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James Woods ACTOR


James Woods was born on April 18th, 1947 in Vernal, Utah with the birth name James Howard Woods.  His father, Gail Peyton Woods worked as an army intelligence officer and his mother, Martha A Smith owned a preschool.  In 1960 his father passed away and his mother later re-married Thomas E. Dixon.  Woods was raised in Warwick, Rhode Island and after he earned his high school diploma from Pilgrim High in 1965 he enrolled in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, however prior to earning a college degree he left school early to pursue a career as an actor.
Woods relocated to New York and first found work in a number of stage productions such as, "Borstal Boy", "The Trail of the Catonsville Nine", "Moonchildren" and "Finishing Touches". 
It was just a matter of time before he was able to break into the film industry with roles in such films as, "Hallmark Hall of Fame: All the Way Home" (1971), "The Way We Were" (1973), "The Choirboys" (1977) and "The Onion Field" (1979). 
Woods had begun to make a name for himself in the industry quite fast and he continue to take on more successful film roles in, "The Black Marble" (1980), "Videodrome" (1983), "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984) and "Salvador" (1986) for which he received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
James was a highly desired actor in Hollywood and did not intend to slow down.  He took on more roles appearing in, "Casino" (1995), "Nixon" (1995), "Killer: A Journal of Murder" (1995), "Ghosts of Mississippi" (1996) and "The Virgin Suicides" (1999).
Along with his career in films, he also worked on a variety of voice over projects for such animated films as, "Hercules" (1997), "Recess: School's Out" (2001), "Stuart Little 2" (2002) and the television show, "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons".
Some of his latest roles have been in the film, "End Game" (2006) and the television series, "Shark" (2006-2008), "Entourage" (2006), "iCarly" (2009) and in the television series, "Too Big to Fail" (2011) which aired on HBO and earned him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie. 
James Woods has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he is a reserve officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. 
Throughout his lifetime he has been married twice.  His first wife was Kathryn Morrison whom he wed in 1980 and divorced just three years later.  He then married Sarah Owen in 1989 and this marriage lasted until 1990.  He has not re-married again nor does he have any of his own children.
He continues to work in the industry with some of his latest film roles in, "Officer Down" (2011) and soon to release, "Coma" (2012) and "The Stone Pony" (2013). 


2013 The Stone Pony 
2012 Coma
2012 Officer Down 
2011 Straw Dogs 
2011 Too Big to Fail
2010 Kingdom Hearts Re:coded 
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths 
2010 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep 
2009 iCarly
2008 An American Carol 
2006-2008 Shark 
2007 Surf's Up
2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ 
2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours 
2006 Entourage 
2006 End Game 
2006 ER
2005 Kingdom Hearts II 
2005 Family Guy 
2005 Ark 
2005 Be Cool
2005 Pretty Persuasion
2005 Odd Job Jack 
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2004 The Easter Egg Adventure
2003 This Girl's Life
2003 Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story 
2003 Northfork 
2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe
2002 Little Warriors 
2001-2002 House of Mouse 
2002 Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun
2002 Stuart Little 2 
2002 Kingdom Hearts
2002 John Q 
2001 Mickey's House of Villains 
2001 Race to Space
2001 Riding in Cars with Boys 
2001 Scary Movie 2 
2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within 
2001 Clerks
2001 Recess: School's Out
2000 Dirty Pictures
1999 Play It to the Bone
1999 Hooves of Fire
1999 Any Given Sunday
1999 The General's Daughter 
1999 The Virgin Suicides
1999 True Crime 
1998-1999 Hercules
1999 Hercules: Zero to Hero
1998 Another Day in Paradise 
1998 Vampires 
1998 Of Light and Darkness 
1997 Contact
1997 Hercules
1997 Kicked in the Head
1997 Hercules 
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi 
1971-1996 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1995 Nixon 
1995 Casino 
1995 Killer: A Journal of Murder 
1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial 
1995 For Better or Worse 
1994 The Specialist 
1994 Curse of the Starving Class 
1994 Next Door
1994 The Getaway 
1994 Jane's House 
1993 Fallen Angels 
1993 Dream On
1992 Chaplin
1992 Citizen Cohn
1992 Diggstown
1992 Straight Talk 
1991 The Boys 
1991 The Hard Way 
1990 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction 
1989 Immediate Family 
1989 True Believer
1988 The Boost 
1988 Cop 
1987 Best Seller 
1987 In Love and War
1986 Salvador
1985 Badge of the Assassin
1985 Joshua Then and Now
1985 Cat's Eye 
1984 Against All Odds 
1984 Once Upon a Time in America 
1983 Videodrome
1982 Split Image
1982 Fast-Walking 
1981 Eyewitness 
1980 The Black Marble aker
1979 The Onion Field
1979 ...And Your Name Is Jonah
1979 The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel 
1978 The Gift of Love 
1978 The Billion Dollar Bubble
1978 Holocaust
1977 The Choirboys
1977 Family 
1976 Raid on Entebbe 
1976 Police Story 
1976 Barnaby Jone
1976 Alex & the Gypsy
1976 F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood 
1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar 
1975 Foster and Laurie 
1975 The Rookies 
1975 The Streets of San Francisco 
1975 Welcome Back, Kotter 
1975 Distance 
1975 Night Moves 
1974 The Gambler
1974 The Rockford Files 
1974 Kojak
1973 The Way We Were
1972 A Great American Tragedy
1972 Footsteps
1972 Hickey & Boggs
1972 The Visitors

Matinee Classics - My Name is Bill W starring George Coe, James Garner, Robert Harper, Joe Inscoe, Mark Joy Guy, Gary Sinise, Rick Warner, Fritz Weaver, JoBeth Williams and James Woods
Matinee Classics - Shark starring James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown, Sarah Carter, Jeri Ryan, Henry Simmons, and Sam Page
Matinee Classics - Shark starring James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown, Sarah Carter, Jeri Ryan, Henry Simmons, and Sam Page

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