James Earl Jones is an actor from the United States of America, who has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He has been appearing in TV films and series since the 1950s. James Earl Jones is considered as one of the greatest actors of all time as he has received several awards.
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Biography & Wiki
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States. His father, Robert Earl Jones was an actor and fighter but he died in 2006, and his mother Ruth Connolly worked as a teacher. Robert left the family after James’s birth. James has a stepbrother from his father’s other marriage and his name is Matthew Earl Jones.
James Earl Jones was mostly grown and raised by his grandparents from his mother side. He studied at Brethren High School which was called Dickson Rural Agricultural School. James started as a pre-medical student at the University of Michigan, and then changed his major to drama at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, University of Michigan, finishing and graduating in 1955. Later, James had some time studying at the American Theatre Wing in New York.
James Earl Jones was first married to the former actress and singer Julienne Marie from 1968-1972. 10 years after divorcing Julienne, in 1982, he married the TV and stage actress Cecilia Hart, but she died in 2016 because of cancer. James and Cecilia are the parents of 1 son, and his name is Flynn Earl Jones.
Since the 199s, James has been challenging diabetes mellitus type 2.
James Earl Jones served as a military commissioned officer for some time, and he was discharged as a first lieutenant. He made several stage performances in Michigan and other places where he performed Shakespeare’s Othello, King Lear, Of Mice and Men, and others.
From 1950-1970, James had several appearances, he appeared in Guiding Light series, Monitor series, As the World Turns series, Look Up and Live series, East Side/West Side series, Channing series, The Defenders series, Dr. Kildare series, The Comedians series, Tarzan series, NET Playhouse series, and N.Y.P.D. series. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is considered as James’s debut film.
James Earl Jones appearances from 1970-1990 including End of the Road film, The Great White Hope film, The Man film, Claudine film, The Cay film, The American Parade series, The UFO Incident film, Deadly Hero film, The River Niger film, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings film, Swashbuckler film, Vegetable Soup series, Jesus of Nazareth series, The Greatest film, Exorcist II: The Heretic film, The Last Remake of Beau Geste film, A Piece of the Action film, The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened film, The Star Wars Holiday Special film, Paris series, Me and Mom series, and others.
James Earl Jones appeared in several TV films and series during the 1990s, his most important ones including Heat Wave film, Ivory Hunters film, Mathnet series, Gabriel’s Fire series, Convicts film, Pros and Cons series, Sneakers film, Lincoln biography film, The Meteor Man film, Percy & Thunder film, Confessions: Two Faces of Evil film, Twilight Zone: Rod Serling’s Lost Classics film, Under One Roof series, A Family Thing film, 3rd Rock from the Sun series, The Second Civil War film, Alone film, and Undercover Angel film.
James Earl Jones 2000s appearances including The Reading Room film, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins film, The Benchwarmers film, Jack and the Beanstalk film, The Magic 7 animated film, Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey animated film, Gimme Shelter, and others.
James Earl Jones 2017-2019 appearances including a drama thriller film called Warning Shot, and an animated musical drama film called The Lion King.
Awards & Achievements
James Earl Jones is one of actors that have been receiving a lot of award winnings and nominations. His award winnings include Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play (The Great White Hope, Fences), Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor (The Great White Hope), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Heat Wave), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Gabriel’s Fire), Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special (Summer’s End), Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2008), and Academy Honorary Award (2011).
In 2017, James won BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role (Rogue One), and Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Net Worth of James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2017-2018. He made his fortune from being a stage, and a TV films and series actor. James Earl Jones performed several Shakespeare work, and the most popular one is Othello. James Earl Jones 2017-2019 appearances including a film called Warning Shot, and an animated film called The Lion King.
James Earl Jones is considered as one of the world’s greatest stage and TV actors of all time. He began his career in the 50s, and his 2017-2019 appearances including a film called Warning Shot, and an animated film called The Lion King.