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James Earl Jones
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'Cecilia 'Ceci' Hart Jones' (15 March 1982 - ?)
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Famous for his deep and authoritative voice, used most famously for impressive roles as leaders like Darth Vader in the Star Wars Trilogy and Mufasa in The Lion King ------------------------------------------------------------------------


Took acting lessons to control his stutter.

He won a Tony in 1959 for "The Great White Hope".

He won a Tony in 1987 for "Fences".

Born at 6:05 am

Son: 'Flynn Earl Jones'

Had stuttering problem as a child and said very little as a child; still struggles with the problem and says he has to think about what he says carefully before saying it (impressive since he is known widely for his voice)

Provided the thunderous voice (uncredited) of the anti-hero, Darth Vader, in the 'Star Wars' film trilogy.

Son of prizefighter-turned-actor Robert Earl Jones, from whom it is said he was estranged long into adulthood.

He's the commanding voice that says "This is CNN"

Graduated from The University of Michigan.

His first time acting was at the Ramsdell Theater in Manistee, Michigan.

Graduated from Kaleva-Norman-Dickson High School in Brethren,

Grew up in the small town of Dublin, Michigan.

Callers using Bell Atlantic pay phones often hear Jones's voice assuring them that "This is Bell Atlantic", just before a female voice asks for a calling card number.

Personal quotes

"My voice is for hire. My endorsement is not for hire. I will do a voice-over, but I cannot endorse without making a different kind of commitment. My politics are very personal and subjective." --from "James Earl Jones: Voices and Silences", p. 360

James Earl Jones stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
The Last Re-make of Beau Gueste 1977 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Star Wars 1977 With Dad and Mr. Shaffer at Showcase Orange 1979-09-16 *****
The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Showcase Orange with Peter L. 0000-00-00 ****
Return of the Jedi 1983 With Peter and Chris Hilton at Showcase Orange on Opening day 0000-00-00 ****
Coming To America 1988 With Jessica 0000-00-00 ***
Field of Dreams 1989 With Jessica 0000-00-00 *****
The Hunt for Red October 1990 With Jessica, Greta and Trish at Showcase Orange 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Patriot Games 1992 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 ***
Sneakers 1992 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Sommersby 1993 With Greta 0000-00-00 * 1/2
The Sandlot 1993 Hanna 2013-09-20 ***
Clear and Present Danger 1994 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 ***
The Lion King 1994 At the Collingwood/Kellys House 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Robots 2005 family on DVD 2005-10-14 * 1/2
Click 2006 kids on DVD 2006-12-16 * 1/2
Coming 2 America 2021 Suzy 2021-03-11 ** 1/2