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James Earl Jones
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Todd (childhood)
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'Cecilia 'Ceci' Hart Jones' (15 March 1982 - ?)
'Julienne Marie' (? - ?) (divorced)
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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: Own On? Rating
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 DVD *** 1/2
Star Wars 1977 With Dad and Mr. Shaffer at Showcase Orange Digital *****
The Last Re-make of Beau Gueste 1977 ** 1/2
The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Showcase Orange with Peter L. Digital ****
Return of the Jedi 1983 With Peter and Chris Hilton at Showcase Orange on Opening day Digital ****
Coming To America 1988 With Jessica ***
Field of Dreams 1989 With Jessica Digital *****
The Hunt for Red October 1990 With Jessica, Greta and Trish at Showcase Orange Digital *** 1/2
Sneakers 1992 Don't Remember Digital *** 1/2
Patriot Games 1992 Don't Remember DVD ***
The Sandlot 1993 Hanna Digital ***
Sommersby 1993 With Greta * 1/2
The Lion King 1994 At the Collingwood/Kellys House Digital *** 1/2
Clear and Present Danger 1994 Don't Remember DVD ***
Robots 2005 family on DVD * 1/2
Click 2006 kids on DVD * 1/2