Biography

James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor, producer, and voice artist. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western comedy series Maverick and Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files, and played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films, including The Great Escape (1963) with Steve McQueen, Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964), Grand Prix (1966), Blake Edwards' Victor Victoria (1982), Murphy's Romance (1985), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, Space Cowboys (2000) with Clint Eastwood, and The Notebook (2004).

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James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor, producer, and voice artist. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western comedy series Maverick and Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files, and played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films, including The Great Escape (1963) with Steve McQueen, Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964), Grand Prix (1966), Blake Edwards' Victor Victoria (1982), Murphy's Romance (1985), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, Space Cowboys (2000) with Clint Eastwood, and The Notebook (2004).

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 104

Birthday 1928-04-07

Day of Death 2014-07-19

Place of Birth Norman, Oklahoma, USA

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Also Known As

  • James Scott Bumgarner
  • 占士加納

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam as Shazam (voice)
2007 Battle for Terra as Doron (voice)
2006 The Ultimate Gift as Howard 'Red' Stevens
2005 Dust to Glory as Himself
2004 The Notebook as Duke
2003 The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration as Pat
2002 8 Simple Rules(49 episodes) as Jim Egan
2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood as Shepard James 'Shep' Walker
2002 First Monday(13 episodes) as Chief Justice Thomas Brankin
2002 Century of Country(13 episodes)
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire as Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke (voice)
2000 The Last Debate as Mike Howley
2000 Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows as Himself - Actor
2000 Space Cowboys as Tank Sullivan
2000 God, the Devil and Bob(12 episodes)
1999 One Special Night as Robert Woodward
1999 The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads as Jim Rockford
1998 Legalese as Norman Keane
1998 Bruce Lee: In His Own Words as Himself (archive footage)
1998 Twilight as Raymond Hope
1997 The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda as Jim Rockford
1997 Dead Silence as John Potter
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 My Fellow Americans as President Matt Douglas
1996 The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime as Jim Rockford
1996 The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play as Jim Rockford
1996 The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best as Jim Rockford
1996 The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... as Jim Rockford
1995 Streets of Laredo(3 episodes) as Captain Woodrow Call
1995 The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise as Jim Rockford
1994 The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. as Jim Rockford
1994 Chicago Hope(4 episodes)
1994 Maverick as Marshal Zane Cooper
1994 Breathing Lessons as Ira Moran
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Barbarians at the Gate as F. Ross Johnson
1993 Fire in the Sky as Frank Watters
1991 Man of the People(12 episodes)
1990 Decoration Day as Albert Sidney Finch
1989 My Name Is Bill W. as Dr. Robert Smith
1988 Sunset as Wyatt Earp
1986 Promise as Bob Beuhler
1985 Murphy's Romance as Murphy Jones
1985 Space(5 episodes) as Senator Norman Grant
1985 Space as Senator Norman Grant
1984 The Glitter Dome as Sgt. Aloysius Mackey
1984 Heartsounds as Harold Lear
1984 Tank as Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Zack Carey
1983 Harty(1 episode)
1982 Victor/Victoria as King Marchand
1982 The Long Summer of George Adams as George Adams
1981 Bret Maverick(18 episodes)
1981 The Fan as Jake Berman
1980 HealtH as Harry Wolff
1978 The New Maverick as Bret Maverick
1974 The Castaway Cowboy as Lincoln Costain
1974 The Rockford Files(132 episodes) as Jim Rockford
1973 One Little Indian as Keyes
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ...(1 episode)
1972 They Only Kill Their Masters as Abel Marsh
1971 Skin Game as Quincy Drew / Capt. Nathaniel Mountjoy
1971 Nichols(24 episodes)
1971 Support Your Local Gunfighter as Latigo
1970 A Man Called Sledge as Luther Sledge
1969 Marlowe as Philip Marlowe
1969 Support Your Local Sheriff as Jason McCullough
1969 The Racing Scene as Himself
1968 The Pink Jungle as Ben Morris
1968 How Sweet It Is! as Grif Henderson
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In(5 episodes)
1967 Hour of the Gun as Wyatt Earp
1966 Grand Prix as Pete Aron
1966 Mister Buddwing as Mister Buddwing
1966 Duel at Diablo as Jess Remsberg
1966 A Man Could Get Killed as William Beddoes
1965 The Art of Love as Casey Barnett
1964 36 Hours as Major Jefferson F. Pike
1964 The Americanization of Emily as Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison
1963 Move Over, Darling as Nicholas Arden
1963 The Thrill of It All as Dr. Gerald Boyer
1963 The Great Escape as Flight Lt. Hendley
1963 The Wheeler Dealers as Henry Tyroon
1962 Boys' Night Out as Fred Williams
1962 The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers as Himself
1961 The Children's Hour as Dr. Joe Cardin
1960 Cash McCall as Cash McCall
1959 Alias Jesse James as Bret Maverick (scenes deleted)
1959 Up Periscope as Lt. j.g. Kenneth M. Braden
1958 77 Sunset Strip(1 episode)
1958 Darby's Rangers as Col. William Orlando Darby
1957 Sayonara as Capt. Mike Bailey
1957 Bombers B-52 as Anchor - Search and Rescue Operation
1957 Maverick(111 episodes) as Bret Maverick
1957 Maverick(2 episodes)
1957 Sugarfoot(1 episode)
1957 Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend as John Maitland
1956 The Girl He Left Behind as Preston
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show(3 episodes)
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater(1 episode)
1956 Toward the Unknown as Lt. Col. Joe Craven
1956 Conflict(1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne(4 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1952 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(4 episodes)

Production

1966 Grand PrixExecutive Producer
1964 36 HoursExecutive Producer

Directing

1974 The Rockford Files(1 episode)Director

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