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A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred. He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan, Jewish immigrants from Germany. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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The Godfather
The Godfather Sonny Corleone
Misery Paul Sheldon
Las Vegas
Las Vegas Ed Deline
Elf Walter


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 2016 Acre Beyond the Rye (post-production)
Sheriff Doyle
 2016/I Good Enough (post-production)
Roger Flynn
 2016 Stark Raving Normal (announced)
LeJeune (rumored)
 2015 Minkow (post-production)
Agent Paul Vinsant
  Redemption (announced)
Marc Benton
 2016 The Red Maple Leaf
George Lawrence Secord
 2016 JL Ranch
 2015 Sicilian Vampire
Professor Bernard Issaacs
 2015 The Wrong Boyfriend (TV Movie)
Mr. Earnshaw
 2015 The Throwaways
 2014 The Outsider
 2014 Preggoland
 2014 A Fighting Man
Mike 'Brother' Albright
 2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Bamboo Cutter (English version, voice)
 2013 Magic City (TV Series)
Sy Berman
- The Sins of the Father (2013) ... Sy Berman
- ...And Your Enemies Closer (2013) ... Sy Berman
- Crossroads (2013) ... Sy Berman
- Angels of Death (2013) ... Sy Berman
- Crime and Punishment (2013) ... Sy Berman
 2013/I Blood Ties
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Tony Archer
- Lekio (2012) ... Tony Archer
 2010 The Annoying Orange (TV Series)
- Jalapeno (2010) ... Jalapeno (voice)
 2009/I Mercy
Gerry Ryan
 2008 New York, I Love You
Mr. Riccoli (segment "Brett Ratner")
 2008 Wisegal (TV Movie)
Salvatore Palmeri
 2007 The Godfather: Blackhand Edition (Video Game)
Sonny Corleone (voice)
 2007 The Godfather: The Don's Edition (Video Game)
Sonny Corleone (voice)
 2006 The Godfather: Mob Wars (Video Game)
Sonny Corleone (voice)
 2006 The Godfather (Video Game)
Sonny Corleone (voice)
 2005 Santa's Slay
Darren Mason (uncredited)
 2003 Elf
 2003 Jericho Mansions
Leonard Grey
 2003 This Thing of Ours
 2003 The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (TV Movie)
Mr. Harry Dewitt
 2002 Blood Crime (TV Movie)
Sheriff Morgan McKenna
 2002 City of Ghosts
 2002 Lathe of Heaven (TV Movie)
Dr. William Haber
 2001 Night at the Golden Eagle
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 2001 In the Shadows
Lance Huston
 2001 Viva Las Nowhere
Roy Baker
 2001 Warden of Red Rock (TV Movie)
John Flinders
 2000 Luckytown
Charlie Doyles
 1998 Poodle Springs (TV Movie)
Philip Marlowe
 1996 The North Star
Sean McLennon
 1995 A Boy Called Hate
 1993 Flesh and Bone
Roy Sweeney
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Tommy Korman
 1991 The Dark Backward
Doctor Scurvy
 1990 Dick Tracy
 1982 Kiss Me Goodbye
 1981 Bolero
Jack Glenn / Jason Glenn
 1981 Les uns et les autres (TV Mini-Series)
Glenn Sr. / Glenn Jr.
 1981 Thief
 1980 Hide in Plain Sight
Thomas Hacklin, Jr.
 1979 Chapter Two
George Schneider
 1979 1941
Sailor in Fight (uncredited)
 1978 Comes a Horseman
Frank 'Buck' Athearn
 1977 Another Man, Another Chance
David Williams / Photographer
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
Staff Sergeant Eddie Dohun
 1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York
Harry Dighby
 1976 Silent Movie
James Caan
 1975 The Killer Elite
Mike Locken
 1975 Gone with the West
Jebediah Kelsey
 1973 Cinderella Liberty
John Baggs Jr.
 1971 Brian's Song (TV Movie)
Brian Piccolo
 1971 T.R. Baskin
Larry Moore
 1970 Rabbit, Run
Rabbit Angstrom
 1969 The Rain People
Jimmy Kilgannon - Killer
 1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Rupert of Rathskeller
- To Sire, with Love: Part 2 (1969) ... Rupert of Rathskeller (uncredited)
- To Sire, with Love: Part 1 (1969) ... Rupert of Rathskeller (uncredited)
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Eugene David Holt
- A Life in the Balance (1969) ... Eugene David Holt
 1968 Journey to Shiloh
Buck Burnett
 1968 Submarine X-1
Commander Bolton
 1967 Games
Paul Montgomery
 1965 Red Line 7000
 1965 The Glory Guys
Pvt. Anthony Dugan
 1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
- The Echo Pass Story (1965) ... Paul
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Jay Shaw / Phil Beldone
- Memo from Purgatory (1964) ... Jay Shaw / Phil Beldone
 1964 Lady in a Cage
Randall Simpson O'Connell
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Jeff Brubaker
- My Son, the All-American (1964) ... Jeff Brubaker
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Rick Peterson
- The Hunt (1963) ... Rick Peterson
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Sgt. Beckman
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jim McKinney / Bob
- Deadly Decision (1963) ... Jim McKinney
- Shadow of Violence (1963) ... Bob
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Keith Gregory
- Justice to a Microbe (1963) ... Dr. Keith Gregory
 1963 Irma la Douce
Soldier with Radio (uncredited)
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Charley Johnson
- The Mosaic (1963) ... Charley Johnson
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Buddie Simpson
- A Cry from the Mountain (1963) ... Buddie Simpson
 1962 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Dick Harris
- Frieda (1962) ... Dr. Dick Harris
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Keir Brannon
- A Fist of Five (1962) ... Keir Brannon
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Arch Williams
- The Masked Marine (1962) ... Arch Williams
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Johnny Berenson
- ...And the Cat Jumped Over the Moon (1961) ... Johnny Berenson (as Jimmy Caan)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Black Monday (1961)
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Marty Feketi
- Bullets Cost Too Much (1961) ... Marty Feketi (as Jimmy Caan)
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Guest on the talk show "Boutique". See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 6 Interviews | 7 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Jimmy Caan


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There's a big difference between wanting to work and having to work. And I had to learn that the hard way. Now money is very important to me, because I ain't got it. See more »


Born at 10:31pm-EST. See more »



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