James Woods Biography

Birthday: 1947-04-18
Place of Birth: Vernal, Utah USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m) Mini Biography James Woods
Wiki Biography: James Woods grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he graduated from Pilgrim High School in 1965 near the top of his class. Afterwards, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He pledged the Theta Delta Chi fraternity on campus. Woods later dropped out to pursue his acting career during his sophomore year in 1967. He left for New York with his fraternity brother Martin Donovan, also a sophomore. He is most known for his dark, intense roles in Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Salvador (1986), Casino (1995), Nixon (1995), and Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous Mini Biography James Howard Woods was born on April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of a United States Army intelligence officer. Leanly built, strangely handsome actor-producer-director with intense eyes, swarthy complexion, and a sometimes untrustworthy grin has been impressing audiences for over three decades with his compelling performances. He earned a scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; dropping out of MIT during his sophomore year, he then headed off to New York with his fraternity brother Martin Donovan to pursue aspirations to appear on the stage. After appearing in a handful of New York City theater productions, Woods scored his first film role in All the Way Home (1971) (TV) and followed that up with meager supporting roles in The Way We Were (1973) and The Choirboys (1977). However, it was Woods' coldblooded performance as the cop killer in The Onion Field (1979), based on a Joseph Wambaugh novel, that seized the attention of cinemagoers to his on-screen power. Woods quickly followed up with another role in another Joseph Wambaugh film adaptation, The Black Marble (1980), as a sleazy and unstable cable-TV-station owner in David Cronenberg's mind-bending and prophetic Videodrome (1983), as gangster Max Bercovicz in Sergio Leones mammoth epic Once Upon a Time in America (1984), and scored a best actor Academy Award nomination as abrasive journalist Richard Boyle in Oliver Stone's gritty and unsettling Salvador (1986). There seemed to be no stopping the rise of this star as he continued to amaze cinema-goers with his remarkable versatility and his ability to create such intense, memorable characters. The decade of the 1990s started off strongly with high praise for his role as Roy Cohn in the television production of Citizen Cohn (1992) (TV). Woods was equally impressive as sneaky hustler Lester Diamond who cons Sharon Stone in Casino (1995), made a tremendous H.R. Haldeman in Nixon (1995), portrayed serial killer Carl Panzram in Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995), and then as accused civil rights assassin Byron De La Beckwith in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). Not to be typecast solely as hostile hoodlums, Woods has further expanded his range to encompass providing voiceovers for animated productions including Hercules (1997), Hooves of Fire (1999) (TV), and Stuart Little 2 (2002). Woods also recently appeared in the critically praised The Virgin Suicides (1999), in the coming-of-age movie Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), as a corrupt medico in Any Given Sunday (1999), and in the comedy-horror spoof Scary Movie 2 (2001). A remarkable performer with an incredibly diverse range of acting talent, Woods remains one of Hollywood's outstanding leading men.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Against All Odds 1984 Action
True Believer Eddie Dodd 1989 Drama
Disney's Hercules Hades 1998 - 1999
Shark Sebastian Stark 2007 - 2008 Crime
Mary And Martha Mary's Father 2013 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Eyewitness Aldo 1956 Comedy
The Specialist Ned Trent 1975 0
The Disappearance of Aimee 1976 Drama
Holocaust Karl Weiss 1978 Drama, History, Romance
The Hard Way Detective Lt. John Moss, NYPD 1979 0
The Onion Field 1979 Comedy
Fast-Walking Fast-Walking Miniver 1982
Hercules Hades; Lord of the Underworld 1983 0, 0
Videodrome Max Renn 1983 Reality Tv, Game Show
Once Upon a Time in America Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz 1984 0
Against All Odds 1984 Action, Adventure, Crime
Cat's Eye Dick Morrison 1985 Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Salvador Richard Boyle 1986 0, 0
Best Seller 1987 0, Comedy, 0
Cop Lloyd Hopkins 1988
The Boost 1988 Drama, Romance
True Believer Eddie Dodd 1989 Comedy
My Name is Bill W. 1989 Drama
Immediate Family Michael Spector 1989 Drama
Citizen Cohn Roy Marcus Cohn 1992
Straight Talk 1992 Comedy
Diggstown 1992 Drama, Sport
The Getaway Jack Benyon 1994 Action, Adventure, Crime
For Better or Worse Reggie Makeshift 1995 Action, Comedy, Drama
Curse of the Starving Class Weston Tate 1995 Drama
Indictment: The McMartin Trial Danny Davis 1995 Drama, Thriller
Casino Lester Diamond 1995 Crime, Drama
Nixon H.R. Haldeman 1995 Drama
Killer: A Journal Of Murder 1996 Crime, Drama
Ghosts of Mississippi Byron De La Beckwith 1996 Drama
The Contact Michael Kitz 1997
Kicked in the Head Uncle Sam 1997 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Another Day in Paradise Mel 1998
Vampires Jack Crow 1998 0, Reality Tv, Game Show, 0
Hercules: Zero to Hero 1998
Any Given Sunday Dr. Harvey Mandrake 1999 0, 0
True Crime Alan Mann 1999 0, Game Show
The Virgin Suicides Ronald Lisbon 2000 0
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within General Hein 2001 Animation, Action, Adventure
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001 Comedy, Drama
John Q Dr. Raymond Turner 2002 Game Show, Comedy
Stuart Little 2 The Evil Falcon 2002 0, 0, Drama
Race to Space 2002 Drama, Family
Mickey's House of Villains Hades 2002
Little Warriors Narrator 2002
Northfork Walter O'Brien 2003 0, 0
Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story Rudolph 'Rudy' Giuliani 2003 Drama
Ark 2004
The Easter Egg Adventure Grab Takit 2004 Animation, Family
This Girl's Life Pops 2004
Be Cool Tommy Athens 2005 0, Comedy
Ark Jallak 2005 Animation, Action, Drama
End Game 2006 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Time to Kill Ozzy Ridisc 2006 Horror
Surf's Up Reggie Belafonte 2007 Drama, 0
Straw Dogs Tom Heddon 2011 Thriller
Jobs Jack Dudman 2013 0
Officer Down Captain Verona 2013 Crime, Drama
White House Down Walker 2013 Action, Drama, Thriller
Night Moves 2014 Game Show
Jamesy Boy Lt. Falton 2014