James Earl Jones Biography

Birthday: 1931-01-17
Place of Birth: Arkabutla, Mississippi
Height: 6' 1½" (1.87 m) Mini Biograph
Wiki Biography: James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). He is probably best known for his role as Darth Vader (for the voice only, as the man in the Darth Vader suit was David Prowse, whose voice was dubbed because of his British West Country accent). He has appeared on "The Simpsons" (1989) a couple of times and played Mufasa in The Lion King (1994). James Earl Jones returned as the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Star Wars Holiday Special Darth Vader 1978 Adventure
Me and Mom 1985 Comedy
Soul Man 1986 Comedy
Gabriel's Fire Gabriel Bird 1990 Drama
The Reading Room 2005 Drama
Bij Yerli Alice 2008
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Lt. Lothar Zogg 1964 Comedy, Drama
The Comedians 1967
The Great White Hope 1970 Drama, Romance
Swashbuckler 1976 Action, Adventure, Comedy
A Piece of the Action 1977 0, Game Show
Exorcist II: The Heretic Older Kokumo 1977 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The Making of Star Wars Darth Vader 1977 Documentary
The Last Remake of Beau Geste 1977 Comedy, Adventure
The Star Wars Holiday Special Darth Vader 1978 Adventure, Family, Musical
Conan the Barbarian Thulsa Doom 1982 0
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Voice of Darth Vader 1983 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Voice of Darth Vader 1983 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Vegas Strip War 1984 Drama
City Limits 1985 Sci Fi, Action, Drama
My Little Girl 1986
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold 1986 0
The Flight of Dragons 1986 Animation, Adventure, Family
Soul Man 1986 Comedy, Romance
Gardens of Stone Sgt. Maj.'Goody' Nelson 1987 0, 0, Romance
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night 1987 Animation, Adventure, Family
Coming to America King Jaffe Joffer 1988
Field of Dreams Terence 'Terry' Mann 1989 0, 0
Three Fugitives 1989 Action, Comedy
Best of the Best 1989 Action, Drama, Sport
The Hunt for Red October Admiral Greer 1990 Action, Adventure, Thriller
The Ambulance 1990 Action, Comedy, Horror
Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... to Terror Morrison 1990 Horror
Scorchers Bear 1991
True Identity 1991 Comedy
Convicts Ben Johnson 1991 Drama
Patriot Games Admiral Greer 1992 0, 0, Game Show
Freddie as F.R.O.7 1992 Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Sommersby 1993 0, Game Show
The Sandlot Mr. Mertle 1993 Comedy, Drama, Family
Excessive Force Jake 1993 Action
The Meteor Man 1993 Fantasy, Sci Fi, Comedy
Clean Slate Dolby 1994
The Lion King Mufasa 1994 0, 0, Drama
Africa: The Serengeti 1994 Documentary
Cry, the Beloved Country Rev. Stephen Kumalo 1995 Drama, Thriller
A Family Thing Ray Murdock 1996 0
Gang Related Arthur Baylor 1997 0, 0
The Second Civil War 1997 Comedy, Drama
What the Deaf Man Heard 1997 Comedy, Drama
Our Friend, Martin Daddy King 1999
Undercover Angel 1999 Comedy, Drama
The Annihilation of Fish Fish 2000 Romance
Finder's Fee Avery Phillips 2001 0
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street Santa Claus 2001 Animation
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Papa Jenkins 2008 0
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins Papa Jenkins 2008 Comedy, Romance
Earth 2009 0
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey 2010
Gimme Shelter Frank McCarthy 2013 Drama
Starbright Raphael 2014 Fantasy