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James Garner

Film and TV Actor; Known for "The Rockford Files" and "The Notebook"

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James Garner Biography

James Garner rose to fame as the star of the Western TV series "Maverick." He went on to star in hit films such as "The Great Escape," "Grand Prix" and the Oscar-winning "Victor Victoria." He earned an Oscar nomination for "Murphy’s Romance" and a Golden Globe Award for "Decoration Day."

In 1950, Garner became the first Oklahoman drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. Two battlefield injuries and Purple Hearts later, Garner returned to the United States. Although he never finished high school, he did earn his GED.

Finally, Garner stumbled into acting. Approached by a talent agent friend and lured by the prospect of a new job, Garner took a small role as a judge in a Broadway production of "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial." Although Garner spent most of his time in the background, his participation gave him ample time to learn from the show's legendary lead actor: Henry Fonda. Thanks to that role, Warner Bros. offered him a film contract in 1956.

Unlike many future stars, Garner always viewed acting as a way to make a living, instead of as a dream fulfilled. The actor landed several supporting roles in films, including "Sayonara," starring Marlon Brando. Garner's acting career really picked up when he was awarded the lead role in a Western television series called "Maverick," in which he played the title character, Bret Maverick, from 1957-60.

Garner appeared in such feature films as "The Great Escape," "The Americanization of Emily" and "Grand Prix." It was only when he returned to television, though, that his career reached another high point. Garner attained small-screen fame once again as Jim Rockford, a private detective, in the series "The Rockford Files."

In the 1980s, Garner returned to the big screen. He appeared alongside Julie Andrews in the Oscar-winning "Victor Victoria" and was nominated for an Oscar himself for "Murphy's Romance." In 1990, Garner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Despite this success, the decade also presented major challenges: Garner underwent quintuple bypass heart surgery around the same time.

James Garner continued his acting career well into the 2000s, signing for a major role on the ABC sitcom "8 Simple Rules." Garner took a supporting role in the film "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" and played a husband whose wife is sick with Alzheimer's in 2004's "The Notebook." That same year, Garner was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Best Supporting Actor Award, and awarded the SAG Life Achievement Award.

Despite suffering a stroke in 2008, James Garner has remained relatively healthy and remains one of the most liked and best-respected actors in the history of television.

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Film and TV Actor; Known for "The Rockford Files" and "The Notebook"

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James Garner Biography

James Garner rose to fame as the star of the Western TV series "Maverick." He went on to star in hit films such as "The Great Escape," "Grand Prix" and the Oscar-winning "Victor Victoria." He earned an Oscar nomination for "Murphy’s Romance" and a Golden Globe Award for "Decoration Day."

In 1950, Garner became the first Oklahoman drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. Two battlefield injuries and Purple Hearts later, Garner returned to the United States. Although he never finished high school, he did earn his GED.

Finally, Garner stumbled into acting. Approached by a talent agent friend and lured by the prospect of a new job, Garner took a small role as a judge in a Broadway production of "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial." Although Garner spent most of his time in the background, his participation gave him ample time to learn from the show's legendary lead actor: Henry Fonda. Thanks to that role, Warner Bros. offered him a film contract in 1956.

Unlike many future stars, Garner always viewed acting as a way to make a living, instead of as a dream fulfilled. The actor landed several supporting roles in films, including "Sayonara," starring Marlon Brando. Garner's acting career really picked up when he was awarded the lead role in a Western television series called "Maverick," in which he played the title character, Bret Maverick, from 1957-60.

Garner appeared in such feature films as "The Great Escape," "The Americanization of Emily" and "Grand Prix." It was only when he returned to television, though, that his career reached another high point. Garner attained small-screen fame once again as Jim Rockford, a private detective, in the series "The Rockford Files."

In the 1980s, Garner returned to the big screen. He appeared alongside Julie Andrews in the Oscar-winning "Victor Victoria" and was nominated for an Oscar himself for "Murphy's Romance." In 1990, Garner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Despite this success, the decade also presented major challenges: Garner underwent quintuple bypass heart surgery around the same time.

James Garner continued his acting career well into the 2000s, signing for a major role on the ABC sitcom "8 Simple Rules." Garner took a supporting role in the film "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" and played a husband whose wife is sick with Alzheimer's in 2004's "The Notebook." That same year, Garner was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Best Supporting Actor Award, and awarded the SAG Life Achievement Award.

Despite suffering a stroke in 2008, James Garner has remained relatively healthy and remains one of the most liked and best-respected actors in the history of television.

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  • How to book James Garner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Garner for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 Garner, 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 Garner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book James Garner?

    Booking fees for James Garner, 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 Garner, 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 Garner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Garner for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Garner 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 Garner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Garner 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 Garner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book James Garner for your event is available upon request. James Garner generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are James Marsden, Anderson Davis, Alan Ruck, Eddie Barbanell and Tyler Lepley. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Garner for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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