Autobiography: "James Earl Jones: Voices and Silences", co-written with Penelope Niven.
Radio and TV commercial
s for Bell Atlantic (1989-2000)
Voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars Interactive Video Board Game (English Edition, from Parker Brothers).
Is the voice heard saying, "This, is CNN" on the CNN network.
Radio and TV commercial
s for Verizon (company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic with GTE) (2000-2005)
Narrator of the beginning of NBC's TV coverage of the 2000 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Emcee of UJA-Federation of NY benefit dinner, May 2002.
Is the voice for ads of the Poughkeepsie Day School, located in upstate New York.
Narrator of the docufilm "The Mississippi River", for the Riverpark Museum in Tunica, Mississippi, located mere miles from his birthplace in Arkabutla.
(April 2005): Plays Norman Thayer Jr. in "On Golden Pond" play by Ernest Thompson
(Cort Theatre, New York City, New York, USA).
(2006) Voice in new Georgia Pacific "highway" commercial.
Narrated the The Night of the Iguana
Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
Sunrise at Campobello (1958). Drama.
The Cool World (1960).
Infidel Caesar (1962).. Production never opened.
Danton's Death (1965). (Revival). Written by Georg Buchner. New English version by Herbert Blau. Directed by Herbert Blau. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 21 Oct 1965- 27 Nov 1965 (46 performances + 10 previews that began on 12 Oct 1965). Cast: Ruth Attaway
, Frank Bayer, Stanley Beck, Alan Bergmann, Roscoe Lee Browne
, Mariclare Costello, James Dukas, Gail Fisher
, Ray Fry, Robert Gerringer, Michael Granger, James Greene, Edith Gresham, Robert Haswell, Marcie Hubert, Elizabeth Huddle, James Earl Jones
, Stacy Keach
, Lincoln Kilpatrick
, Beatrice Manley
, Paul Mann, Claudette Nevins, Robert Phalen, Priscilla Pointer, Tom Rosqui, Robert Stattel, Robert Symonds, Shirley Jac Wagner, Ronald Weyand, Kate Wilkinson, Edward Winter, Louis Zorich. Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Herbert Blau and Jules Irving).
A Hand Is on the Gate (1966).
(1968). Stage Play: The Great White Hope. Drama. Written by Howard Sackler
. Music arranged by Charles Gross. Directed by Edwin Sherin. Alvin Theatre: 3 Oct 1968- 31 Jan 1970 (546 performances + 15 previews). Cast: James Earl Jones
(as "Jack Jefferson"), Jane Alexander
(as "Eleanor Bachman"), Thomas Anderson (as "Negro Man/Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Thomas Barbour (as "Sir William Griswold/Man at Fight/Civic Marcher/Fight Fan"), Verona Barnes (as "Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Don Blakely (as "An African Student/Jack's Friend/Mourner/Contributor"), Dave Brown (as "Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/ Mourner/Contributor"), Burke Byrnes (as "1st Man on Ladder/Reporter/Crap Player/Policeman/Deputy/German Officer"), David Connell (as "Barker/Pailman/Mourner"), Lawrence Cook (as "Ensemble"), Sheila Coonan (as "Mrs. Kimball/Civic Marcher/Civic Leader"), Lance Cunard
(as "Porter/Trainer/Handler/Civic Marcher/Civic Leader/Fight Fan") [final Broadway
role], George Curley (as "Weigher-in/Mr. Farlow/Photographer/Civic Marcher/Stage Hand'Fight Fan"), Jon Cypher (as "Mr. Cameron, the D.A./Klossowski/Man at Fight/Fight Fan"), George Ebeling (as "Fred"), Marshall Efron
(as "Ragosy/Man at Fight/Civic Marcher/Fight Fan"), Hector Elizondo
(as "French Handler/Blackface/El Jefe/Trainer/Deputy"), Luis Espinosa (as "Cuban Boy/Jack's Friend/Mourner"), Antonio Fargas
(as "Scipio"), Joanna Featherstone (as "Jack's Friend/ Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Edd K. Gasper (as "Government Agent/Ranger/Civic Marcher/Deputy/German Officer"), Lou Gilbert (as "Goldie"), Donald Girard (as "Paco"), Ruth Gregory (as "Mrs. Bachman"), Joe Hamer
(as "Bettor/Ensemble Mr. M. Bratby"), George Harris II (as "Tout/Waiter/Policeman/Reporter/ Mexican/Fight Fan"), Hilda Haynes (as "Mrs. Jefferson"), Bob Horen (as "Official/Promoter/Reporter/Civic Marcher/Civic Leader/Mexican/Pinkerton Man"), L. Errol Jaye (as "Pastor"), Woodie King (as "Young Negro/Drummer"), Ed Lauter
(as "Photographer/Crap Player/Policeman/Stage Hand/Pinkerton Man"), Jerry Laws (as "Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Philip Lindsay (as "Negro Man/Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Peter Masterson (as "Smitty"), George Mathews (as "Cap'n Dan"), Edward McNally (as "Roller/ Detective/Ensemble"), Lou Meyer (as "Juggler/Man at Fight/Civic Marcher/Fight Fan"), Clark Morgan (as "A Distinguished Negro/Ensemble"), Terrence O'Connor (as "Civic Marcher/Civic Leader"), Jimmy Pelham (as "Tick"), Garwood Perkins (as "Deacon/Jack's Friend/Mourner/Contributor"), Terrance Phillips (as "Boy/ Ensemble"), Richard Pittman (as "Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation Mourner/Contributor"), Dan Priest (as "Colonel Cox/2nd Man on Ladder/Civic Marcher/Deputy"), Michael Prince (as "Mr. Donnelly/Crap Player/Reporter"), Brooks Rogers
(as "Mr. Dixon"), Gil Rogers (as "Brady/Inspector Wainwright/German Officer/Fight Fan"), Danette Small (as "Civic Marcher/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Yvonne Southerland (as "Signature Recorder/Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner"), Dolores St. Amand (as "Ensemble"), Larry Swanson (as "Mr. Eubanks/Handler/Civic Marcher/Civic Leader/Photographer/Reporter"), Judy Thames (as "Ensemble"), Christine Thomas (as "Civic Marcher/Civic Leader"), David Thomas (as "Mr. Treacher/Ensemble"), Glory Van Scott
(as "Jack's Friend/Mourner/Contributor"), Sean J. Walsh (as "The Kid/Ranger/Civic Marcher/Deputy/Photographer"), Marlene Warfield
(as "Clara"), Mel Winkler
(as "Rudy/Jack's Friend/Contributor"), Eugene R. Wood (as "Pop Weaver/Man at Fight"), Max Wright
(as "Mr. Coates/Reporter/German Officer"). Replacement actors included: Ned Beatty
(as "Deputy/Detective/Fight Fan/Roller") [Broadway debut
], Martin Wolfson
(as "Goldie") [8 Sep 1969 - ?/final Broadway
role]. Produced by Herman Levin.
(March 2012) Appearing on Broadway
in Gore Vidal
's "The Best Man" portraying the character of "President Art Hockstader," alongside Eric McCormack
who is playing "Senator Joseph Cantwell," John Larroquette
who is playing "Secretary of State William Russell," Candice Bergen
who is playing "Alice Russell," and Angela Lansbury
who is playing "Sue Ellen Gamadge."
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