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Voice Actor Known for Playing Mufasa in "The Lion King" & Darth Vader in "Star Wars"

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James Earl Jones is an American actor whose career spans more than seven decades. He has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors for his performances in film, theater, and television. Jones has a stutter which was more pronounced in his youth. In his episode of "Biography," he said it was helped by poetry, public speaking, and acting. Jones has also spoken publicly about his long-term health challenge with type 2 diabetes, which was first diagnosed in the 1990s. A pre-med major in college, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War before pursuing a career in acting. Since his Broadway debut in 1957, he has performed in several Shakespeare plays including "Othello," "Hamlet," "Coriolanus," and "King Lear."

Jones made his screen debut in Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film Dr. Strangelove. After working steadily in the theater, Jones won his first Tony Award in 1968 for his role in The Great White Hope, which he reprised in the 1970 film adaptation earning him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. He became well known as the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars film trilogy, released between 1977 and 1983. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Jones appeared in a number of successful films, including Conan the Barbarian, Matewan, Coming to America, Field of Dreams, The Hunt for Red October, The Sandlot, and The Lion King. During the 21st century, Jones has steadily continued working in the theater. He also reprised several of his popular film roles in the Star Wars prequel Rogue One, the remake of The Lion King, and Coming 2 America.

Over his career Jones has won three Tony Awards out of five nominations, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1985. Jones was presented with the National Medal of the Arts by President George H.W. Bush in 1992. He received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. Jones was invited by President Barack Obama to perform Shakespeare at the White House Evening for Poetry in 2009. That same year he also received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. He received an Honorary Academy Award on November 12, 2011, an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Harvard University on May 25, 2017, and a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in 2017.

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The Complete Audio Holy Bible: King James Version

The Complete Audio Holy Bible: King James Version

James Earl Jones Reads the Bible-KJV-New Testament

James Earl Jones Reads the Bible-KJV-New Testament

James Earl Jones, Voices and Silences

James Earl Jones, Voices and Silences

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James Earl Jones Biography

James Earl Jones is an American actor whose career spans more than seven decades. He has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors for his performances in film, theater, and television. Jones has a stutter which was more pronounced in his youth. In his episode of "Biography," he said it was helped by poetry, public speaking, and acting. Jones has also spoken publicly about his long-term health challenge with type 2 diabetes, which was first diagnosed in the 1990s. A pre-med major in college, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War before pursuing a career in acting. Since his Broadway debut in 1957, he has performed in several Shakespeare plays including "Othello," "Hamlet," "Coriolanus," and "King Lear."

Jones made his screen debut in Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film Dr. Strangelove. After working steadily in the theater, Jones won his first Tony Award in 1968 for his role in The Great White Hope, which he reprised in the 1970 film adaptation earning him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. He became well known as the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars film trilogy, released between 1977 and 1983. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Jones appeared in a number of successful films, including Conan the Barbarian, Matewan, Coming to America, Field of Dreams, The Hunt for Red October, The Sandlot, and The Lion King. During the 21st century, Jones has steadily continued working in the theater. He also reprised several of his popular film roles in the Star Wars prequel Rogue One, the remake of The Lion King, and Coming 2 America.

Over his career Jones has won three Tony Awards out of five nominations, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1985. Jones was presented with the National Medal of the Arts by President George H.W. Bush in 1992. He received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. Jones was invited by President Barack Obama to perform Shakespeare at the White House Evening for Poetry in 2009. That same year he also received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. He received an Honorary Academy Award on November 12, 2011, an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Harvard University on May 25, 2017, and a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in 2017.

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  • James Earl Jones on Portraying Darth Vader in the Star Wars ...
    May 4, 2021 ... SUBSCRIBE to this channel for exclusive videos from AFI: http://bit.ly/SubscribeAFIJames Earl Jones on portraying Darth Vader in the...
  • James Earl Jones and His Unmistakable Voice
    Legendary actor reveals what he overcame to become a Hollywood legend and the voice of Darth Vader.
  • James Earl Jones On Being The Voice Of Darth Vader
    James Earl Jones discusses his role as the voice of Darth Vader for the STAR WARS saga. Subscribe to this channel for more exclusive videos ...

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  • How to book James Earl Jones?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Earl Jones for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for James Earl Jones, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Earl Jones or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book James Earl Jones?

    Booking fees for James Earl Jones, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Earl Jones, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for James Earl Jones?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Earl Jones for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Earl Jones for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Earl Jones or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Earl Jones or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

James Earl Jones is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book James Earl Jones for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. James Earl Jones generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Drew Carey, Michael J. Fox, Henry Winkler, Frank Oz and Ewan McGregor. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Earl Jones for an upcoming live or virtual event.

James Earl Jones Speaker Videos

  • James Earl Jones on Portraying Darth Vader in the Star Wars ...
    May 4, 2021 ... SUBSCRIBE to this channel for exclusive videos from AFI: http://bit.ly/SubscribeAFIJames Earl Jones on portraying Darth Vader in the Star ...
    James Earl Jones and His Unmistakable Voice
    Legendary actor reveals what he overcame to become a Hollywood legend and the voice of Darth Vader.
  • James Earl Jones On Being The Voice Of Darth Vader
    James Earl Jones discusses his role as the voice of Darth Vader for the STAR WARS saga. Subscribe to this channel for more exclusive videos ...
    James Earl Jones Interview 1983 Brian Linehan's City Lights ...
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    James Earl Jones Performs Shakespeare at the White House Poetry

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