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James Earl Jones

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Net worth 2018: $45 Million
Residence: Arkabutla
Country: United States
BirthDay: 17 January 1931
Sigh: Aquarius
Height: 1.87 m
Education: Kaleva-Norman-Dickson High School, Brethren, MI - BA Drama, University of Michigan (1953),

James Earl Jones was bornon 17 January 1931 in Arkabutla, American, is Actor. Widely regarded as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors, James Earl Jones is a veteran entertainer who has enjoyed a long and productive career spanning over five decades. He is also a voice actor who voiced the character Darth Vader in the Star Wars film franchise. Given the tremendous success he has achieved as a film and voice actor it is hard to believe that he was once a shy, self-conscious child who suffered from a stuttering problem. He worked hard to overcome his stuttering with the help of his teacher. Initially he had no plans to be an actor and was intent on studying medicine. However he soon realized that medicine was not his real calling and joined the military during the Korean War. It was during this period that he discovered his love for acting and became involved with the Ramsdell Theatre. He made his Broadway debut after being discharged from the military and went on to have a successful stage career that earned him several awards and accolades. He made a smooth transition into films with the role of Lt. Lothar Zogg in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’. He is renowned for portraying versatile roles in his films and has also made several appearances in television series.


$45 Million


During the 2000s he was very active in theatre and appeared in many plays such as ‘On Golden Pond’ (2005), ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ (2008), ‘Driving Miss daisy’ (2010)


However he had personally requested to be uncredited for this until 1997


He portrayed Rev Stephen Kumalo in the 1995 film ‘Cry, the Beloved Country’ directed by Darrell Roodt


He played the main character, Gabriel Bird, in the television series ‘Gabriel’s Fire’ which ran from 1990 to 1991 in which he portrayed a former Chicago police officer who has been wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment


Currently he is married to Cecilia Hart whom he wed in 1982


Blessed with a deep and distinctive voice, he voiced the character Darth Vader in Star War trilogy: Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983)


The best known of his works for the period were ‘Claudine’ (1974), ‘The Greatest’ (1977), ‘Conan the Barbarian’ (1982), ‘Guardians of Stone’ (1987), and ‘Best of the Best’ (1989)


He enjoyed great success all through the 1970s and 1980s by performing a variety of roles in different genres of cinema


He played the lead role in the 1967 play ‘The Great White Hope’ in which he portrayed the boxing champion Jack Jefferson


He landed his first film role in 1964 when he was cast as Lieutenant Lothar Zogg in Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy ‘Dr


He was a stage carpenter in 1953 and began working as an actor in 1955 when he performed in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’

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