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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". Jones's voice has been praised as a "a stirring basso profondo that has lent gravel and gravitas" to his projects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Earl Jones has received more than 18,016,712 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). James Earl Jones is the 437th most popular actor (down from 417th in 2019), the 836th most popular biography from United States (down from 799th in 2019) and the 224th 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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  • 63.38

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  • 51

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  • 3.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.17

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Among actors, James Earl Jones ranks 437 out of 9,996Before him are Melanie Griffith, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ed O'Neill, Sean Bean, Nebahat Çehre, and James Cromwell. After him are Maria Schell, Javier Bardem, Brian Dennehy, Larry Hagman, Mickey Rooney, and Lillian Gish.

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Among people born in 1931, James Earl Jones ranks 39Before him are D. B. Cooper, Aldo Rossi, Syukuro Manabe, Johannes Rau, Martinus J. G. Veltman, and James Cronin. After him are Ike Turner, Larry Hagman, Caterina Valente, Kakuichi Mimura, Khieu Samphan, and Anne Bancroft.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Earl Jones ranks 836 out of 18,182Before him are William Howard Stein (1911), Margaret Brown (1867), Ed O'Neill (1946), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), Raymond Carver (1938), and James Cromwell (1940). After him are Robert Hofstadter (1915), Ike Turner (1931), Joe DiMaggio (1914), Brian Dennehy (1938), John Franklin Enders (1897), and Larry Hagman (1931).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Earl Jones ranks 224Before him are Eva Marie Saint (1924), Ginger Rogers (1911), Kris Jenner (1955), Melanie Griffith (1957), Ed O'Neill (1946), and James Cromwell (1940). After him are Brian Dennehy (1938), Larry Hagman (1931), Mickey Rooney (1920), Lillian Gish (1893), Jayne Mansfield (1933), and Alan Arkin (1934).

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