James Earl Jones

Biography

Date of Birth 17 January 1931, Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m) James Earl Jones was born in 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). Probably best known for his role as Darth Vader (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). Has appeared on "The Simpsons" (1989) a couple of 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).

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Birth Place

Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA

Birth Date

1/17/1931
Known For
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Earth

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The Lion King

Mufasa (voice)

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Coming to America

King Jaffe Joffer

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Allan Quartermain and the Lost City

Umslopogaas

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Sommersby

Judge Barry Conrad Issacs

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Best of the Best

Frank Couzo

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Bloodtide

Frye

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American Legends

Host

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The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

Mufasa (voice)

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Ruben

Starring In
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Dark Suns

Darth Vader (voice)

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Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

Self (archive footage)

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Coming 2 America

King Jaffe Joffer

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Giving Voice

Troy Maxson / Self (archive footage)

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Darth Vader (voice)

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The Lion King

Mufasa (voice)

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Warning Shot

Pendleton

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Darth Vader (voice)

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Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (The Movie)

Self - Actor & Friend (archive footage)

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The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

Mufasa (voice)

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I Am Your Father

Himself (archive footage)

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Ruben

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Gimme Shelter

Frank McCarthy

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Blackfish

Himself (archive footage)

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Milius

Himself

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Muse of Fire

Himself

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The 84th Annual Academy Awards

Self - Audience Member

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The Loving Story

Jack Jefferson (archive footage)

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Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey

Admiral (voice)

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Jack and the Beanstalk

The Giant (voice)

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Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

Papa Jenkins

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Earth

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Click

Narrator of Michael's Past (uncredited)

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Scary Movie 4

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The Benchwarmers

Darth Vader (voice)

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Ali Rap

Himself

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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)

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The Sandlot 2

Mr. Mertle

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Robots

Voice Box at Hardware Store (voice)

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The Reading Room

William

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The Great Year

Narrator

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The Story Of Star Wars

Himself - Voice of 'Darth Vader'

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Elmo's World: Springtime Fun!

Himself (4 episodes, 1969-1971)

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Everwood: The Complete First Season

Will Cleveland (3 episodes, 2003-2004)

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Nine Dog Christmas

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Recess Christmas - Miracle on Third Street

Santa Claus

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Tina Turner: One Last Time Live In Concert

Announcer (voice)

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Finder's Fee

Avery Phillips

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The Feast Of All Saints

Older Marcel

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American Legends

Host

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Antietam

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Undercover Angel

The Judge

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Fantasia 2000

Himself - Host (segment "Carnival of the Animals")

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Our Friend, Martin

Daddy King (voice)

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Santa and Pete

Grandpa Nicholas

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The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

Mufasa (voice)

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Merlin

Mountain King 2 episodes, 1998

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Primary Colors

CNN Voiceover (voice)

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Casper: A Spirited Beginning

Kibosh (voice)

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Gang Related

Arthur Baylor

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The Second Civil War

Jim Kalla

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What the Deaf Man Heard

Archibald Thacker

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Timepiece

Lawrence

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Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault

Dr. McDuffie

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A Family Thing

Ray Murdock

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Good Luck

James Bing

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Cry, the Beloved Country

Rev. Stephen Kumalo

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Judge Dredd

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The Making of 'Jurassic Park'

Himself - Host

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Clear and Present Danger

Adm. James Greer

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The Lion King

Mufasa (voice)

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Twilight Zone: Rod Serlings Lost Episodes

Host

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David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Clean Slate

John Dolby

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The Vernon Johns Story

Vernon Johns

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Confessions: Two Faces of Evil

Charles Lloyd

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Africa: The Serengeti

Narateur (voix)

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Percy & Thunder

Percy

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Excessive Force

Jake

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The Sandlot

Mr. Mertle

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Sommersby

Judge Barry Conrad Issacs

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The Meteor Man

Earnest Moses

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Sneakers

NSA Agent Bernard Abbott

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Patriot Games

Adm. James Greer

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Freddie as F.R.O.7.

Narrator (American version) (voice)

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True Identity

Himself

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When It Was a Game

Himself (voice)

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Scorchers

Bear

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Convicts

Ben Johnson

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By Dawn's Early Light

Looking Glass General - 'Alice'

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The Hunt for Red October

Admiral Greer

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Grim Prairie Tales

Morrison

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Heat Wave

Junius Johnson

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Terrorgram

Retribution (voice)

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The Ambulance

Lt. Spencer

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Three Fugitives

Dugan

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Field of Dreams

Terence "Terry" Mann

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The Films of Michael Sporn Volume 2 (The Hunting of the Snark/The Talking Eggs)

Narrator

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Best of the Best

Frank Couzo

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Coming to America

King Jaffe Joffer

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Matewan

Few Clothes

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Gardens of Stone

Sgt. Maj.'Goody' Nelson

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Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night

Emperor of the Night (voice)

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My Little Girl

Ike Bailey

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Allan Quartermain and the Lost City

Umslopogaas

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Soul Man

Professor Banks

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City Limits

Albert

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears ...and more stories from Africa

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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Voice of Darth Vader (voice)

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The Flight of Dragons

Ommadon (voice)

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Bloodtide

Frye

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Conan the Barbarian

Thulsa Doom

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The Bushido Blade

The Prisoner

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)

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Story Of Jim Jones: Guyana Tragedy

Father Divine

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The Star Wars Holiday Special

Darth Vader (voice)

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The Story of the Faithful Wookiee

Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)

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The Making of 'Star Wars'

Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)

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Exorcist II: The Heretic

Older Kokumo

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Star Wars IV: A New Hope

Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)

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The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Sheikh

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A Piece of the Action

Joshua Burke

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The Greatest

Malcolm X

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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings

Leon Carter, All-Star (C)

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Swashbuckler

Nick Debrett

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Deadly Hero

Rabbit

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The UFO Incident

Barney Hill

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Claudine

Roop

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Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

Malcolm X

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Malcolm X

Biographical Narration (voice)

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The Great White Hope

Jack Jefferson

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End of the Road

Doctor D

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King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis

Self

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The Comedians

Dr. Magiot

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Lt. Lothar Zogg

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