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Birth information

18 April 1947 Vernal, Utah, USA

Given Name

James Howard Woods

Nickname

Jimmy

How tall is James Woods?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sarah Owen
Kathryn Morrison

Life Story of James Woods

James Howard Woods was born on April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A. (Smith) and Gail Peyton Woods, a U.S. Army intelligence officer who died during Woods' childhood. James is of Irish, English, and German descent. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, with his mother and stepfather Thomas E. Dixon. He graduated from Pilgrim High School in 1965, near the top of his class. James 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) and followed that up with meager supporting roles in The Way We Were (1973) and The Choirboys (1977).

However, it was Woods' cold-blooded performance as the cop killer in The Onion Field (1979), based on a Joseph Wambaugh novel, that seized the attention of movie-goers 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...

Significant features of James Woods

Often plays eccentric, fast-talking characters
Often plays weaselly, but integrating, characters
Characters who have short tempers or are quickly angered
Pockmarked face with intense eyes
...

How much money has James Woods earned?

Northfork (2003) $5,000

What movies did James Woods play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Futurescape with James Woods (2013) , Shark (2008) , Northfork (2003) , Another Day in Paradise (1998) , Cop (1988) ,
Directors Filmography
I'm a Stroke (2003) , Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga (2002) ,
Actors Filmography
Kingdom Hearts III (2019) Hades, Justice League Action (2017) Lex Luthor / Repulse, Justice League Action Shorts (2017) Lex Luthor, Dice (2017) James Woods, Family Guy (2016) James Woods / Family Guy James Woods / Simpsons James Woods / ..., Sam - Ein fast perfekter Held (2016)...

Birth information

18 April 1947 Vernal, Utah, USA

Given Name

James Howard Woods

Nickname

Jimmy

How tall is James Woods?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sarah Owen
Kathryn Morrison

Life Story of James Woods

James Howard Woods was born on April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A. (Smith) and Gail Peyton Woods, a U.S. Army intelligence officer who died during Woods' childhood. James is of Irish, English, and German descent. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, with his mother and stepfather Thomas E. Dixon. He graduated from Pilgrim High School in 1965, near the top of his class. James 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) and followed that up with meager supporting roles in The Way We Were (1973) and The Choirboys (1977).

However, it was Woods' cold-blooded performance as the cop killer in The Onion Field (1979), based on a Joseph Wambaugh novel, that seized the attention of movie-goers 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...

Significant features of James Woods

Often plays eccentric, fast-talking characters
Often plays weaselly, but integrating, characters
Characters who have short tempers or are quickly angered
Pockmarked face with intense eyes
...

How much money has James Woods earned?

Northfork (2003) $5,000

What movies did James Woods play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Futurescape with James Woods (2013) , Shark (2008) , Northfork (2003) , Another Day in Paradise (1998) , Cop (1988) ,
Directors Filmography
I'm a Stroke (2003) , Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga (2002) ,
Actors Filmography
Kingdom Hearts III (2019) Hades, Justice League Action (2017) Lex Luthor / Repulse, Justice League Action Shorts (2017) Lex Luthor, Dice (2017) James Woods, Family Guy (2016) James Woods / Family Guy James Woods / Simpsons James Woods / ..., Sam - Ein fast perfekter Held (2016)...

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James Woods in Videodrome (1983)

Received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 15, 1998.

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James Woods and Peter Dvorsky in Videodrome (1983)

A reserve officer in the Los Angeles Police Department.

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James Woods, Julie Khaner, and Sonja Smits in Videodrome (1983)

Fired his agent for not telling him of Quentin Tarantino's offer to star as Mr. Orange/Freddie in Reservoir Dogs (1992).

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James Woods and Lynne Gorman in Videodrome (1983)

Majored in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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James Woods and Debbie Harry in Videodrome (1983)

Older brother of actor Michael Jeffrey Woods.

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James Woods in Videodrome (1983)

Member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity.

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James Woods and Debbie Harry in Videodrome (1983)

1997: Was engaged to actress Missy Crider; they met when she played his daughter in the television movie Das Haus des Anderen (1994).

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James Woods in The Virgin Suicides - Verlorene Jugend (1999)

2001: While on a commercial flight from Boston to Los Angeles in August, he noticed a group of men acting suspiciously on the plane and informed a flight attendant that he felt they were planning to hijack the plane. He has thus been in several interviews with FBI agents since the September 11 attacks.

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James Woods in The Virgin Suicides - Verlorene Jugend (1999)

Provided the voice of Carl, the straight-laced rabbit in the pet store across the street from a rental station, in a series of Blockbuster commercials.

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Robert De Niro and James Woods in Es war einmal in Amerika (1984)

Is ambidextrous (as seen in The Virgin Suicides (1999), writes on chalkboard with both hands).

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Robert De Niro and James Woods in Es war einmal in Amerika (1984)

Is the son of a United States Army intelligence officer.

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The high school in the animated series Family Guy (1999) was named after him (James Woods High School).

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Robert De Niro and James Woods in Es war einmal in Amerika (1984)

Visits his family in Rhode Island frequently.

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Robert De Niro, James Woods, and William Forsythe in Es war einmal in Amerika (1984)

Loves cooking and is an excellent chef.

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James Woods and J.T. Walsh in Nixon - Der Untergang eines Präsidenten (1995)

Enjoys playing golf.

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James Woods in Nixon - Der Untergang eines Präsidenten (1995)

Quit smoking cigarettes in 1993. Played as a man trying to break the habit using drastic, preventive measures in Stephen King's Cat's Eye (1985).

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James Woods in Nixon - Der Untergang eines Präsidenten (1995)

Loves photography.

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James Woods in Nixon - Der Untergang eines Präsidenten (1995)

He was accepted into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a full scholarship, majoring not in the physical sciences but in political science. He also pursued acting, appearing in 36 plays at MIT, Harvard, and the Theater Company of Boston and also performed in summer stock at the Provincetown Playhouse. He dropped out of MIT during his last year to move to New York and pursue acting full-time.

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James Woods in Nixon - Der Untergang eines Präsidenten (1995)

Got his third television role, as Caz in Kojak: Death Is Not a Passing Grade (1974), after Richard Dreyfuss and Martin Sheen had turned it down.

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James Woods in Salvador (1986)

Referred to composer Howard Shore as the Bernard Herrmann of the synthesizer.

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James Woods and Cynthia Gibb in Salvador (1986)

He was considered a brilliant student, enrolling in a UCLA linear algebra course while still attending high school. He scored a perfect 800 on the verbal SAT and a 779 on the math portion.

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James Woods in Salvador (1986)

Childhood friend of Wall Street Journal personal technology columnist Walter Mossberg.

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James Woods and Elpidia Carrillo in Salvador (1986)

Hades from the Disney franchise is his favorite role and he states that he'll continue playing the character, whenever needed, until the day he dies because he loves the character so very much.

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James Woods and John Savage in Salvador (1986)

Is against capital punishment.

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James Woods in Salvador (1986)

Is good friends with Sharon Stone and told Cigar Aficionado in an interview that he considers her one of the smartest women in the movie business.

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James Woods and Jim Belushi in Salvador (1986)

Writes with his right hand mostly but does pretty much everything else with his left.

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James Woods, Mark Boone Junior, Thomas Rosales Jr., David Rowden, etc.

He plays a character who works for Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995) and played one of a band of men who wore Nixon masks when they robbed a police depository in Best Seller (1987).

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James Woods and Kathy Bates in Der Fluch der hungernden Klasse (1994)

Is an avid video gamer.

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James Woods in Videodrome (1983)

As of 2013, his two Oscar nominated performances were for his portrayals on real life characters: Richard Boyle in Salvador (1986) and Byron De La Beckwith in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996).

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James Woods and Debbie Harry in Videodrome (1983)

His father, who was born in Illinois, had English and German ancestry, with deep roots in the American Midwest. His mother, who was born in Rhode Island, was of Irish descent.

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James Woods in Mary und Martha (2013)

He and his then fiancée filed a $2 million suit for harassment against his ex-girlfriend Sean Young in 1988, alleging that, for instance, Young left a disfigured doll on his doorstep and trampled the couple's expensive flower bed. The case was settled out of court in 1989.

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James Woods and Brette Taylor in Officer Down (2013)

Woods and his Hercules (1997) adversary Tate Donovan each played former White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman: Woods in Oliver Stone's 1995 film Nixon (1995) and Donovan in 2016's Elvis & Nixon (2016).

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James Woods, Stephen Dorff, Stephen Lang, David Boreanaz, etc.

Is a member of MENSA (as are Geena Davis, Sharon Stone and Kym Jackson).

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James Woods in Too Big to Fail - Die große Krise (2011)

Is a Republican.

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James Woods in Too Big to Fail - Die große Krise (2011)

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John Travolta and James Woods in Be Cool - Jeder ist auf der Suche nach dem nächsten

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James Woods in Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)

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James Woods in Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)

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James Woods in Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)

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James Woods in John Q. - Verzweifelte Wut (2002)

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Denzel Washington and James Woods in John Q. - Verzweifelte Wut (2002)

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Anne Heche and James Woods in John Q. - Verzweifelte Wut (2002)

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James Woods and Jason Alexander in Mein Partner mit der heißen Braut (1995)

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James Woods in An jedem verdammten Sonntag (1999)

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