James Gammon Biography

Birthday: 1940-04-20
Place of Birth: Newman, Illinois
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Rugged-looking James Gammon first broke into the entertainment industry not as an actor but as a TV cameraman. From there, his weatherbeaten features, somewhat menacing attitude and a tough-as-nails voice--the kind that used to be described in detective novels as "whiskey-soaked"--reminiscent of '40s noir icon Charles McGraw got him work in front of the cameras in TV westerns (though he sounds as if he's from Texas or Oklahoma, he was actually born and raised in Illinois) and he made his film debut in 1967. Not the kind of guy you'd see in a tuxedo in a Noel Coward drawing-room comedy--unless he was one of a gang holding them up--Gammon could play lighter parts also, as evidenced by his work as the manager in the baseball comedy Major League (1989) and in his regular role as Don Johnson's rambunctious father in Johnson's "Nash Bridges" (1996) series.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
American Playhouse 1981 Drama
Men Don't Tell Jack 1993 Drama
Nash Bridges Nick Bridges 1996 - 2001 Action
What I Did for Love Karl Ryder 2006 Romance
Truman Sam Rayburn 2011
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
A Man Called Horse 1970
Urban Cowboy Steve Strange 1980 0, Biography
Vision Quest 1985 0
Sylvester Steve 1985 0
Hard Traveling Sgt. Slattery 1986 Drama
Ironweed Reverend Chester 1987
Made in Heaven 1987 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
The Milagro Beanfield War Horsethief Shorty 1988 Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Major League Lou Brown 1989 Comedy, Sport
I Love You to Death 1990 0, 0, Comedy
Coupe de Ville 1990 Comedy, Drama
Leaving Normal Walt 1992 Comedy, Drama
CrissCross Emmett 1992 Crime, Drama
The Adventures of Huck Finn 1993 0, 0, 0
Running Cool Ironbutt Garrett 1993 Action
Cabin Boy Paps 1994 0, 0, 0
Major League II Lou Brown 1994 Comedy, Sport
Hard Vice Bronski 1994 Crime, Drama
Wild Bill California Joe 1995 Action, Biography
Traveller Double D 1997 Crime, Drama, Romance
The Hi-Lo Country Hoover Young 1998 Fantasy, Biography, 0
The Man in the Iron Mask The Commandant 1998 Adventure
Love from Ground Zero Hat 1998 Drama
Point Blank Dad 1998 Action, Crime, Drama
You Know My Name Real Arkansas Tom 1999 0
The Iron Giant Foreman Marv Loach 1999 Animation, Action, Adventure
Iron Giant Foreman Marv Loach 1999 Animation, Action, Adventure
Mrs. Death Will 1999 Horror
The Cell Teddy Lee 2000 Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Wings of the Crow Top Dollar 2000 Action, Adventure, Drama
Life or Something Like It Pat Kerrigan 2002 Comedy, Romance
The Country Bears Big Al 2002 Comedy, Family, Music
Cold Mountain Esco Swanger 2003 0, 0, 0
Monte Walsh Fighting Joe Hooker 2003 0, Fantasy
Silver City Sheriff Joe Skaggs 2004 Comedy, Drama, Mystery
The Far Side of Jericho The Preacher 2006
Appaloosa Earl May 2008 Action, Crime, Drama
In the Electric Mist Ben Hebert 2009 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Convict The Sheriff 2010
Truman Rayburn 2015 0
The Traveller Double D 2016