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The son of an Oklahoma carpet layer, James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner) dropped out of high school at 16 to join the Merchant Marines. He worked in a variety of jobs and received 2 Purple Hearts when he was wounded twice during the Korean War. He had his first chance to act when a friend got him a non-speaking role in the Broadway stage ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2007 First Night (Short)
Dr. Curtis
 2007 Battle for Terra
Doron (voice)
 2004 Al Roach: Private Insectigator (Short)
Al Roach
 2000-2001 God, the Devil and Bob (TV Series)
God
- Bob Gets Involved (2001) ... God (voice)
- God's Girlfriend (2001) ... God (voice)
- Bob's Father (2001) ... God (voice)
- There's Too Much Sex on TV (2001) ... God (voice)
- Neighbor's Keeper (2001) ... God (voice)
 2000 The Last Debate (TV Movie)
Mike Howley
 1999 One Special Night (TV Movie)
Robert Woodward
 1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1999 Streets of Laredo (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Woodrow Call
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Captain Woodrow Call
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Captain Woodrow Call
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Captain Woodrow Call
 1998 Legalese (TV Movie)
Norman Keane
 1997 Dead Silence (TV Movie)
John Potter
 1994 Breathing Lessons (TV Movie)
Ira Moran
 1993 Barbarians at the Gate (TV Movie)
F. Ross Johnson
 1992 The Distinguished Gentleman
Jeff Johnson
 1990 Decoration Day (TV Movie)
Albert Sidney Finch
 1986 Promise (TV Movie)
Bob Beuhler
 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series)
Sen. Norman Grant
 1984 The Glitter Dome (TV Movie)
Sgt. Aloysius Mackey
 1984 Heartsounds (TV Movie)
Harold Lear
 1984 Tank
Zack
 1982 The Long Summer of George Adams (TV Movie)
George Adams
 1980 HealtH
Harry Wolff
 1979 Young Maverick (TV Series)
Bret Maverick
- Clancy (1979) ... Bret Maverick
 1978 The New Maverick (TV Movie)
Bret Maverick
 1974 The Castaway Cowboy
Lincoln Costain
 1973 One Little Indian
Keyes
 1972 They Only Kill Their Masters
Abel Marsh
 1971-1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Nichols
- Bertha (1972) ... Nichols
- All in the Family (1972) ... Nichols
- Man's Best Enemy (1972) ... Nichols
 1971 Skin Game
Quincy
 1970 A Man Called Sledge
Luther Sledge
 1968 How Sweet It Is!
Grif Henderson
 1968 The Pink Jungle
Ben Morris
 1966 Mister Buddwing
Mister Buddwing
 1966 Duel at Diablo
Jess Remsberg
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed
William Beddoes
 1965 The Art of Love
Casey Barnett
 1963 The Thrill of It All
Dr. Gerald Boyer
 1962 Boys' Night Out
Fred Williams
 1961 Angel (TV Series)
Jim
- The French Lesson (1961) ... Jim
 1960 Cash McCall
Cash McCall
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
James Garner
- Downbeat (1959) ... James Garner
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Brett Maverick (scenes deleted)
 1959 Up Periscope
Lt. j.g. Kenneth M. Braden
 1958 Darby's Rangers
Col. William Orlando Darby
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Bret Maverick
- Misfire (1957) ... Bret Maverick (uncredited)
 1957 Sayonara
Captain Bailey
 1957 Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend
Sgt. John Maitland
 1955-1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Willis Peake / Bret / Lt. Lee Rogers / ...
- War Party (1957) ... Willis Peake
- The Last Train West (1956) ... Bret
- Decision (1956) ... Lt. Lee Rogers
- Mountain Fortress (1955) ... Lt. Brad Forsythe
 1956-1957 Conflict (TV Series)
Red / Jim Curtis
- Man from 1997 (1956) ... Red
- The People Against McQuade (1956) ... Jim Curtis
 1956 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Lt. Jim Collins
- Star Over Texas (1956) ... Lt. Jim Collins
 1956 The Girl He Left Behind
Preston
 1956 Toward the Unknown
Lt. Col. Joe Craven
 1956 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
- Explosion (1956)
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TV commercial: Polaroid See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Marriage is like the Army; everyone complains, but you'd be surprised at the large number of people who re-enlist. See more »

Trivia:

Had helped organize Martin Luther King's famous "March on Washington" civil rights demonstration, four years before going to Vietnam. (1963). See more »

Trademark:

His voice was heard at the beginning of every The Rockford Files (1974) episode with a message to be left. See more »

Nickname:

"Slick" - as a teen

Star Sign:

Aries

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