James Earl Jones

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Todd Jones
  • Birth Place: Arkabutla, MS
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/17/1931, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor
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James Earl Jones Fast Facts:
  • When he was a child, he had a severe stutter.
  • Recruited by the U.S. Army in 1953, he served two years in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
  • Made his first movie appearance in the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove.
  • In 1966, he began a recurring role as Dr. Jerry Turner on the CBS daytime drama As The World Turns.
  • Made his Broadway debut in the critically acclaimed play The Great White Hope. He later reprised his role for the 1970 film version.
  • In 1992, was honored with an NAACP Image Hall of Fame Award and the National Medal of the Arts.
  • Is internationally known for his voice.
  • James Earl Jones Relationships:
  • Julienne Marie - Ex-wife
  • Maggie Connolly - Grandmother
  • John Connolly - Grandfather
  • Robert Earl Jones - Father
  • Flynn Earl Jones - Son
  • Ruth Williams Jones - Mother
  • Cecilia Hart - Wife
  • James Earl Jones Awards:
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2010 Olivier Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1971 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Winner
  • 2005 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 1970 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1964 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1976 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album - Winner
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1976 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Recording - Winner
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Tony: Actor (Play) - Winner
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1969 Tony: Actor (Dramatic) - Winner
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2012 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (BA in Drama, 1953)

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