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Birth Name: James Earl Jones
Birth Date: January 17, 1931
Birth Place: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
James Earl Jones is an American actor and voice actor.
He was born on January 17, 1931, in Arkabutla, Mississippi, and grew up in the nearby town of Jackson.
Jones began his acting career in the 1950s and gained widespread recognition for his stage and screen performances.
Jones is best known for his work as a voice actor, particularly for his portrayal of Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” film series and as the voice of Mufasa in “The Lion King.”
He has also had a successful career as a stage and screen actor and has won a number of awards throughout his career, including two Tony Awards and an Emmy Award.
In addition to his work as an actor, Jones is also known for his philanthropy and charitable work.
He has supported a number of causes, including education and civil rights, and has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Jones is married and has one child.
He is known for his talent and his versatility as an actor and has a large and loyal fan base.
Despite some setbacks in his personal and professional life, Jones remains a popular and successful figure in the world of entertainment.
Fun facts about James Earl Jones
- Took acting lessons to control his stutter.
- Provided the thunderous voice (uncredited) of Darth Vader, the villain of the original Star Wars trilogy.
- He was the first established celebrity to appear on the series Sesame Street (1969).
- A Norwegian rock band has named themselves after him: James Earl Jones Barbershop Explosion!.
- Is a United States Army veteran and former member of the 75th Rangers Regiment.
- He used to use “Darth Vader” as his handle on his CB radio but stopped when it was frightening people.
- Is the first African-American actor to play the President of the United States on film in The Man (1972).
- Is one of only 14 individuals who are an “EGOT”, meaning that he has received at least one of all of the four major entertainment awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.