James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
Celebrated Name: James Earl Jones
Real Name/Full Name: James Earl Jones
Gender: Male
Age: 93 years old
Birth Date: 17 January 1931
Birth Place: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.87 m
Weight: 85 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Cecilia Hart (m. 1982–died 2016), Julienne Marie  (m. 1968–1972)
Children: Yes (Flynn Earl Jones)
Profession: American actor and voice artist
Net Worth in 2024: $50 million
Last Updated: July 2024

James Earl Jones is an actor from the United States of America. He has appeared in TV films and series since the 1950s. James Earl Jones is considered one of the greatest actors of all time as he has received several awards.

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Early Life

James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931, in Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States. His father, Robert Earl Jones, was an actor and fighter, but he died in 2006, and his mother, Ruth Connolly, worked as a teacher. Robert left the family after James’s birth. James has a stepbrother from his father’s other marriage, and his name is Matthew Earl Jones.

James Earl Jones was mostly grown and raised by his grandparents from his mother’s side. He studied at Brethren High School, which was called Dickson Rural Agricultural School. James started as a pre-medical student at the University of Michigan and then changed his major to drama at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, the University of Michigan, finishing and graduating in 1955. Later, James had some time studying at the American Theatre Wing in New York.

Personal Life

James Earl Jones was first married to the former actress and singer Julienne Marie from 1968-1972. Ten years after divorcing Julienne, in 1982, he married the TV and stage actress Cecilia Hart, but she died in 2016 because of cancer. James and Cecilia are the parents of 1 son, and his name is Flynn Earl Jones.

Since the 199s, James has been challenging diabetes mellitus type 2.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 17 January 1931, James Earl Jones is 93 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.87 m tall, and his weight is 85 kg.


James Earl Jones served as a military commissioned officer for some time, and he was discharged as a first lieutenant. He made several stage performances in Michigan and other places where he performed Shakespeare’s Othello, King Lear, Of Mice and Men, and others.

From 1950-1970, James had several appearances. He appeared in Guiding Light series, Monitor series, As the World Turns series, Look Up and Live series, East Side/West Side series, Channing series, The Defenders series, Dr. Kildare series, The Comedians series, Tarzan series, NET Playhouse series, and N.Y.P.D. series. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is considered as James’s debut film.

James Earl Jones appearances from 1970-1990 including End of the Road film, The Great White Hope film, The Man film, Claudine film, The Cay film, The American Parade series, The UFO Incident film, Deadly Hero film, The River Niger film, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings film, Swashbuckler film, Vegetable Soup series, Jesus of Nazareth series, The Greatest film, Exorcist II: The Heretic film, The Last Remake of Beau Geste film, A Piece of the Action film, The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened film, The Star Wars Holiday Special film, Paris series, Me and Mom series, and others.

James Earl Jones appeared in several TV films and series during the 1990s, his most important ones including Heat Wave film, Ivory Hunters film, Mathnet series, Gabriel’s Fire series, Convicts film, Pros, and Cons series, Sneakers film, Lincoln biography film, The Meteor Man film, Percy & Thunder film, Confessions: Two Faces of Evil film, Twilight Zone: Rod Serling’s Lost Classics film, Under One Roof series, A Family Thing film, 3rd Rock from the Sun series, The Second Civil War film, Alone film, and Undercover Angel film.

James Earl Jones’s 2000s appearances, including The Reading Room film, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins film, The Benchwarmers film, Jack and the Beanstalk film, The Magic 7 animated film, Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey animated film, Gimme Shelter, and others.

James Earl Jones 2017-2019 appearances including a drama thriller film called Warning Shot, and an animated musical drama film called The Lion King.

Awards & Achievements

James Earl Jones is one of the actors that have been receiving a lot of award winnings and nominations.

His award winnings include Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play (The Great White Hope, Fences), Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor (The Great White Hope), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Heat Wave), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Gabriel’s Fire), Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special (Summer’s End), Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2008), and Academy Honorary Award (2011).

In 2017, James won BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role (Rogue One) and Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Net Worth & Salary of James Earl Jones in 2024

James Earl Jones Net Worth
James Earl Jones Net Worth

As of July 2024, James Earl Jones has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He made his fortune from being a stage, and TV films and series actor. James Earl Jones performed several Shakespeare works, and the most popular one is Othello. James Earl Jones 2017-2019 appearances including a film called Warning Shot, and an animated film called The Lion King.

James Earl Jones is considered one of the world’s greatest stage and TV actors of all time. He began his career in the 50s, and his 2017-2019 appearances included a film called Warning Shot, and an animated film called The Lion King.


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