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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 16 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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 2007 Battle for Terra
Doron (voice)
 1992 The Distinguished Gentleman
Jeff Johnson
 1984 Tank
 1980 HealtH
Harry Wolff
 1974 The Castaway Cowboy
Lincoln Costain
 1973 One Little Indian
 1972 They Only Kill Their Masters
Abel Marsh
 1971 Skin Game
 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
 1956 Toward the Unknown
Lt. Col. Joe Craven
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Driver of the Oldsmobile Delta 88 pace car at 61st Indianapolis 500, with passenger Tony Hulman (the owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Holman's last appearance at an Indy 500 before his October 27, 1977 death). See more »

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


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[Asked if he would ever do a nude scene] I don't do horror films. See more »


At Norman High School, he played football, basketball, golf, and competed in track. See more »


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 »



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