James Earl Jones

Actor
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James Earl Jones is an American actor. His career spans more than seven decades, and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history". Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award for his role in The Great White Hope, which... read more

James Earl Jones is an American actor. His career spans more than seven decades, and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history". Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award for his role in The Great White Hope, which also earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film version of the play. Jones has won three Emmy Awards, including two in the same year in 1990. He is also known for his voice roles as Darth Vader in the Star Wars film series and Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King, as well as many other film, stage and television roles.

Born

Saturday, 17 January 1931

Actor Filmography

Obi-Wan Kenobi Darth Vader 2022
On Broadway Self (archive footage) 2021
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street Self (Archival Footage) / Self 2021
Coming 2 America King Jaffe Joffer 2021
Giving Voice Troy Maxson / Self 2020
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker Darth Vader (voice) / Darth Vader 2019
The Lion King Mufasa (voice) / Mufasa 2019
Words from a Bear Self 2019
Warning Shot Pendleton 2018
Hollywood Insider Self 2018
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Obi-Wan Kenobi Darth Vader 2022
On Broadway Self (archive footage) 2021
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street Self (Archival Footage) / Self 2021
Coming 2 America King Jaffe Joffer 2021
Giving Voice Troy Maxson / Self 2020
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker Darth Vader (voice) / Darth Vader 2019
The Lion King Mufasa (voice) / Mufasa 2019
Words from a Bear Self 2019
Warning Shot Pendleton 2018
Hollywood Insider Self 2018
The 71st Annual Tony Awards Self - Winner 2017
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Darth Vader (voice) / Darth Vader 2016
The 70th Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 2016
The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Self - Presenter 2015
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Mufasa (voice) / Mufasa 2015
Agent X Chief Justice Caleb Thorne 2015
I Am Your Father Self 2015
August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand 2015
Star Wars Rebels Darth Vader (voice), Darth Vader 2014
Driving Miss Daisy: On Stage Hoke 2014
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Ruben / Ruben (Video store owner) 2014
Milius Himself / Self 2013
Gimme Shelter Frank McCarthy 2013
Muse of Fire Himself / Self 2013
Celebrity Page Self 2013
New Day Self 2013
Blackfish Himself (archive footage) / Self 2013
Hollywood Health Report Self - Guest 2013
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Admiral (voice) / Admiral 2012
The 66th Annual Tony Awards Self - Nominee 2012
The 84th Annual Academy Awards Self - Audience Member 2012
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Darth Vader 2011
The Loving Story Jack Jefferson 2011
Death Battle Darth Vader 2010
Jack and the Beanstalk The Giant (voice) / The Giant 2009
Waking Sleeping Beauty Self 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself 2009
5 Second Movies Darth Vader, Mufasa 2008
Nostalgia Critic Darth Vader (archive sound) 2008
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins Papa Jenkins 2008
That Fellow in the Coat Mufasa 2008
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Older Kokumo 2007
The Big Bang Theory James Earl Jones 2007
Earth Narrator 2007
The States Self 2007
John, Paul, George & Ben Narrator 2007
Rachael Ray Self - Guest 2006
Click Narrator of Michael's Past 2006
The 60th Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 2006
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays Jack Jefferson (segment "The Great White Hope") / Troy Maxson (segment "Fences") 2006
Scary Movie 4 Narrator 2006
The Benchwarmers Darth Vader (voice) / Darth Vader 2006
The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy Self - Narrator 2006
The Reading Room William 2005
20 to 1 Darth Vader 2005
The 59th Annual Tony Awards Self - Nominee & Presenter 2005
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Darth Vader 2005
The Sandlot 2 Mr. Mertle 2005
Robots Voice Box at Hardware Store / Voice Box at Hardware Store (voice) 2005
By Any Means Necessary: The Making of 'Malcolm X' Narrator 2005
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Self 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself 2005
House Dibala 2004
No Fighting in the War Room or Dr. Strangelove and the Nuclear Threat Himself / Self 2004
Nine Dog Christmas Narrator 2004
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy Self / Darth Vader / Himself 2004
Black Indians: An American Story Narrator 2004
Two and a Half Men James Earl Jones 2003
The Great Year Narrator 2003
A Century of Black Cinema Self 2003
Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'The Hunt for Red October' Self 2003
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self - Honoree 2002
Everwood Will Cleveland 2002
Storyline Online Self 2002
Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World 2001
The Feast of All Saints Older Marcel 2001
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street Santa Claus / Mister (voice) 2001
According to Jim Royal Flush Voice 2001
American Legends Self - Host / Narrator 2001
Finder's Fee Avery Phillips 2001
Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan' Himself / Self 2000
Inside: 'Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb' Himself - 'Lieutenant Lothar Zogg' / Self / Lt. Lothar Zogg 2000
The Art of Stanley Kubrick: From Short Films to Strangelove Himself / Self 2000
Tina Turner: One Last Time Live in Concert Announcer 2000
Fantasia 2000 Self - Host (segment "Carnival of the Animals") / Himself - Host 1999
Santa and Pete James Earl Jones / Grandpa Nicholas 1999
Undercover Angel The Judge 1999
On the Q.T. Leo 1999
Summer's End Dr. William 'Bill' Blakely 1999
Our Friend, Martin Daddy King (voice) / Daddy King 1999
The Annihilation of Fish Fish 1999
The Directors Self 1999
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride Mufasa / Mufasa (voice) 1998
Will & Grace Himself 1998
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies Self 1998
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards Self 1998
Merlin Mountain King 1998
Primary Colors CNN Voiceover (voice) / CNN Voiceover 1998
Alone Grey 1997
What the Deaf Man Heard Archibald Thacker 1997
Gang Related Arthur Baylor 1997
Casper: A Spirited Beginning Kibosh (voice) / Kibosh 1997
Recess Santa Claus 1997
Stargate SG-1 Unas 1997
The Second Civil War Jim Kalla 1997
Good Luck James Bing 1997
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery Self 1997
Afro Promo Himself (archive footage) 1997
Timepiece Lawrence 1996
Looking for Richard Self - Interviewee / Himself/Interview 1996
Corwin Self 1996
The 50th Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 1996
A Family Thing Ray Murdock 1996
3rd Rock from the Sun Narrator 1996
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault Dr. McDuffie 1996
Cry, the Beloved Country Rev. Stephen Kumalo 1995
Judge Dredd Narrator 1995
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Self 1995
The Making of 'Jurassic Park' Host / Self - Host 1995
Jefferson in Paris Madison Hemings 1995
Under One Roof Neb Langston 1995
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child King Dakkar 1995
Signs and Wonders Diamond 1995
People: A Musical Celebration The Storyteller 1995
Touched by an Angel The Angel of Angels 1994
Clear and Present Danger Admiral Greer / Admiral James Greer 1994
The Lion King Mufasa / King Mufasa (voice) 1994
Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics Host / Self - Host 1994
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic Self 1994
Clean Slate John Dolby 1994
Africa: The Serengeti Narrator 1994
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult James Earl Jones / Himself 1994
The Vernon Johns Story Vernon Johns 1994
Frasier Norman Royster 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Franklin Stern 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Self - Guest 1993
The Meteor Man Earnest Moses 1993
The 47th Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 1993
Excessive Force Jake 1993
The Sandlot Mr. Mertle 1993
Sommersby Judge Issacs / Judge Barry Conrad Issacs / Judge Isaacs 1993
Homicide: Life on the Street Felix Wilson 1993
Dangerous: The Short Films Himself (Superbowl Heal The World) Voice / Self ('Superbowl Heal the World' video) 1993
Lincoln Narrator (voice) / Narrator 1992
Picket Fences Bryant Thomas 1992
Sneakers Mr. Bernard Abbott / NSA Agent Bernard Abbott 1992
Freddie as F.R.O.7. Narrator (American version) 1992
Patriot Games Admiral Greer / Adm. James Greer 1992
Getaway Self 1992
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Self - Narrator (segment "Millions of Cats") 1992
The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying - Live the Dream Self - Special Guest Host 1992
Pros and Cons Gabriel Bird 1991
The Chuck Woolery Show Self - Guest 1991
One on One with John Tesh Self 1991
True Identity Himself / Self 1991
Scorchers Bear 1991
Visitors from the Unknown Self - Narrator / Narrator 1991
Convicts Ben Johnson 1991
Grim Prairie Tales Morrison 1990
Law & Order Horace McCoy 1990
Gabriel's Fire Gabriel Bird 1990
Ivory Hunters Inspector Nkuru 1990
Heat Wave Junius Johnson 1990
The Ambulance Lt. Spencer 1990
The 44th Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 1990
Last Flight Out Al Topping 1990
By Dawn's Early Light Looking Glass General - 'Alice' / Alice 1990
The Hunt for Red October Admiral Greer / James Greer 1990
Teach 109 Dr. Winston 1990
The Simpsons Maggie Simpson, Narrator, Serak the Preparer / Narrator / Moving Man 1989
Best of the Best Frank Couzo 1989
American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts Willie 1989
Saturday Night with Connie Chung Vernon Johns 1989
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 1989
Field of Dreams Terence Mann / Terrence Mann 1989
Long Ago and Far Away Self - Host, Self - Narrator 1989
Three Fugitives Dugan 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself 1989
Garfield and Friends Diablo 1988
Coming to America King Jaffe Joffer 1988
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues Self - Narrator 1988
Matewan Few Clothes / 'Few Clothes' Johnson 1987
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night Emperor of the Night (voice) / Emperor of the Night 1987
The 41st Annual Tony Awards Self - Winner & Performer 1987
Gardens of Stone 'Goody' Nelson / Sgt. Maj.'Goody' Nelson 1987
Mathnet Chief Thad Green, Chief Thad Greene (voice), Chief Thad Greene 1987
Square One Television Announcer, Chief Thad Green 1987
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Umslopogaas 1986
Soul Man Professor Banks 1986
L.A. Law Lee Atkins 1986
My Little Girl Ike Bailey 1986
American Masters Self, Self - Actor 1986
Lone Star Kid M. Holmes / Holmes 1986
The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible Pharoah 1985
Me and Mom Lou Garfield 1985
Night of 100 Stars II Self 1985
The Atlanta Child Murders Major Walker 1985
The Vegas Strip War Jack Madrid 1984
Highway to Heaven Gabe Wilson 1984
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Narrator 1984
City Limits Albert 1984
Reading Rainbow Himself 1983
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Darth Vader / Voice of Darth Vader (voice) 1983
Freedom to Speak Self - Reader 1983
Faerie Tale Theatre Genie of the Lamp / Genie of the Ring 1982
Bloodtide Frye 1982
The Flight of Dragons Ommadon 1982
Conan the Barbarian Thulsa Doom 1982
Night of 100 Stars Self 1982
American Playhouse Old Man Taylor 1982
The Creation Narrator 1981
The Bushido Blade The Prisoner 1981
There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace: Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues Self - Narrator / himself, voice 1981
Beauty and the Beast Narrator 1981
God's Trombones Himself - Narrator (segment "The Creation") 1981
The 34th Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 1980
The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story Dane Oliver 1980
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader 1980
CBS Schoolbreak Special Detective Robb 1980
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Father Divine 1980
Paris Woody Paris 1979
Roots: The Next Generations Alex Haley 1979
Paul Robeson Paul Robeson 1979
The Star Wars Holiday Special Darth Vader (voice) / Darth Vader 1978
A Piece of the Action Joshua Burke 1977
The Making of 'Star Wars' Darth Vader 1977
Exorcist II: The Heretic Older Kokumo 1977
The Last Remake of Beau Geste Sheikh 1977
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Darth Vader (voice) / Darth Vader 1977
The Greatest Malcolm X 1977
Jesus of Nazareth Balthazar 1977
ABC Weekend Specials 1977
America at the Movies Lt. Lothar Zogg / Roop 1976
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Leon Carter, All-Star (C) / Leon Carter 1976
The River Niger Johnny Williams 1976
Working in the Theatre Self 1976
Swashbuckler Nick Debrett 1976
Deadly Hero Rabbit Shazam / Rabbit 1975
The UFO Incident Barney Hill 1975
Dinah! Self - Guest 1974
The Cay Timothy 1974
Claudine Roop / Rupert D. "Roop" Marshall 1974
The American Parade Self - Narrator 1974
Black Omnibus Self - Host 1973
ABC Afterschool Specials Gabriel 1972
The Man Douglass Dilman 1972
Malcolm X Biographical Narration / Biographical Narration (voice) 1972
The Great White Hope Jack Jefferson 1970
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Self 1970
End of the Road Doctor D 1970
Sesame Street Self, Lemming #30 1969
The David Frost Show Self - Guest 1969
The Comedians Dr. Magiot 1967
N.Y.P.D. Candy Lateen, Candy Latsen 1967
Tarzan Chief Bella, Nerlan 1966
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Lt. Lothar Zogg 1964
East Side/West Side Joe Goodwin 1963
Channing Dr. Peter Cooke 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor, Himself - Co-Host 1961
Dr. Kildare Dr. Lou Rush 1961
The Defenders Lieutenant Andrews, Reverend Harris Bonham 1961
The Ed Sullivan Show Jack Jefferson - scene from 'The Great White Hope' 1948
2004 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1997 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1995 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1994 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1991 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1991 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Won
1991 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1990 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1975 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1971 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1971 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1971 Golden Globe Most Promising Newcomer - Male Won
1964 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
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