Large series of radio and TV commercials for Verizon telephone system, the successor company to Bell Atlantic (voice over).
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James Earl Boggins Jones
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on the terrible stutter he suffered from as a young man]: One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
His parents were both African-American. He is also said to have Native American (Choctaw and Cherokee) and Irish ancestry. His maternal great-great-grandmother is said to be Parthenia Connolly, a native of Ireland who worked as an indentured servant, and who married a former slave named Brice. Because Brice had no surname of his own, he took his wife's name, "Connolly".
Famous for his deep authoritative voice, used most famously for impressive roles as leaders like Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy and Mufasa in The Lion King