Appeared in "A Hand Is on the Gate" on Broadway.
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James Earl Boggins Jones
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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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 ...
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