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James Earl Jones

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Birthday
17, 1931
Birthplace
Mississippi
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1931 (age 87)
Birthplace
Mississippi

About

Golden Globe-winning actor whose career has spanned over 50 years. He became known for providing the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars and won a Tony Award and a Golden Globe Award for The Great White Hope. 

Before Fame

He had a stutter as a child, but overcame it to cultivate his distinctive bass voice. He began his acting career as a stage carpenter at the Ramsdell Theatre in Michigan. 

Trivia

He provided the voice of Mufasa in The Lion King.

Family Life

He was once married to actress and singer Julienne Marie. He married Cecilia Hart in 1982, and the couple had a child named Flynn together.

Associated With

While Jones provided the voice of Darth Vader, the character was physically portrayed by David Prowse.