He acted in Athol Fugard's play, "Master Harold and the Boys," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
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James Earl Boggins Jones
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
If you take a villain like Thulsa Doom or Darth Vader and have fun with it, that destroys the credibility of the character.
Has won two Tony Awards: in 1969, as Best Actor (Dramatic), for "The Great White Hope", a role he recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version of the same title, The Great White Hope
(1970) and in 1987, as Best Actor (Play), for August Wilson
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