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James Garner

Birth Name:
James Scott Bumgarner
Birth Place:
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Drafted into the Korean War, during which he was awarded two Purple Hearts
  • First acting job was a non-speaking role in a Broadway production of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, starring Henry Fonda
  • Won a Clio Award for the popular Polaroid TV commercials he appeared in with Mariette Hartley in the late 1970s
  • Maverick and The Rockford Files, his two best-known series, both ended in lawsuits, each of which Garner won
  • In 2006, a statue of him as Bret Maverick was unveiled in his hometown of Norman, OK
  • Suffered a stroke in 2008

Awards

  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1991Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special: nominated
  • 1987Emmy-Outstanding Single Program--Drama or Comedy: winner
  • 1987Emmy-Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special: winner
  • 1986Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1985Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1985Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1985Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: nominated
  • 1982Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1982People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program: winner
  • 1982Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1980Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1980Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1979Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1979Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1978People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1978Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1964Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1959Emmy-Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series: nominated
  • 1958Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: winner

Relationships

  • Charles Bumgarner--Brother
  • Greta 'Gigi' Garner-Hewitt--Daughter
  • Weldon Bumgarner--Father
  • Mildred Bumgarner--Mother
  • Kimberly Garner--Stepdaughter
  • Lois Clarke--Wife