 1990 Teach 109 (TV Short)
Dr. Winston
 1990 Ivory Hunters (TV Movie)
Inspector Nkuru
 1990 Heat Wave (TV Movie)
Junius Johnson
 1990 Last Flight Out (TV Movie)
Al Topping
 1990 By Dawn's Early Light (TV Movie)
Alice
 1990 The Ambulance
Lt. Spencer
 1989 Long Ago and Far Away (TV Series)
Host
 1989 The Hunting of the Snark (Short)
Narrator
 1989 Best of the Best
Frank Couzo
 1989 American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (TV Series)
Willie
- Third and Oak: The Pool Hall (1989) ... Willie
 1989 Three Fugitives
Dugan
 1988-1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Lee Atkins
- Victor/Victorious (1989) ... Lee Atkins
- Chariots of Meyer (1988) ... Lee Atkins
 1989 Noah's Ark (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1988 Terrorgram
Voice of Retribution (voice)
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Detective Robb
- Soldier Boys (1987) ... Detective Robb
 1987 Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
Emperor of the Night (voice)
 1987 Matewan
Few Clothes
 1987 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Gabe Wilson
- A Song of Songs (1987) ... Gabe Wilson
 1986 Soul Man
Professor Banks
 1986 The Lone Star Kid (TV Movie)
 1986 Moses (Video short)
Pharaoh (voice)
 1985 Me and Mom (TV Series)
Lou Garfield
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Lou Garfield
- The Murder Game (1985) ... Lou Garfield
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Lou Garfield
- Davie (1985) ... Lou Garfield
- A Flawed Affair (1985) ... Lou Garfield
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series)
Major Walker
 1984 The Vegas Strip War (TV Movie)
Jack Madrid
 1984 City Limits
Albert
 1984 Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Gabriel
- Amy & the Angel (1982) ... Gabriel
 1982 Bloodtide
Frye
 1982 The Flight of Dragons
Ommadon (voice)
 1981 The Creation (Short)
Narrator
 1981 The Bloody Bushido Blade
The Prisoner
 1981 CBS Library (TV Series)
Narrator - Beauty and the Beast
- Misunderstood Monsters (1981) ... Narrator - Beauty and the Beast
 1981 Beauty and the Beast (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (TV Movie)
Dane Oliver
 1980 The Me Nobody Knows (TV Movie)
Introduced by
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Father Divine
 1979-1980 Paris (TV Series)
Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris
- America the Beautiful (1980) ... Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris
- Pay the Two Bucks (1980) ... Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris
- Fitz's Boys (1980) ... Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris
- The Ghost Maker (1980) ... Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris
- The Price Is Right (1980) ... Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris
 1979 Paul Robeson (TV Movie)
Paul Robeson
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Alex Haley
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... Alex Haley
 1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie)
Darth Vader (voice)
 1977 The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (TV Movie)
Morris Bird, Jr.
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Darth Vader (voice, uncredited)
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Balthazar
- Part 1 (1977) ... Balthazar
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Alex Haley
- Part XII (1977) ... Alex Haley
 1976 Vegetable Soup (TV Series)
Long John Spoilsport
 1976 Swashbuckler
Nick Debrett
 1976 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
Leon Carter, All-Star (C)
 1976 The River Niger
Johnny Williams
 1975 Deadly Hero
Rabbit
 1975 The UFO Incident (TV Movie)
Barney Hill
 1975 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- Sojourner (1975) ... Narrator
 1974 The Cay (TV Movie)
Timothy
 1974 Claudine
Roop
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
King Lear
- King Lear (1974) ... King Lear
 1972 The Man
Douglass Dilman
 1970 The Great White Hope
Jack Jefferson
 1970 End of the Road
Doctor D
 1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Candy Latsen / Candy Lateen
- Candy Man: Part 2 (1969) ... Candy Latsen
- Candy Man: Part 1 (1969) ... Candy Lateen
 1967-1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Nerlan / Chief Bella
- The Convert (1968) ... Nerlan
- To Steal the Rising Sun (1967) ... Chief Bella
 1967 The Comedians
Dr. Magiot
 1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Lou Rush
- These Hands That Heal (1966) ... Dr. Lou Rush
- Adrift in a Sea of Confusion (1966) ... Dr. Lou Rush
- Gratitude Won't Pay the Bills (1966) ... Dr. Lou Rush
- A Cry from the Street (1966) ... Dr. Lou Rush
 1962-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Reverend Harris Bonham / Andrews
- The Non-Violent (1964) ... Reverend Harris Bonham
- Along Came a Spider (1962) ... Andrews
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Dr. Peter Cooke
- Freedom Is a Lovesome Thing God Wot (1964) ... Dr. Peter Cooke
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Joe Goodwin
- Who Do You Kill? (1963) ... Joe Goodwin
 1963 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
Book
- Room for Death (1963) ... Book
 1962 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
Prince of Morocco
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Dr. Jerry Turner (1966)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Dr. Jim Frazier #2 (1966)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Sunrise at Campobello" on Broadway. Drama. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

James Earl Boggins Jones

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you take a villain like Thulsa Doom or Darth Vader and have fun with it, that destroys the credibility of the character. See more »

Trivia:

Is a Republican. See more »

Trademark:

Unmistakeable contagious laugh See more »

Nickname:

Todd

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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