Appeared in "A Hand Is on the Gate" on Broadway.
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James Earl Boggins Jones
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise, they will win and the decent people will lose.
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
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