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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


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