James Caan

American actor

James Langston Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American movie, stage and television actor. He is known for his role of Sonny Corleone in 1972's The Godfather and for his role as Ed Deline on Las Vegas. He has been nominated for many awards, including the Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe.

Caan in 1976
James Caan
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James Langston Edmund Caan

(1940-03-26) March 26, 1940 (age 80)
Other namesJimmy Caan
Years active1961-present
Known forActing roles:
Santino Corleone in The Godfather and The Godfather Part II
Brian Piccolo in Brian's Song
Sgt. Eddie Dohun in A Bridge Too Far
Frank in Thief
Paul Sheldon in Misery
Ed Deline in Las Vegas
Dee Jay Mattis
(m. 1960; div. 1966)

Sheila Marie Ryan
(m. 1976; div. 1977)

Ingrid Hajek
(m. 1990; div. 1995)

Linda Stokes
(m. 1995; div. 2009)
Children5, including Scott Caan

He is the son of Sophie (née Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan, Jewish immigrants from Germany.[1]


  1. Model, Betsy. "The Ultimate Caan". Cigar Aficionado. Retrieved December 13, 2006.

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