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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 18 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

(1990s) Radio commercial, "Xerox: The Document Company," for Xerox Corp. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

When speaking at the Summer Special Olympics in Norman, Oklahoma, 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 episode of The Rockford Files (1974) on the outgoing message for Jim Rockford's answering machine. See more »

Nickname:

Slick

Star Sign:

Aries

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