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James Booth (I) (1927–2005)

James Booth was born on December 19, 1927 in Croydon, Surrey, England as David Geeves-Booth. He was an actor and writer, known for Zulu (1964), American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990) and The Jazz Singer (1980). He was married to Paula Delaney. He died on August 11, 2005 in Hadleigh, Essex, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Zulu Pvt. Henry Hook
The Jazz Singer
The Jazz Singer Paul Rossini
The Breed
The Breed Fleming


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 2006 Keeping Mum: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Mr. Brown
 2005 Keeping Mum
Mr. Brown
 2004/II The Pool (Short)
 2003 Red Phone 2 (TV Movie)
Russian Minister
 2001 The Breed
 2000 The Bill (TV Series)
Freddy Walker
- Crime and Punishment (2000) ... Freddy Walker
 1994 Inner Sanctum II
Detective Hooper
 1994 Acapulco H.E.A.T. (TV Series)
Andre Sokol
- Code Name: Stalemate: Part 2 (1994) ... Andre Sokol
- Code Name: Stalemate - Part 1 (1994) ... Andre Sokol
 1985-1993 Minder (TV Series)
Toby Jug Johnson / Godfrey
- Gone with the Winchester (1993) ... Toby Jug Johnson
 1992 Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (TV Movie)
Zack The Preacher
 1991 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Mordechai Frobel
- The Black Virgin of Vladimir (2 of 2) (1991) ... Mordechai Frobel
 1990-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Ernie Niles
- Episode #2.13 (1991) ... Ernie Niles
- Episode #2.12 (1991) ... Ernie Niles
- Episode #2.11 (1990) ... Ernie Niles
- Episode #2.10 (1990) ... Ernie Niles
- Episode #2.8 (1990) ... Ernie Niles
 1990 Bergerac (TV Series)
Nicholas Wolfe
- All the Sad Songs (1990) ... Nicholas Wolfe
 1990 Have a Nice Night (TV Movie)
Don Warrenton
 1989 The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Movie)
 1988 Deep Space
Dr. Forsyth
 1987 Moon in Scorpio
Dr. Torrence
 1987 Programmed to Kill
 1986 Avenging Force
Adm. Brown
 1986 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV Series)
Kenny Ames
- Quo Vadis, Pet (1986) ... Kenny Ames
- For Better or Worse (1986) ... Kenny Ames
- Law and Disorder (1986) ... Kenny Ames
- Scoop (1986) ... Kenny Ames
- No Sex Please, We're Brickies (1986) ... Kenny Ames
 1986 Bad Guys
Lord Percy
 1985 Pray for Death
Limehouse Willie
 1984 The Cowboy and the Ballerina (TV Movie)
Col. Gori
 1982 Hotline (TV Movie)
Charlie Jackson
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Ian Graham
- Child's Play (1982) ... Ian Graham
 1981 Zorro: The Gay Blade
 1980 The Jazz Singer
Paul Rossini
 1980 Caboblanco
John Baker
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
- Death in the Slow Lane (1979) ... Mallicent
 1979 Jennifer: A Woman's Story (TV Movie)
George Black
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Lt. Buckley
- Assault on the Tower (1978) ... Lt. Buckley
 1978 Evening in Byzantium (TV Movie)
Jack Conrad
 1978 Wheels (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Phillip Sturdevant
 1978 Baretta (TV Series)
Bristol Bob
- Hot Horse (1978) ... Bristol Bob
 1977 Murder in Peyton Place (TV Movie)
Tommy Crimpton
 1977 Airport '77
Ralph Crawford
 1976 I'm Not Feeling Myself Tonight
S.J. Nutbrown
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Vic Labbett
- Poppy (1975) ... Vic Labbett
 1975 Brannigan
 1975 The Confederacy of Wives (TV Movie)
Dick Amlet
 1973 Penny Gold
 1973 That'll Be the Day
Mr. MacLaine
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series)
 1972 Rentadick
Simon Hamilton
 1972 Them (TV Series)
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Rev. Jess Avery
- Second Sight (1972) ... Rev. Jess Avery
 1971 Inn of the Frightened People
Jim Radford
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
Edward Remberg
- A Mother's Touch (1971) ... Edward Remberg
 1970 Macho Callahan
Harry Wheeler
 1970 Darker Than Amber
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Ginger Ted
- The Vessel of Wrath (1970) ... Ginger Ted
 1970 Adam's Woman
 1969 Fräulein Doktor
 1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
Ambrose Tuttle
 1967 Robbery
Inspector George Langdon
 1965 The Secret of My Success
Arthur Tate
 1965 90 Degrees in the Shade
 1964 French Dressing
Jim Stephens
 1964 Zulu
Pvt. Henry Hook
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
- Stray Cats and Empty Bottles (1964) ... Newton
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
 1962 In the Doghouse
Bob Skeffington
 1961 The Hellions
Jubal Billings
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Edward Agar
- The Great Gold Bullion Robbery (1960) ... Edward Agar
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Ned Trainer
- The Ruffians (1960) ... Ned Trainer
 1960 In the Nick
Spider Kelly
 1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde
Alfred Wood
 1960 Let's Get Married
 1960 Jazz Boat
Spider Kelly
 1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
- The Gun Runners (1959) ... Ali
 1958-1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Josef / Karl's Cellmate / Franz
- The Mountain People (1959) ... Josef
- The Prisoner (1958) ... Karl's Cellmate (uncredited)
- The Hostages (1958) ... Franz
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
1st Black and Tan Soldier
- The Iron Harp (1958) ... 1st Black and Tan Soldier
 1957 The Girl in the Picture
Office Boy (as David Greeves)
 1956 The Narrowing Circle
Bit Role (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Herb Gardner's play, "A Thousand Clowns", at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Andree Melly, Roy Kinnear, Sydney Tafler, John Cater and Chris Barrington in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

David Geeves | David Greeves | David Grieves


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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After serving in the British Army and operating a business in Southend, Booth trained at RADA and then acted on stage at the Old Vic. He first came to prominence as a member of Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop in 1959, appearing in "Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be". Booth subsequently joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared on screen from 1960, specialising in either happy-go-lucky, or... See more »

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