James Earl Jones

American actor

James Earl Jones (born Todd Jones on January 17, 1931)[1] is an American actor. He is famous for doing the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies,[2] for doing the voice of Mufasa in The Lion King and in the 2019 remake,[2] and for the CNN tagline ("This...is CNN"). He starred in Lincoln Portrait which has music by Aaron Copland.

James Earl Jones
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James Earl Jones in 2013
Born (1931-01-17) January 17, 1931 (age 91)
Years active1953–present
Spouse(s)Julienne Marie (1968–1972; divorced)
Cecilia Hart (1982–2016; her death)

Jones has won two Tony Awards for his live theatre work on Broadway. He won an Emmy Award for his role on the television series Gabriel's Fire.

He is a son of actor Robert Earl Jones.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rebecca Flint Marx. "James Earl Jones Biography". All Movie Guide. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "James Earl Jones Net Worth". Celebrity Networth. Retrieved August 24, 2012.

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