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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[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.
Son of prizefighter-turned-actor Robert Earl Jones
, from whom he was (allegedly) estranged long into adulthood. Yet they starred together in a well-received stage revival of John Steinbeck
's "Of Mice and Men", as Lennie Small and Crooks, respectively (Kevin Conway
also starred in the play, as George Milton).
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