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James A. Watson Jr.

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KNOWN FOR 
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) | Goldengirl (1979) | Quincy M.E. (1978-1982)
AKA 
James Watson Jr. | James A. Watson | James Watson
BORN 
Nov 21, 1945 (age 72)
HEIGHT *
6' 0" (1.83m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 50-62
GUILDS *
Equity | SAG-AFTRA
ETHNICITY *
African American
HAIR *
Black
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
230 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Average
VOICE TYPE *
Bass | Baritone
ATHLETICS *
Swimming | Bowling
WORK HISTORY *
Voice Over | Film | Radio | Theater | Commercial | Television  Less
JOB TYPES *
Writing | Casting | Acting | Directing | Producing  Less
VANITY URL *
http://www.imdb.me/jamesawatsonjr
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Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • University of Redlands * – B.A> 1967 California
SPECIAL TRAININGYEARCITY/STATE
  • Royal Dramatic Academy, London (US extension) * – Classical Dramatic Theatre, Headmaster, John Fernald & top coaches from Royal London Dramatic Academy 1968 Michigan, Illinois

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • N.A.A.C.P Beverly Hills/Hollywood * – Best Ensemble Cast- Equity for "Jitney" 2013
  • N.A.A.C.P. IMAGE AWARDS * – Best New Talent (Nominated) 1970

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • Actor *
  • Actor *
  • Actor *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

RESUME DETAILS
  • * James A. Watson, Jr.
    www.jamesawatsonjr.com

    Feature Films- Co-Starred:

    AIRPLANE II (Paramount)
    GOLDEN GIRL with James Coburn, Leslie Caron.
    Directed by Joe Sargent
    THE ORGANIZATION with Sidney Poitier
    EXTREME CLOSE UP Produced by Michael Crichton.
    Directed by Jeannot Szwarc)
    LADY COCO (Independent feature,Written by James A. Watson, Jr.)

    MOVIES OF THE WEEK (partial list):

    THE WHITNEY HOUSTON STORY 2014 Airs Lifetime TV 2015
    THE NEW ROCKFORD FILES (3 MOWs, CBS)
    FIRST YOU CRY (MARY TYLER MOORE, CBS)
    BACKSTAIRS AT THE WHITEHOUSE (Miniseries, NBC)
    RETURNING HOME ( with Tom Selleck )
    GOLDEN GIRL (Miniseries, NBC)

    …over 25 MOWs)

    Television – Guest Starred ( partial list):

    MEDIUM NBC
    STRONG MEDICINE HILL STREET BLUES (NBC)
    THE DISTRICT (CBS) THE HUGLEYS
    JAG (CBS) MURPHY BROWN (CBS)
    PARAMOUNT PILOT SISTER, SISTER (WB)
    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (CBS SOAP) B.L. STRYKER (Burt Reynolds )
    TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL (CBS) MARTIN (FOX)
    JAMIE FOXX SHOW (WB) MELROSE PLACE (FOX)
    THE WAYANS BROTHERS (WB GIMME A BREAK (Nell Carter)


    THEATER (partial list):

    BLUE PRINT TO FREEDOM 2014 La Jolla Playhouse
    DEATH OF A SALESMAN 2013 South Coast Repertory
    JITNEY 2012 South Coast Repertory and The Pasadena Playhouse
    NATIONAL PASTIME Fremont Center Theater Group
    LEMON MERINGUE FAÇADE Directed by Ted Lange)
    Nom. Best Supporting Actor)
    OTHELLO (Detroit)
    DREAM ON MONKEY MOUNTAIN (Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles)
    RASHAMON (Redlands Rep.)
    DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Redlands Rep.)
    CALCULATED RISK (Marla Gibbs Theater)
    A RAISIN IN THE SUN… (Redlands Rep.)
    IN WHITE AMERICA (A.C.T. Theater, San Francisco)
    ROOM SERVICE ( A.C.T. Theater, San Francisco)


    COMMERCIALS UNLIMITED: THEATRICAL: AMT ARTISTS INC.
    (310) 278-4739 Sonja Brandon 818-582-2490 Arthur Toretzky


    JAMES A. WATSON, JR. BIOGRAPHY
    www.jameswatsonjr.com

    Mr. Watson has enjoyed a working career through four decades in San Francisco, New York and Hollywood. Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (Visiting the U.S.) James has performed with major theater companies such as “The American Conservatory Theater” in San Francisco, and “The Mark Taper Forum” in Los Angeles. Mr. Watson has directed and Produced with his own theater company, appeared in 12 feature films, guest starred and appeared in over 90 television shows, commercials, T.V. films and mini-series. “In the 1970’s through the 1980’s Mr. Watson established himself as an “A list” actor in demand by the networks, when few roles existed for minority actors. Throughout his experience, Mr. Watson has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, received a variety of honors and fortunate to co-star with the celebrated talents of Edward G. Robinson, Leslie Caron, Michael Crichton, Mary Tyler Moore, Jamie Foxx, Tom Selleck, Candice Bergen, Red Fox, Rob Reiner, James Coburn, Jeff Bridges and Sidney Poitier.

    As a writer, Mr. Watson has worked with or developed projects for Dick Berg, Viacom, Productions, Arsenial Hall Productions, Exec. Producer Charles Johnson (Magnun P.I., Jag, N.C.I.S.) and others. Mr. Watson’s production company, Vision Entertainment enjoys a collaboration with Emmy winning Executive Producer Renee Valente. Together they are currently developing feature films, stage and television projects.

    Most recent stage work (2014) was in “Blue Print To Freedom: An ode To Byard Rustin” directed by Phylicia Rashad at the La Jolla Playhouse, Death of A Salesman at South Coast Repertory Theater an and August Wilson’s “JITNEY” performed at The South Coast repertory Theater and The Pasadena Playhouse to superlative reviews and recognition by critic Charles McNulty as one of the ten best plays in America in 2012 and the winner of two Los Angeles Drama Circle Awards. Coming to television 2015 is “The Whitney and Bobby Story, The Whitney Houston Story” (playing her father John Houston) directed by Angela Bassett.



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