James Earl Boggins Jones
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[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 ...
On October 8, 2002, he appeared along with Theo Lion from PBS's Between the Lions
(1999) before the House Education Reform Subcommittee to explain the importance of supporting literacy programs.
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