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James Garner (I) (1928–2014)


Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s. James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman, Oklahoma, to Mildred Scott (Meek) and... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files Jim Rockford
(1974-1980)
The Notebook
(2004)
The Great Escape
The Great Escape Hendley 'The Scrounger'
(1963)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke
(2001)

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 2007 Battle for Terra
Doron (voice)
 1992 The Distinguished Gentleman
Jeff Johnson
 1984 Tank
Zack
 1980 HealtH
Harry Wolff
 1974 The Castaway Cowboy
Lincoln Costain
 1973 One Little Indian
Keyes
 1972 They Only Kill Their Masters
Abel Marsh
 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 A Man Could Get Killed
William Beddoes
 1965 The Art of Love
Casey Barnett
 1962 Boys' Night Out
Fred Williams
 1960 Cash McCall
Cash McCall
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Bret Maverick (scenes deleted)
 1957 Sayonara
Captain Bailey
 1957 Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend
Sgt. John Maitland
 1956 The Girl He Left Behind
Preston
 1956 Toward the Unknown
Lt. Col. Joe Craven
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Other Works:

Large series of TV commercials for the Beef Industry Council (voiceover). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[About his dropping out from high school]: I was a terrible student and I never actually graduated from high school, but I got my diploma in the Army. See more »

Trivia:

Met Doris Day in the romance comedy Move Over, Darling (1963). They remained close friends for the rest of Garner's life, for more than 50 years. See more »

Trademark:

Personally honest, wisecracking, self-deprecating, reluctant, naturally masculine hero. See more »

Nickname:

Slick

Star Sign:

Aries

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