James Earl Jones

BirthDay:

17 Jan 1931

BirthPlace:

Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA

Bio:

James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). He is probably best known for his role as Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy (for the voice only, as the man in the Darth Vader suit was David Prowse, whose voice was dubbed because of his British West Country accent). He has appeared on the animated series The Simpsons (1989) three times and played Mufasa in The Lion King (1994). James Earl Jones returned as the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Filmography

Actor ( 225 credits )

For Thine Is the Kingdom (2017) (voice)
Starbright (2017) Raphael
Warning Shot (2017) Pendleton
War-Angel: The Awakening (2017) God
Atlas of the Soul (2017) Carl
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Darth Vader (voice)
Agent X (2015)  Chief Justice Caleb Thorne (2 episodes, 2015)
Driving Miss Daisy (2014) Hoke
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) Ruben
Star Wars Rebels (2014)  Darth Vader (1 episode, 2014)
Gimme Shelter (2013) Frank McCarthy
Milius (2013) Himself
Blackfish (2013) Himself (archive footage)
Hollywood Health Report (2013)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Muse of Fire (2013) Himself
Strange Septembers: The Hill Abduction & the Exeter Encounter (2011) Himself
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (2011) Darth Vader (voice)
The Loving Story (2011) Jack Jefferson - The Great White Hope (archive footage)
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010) Admiral (voice)
Joe Papp in Five Acts (2010) Himself
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Darth Vader (1 episode, 2014)
Death Battle (2010)  Darth Vader (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Jack and the Beanstalk (2009) The Giant (voice)
La Premiere (2009) Narrator
A Mime's Life (2009) Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Animation Lookback (2009)  Mufasa (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
All the Presidents' Movies: The Movie (2009) Himself
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008) Papa Jenkins
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
That Fellow in the Coat (2008)  Mufasa (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
Earth (2007) Narrator (voice)
The Big Bang Theory (2007)  James Earl Jones (1 episode, 2014)
The States (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Older Kokumo (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
5 Second Movies (2007)  Darth Vader / ... (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2008)
Searching for Orson (2006) Himself
Click (2006) Narrator of Michael's Past (uncredited)
Scary Movie 4 (2006) Narrator (uncredited)
The Benchwarmers (2006) Darth Vader (voice)
The ONE Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)
Robots (2005) Voice Box at Hardware Store (voice)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
20 to 1 (2005)  Darth Vader (2 episodes, 2006-2010)
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004) Himself
The Great Year (2004) Narrator
House M.D. (2004)  Dibala (2 episodes, 2009)
Two and a Half Men (2003)  James Earl Jones (1 episode, 2008)
This Week (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Business World News (2003)  Spokesperson
Storyline Online (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Everwood (2002)  Will Cleveland (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Black Indians: An American Story (2001) Narrator
Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World (2001)
Finder's Fee (2001) Avery Phillips
According to Jim (2001)  Royal Flush XP Toilet (1 episode, 2004)
The Papp Project (2001) Himself
Antietam: A Documentary Drama (2000) Narrator (voice)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2011)
Ennis' Gift (2000) Himself
On the Q.T. (1999) Leo
Fantasia 2000 (1999) Himself - Host (segment "Carnival of the Animals")
Undercover Angel (1999) The Judge
The Annihilation of Fish (1999) Fish
Primary Colors (1998) CNN Voiceover (voice)
Will & Grace (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
New York City... Come Visit the World (1998)
Gang Related (1997) Arthur Baylor
Stargate SG-1 (1997)  Unas (1 episode, 1997)
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Recess (1997)  Santa Claus (2 episodes, 1998)
HARDtalk (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
An American Moment (1997)  (1998)
A Family Thing (1996) Ray Murdock
Good Luck (1996) James Bing
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)  Narrator (uncredited) (2 episodes, 1996)
Looking for Richard (1996) Himself (Interview)
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) Rev. Stephen Kumalo
Judge Dredd (1995) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Jefferson in Paris (1995) Madison Hemings
Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable (1995) Mufasa (voice)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)  King Dakkar (1 episode, 1995)
Signs and Wonders (1995)  Diamond (4 episodes, 1995)
Under One Roof (1995)  Neb Langston (6 episodes, 1995)
Today Tonight (1995)  Darth Vader (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
Who's in Rabbit's House? (1995) Narrator (voice)
Clear and Present Danger (1994) Adm. James Greer
The Lion King (1994) Mufasa (voice)
Clean Slate (1994) John Dolby
Africa: The Serengeti (1994) Narrator (voice)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) Himself (uncredited)
Touched by an Angel (1994)  Angel of Angels (1 episode, 1997)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Countdown to Freedom: 10 Days That Changed South Africa (1994) Narrator (voice)
The Meteor Man (1993) Earnest Moses
Excessive Force (1993) Jake
The Sandlot (1993) Mr. Mertle
Sommersby (1993) Judge Barry Conrad Issacs
Dreamrider (1993) William Perry
Frasier (1993)  Norman Royster (1 episode, 1997)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)  Franklin W. Stern (1 episode, 1994)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)  Felix Wilson (3 episodes, 1997)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
The Second Coming (1992) Narrator
Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992) Narrator
Sneakers (1992) NSA Agent Bernard Abbott
Freddie as F.R.O.7. (1992) Narrator (American version) (voice)
Patriot Games (1992) Admiral Greer
Mad About You (1992)  James Earl Jones (1 episode, 1997)
Picket Fences (1992)  Bryant Thomas (1 episode, 1994)
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1992)  Narrator (segment "Millions of Cats") (1 episode, 1992
Getaway (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Scorchers (1991) Bear
Convicts (1991) Ben Johnson
True Identity (1991) Himself
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 1995-2011)
Pros and Cons (1991)  Gabriel Bird (12 episodes, 1991-1992)
The Chuck Woolery Show (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
One on One with John Tesh (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... to Terror (1990) Morrison
A World Alive (1990) (voice)
The Ambulance (1990) Lt. Spencer
The Hunt for Red October (1990) Admiral Greer
Terrorgram (1990) Voice of Retribution (voice)
Law & Order (1990)  Horace McCoy (1 episode, 1993)
Gabriel's Fire (1990)  Gabriel Bird (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
World of Discovery (1990)  Narrator (1 episode, 1993)
Reflections on the Silver Screen (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Best of the Best (1989) Frank Couzo
Field of Dreams (1989) Terence Mann
Three Fugitives (1989) Dugan
The Simpsons (1989)  Narrator / ... (3 episodes, 1990-1998)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1994)
Saturday Night with Connie Chung (1989)  Vernon Johns (1 episode, 1989)
Long Ago and Far Away (1989)  Host (unknown episodes)
American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (1989)  Willie (1 episode, 1989)
The Hunting of the Snark (1989) Narrator
Coming to America (1988) King Jaffe Joffer
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (2 episodes, 1990)
Garfield and Friends (1988)  Diablo (1 episode, 1992)
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987) Emperor of the Night (voice)
Matewan (1987) Few Clothes
Gardens of Stone (1987) Sgt. Maj.'Goody' Nelson
Square One TV (1987)  Announcer / ... (4 episodes, 1987-1992)
Mathnet (1987)  Chief Thad Green / ... (5 episodes, 1987-1991)
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986) Umslopogaas
Soul Man (1986) Professor Banks
My Little Girl (1986) Ike Bailey
L.A. Law (1986)  Lee Atkins (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
American Masters (1985)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2000)
Me and Mom (1985)  Lou Garfield (6 episodes, 1985)
City Limits (1984) Albert
Highway to Heaven (1984)  Gabe Wilson (1 episode, 1987)
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)  Detective Robb (1 episode, 1987)
Allen Boesak: Choosing for Justice (1984) Narrator
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (1984) Narrator (voice)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) Darth Vader (voice)
Reading Rainbow (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1983)
The Flight of Dragons (1982) Ommadon (voice)
Conan the Barbarian (1982) Thulsa Doom
Bloodtide (1982) Frye
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)  Genie (1 episode, 1986)
Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982)  Himself (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
The Creation (1981) Narrator
The Bushido Blade (1981) The Prisoner
American Playhouse (1981)  Old Man Taylor (1 episode, 1993)
Beauty and the Beast (1981) Narrator (voice)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Himself - Actor (segment "Eric McCormack") (1 episode,
Paris (1979)  Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris (13 episodes, 19
CBS Library (1979)  Narrator - Beauty and the Beast (1 episode, 1981)
Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (1978) Himself
A Piece of the Action (1977) Joshua Burke
The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977) Sheikh
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Older Kokumo
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)
The Greatest (1977) Malcolm X
ABC Weekend Specials (1977) (1 episode, 1993)
America at the Movies (1976) Lt. Lothar Zogg / Roop (archive footage)
Swashbuckler (1976) Nick Debrett
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) Leon Carter, All-Star (C)
The River Niger (1976) Johnny Williams
Vegetable Soup (1976)  Long John Spoilsport (unknown episodes)
A Pirate Ship Sails Again! The Making of Swashbuckler (1976) Himself
Deadly Hero (1975) Rabbit
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
Claudine (1974) Roop
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
Black Omnibus (1973)  Himself - Host (5 episodes, 1973)
The Man (1972) Douglass Dilman
Malcolm X (1972) Biographical Narration (voice)
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)  Gabriel (1 episode, 1982)
Great Performances (1971)  King Lear (1 episode, 1974)
The Great White Hope (1970) Jack Jefferson
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970) Himself
End of the Road (1970) Doctor D
Film Night (1970)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
Sesame Street (1969)  Himself (7 episodes, 1969-1971)
The David Frost Show (1969)  Himself (2 episodes, 1970)
What's My Line? (1968)  Himself - Mystery Guest (1 episode, 1970)
The Joan Rivers Show (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
Soul! (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
The Comedians (1967) Dr. Magiot
N.Y.P.D. (1967)  Candy Lateen / ... (2 episodes, 1969)
The Comedians in Africa (1967) Himself (uncredited)
Tarzan (1966)  Chief Bella / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Lt. Lothar Zogg
East Side/West Side (1963)  Joe Goodwin (1 episode, 1963)
Channing (1963)  Dr. Peter Cooke (1 episode, 1964)
NBC Children's Theatre (1963) (1 episode, 1971)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Dr. Kildare (1961)  Dr. Lou Rush (4 episodes, 1966)
The Defenders (1961)  Andrews / ... (2 episodes, 1962-1964)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself (1 episode, 1977)
Monitor (1958)  Prince of Morocco (1 episode, 1962)
As the World Turns (1956)  Dr. Jerry Turner (1966) (unknown episodes)
Look Up and Live (1954)  Book (1 episode, 1963)
Guiding Light (1952)  Dr. Jim Frazier #2 (1966) (unknown episodes)
Today (1952)  Himself (2 episodes, 1989-2014)
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)  Jack Jefferson - scene from 'The Great White Hope' (1