James Caan

Born Mar 26, 1940

James E. Caan is an American actor. He is best known for his starring roles in The Godfather, Thief, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, Elf, and El Dorado. He also starred as "Big Ed" Deline in the television series Las Vegas.… Read More

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1940 Birth Caan was born on March 26, 1940 in the Bronx, New York, the son of Sophie (née Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan, Jewish immigrants from Germany. … Read More


1961 21 Years Old Caan has been married four times. In 1961, he married Dee Jay Mathis; they divorced in 1966. … Read More
1964 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1964, he starred as Jewish athlete Jeff Brubaker in the episode "My Son, the All-American" of Channing, a drama about college life.
1965 - 1966 2 More Events
1968 28 Years Old He had a starring role in Robert Altman's second feature film, Countdown, in 1968.
1969 29 Years Old In 1969, he had an uncredited role as "Rupert of Rathskeller" on the spy sitcom Get Smart. … Read More


1971 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1971, Caan won more acclaim, as dying football player Brian Piccolo, opposite Billy Dee Williams, in the television movie Brian's Song, which was later released theatrically. … Read More
1976 36 Years Old Caan's second marriage to Sheila Marie Ryan (a former girlfriend of Elvis Presley) in 1976 was short-lived; they divorced the following year. … Read More
1977 37 Years Old In 1977, Caan rated several of his movies out of ten – The Godfather (10), Freebie and the Bean (4), Cinderella Liberty (8), The Gambler (8), Funny Lady (9), Rollerball (8), The Killer Elite (5), Harry and Walter Go to New York, Slither (4), A Bridge Too Far (7), Another Man Another Chance (10) and Kiss Me Goodbye. … Read More


1982 42 Years Old From 1982 to 1987, Caan suffered from depression over his sister's death from leukemia, a growing problem with cocaine, and what he described as "Hollywood burnout," and did not act in any films. … Read More
1987 47 Years Old He returned to acting in 1987, when Coppola cast him as an army platoon sergeant for the 3rd US Infantry Regiment ("The Old Guard") in Gardens of Stone, a film that dealt with the effect of the Vietnam War on the United States homefront.
1988 48 Years Old In 1988 and 1990, Caan starred in the films Alien Nation, Dick Tracy, and Misery, a hit film that marked a comeback for Caan. … Read More


1990 - 1992 2 More Events
1995 55 Years Old He married Linda Stokes on October 7, 1995, they have two sons, James Arthur Caan (born 1995) and Jacob Nicholas Caan (born 1998).
1996 56 Years Old In 1996, he appeared in Bottle Rocket, and with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Eraser, and later starred as kingpin Frank Colton in Bulletproof with Adam Sandler and Damon Wayans.
1998 58 Years Old In 1998, Caan portrayed Philip Marlowe in the HBO film Poodle Springs. … Read More


2003 - 2007 2 More Events
2008 68 Years Old Caan played the President of the United States in the 2008 film Get Smart, and had a part in the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs as the voice of the father of the lead character, Flint. … Read More
2009 69 Years Old Caan filed for divorce on November 20, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences. … Read More
2010 70 Years Old As of 2010 Caan is the chairman of an Internet company, Openfilm, intended to help upcoming filmmakers.
2013 73 Years Old In 2013, Caan portrayed Chicago mob kingpin Sy Berman in the Starz TV drama Magic City. … Read More
2014 74 Years Old In 2014, Caan appeared in the dramatic-comedy Preggoland, playing a father who is disappointed with his daughter's lack of ambition, but who becomes overjoyed when she (falsely) announces that she is pregnant. … Read More
2016 76 Years Old On March 13, 2016, Caan appeared with his co-stars at the South by Southwest premiere of The Waiting (2016); the film was picked up for theatrical distribution by Vertical Entertainment in May of 2016. … Read More
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