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James Earl Jones

Actor | Soundtrack
KNOWN FOR 
The Lion King (1994) | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 21 nominations More »
AKA 
James Earl Boggins Jones
NICKNAME  
Todd
BORN 
Jan 17, 1931 (age 84)
HEIGHT 
6' 1½" (1.87m)

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Projects in Development (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Blues ManBlues Man Galin McKinney (rumored)  Less 2016
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Television in Production (2 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Star Wars RebelsStar Wars Rebels (TV Series) Darth Vader (2 episodes, 2014–2015)  Less 2014–2015 2 Filming
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Past Film & Video (93 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (91 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Big Bang TheoryThe Big Bang Theory (TV Series) Performer ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight") (1 episode, 2014), James Earl Jones (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • The Convention Conundrum (Jan 30, 2014) James Earl Jones, Performer ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for As the World TurnsAs the World Turns (TV Series) Dr. Jerry Turner (1966)  Less 1956–2010
  • Primary photo for House M.D.House M.D. (TV Series) Dibala (2 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009 2
    • Brave Heart (Oct 19, 2009) Dibala (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
    • The Tyrant (Oct 5, 2009) Dibala  Less
  • Primary photo for Guiding LightGuiding Light (TV Series) Dr. Jim Frazier #2 (1966)  Less 1952–2009
  • Primary photo for The Magic 7The Magic 7 (TV Movie) 5-Toe (voice)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Two and a Half MenTwo and a Half Men (TV Series) James Earl Jones (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for The Reading RoomThe Reading Room (TV Movie) William  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for EverwoodEverwood (TV Series) Will Cleveland (3 episodes, 2003–2004)  Less 2003–2004 3
  • Primary photo for According to JimAccording to Jim (TV Series) Royal Flush Voice (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
    • The Toilet (Apr 27, 2004) Royal Flush Voice (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Feast of All SaintsFeast of All Saints (TV Movie) Older Marcel  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Santa and PeteSanta and Pete (TV Movie) Grandpa Nicholas  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Summer's EndSummer's End (TV Movie) Dr. William 'Bill' Blakely  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for An American MomentAn American Moment (TV Series) (1998)  Less 1997–1999
  • Primary photo for RecessRecess (TV Series) Santa Claus (2 episodes, 1998)  Less 1998 2
  • Primary photo for MerlinMerlin (TV Mini-series) Mountain King (3 episodes, 1998)  Less 1998 3
    • Part 3 (Apr 26, 1998) Mountain King (voice)  Less
    • Part 2 (Apr 26, 1998) Mountain King (voice)  Less
    • Part 1 (Apr 26, 1998) Mountain King (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Narrator / Maggie Simpson / Moving Man / Serak the Preparer (3 episodes, 1990–1998)  Less 1990–1998 3
    • Das Bus (Feb 15, 1998) Narrator (voice)  Less
    • Treehouse of Horror V (Oct 30, 1994) Maggie Simpson (voice) (as James Earl Boggins Jones)  Less
    • Treehouse of Horror (Oct 25, 1990) Moving Man / Serak the Preparer / Narrator (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for AloneAlone (TV Movie) Grey  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for What the Deaf Man HeardWhat the Deaf Man Heard (TV Movie) Archibald Thacker  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Homicide: Life on the StreetHomicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) Felix Wilson (3 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997 3
  • Primary photo for Stargate SG-1Stargate SG-1 (TV Series) Unas (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for The Second Civil WarThe Second Civil War (TV Movie) Jim Kalla  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for FrasierFrasier (TV Series) Norman Royster (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Angel of Angels (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for TimepieceTimepiece (TV Movie) Lawrence  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' ManigaultRebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (TV Movie) Dr. McDuffie  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for 3rd Rock from the Sun3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series) Narrator (2 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996 2
  • Primary photo for People: A Musical CelebrationPeople: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie) The Storyteller (voice)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Under One RoofUnder One Roof (TV Series) Neb Langston (6 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995 6
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  • Primary photo for Signs and WondersSigns and Wonders (TV Series) Diamond (4 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995 4
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  • Primary photo for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) King Dakkar (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Bah, Humbug!: The Story of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'Bah, Humbug!: The Story of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' (TV Movie) Narrator / Ebenezer Scrooge  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost ClassicsTwilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (TV Movie) Host  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) Franklin Stern (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Picket FencesPicket Fences (TV Series) Bryant Thomas (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Confessions: Two Faces of EvilConfessions: Two Faces of Evil (TV Movie) Charles Lloyd  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Vernon Johns StoryThe Vernon Johns Story (TV Movie) Vernon Johns  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Old Man Taylor (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Law & OrderLaw & Order (TV Series) Horace McCoy (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
    • Profile (Oct 13, 1993) Horace McCoy  Less
  • Primary photo for Percy & ThunderPercy & Thunder (TV Movie) Percy  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for ABC Weekend SpecialsABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Long Ago and Far AwayLong Ago and Far Away (TV Series) Host  Less 1989–1993
  • Primary photo for LincolnLincoln (TV Movie) Narrator (voice)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Garfield and FriendsGarfield and Friends (TV Series) Diablo (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Square One TVSquare One TV (TV Series) Announcer / Chief Thad Greene / Chief Thad Green (4 episodes, 1987–1992)  Less 1987–1992 4
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  • Primary photo for Shelley Duvall's Bedtime StoriesShelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (TV Series) Narrator (segment "Millions of Cats") (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Pros and ConsPros and Cons (TV Series) Gabriel Bird (12 episodes, 1991–1992)  Less 1991–1992 12
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  • Primary photo for Gabriel's FireGabriel's Fire (TV Series) Gabriel Bird (22 episodes, 1990–1991)  Less 1990–1991 22
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  • Primary photo for MathnetMathnet (TV Series) Chief Thad Greene / Chief Thad Green (5 episodes, 1987–1991)  Less 1987–1991 5
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  • Primary photo for Ivory HuntersIvory Hunters (TV Movie) Inspector Nkuru  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Heat WaveHeat Wave (TV Movie) Junius Johnson  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Last Flight OutLast Flight Out (TV Movie) Al Topping  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for By Dawn's Early LightBy Dawn's Early Light (TV Movie) Alice  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Teach 109Teach 109 (TV Short) Dr. Winston  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for American Playwrights Theater: The One-ActsAmerican Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (TV Series) Willie (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night with Connie ChungSaturday Night with Connie Chung (TV Series) Vernon Johns (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for L.A. LawL.A. Law (TV Series) Lee Atkins (2 episodes, 1988–1989)  Less 1988–1989 2
  • Primary photo for CBS Schoolbreak SpecialCBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) Detective Robb (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for Highway to HeavenHighway to Heaven (TV Series) Gabe Wilson (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for Faerie Tale TheatreFaerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) Genie / Narrator (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for The Lone Star KidThe Lone Star Kid (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Me and MomMe and Mom (TV Series) Lou Garfield (6 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985 6
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  • Primary photo for The Vegas Strip WarThe Vegas Strip War (TV Movie) Jack Madrid  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for ABC Afterschool SpecialsABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) Gabriel (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for CBS LibraryCBS Library (TV Series) Narrator - Beauty and the Beast (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love StoryThe Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (TV Movie) Dane Oliver  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Me Nobody KnowsThe Me Nobody Knows (TV Movie) Introduced by  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim JonesGuyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie) Father Divine  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for ParisParis (TV Series) Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris (13 episodes, 1979–1980)  Less 1979–1980 13
    • America the Beautiful (1980) Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris  Less
    • Pay the Two Bucks (1980) Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris  Less
    • Fitz's Boys (Jan 15, 1980) Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris  Less
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  • Primary photo for Paul RobesonPaul Robeson (TV Movie) Paul Robeson  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Roots: The Next GenerationsRoots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-series) Alex Haley (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for The Star Wars Holiday SpecialThe Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie) Darth Vader (voice)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Greatest Thing That Almost HappenedThe Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (TV Movie) Morris Bird, Jr.  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Jesus of NazarethJesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-series) Balthazar (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 1
    • Part 1 (Apr 3, 1977) Balthazar  Less
  • Primary photo for RootsRoots (TV Mini-series) Alex Haley (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for The UFO IncidentThe UFO Incident (TV Movie) Barney Hill  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The American ParadeThe American Parade (TV Mini-series) Narrator (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for The CayThe Cay (TV Movie) Timothy  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) King Lear (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for Sesame StreetSesame Street (TV Series) Himself (6 episodes, 1969–1971), Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1969–1971 7
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  • Primary photo for NBC Children's TheatreNBC Children's Theatre (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for N.Y.P.D.N.Y.P.D. (TV Series) Candy Latsen / Candy Lateen (2 episodes, 1969)  Less 1969 2
  • Primary photo for TarzanTarzan (TV Series) Nerlan / Chief Bella (2 episodes, 1967–1968)  Less 1967–1968 2
  • Primary photo for Dr. KildareDr. Kildare (TV Series) Dr. Lou Rush (4 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966 4
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  • Primary photo for The DefendersThe Defenders (TV Series) Reverend Harris Bonham / Lt. Andrews (2 episodes, 1962–1964)  Less 1962–1964 2
  • Primary photo for ChanningChanning (TV Series) Dr. Peter Cooke (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964 1
  • Primary photo for East Side/West SideEast Side/West Side (TV Series) Joe Goodwin (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for Look Up and LiveLook Up and Live (TV Series) Book (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for MonitorMonitor (TV Series) Prince of Morocco (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for The Atlanta Child MurdersThe Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-series) Major Walker  Less 1985– 
  • Primary photo for Freedom to SpeakFreedom to Speak (TV Mini-series) Frederick Douglass / Martin Luther King Jr.  Less 1982– 
  • Primary photo for Vegetable SoupVegetable Soup (TV Series) Long John Spoilsport  Less 1976– 
Self (167 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (24 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) Darth Vader (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for BlackfishBlackfish Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013 $2.1MM
  • Primary photo for The Loving StoryThe Loving Story Jack Jefferson - The Great White Hope (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Death BattleDeath Battle (TV Series) Darth Vader (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Cinemassacre's Monster MadnessCinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series) Older Kokumo (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Darth Vader (2 episodes, 2006–2010)  Less 2006–2010
  • Primary photo for The Simpsons: Access All AreasThe Simpsons: Access All Areas (TV Movie) Maggie Simpson (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 5 Second Movies5 Second Movies (TV Series) Darth Vader / Mufasa (3 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for That Fellow in the CoatThat Fellow in the Coat (TV Series) Mufasa (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Lego Star Wars: The Complete SagaLego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Video Game) Darth Vader (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Today TonightToday Tonight (TV Series) Darth Vader (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game) Mufasa (archive sound) (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Lego Star Wars II: The Original TrilogyLego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Video Game) Darth Vader (archive sound) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Kingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts II (Video Game) Mufasa (archive sound) (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Twister: A Musical CatastropheTwister: A Musical Catastrophe (Video) Applause (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street'Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street' (TV Movie) Felix Wilson (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The 52nd Annual Tony AwardsThe 52nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in HollywoodSmall Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Lion KingThe Lion King (Video Game) Mufasa (archive sound) (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for TroldspejletTroldspejlet (TV Series) Himself / King Mufasa (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for David Copperfield: 15 Years of MagicDavid Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (TV Special) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Secret World of SpyingThe Secret World of Spying (TV Movie) Adm. James Greer (archive footage)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Star WarsStar Wars (Video Game) Darth Vader (archive footage)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for America at the MoviesAmerica at the Movies Lt. Lothar Zogg / Roop (archive footage)  Less 1976
Other (4 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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