- Faith: Christian - Catholic
- Career: Actor
- Birthday: January 17, 1931
- Fun Faith Fact!:
Jones narrated an audiobook version of the Bible.
James Earl Jones is an actor, most likely one of the most distinguishable voices in the entertainment industry. With a career spanning 60 years, Jones has earned success in multiple entertainment fields. He’s one of few actors that’s won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, or an EGOT. Born with a childhood stutter, Jones said that acting and poetry helped him overcome it. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a pre-med major before pursuing his acting career. Jones made his Broadway debut in 1957 and has since performed in multiple Shakespeare plays like Othello, King Lear, and Hamlet. He would continue to work in theater, winning his first Tony in 1986.
In 1964, Jones made his film debut in Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove.” Through the 80s and 90s, Jones would star in several films, like “Coming to America,” “Field of Dreams,” “The Sandlot,” and “The Hunt for Red October.” Jones is most well-known for voicing Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” series and Mufasa in Disney’s “The Lion King.” His movie career would span into the 2000s.
Is James Earl Jones religious?
James Earl Jones identifies as Catholic, converting during his time in the military. While in the military, Jones said, “The only thing I had that was not geared toward the art of killing was the Catholic Church, to which I had converted in the Army, and the complete works of Shakespeare.”
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