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James Earl Jones
Biographical Information
Born January 17, 1931
Birthplace Arkabutla, Mississipi
Gender Male
Years Active 1948-Present
Role President Dibala
Season Season 6
Episode The Tyrant

James Earl Jones is an Academy Award nominated American actor and voice actor who despite a career spanning fifty years will forever be remembered for an initially uncredited voice role as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars series. On House, M.D., he portrayed dictator President Dibala in the Season 6 episode The Tyrant. Jones is also known for his role as Admiral James Greer in the Jack Ryan films The Hunt for Red OctoberPatriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger, co-starring with Harrison Ford in the latter two, and Alec Baldwin in the former. 

Originally a Broadway actor, Jones first came to prominence in films in the role of Lt. Lothar Zogg in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. Since then, he has had featured roles in Dr. Kildare, Claudine, The UFO Incident, The Greatest, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Paul Robeson, Paris, Freedom to Speak, Conan the Barbarian, Moses, Gardens of Stone, Coming to America, Field of Dreams, Gabriel's Fire, Pros and Cons, Sneakers, The Sandlont, The Vernon Jones Story, The Lion King, Under One Roof, Cry, The Beloved Country, A Family Thing, Our Friend Martin, Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street, Robots, The Sandlot 2, Welcome Back Roscoe Jenkins and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Jones will receive an honorary Academy Award at the 2012 ceremonies. He has also won two Tony awards and is the only person in history to win two Emmy Awards in the same year.

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes Template:Tooltip
1964 Dr. Strangelove Template:Sort [1]
1967 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [2]
1967 Template:Sortname Himself Short film [3]
1970 Template:Sortname Doctor D [4]
1970 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [5]
1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Himself [6]
1972 Malcolm X Narrator [7]
1972 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [8]
1974 Claudine Rupert "Roop" B. Marshall [9]
1976 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [10]
1976 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [11]
1976 Swashbuckler Template:Sort [12]
1976 Deadly Hero Rabbit [13]
1977 Template:Sortname Malcolm X [14]
1977 Star Wars Darth Vader Voice role; uncredited (credited in new editions)
1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic Older Kokumo [15]
1977 Template:Sortname Sheikh [16]
1977 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [17]
1979 The Bushido Blade Harpooner [18]
1979 The Muppet Movie Luke Cameo
1980 Template:Sortname Darth Vader Voice role; uncredited (credited in new editions)
1981 Time Bandits Danny Luke [19]
1982 Template:Sortname Ommadon Voice role [20]
1982 Conan the Barbarian Thulsa Doom [21]
1982 Blood Tide Frye aka Demon Island and The Red Tide [22]
1983 Return of the Jedi Darth Vader Voice role
1985 City Limits Albert [23]
1986 Soul Man Template:Sort [24]
1986 Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Umslopogaas [25]
1987 Gardens of Stone Template:Sort [26]
1987 My Little Girl Template:Sort [27]
1987 Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night Emperor of the Night [28]
1987 Matewan Few Clothes [29]
1988 Coming to America Template:Sort [30]
1989 Three Fugitives Detective Movan Dugan [31]
1989 Field of Dreams Template:Sort [32]
1989 Best of the Best Frank Couzo [33]
1990 Convicts Template:Sort [34]
1990 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [35]
1990 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [36]
1990 Grim Prairie Tales Morrison [37]
1991 Scorchers Bear [38]
1992 Patriot Games Template:Sort [39]
1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7 Narrator American version [40]
1992 Sneakers Template:Sort [41]
1993 Dreamrider Template:Sort [42]
1993 Sommersby Template:Sort [43]
1993 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [44]
1993 Excessive Force Jake [45]
1993 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [46]
1994 Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Himself Cameo [47]
1994 Clean Slate Dolby [48]
1994 Template:Sortname Mufasa Voice role [49]
1994 Clear and Present Danger Template:Sort [50]
1995 Jefferson in Paris Template:Sort [51]
1995 Cry, the Beloved Country Template:Sort [52]
1995 Judge Dredd Narrator [53]
1996 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [54]
1996 Good Luck Template:Sort [55]
1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning Kibosh Direct-to-video; voice role [56]
1997 Gang Related Template:Sort [57]
1998 Primary Colors CNN Voiceover [58]
1998 Template:Sortname Mufasa Direct-to-video; voice role [59]
1999 Our Friend, Martin Martin Luther King, Sr. Direct-to-video; voice role [60]
1999 On the Q.T. Leo [61]
1999 Undercover Angel The Judge [62]
1999 The Annihilation of Fish Fish [63]
1999 Fantasia 2000 Himself Introduction to Carnival of the Animals segment [64]
2001 Finder's Fee Template:Sort [65]
2001 Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street Santa Claus [66]
2005 Robots Voice Box at Hardware Store Voice role [67]
2005 Template:Sortname Template:Sort Direct-to-video [68]
2006 Template:Sortname Darth Vader Voice role [69]
2006 Click Narrator of Michael's Past [70]
2006 Scary Movie 4 Narrator Uncredited [71]
2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Roscoe Jenkins, Sr. [72]
2009 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey The Admiral Voice role [73]
2009 Jack and the Beanstalk The Giant [74]
2011 Star Tours – The Adventures Continue Darth Vader Short; voice role [75]
2013 Gimme Shelter Template:Sort [76]
2014 Template:Sortname Ruben [77]
2014 Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn Theatrical release of Australian stage production [78]
2016 Rogue One Darth Vader Voice role [79]
2018 Warning Shot Pendleton [80]
2019 The Lion King Mufasa Voice role [81]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Template:Tooltip
1963 East Side/West Side Template:Sort Episode: "Who Do You Kill?"
1966 Dr. Kildare Template:Sort 4 episodes
1969 N.Y.P.D. Template:Sort 2 episodes
1977 Roots Template:Sort Episode: "Part XII" [82]
1977 Jesus of Nazareth Balthazar Episode: "Part 1" [83]
1979–80 Paris Template:Sort 13 episodes
1979 Roots: The Next Generations Template:Sort Episode: "1.7"
1985 Me and Mom Template:Sort 6 episodes
1986 Faerie Tale Theatre Genie of the Lamp & Genie of the Ring Episode: "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp"
1987–91 Mathnet Template:Sort 5 episodes
1987, 1990Template:Ndash92 Square One TV Announcer / Chief Thad Greene 4 episodes
1992 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Narrator Segment "Millions of Cats"
1988–89 L.A. Law Template:Sort 2 episodes
1989 Saturday Night with Connie Chung Template:Sort Episode: "God's Bad Boy"
1989-92 Long Ago and Far Away Host / Narrator 35 episodes
1990, 1994, 1998 Template:Sortname Narrator / Maggie Simpson / Moving Man / Serak the Preparer (voices) 3 episodes
1990–91 Gabriel's Fire Template:Sort 22 episodes
1991–92 Pros and Cons Template:Sort 12 episodes
1992 Garfield and Friends Diablo Episode: "Ghost of a Chance"
1993 ABC Weekend Special Template:N/a Episode: "The Parsley Garden"
1993 Law & Order Template:Sort Episode: "Profile"
1993 American Playhouse Old Man Taylor Episode: "Hallelujah"
1994 Picket Fences Template:Sort Episode: "System Down"
1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Template:Sort Episode: "The House of Luthor"
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child King Dakkar (voice) Episode: "The Valiant Little Tailor" [84]
1995 Signs and Wonders Diamond 4 episodes
1995 Under One Roof Template:Sort 6 episodes
1996 3rd Rock from the Sun Narrator (voice) 2 episodes
1997 Mad About You Himself Episode: "Chicken Man"
1997 Touched by an Angel Angel of Angels Episode: "Clipped Wings"
1997 Frasier Template:Sort Episode: "Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead"
1997 Stargate SG-1 Unas Episode: "Thor's Hammer"
1997 Homicide: Life on the Street Template:Sort 3 episodes
1998 Merlin Mountain King 3 episodes
1998 Recess Santa Claus 2 episodes
2001 Oswald Andy (voice) Episode: "Chasing the Ice Cream Truck"
2001 Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat Everett (voice) Episode: "Sagwa's Swan Song"
2003 The Fairly OddParents Albert (voice) Episode: "Information Stupor Highway"
2003 Will & Grace Himself Episode: "Me and Mr. Jones"
2003–04 Everwood Template:Sort 3 episodes
2004 According to Jim Royal Flush XP Toilet Episode: "The Toilet"
2004 Sesame Street Himself Episode: 4077
2005 Danny Phantom Luke (voice) Episode: "Pirate Radio"
2005 The Buzz on Maggie Leno (voice) Episode: "Scout of Order"
2006 Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Sheldon (voice) Episode: "A Little Help From Your Friends"
2008 Yin Yang Yo! Colin (voice) Episode: "The Manotaur"
2008 Two and a Half Men Himself Episode: "The Devil's Lube" [85]
2009 House Dibala Episode: "The Tyrant"
2010 Fish Hooks Nick (voice) Episode: "Bea Becomes an Adult Fish"
2011 The Amazing World of Gumball Professor Jack (voice) Episode: "The Spoon"
2013 Scaredy Squirrel Johnny (voice) Episode: "Stash N' Hoarder"
2014 Template:Sortname Himself Episode: "The Convention Conundrum" [86]
2014–16 Star Wars Rebels Darth Vader (voice) 4 episodes
2015 Agent X Chief Justice Caleb Thorne 2 episodes
2017, 2019 The Lion Guard Mufasa (voice) 2 episodes

Television filmEdit

Year Title Role Notes Template:Tooltip
1974 Template:Sortname Timothy [87]
1975 The UFO Incident Template:Sort [88]
1977 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [89]
1978 Star Wars Holiday Special Darth Vader Voice [90]
1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Father Divine [91]
1984 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [92]
1990 By Dawn's Early Light Alice [93]
1990 Heat Wave Template:Sort [85]
1992 Lincoln Narrator [94]
1993 Percy & Thunder Percy [95]
1994 Confessions: Two Faces of Evil Template:Sort [96]
1994 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [97]
1994 Rod Serling's Lost Classics Host [98]
1994 Bah, Humbug! Narrator / Ebenezer Scrooge [99]
1995 People: A Musical Celebration The Storyteller Voice [100]
1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault Template:Sort [101]
1996 Timepiece Lawrence [102]
1997 Alone Grey [103]
1997 What the Deaf Man Heard Template:Sort [104]
1997 Template:Sortname Template:Sort [105]
1999 Santa and Pete Grandpa Nicholas [106]
1999 Summer's End Template:Sort [107]
2001 Template:Sortname Older Marcel [108]
2005 Template:Sortname William [109]
2009 Template:Sortname 5-Toe Voice [110]
2015 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Mufasa Voice

James Earl Jones at IMDB

James Earl Jones at Wikipedia


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