James Earl Jones is an American actor who has worked in the film industry for more than seven decades and continues to do so today. He is regarded as one of Hollywood’s most versatile performers, having appeared in a wide range of films and television shows. Through his voice acting, the actor has had a lot of success. He started out studying medicine and then went on to join the army, but he quickly discovered that acting was his true calling. As a result, he decided to take up acting and pursue a career in it. He began his acting career on stage, where he was a big success, leading him to venture into the Hollywood film industry. He has received several prestigious nominations and awards during his acting career.
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Who is John Amos? On January 17, 1931, in Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States, James Earl Jones was born to parents Robert Earl Jones and Ruth Conolly. When his father abandoned his family when he was a child, he was raised by his maternal grandparents. He is now 89 years old and born under the sign of Capricorn. James Earl Jones is a citizen of the United States of America. He is of African-American origin and of Black ethnicity.
Growing up on his grandparents’ farm, James Earl Jones had a lot of problems. He received his primary education at Browning School, which was only for boys, and then went on to Brethren High School. He enrolled in college at the University of Michigan but dropped out because he didn’t want to pursue medicine.
After that, he entered the military and completed Reserve Officer Training. He started out as a second lieutenant before being promoted to the first lieutenant. He wanted to take acting lessons after being released from the military and attended the American Theatre Wing.
James Earl Jones’s Height, Weight & Body Measurement
What is James Earl Jones’s Height? He is also 6 feet and 1 inch tall (186cm/1.86m) and weighs about 85 kilograms (187lbs). His body type is normal, and he has salt and pepper hair with brown eyes.
James Earl Jones’s Profession & Career
James Earl Jones began his acting career as a theatre artist performing on stage. He was often used in Shakespeare’s plays at the time, such as “Othello,” “King Lear,” “Hamlet,” and others.
In the 1963 television series “East Side/West Side,” James Earl Jones made his professional acting debut. He went on to work in other films, including the 1977 miniseries “Roots,” in which he portrayed Alex Haley. In 1979, he reprised his role as Alex in the film ‘Roots: The Next Generations.’
From 1985 to 1990, he played the title role in other shows such as ‘Mathnet,’ ‘Square One TV,’ ‘Long Ago and Far Away,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ and ‘Gabriel’s Fire.’ In 1995, Neb Langston appeared in six episodes of “Under One Roof.” This series is about a three-generation African-American family living in the same home.
In 1996, he also narrated the sitcom “3rd Rock from the Sun.” He’s also done voice work for a variety of characters in shows such as ‘Happily Ever After Fairy Tales for Every Child’ in 1995, ‘Merlin’ and ‘Recess’ in 1998, and ‘According to Jim’ in 2004. In 2014, he also starred in an episode of “The Big Bang Theory.” He also voiced Darth Vader in four episodes of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ the same year. His most recent TV series appearance was in 2015 when he played Chief Justice Caleb Thorne in two episodes of ‘Agent X.’
In 1964, James Earl Jones made his film debut as Lt. Lothar Zogg in ‘Dr. Strangelove.’ He landed two more films, titled ‘The Comedians’ and ‘The Comedians in Africa,’ after three years. After two years in the film industry, he made his debut with the film “The Great White Hope.” He made the documentary film ‘King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis’ the same year. After starring in a few films, he shot to fame when he was cast as Darth Vader in the ‘Star Wars’ film series in 1977. In 1980, he reprised his role as Darth Vader in the films “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.” ‘Claudine,’ ‘The Greatest,’ ‘Best of the Best,’ ‘Gardens of Stone,’ ‘Conan the Barbarian,’ and several others were among his other notable films in the 1970s and 1980s.
Similarly, he played Mufasa in the computer-animated film “The Lion King” in 1994. In 1998, he reprised his role in “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride.” He mostly had voice cameo roles, cameo roles, uncredited cameo roles, and narrated several films during the 2000s. ‘Finder’s Fee’ in 2001, ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’ in 2005, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in 2009, ‘Star Tours – The Adventures Continue’ as a voice role, and ‘Scary Movie 4′ as an uncredited cameo role, among others, were some of his films. In the 2016 film Rogue One and the 2019 film series Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, he reprised his role as Darth Vader. He’s collaborated with Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Anna Faris, and a host of other celebrities.
Awards And Prizes
James Earl Jones has been recognized for his contributions to the film industry with three Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Grammy Awards. In 1970, he received a Golden Globe Award, and in 2009, he won a Screen Actors Guild Award.
James Earl Jones’s Girlfriend, Marriage & Relationship
Who is James Earl Jones’s Girlfriend? James Earl Jones was hitched twice in his life. In 1968, he married actress/singer Julienne Marie, but they divorced in 1964. After that, he married actress Cecilia Hart in 1972. In 1982, they welcomed Flynn Earl Jones into the world. On October 16, 2016, his second wife died of ovarian cancer.
James Earl Jones’s Social Media(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
James Earl Jones maintains a Twitter account (@jamesearljones), which has a following of 40.7 thousand people.
James Earl Jones’s Income And Net Worth
How much does James Earl Jones worth? James Earl Jones is an American actor who has spent over 65 years in the Hollywood film industry and is considered one of the most versatile and distinguished actors in the industry. As of 2020, his net worth is projected to be around $45 million.
|Real Name||James Earl Jones|
|Nick Name||James Earl Jones|
|Birthday||January 17, 1931|
|Birthplace||Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States|
|Height||6 feet and 1 inch (186cm/1.86m)|
|Weight||85 kg (187lbs)|
|Hair Color||salt and pepper|
|Wife/Spouse||Julienne Marie (divorced)|
Cecilia Hart (died)
|Net Worth||$45 million|