One of the names that have been labeled as one of America’s diverse talented and unique actors is James Earl Jones. He is a living legend whose career in theatre spans more than seven decades. He is also known for his voice. Every viewer admires his performances in film, theatre, and television. He is one of the finest actors in the history of America. Jones has won many awards and also has been honored many times. Though he is in his Eighties, we can have his acting legacy on the screen. His presence was not only seen on screen, but also in Military service as a second lieutenant.

Quick Info 
Full NameJames Earl Jones
Date of BirthJanuary 17, 1931
Birth PlaceArkabutla, Mississippi, US
ProfessionActor, Voice Acting, Soldier
Wife(s)Julienne Marie (1968–1972)
Cecilia Hart (1982–2016)
Age89 years
Height6 ft 1 in
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Net WorthUS $40 million

What was James Earl Jones’s childhood like?

Versatile actor James was born on January Seventeen, 1931. Professionally, his father, Ruth Williams Jones, was a teacher and a maid. Jame’s father left the family, shortly after James Earl Jones’s birth, in Arkabutla, Mississippi.  It can be so surprising for us to know that James and his father did not get to know each other. James Earl Jones has his childhood with his maternal grandparents from the early age of Five, on their farm in Jackson, Michigan.


They moved from Mississipi to Michigan in the Great Migration. They later even moved into the rural part of Michigan named Brethren. Jones had a stuttering problem. Due to this reason, James Earl Jones remained mute for almost eight years. A teacher from his high school cured his problem of stuttering. He gets an education from the Browning School.

James Earl Jones

Physical Feature

One of the most versatile actors is now Eighty-nine years old (on the date of writing). He stands a handsome height of 6 feet and an inch. He weighs about 85 kilograms (about One Eighty-seven pounds). His eyes color is brown, and his hair color comes under the salt and pepper color category. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.


How Jones started his career?

Jones started his acting career in Nineteen sixty-four. He made a debut in a movie named Dr. Strangelove by Stanley Kubrick. Then Jones started going firmly in the theatre. And after four years, in Nineteen sixty-eight, he won his first Tony Award for his role in the movie The Great White Hope. In Nineteen-seventy, for starring in the film in the sequel of The Great White Hope, he got awarded an Academy Award. Also, for Golden Globe Award nomination.

In the decade of Nineteen eighty, James Earl Jones starred in successful movies named; Matewan (in Nineteen eighty-seven), Field of dreams (in Nineteen eighty-nine), Coming to America (in Nineteen eighty-eight), The Hunt for Red October (in Nineteen-ninety). He has also given his voice for the role of Mufasa in The Lion King and Darth Vader in ‘Star Wars.’

Not only in the Nineties, even in the twenty-first century, James Earl Jones has also starred in some movies. He has continued his work in theatre in the twenty-first century also, where he appeared in some films like ‘The Best Man’ (in twenty-twelve), ‘You can’t take it with you (in twenty-fourteen). In two consecutive years (twenty-fifteen & twenty-sixteen), he starred in a movie named ‘The Gin Game.’ Jones even starred in some mini-series also. In three TV series, James Earl Jones has performed leading roles.

Even in this year (twenty-twenty), we can still find Jones’s continuing his legacy.

As of the announcement of Eddie’s, James Earl Jones would perform the part of Jaffe Joffer in ‘Coming to two America,’ which is the series of ‘Coming to America.’

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Jones gets honors as; the American Theater Hall of Fame in Nineteen eighty-five, Primary winner of the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action’s Annie Gleen Award in Nineteen eighty-seven. For Outstanding Achievement in Dramatic Arts, James Earl Jones has been honored by Common Wealth Award in Nineteen ninety-nine, the National Medal of Arts in Nineteen ninety-two, in Nineteen ninety-six with Golden Palm Star, and with Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.

In two thousand, he got honored as Daytime Emmy. His voice is his gem. In Twenty-fourteen, James Earl Jones got honored with the Voice Icon Award, which was sponsored by the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences at the Museum. In two thousand seven, from Harvard University, honored as Doctor of Arts. Also, for a batch of Disney Leged, he got honored in Twenty-nineteen.


Who is James in Relationship With?

James married Juiline Marie in 1968. She is an American actress/singer. Jones met her in 1964 when he was performing as Othello, a character in Shakespeare’s Othello. They did not have any children. They later got divorced in 1972, and later, He got wedded to star Cecilia Hart. Flynn Earl Jones was born in 1982 as a kid of the couple. But sadly, after living a year with ovarian cancer, Hart died on October sixteen, 2016. Jones revealed his type-two diabetes publicly for the first time, after being challenged for twenty years.

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How much is the Current Net Worth of James Earl Jones?

According to the source provided by celebrity net worth, James Earl Jones, an American actor, has a net worth of Forty million dollars.


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