James Earl Jones

1931 - Today

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James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. He has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors for his performances on stage and screen, and "one of the greatest actors in American history". Over his career, he has received three Tony Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Earl Jones has received more than 20,116,861 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). James Earl Jones is the 513th most popular actor (down from 435th in 2019), the 943rd most popular biography from United States (down from 836th in 2019) and the 252nd most popular American Actor.

James Earl Jones is most famous for playing the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies.

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  • 20M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.03

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, James Earl Jones ranks 513 out of 13,578Before him are Anne Baxter, Edward Norton, Faten Hamama, Harry Dean Stanton, Jürgen Prochnow, and Lucia Bosè. After him are Billy Bob Thornton, Franco Columbu, Jonathan Banks, Jane Wyman, Natalie Portman, and Edward G. Robinson.

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Among people born in 1931, James Earl Jones ranks 55Before him are John le Carré, Larry Hagman, Burton Richter, Jacques Demy, Faten Hamama, and Lucia Bosè. After him are Klaus Hasselmann, Viktor Korchnoi, Ettore Scola, Stanislav Grof, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Syukuro Manabe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Earl Jones ranks 943 out of 20,380Before him are Harry Dean Stanton (1926), Kenneth Arrow (1921), Edgar Cayce (1877), Estée Lauder (1906), Kobe Bryant (1978), and Leon M. Lederman (1922). After him are Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Chick Corea (1941), Bugsy Siegel (1906), and Henry Way Kendall (1926).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Earl Jones ranks 252Before him are Jennifer Connelly (1970), Richard Crenna (1926), Rod Steiger (1925), Anne Baxter (1923), Edward Norton (1969), and Harry Dean Stanton (1926). After him are Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Jonathan Banks (1947), Jane Wyman (1917), Melanie Griffith (1957), Geena Davis (1956), and Barbara Stanwyck (1907).

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