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)
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I have to look for film or TV work. If the great roles aren't around -- and they usually aren't -- then I try to pick projects which will at least take me to interesting locations. To the best of my abilities, I give them Academy Award caliber performances. I can't put down any jobs that help me pay my bills. The problem is most of the movies and TV shows I've been in haven't given me much to do ...
His parents, Ruth (Connolly) and Robert Earl Jones
, separated just before he was born. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Maggie (Anderson) and John Henry 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 both in The Lion King
(1994) and The Lion King