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James Arness (I) (1923–2011)

Actor | Producer | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
Gunsmoke (1955-1975) | Them! (1954) | The Macahans (1976)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination More »
AKA 
Jim Arness | James Aurness | Jim Aurness
NICKNAMEs  
Jim, Jimmy
BORN 
May 26, 1923 (died Jun 3, 2011)
HEIGHT 
6' 6" (1.98m)

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Past Film & Video (33 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (15 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Gunsmoke: One Man's JusticeGunsmoke: One Man's Justice (TV Movie) Matt Dillon, Executive Producer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Gunsmoke: The Long RideGunsmoke: The Long Ride (TV Movie) Matt Dillon, Executive Producer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Gunsmoke: To the Last ManGunsmoke: To the Last Man (TV Movie) Matt Dillon, Consultant  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Gunsmoke: The Last ApacheGunsmoke: The Last Apache (TV Movie) Matt Dillon, Consultant  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Red RiverRed River (TV Movie) Thomas Dunson  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Gunsmoke: Return to DodgeGunsmoke: Return to Dodge (TV Movie) Matt Dillon  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The Alamo: Thirteen Days to GloryThe Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (TV Movie) Jim Bowie  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for McClain's LawMcClain's Law (TV Series) Det. Jim McClain ( 15 episodes, 1981–1982 )  Less 1981–1982 15
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  • Primary photo for How the West Was WonHow the West Was Won (TV Series) Zeb Macahan ( 25 episodes, 1976–1979 )  Less 1976–1979 25
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  • Primary photo for The MacahansThe Macahans (TV Movie) Zeb Macahan  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for GunsmokeGunsmoke (TV Series) Matt Dillon ( 635 episodes, 1955–1975 ) , Associate Producer ( 64 episodes, 1959–1964 ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1955–1975 635
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  • Primary photo for Front Row CenterFront Row Center (TV Series) Hemp Brown ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956 1
  • Primary photo for William TellWilliam Tell (TV Movie) William Tell  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Lux Video TheatreLux Video Theatre (TV Series) Chuck Scott ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for The Lone RangerThe Lone Ranger (TV Series) Deputy Bud Titus ( 1 episode, 1950 )  Less 1950 1
Self (17 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Pioneers of TelevisionPioneers of Television (TV Mini-series) Himself / Marshal Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011
    • Westerns (Jan 25, 2011) Himself / Marshal Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke  Less
  • Primary photo for Archives of American TelevisionArchives of American Television (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Television: The First Fifty YearsTelevision: The First Fifty Years (Video) Himself - Interviewee  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for John Wayne Standing TallJohn Wayne Standing Tall (TV Movie) Himself - Host  Less 1989 $500K
  • Primary photo for All-Star Party for 'Dutch' ReaganAll-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (TV Special) Himself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The 1st TV Academy Hall of FameThe 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame Himself - Presenter  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for CBS: On the AirCBS: On the Air (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Zenith Presents: A Salute to Television's 25th AnniversaryZenith Presents: A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary (TV Special) Himself  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Chevrolet Golden AnniversaryChevrolet Golden Anniversary (TV Special) Himself - - Host  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The 13th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 13th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The Red Skelton Chevy SpecialThe Red Skelton Chevy Special (TV Special) Himself  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Wide Wide WorldWide Wide World (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Red Skelton ShowThe Red Skelton Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Johnny Carson ShowThe Johnny Carson Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Comanche Stallion: The MythComanche Stallion: The Myth (Short) Himself - Narrator  Less
Archive Footage (11 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The SixtiesThe Sixties (TV Mini-series) Marshal Matt Dillon - Gunsmoke ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The O'Reilly FactorThe O'Reilly Factor (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The 63rd Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for War Stories with Oliver NorthWar Stories with Oliver North (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do ThatBudd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (TV Movie) Tiny McGilligan (archive footage)  Less 2005 $600K
  • Primary photo for Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and UsWatch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (TV Movie) Robert Graham in 'Them' (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Presidential Blooper ReelPresidential Blooper Reel (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Horror ShowThe Horror Show (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for TV: The Fabulous FiftiesTV: The Fabulous Fifties (TV Movie) Himself / Marshal Matt Dillon (archive footage)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Hollywood and the StarsHollywood and the Stars (TV Series) The Thing ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964

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