James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American movie, voice, stage and television actor. He is known for his roles in Once Upon a Time in America, Salvador, Nixon, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Last Day of Summer and Casino. He was the voice of Hades in Hercules. He played himself in Family Guy.
Woods was born on April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah. Woods was married to Kathryn Morrison from 1980 until they divorced in 1983. Then he was married to Sarah Owen from 1989 until they divorced in 1990. Woods has been married to Missy Crider since 1998.
Woods was a vocal supporter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and the Iraq War, and is a Republican Party. He supported John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Carly Fiorina for the 2008, 2012, and the 2016 presidential elections respectively.