James Earl Jones

Born Jan 17, 1931
Age 85
Hometown Arkabutla, Missis...
Net Worth $45 Million
Nationality American
Alma Mater School of Music, ...
Other Names Todd Jones

James Earl Jones is an American actor. Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has spent more than five decades as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile actors" and has been termed "one of the greatest actors in American history. " On November 12, 2011, Jones received an Honorary Academy Award. He is well known for his distinctive bass voice and for his portrayal of characters of substance, gravitas and leadership.… Read More

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1931 Birth James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi on January 17, 1931, son of Robert Earl Jones (1910–2006), an actor, boxer, butler, and chauffeur who left the family shortly after James Earl's birth, and his wife Ruth (Connolly) Jones, a teacher and maid. … Read More


1953 22 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Jones was commissioned in mid 1953 and reported to Fort Benning to attend Infantry Officers Basic Course. … Read More
1955 24 Years Old 1 More Event
During the 1955–57 seasons he was an actor and stage manager.


1964 33 Years Old His first film role was as a young and trim Lt. Lothar Zogg, the B-52 bombardier in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in 1964.
1967 36 Years Old In 1967 Jones portrayed a surgeon and Haiti rebel leader in The Comedians.
1969 38 Years Old …  This and other segments featuring Jones were eventually aired as part of the Sesame Street series itself when it debuted later in 1969 and Jones is often cited as the first celebrity guest on that series, although a segment with Carol Burnett was the first to actually be broadcast. … Read More
1970 39 Years Old His first starring film role came with his portrayal of boxer Jack Jefferson in 1970's The Great White Hope; a reprise of the role he had performed on Broadway play, which was based on the life of boxer Jack Johnson. … Read More


1974 43 Years Old In 1974, Jones co-starred with Diahann Carroll in the film Claudine, the story of a woman who raises her six children alone after two failed and one "almost" marriage. … Read More
1977 46 Years Old Jones is also well known as the voice of Darth Vader in the 1977 film Star Wars and its sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). … Read More


1990 59 Years Old In 1990, Jones performed voice work for The Simpsons first "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween special, in which he was the narrator for the Simpsons' version of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven". … Read More


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2006 75 Years Old Jones also lent his voice for a narrative part in the Adam Sandler comedy Click, released in June 2006. … Read More
2009 78 Years Old In 2009, Jones guest starred in the Fox medical drama House, M.D., in season 6, episode 4, entitled "The Tyrant", as a brutal African dictator named Dibala who has fallen ill. … Read More
2011 80 Years Old In November 2011, Jones starred in Driving Miss Daisy in London's West End, and on November 12 received his honorary Oscar in front of the audience at the Wyndham's Theatre, which was presented to him by Ben Kingsley.
2012 81 Years Old In March 2012, Jones played the role of President Art Hockstader in Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theatre. … Read More
2013 82 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, Jones starred opposite Vanessa Redgrave in a production of Much Ado About Nothing directed by Mark Rylance at The Old Vic, London.
2014 83 Years Old In 2014, Jones reprised his voice role of Darth Vader for an extended prologue featured on the ABC broadcast of the first episode of Star Wars Rebels. … Read More
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