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Real Name: James Howard Woods
Birth Place: Vernal, Utah, USA
Birth Date: April 18, 1947
Occupation: Actor

James Woods Biography


James Howard Woods was born on April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of a United States Army intelligence officer. Leanly built, strangely handsome actor-producer-director with intense eyes, swarthy complexion, and a sometimes untrustworthy grin has been impressing audiences for over three decades with his compelling performances. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he graduated from Pilgrim High School in 1965 near the top of his class. He earned a scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; dropping out during his sophomore year in 1967, he then headed off to New York with his fraternity brother Martin Donovan to pursue aspirations to appear on the stage. After appearing in a handful of New York City theater productions, Woods scored his first film role in All the Way Home (1971) (TV) and followed that up with meager supporting roles in The Way We Were (1973) and The Choirboys (1977).However, it was Woods' coldblooded performance as the cop killer in The Onion Field (1979), based on a Joseph Wambaugh novel, that seized the attention of cinemagoers to his on-screen power. Woods quickly followed up with another role in another Joseph Wambaugh film adaptation, The Black Marble (1980), as a sleazy and unstable cable-TV-station owner in David Cronenberg's mind-bending and prophetic Videodrome (1983), as gangster Max Bercovicz in Sergio Leones mammoth epic Once Upon a Time in America (1984), and scored a best actor Academy Award nomination as abrasive journalist Richard Boyle in Oliver Stone's gritty and unsettling Salvador (1986).There seemed to be no stopping the rise of this star as he continued to amaze cinema-goers with his remarkable versatility and his ability to create such intense, memorable characters. The decade of the 1990s started off strongly with high praise for his role as Roy Cohn in the television production of Citizen Cohn (1992) (TV). Woods was equally impressive as sneaky hustler Lester Diamond who cons Sharon Stone in Casino (1995), made a tremendous H.R. Haldeman in Nixon (1995), portrayed serial killer Carl Panzram in Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995), and then as accused civil rights assassin Byron De La Beckwith in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996).Not to be typecast solely as hostile hoodlums, Woods has further expanded his range to encompass providing voiceovers for animated productions including Hercules (1997), Hooves of Fire (1999) (TV), and Stuart Little 2 (2002). Woods also recently appeared in the critically praised The Virgin Suicides (1999), in the coming-of-age movie Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), as a corrupt medico in Any Given Sunday (1999), and in the comedy-horror spoof Scary Movie 2 (2001). A remarkable performer with an incredibly diverse range of acting talent, Woods remains one of Hollywood's outstanding leading men.

James Woods Movies / TV-Shows


Justice League Action (2016)
Dice (2016)
Bling (2016)
Jamesy Boy (2014)
White House Down (2013)
Futurescape with James Woods (2013)
Officer Down (2013)
Ray Donovan (2013)
Jobs (2013)
Mary and Martha (2013)
Coma (2012)
Too Big to Fail (2011)
Straw Dogs (2011)
Piers Morgan Live (2011)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
Family Guy Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009)
An American Carol (2008)
Surf's Up (2007)
iCarly (2007)
Shark (2006)
End Game (2006)
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006)
Be Cool (2005)
Buddy (2005)
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
Ark (2005)
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)
Entourage (2004)
Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Northfork (2003)
Moments in Time (2003)
World Poker Tour (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)
This Girl's Life (2003)
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
John Q (2002)
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored (2001)
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Mickey's House of Villains (2001)
Recess: School's Out (2001)
Clerks (2000)
The American Nightmare (2000)
Dirty Pictures (2000)
Play It to the Bone (1999)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
The General's Daughter (1999)
Any Given Sunday (1999)
True Crime (1999)
Family Guy (1999)
Hooves of Fire (1999)
Vampires (1998)
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Hercules (1998)
Contact (1997)
Hercules (1997)
The Daily Show (1996)
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Casino (1995)
Nixon (1995)
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
The Getaway (1994)
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
The Specialist (1994)
Next Door (1994)
ER (1994)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Chaplin (1992)
Diggstown (1992)
Straight Talk (1992)
Citizen Cohn (1992)
The Hard Way (1991)
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
Immediate Family (1989)
The Simpsons (1989)
True Believer (1989)
The Boost (1988)
Cop (1988)
Biography (1987)
Best Seller (1987)
Promise (1986)
Salvador (1986)
Cat's Eye (1985)
Against All Odds (1984)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Videodrome (1983)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
Fast-Walking (1982)
Split Image (1982)
Eyewitness (1981)
The Black Marble (1980)
The Onion Field (1979)
Holocaust (1978)
The Choirboys (1977)
Family (1976)
The Disappearance of Aimee (1976)
Raid on Entebbe (1976)
Night Moves (1975)
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
The Gambler (1974)
The Rockford Files (1974)
Kojak (1973)
Police Story (1973)
The Way We Were (1973)
Footsteps (1972)
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
The Visitors (1972)
Horizon (1964)
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