US Army Infantryman. Served with the 5th Infantry (Regimental Combat Team) in Korea. Wounded Twice and earned two Purple Hearts. After he was released from the Hospital he worked in the base Post Office as a "dog robber like his characters- Charles Madison in the "Americanization of Emily" and Bob Hendley in "The Great Escape."
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[When he got serious into becoming an actor after returning from the Korean War]: I had a wife and an 8-year-old daughter who had just gotten out of the hospital with polio, so I took on that responsibility.
During the filing of Grand Prix
(1966), it was discovered that James Garner
was actually too tall for Formula One racing. In order to fit in the cars, the seats had to be removed and Garner sat on the frame with just a towel or a mat protecting his posterior. Additionally, the roll bars needed to be removed and fitted with taller bars, so they would look realistic and not be noticeably shorter ...
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.