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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
 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 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
 1960 Cash McCall
Cash McCall
 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 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:

TV commercial: Beef Council 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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Personal Quote:

(on Steve McQueen) Steve was my neighbor for some time, I called him "Crazy McQueen", because, quite frankly, he was crazy. We were friends, but he wanted to play my part in Grand Prix (1966) and because of that we didn't talk for four years. (...)He wasn't a great actor, but he was a star - McQueen had probably the highest amount of star quality I've ever seen in an actor. See more »

Trivia:

When speaking at the Summer Olympics in Norman, OK, he took the opportunity to remind the Oklahoma officials, who invited him to speak, of the circumstances of his original departure. "It's nice to be invited back as a VIP after being run out of town on a rail." This was a reference to him being "asked" to leave for his "extracurricular activities". 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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