James Dean (I) (1931–1955)


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James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to New York to pursue his dream of acting. He received... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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East of Eden Cal Trask
(1955)
(1955)
Giant Jett Rink
(1956)
Kraft Theatre Jim Cooper / Joe Harris
(1952-1953)

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 1953-1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Todd Ingalls
- The James Dean Big Story (1957) ... Todd Ingalls
 1956 Giant
Jett Rink
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
Man in Crowd
- Broadway Trust (1955) ... Man in Crowd
 1955 Rebel Without a Cause
Jim Stark
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Jeffrey Latham
- The Unlighted Road (1955) ... Jeffrey Latham
 1952-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Kyle McCallum
- The Foggy, Foggy Dew (1952) ... Kyle McCallum
 1955 East of Eden
Cal Trask
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Fernand Lagarde
- The Thief (1955) ... Fernand Lagarde
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bud / The Boy
- The Dark, Dark Hours (1954) ... Bud
- I'm a Fool (1954) ... The Boy
 1953-1954 Danger (TV Series)
Felon / Augie / J.B.
- Padlocks (1954) ... Felon
- The Little Woman (1954) ... Augie
- Death Is My Neighbor (1953) ... J.B.
- No Room (1953)
 1954 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Robbie Warren
- Run Like a Thief (1954) ... Robbie Warren
 1954 Pepsi Commercial (Short)
Pepsi Model
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Paul Zalinka
- Harvest (1953) ... Paul Zalinka
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Joey Frasier
- The Bells of Cockaigne (1953) ... Joey Frasier
 1952-1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Joe Harris / Jim Cooper
- A Long Time Till Dawn (1953) ... Joe Harris
- Keep Our Honor Bright (1953) ... Jim Cooper
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
Hank Bradon / Joe Adams
- Life Sentence (1953) ... Hank Bradon
- Something for an Empty Briefcase (1953) ... Joe Adams
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Bronco Evans (segment "Glory in the Flower")
- Glory in the Flower (1953) ... Bronco Evans (segment "Glory in the Flower")
 1952-1953 Studio One (TV Series)
Joe Palica / William Scott / Hotel Bellboy
- Sentence of Death (1953) ... Joe Palica
- Abraham Lincoln (1952) ... William Scott
- Ten Thousand Horses Singing (1952) ... Hotel Bellboy (uncredited)
 1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Ralph
- The Evil Within (1953) ... Ralph
 1953 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Arbie Ferris / Randy Meeker
- The Case of the Sawed-Off Shotgun (1953) ... Arbie Ferris
- The Case of the Watchful Dog (1953) ... Randy Meeker
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Football Spectator (uncredited)
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Bob Ford
- The Capture of Jesse James (1953) ... Bob Ford
 1953 The Kate Smith Hour (TV Series)
The Messenger
- The Hound of Heaven (1953) ... The Messenger (as Jimmy Dean)
 1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal
Youth at Soda Fountain (uncredited)
 1952 Hallmark Hall of Fame (TV Series)
Bradford
- Forgotten Children (1952) ... Bradford
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series)
G.I.
- Into the Valley (1952) ... G.I.
 1952 Sailor Beware
Boxing Opponent's Second (uncredited)
 1951 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Randy
- Jackie Knows All (1951) ... Randy
 1951 Fixed Bayonets!
Doggie (uncredited)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
Hank
- T.K.O. (1951) ... Hank
 1951 Family Theatre (TV Series)
John
 1950 Pepsi Commercial (Short)
Pepsi Model
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Pepsi-Cola. See more »

Publicity Listings:

16 Biographical Movies | 23 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 24 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Jimmy Dean

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Children:

None

Parents:

Wilson, Mildred | Dean, Winton
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[when told he was too short to be an actor] How can you measure acting in inches? See more »

Trivia:

In 1952 when Dean and two friends hitchhiked to Indiana, Clyde McCullough, catcher for the Major League Pittsburgh Pirates gave them a ride from the end of the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Des Moines, where he was scheduled to play and exhibition game. See more »

Trademark:

Squinty, sleepy blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy Dean See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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