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James Allen Whitmore Jr. (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film, theatre, and television actor. During his career, Whitmore won three of the four EGOT honors; - a Tony, a Grammy, and an Emmy. Whitmore also won a Golden Globe and was nominated for two Academy Awards. Following World War II, Whitmore appeared on Broadway in the role of the sergeant in Command Decision. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gave Whitmore a contract, but his role in the film adaptation was played by Van Johnson. His first major picture for MGM was Battleground, in a role that was turned down by Spencer Tracy, to whom Whitmore bore a noted physical resemblance. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role, and won the Golden Globe Award as Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role. Other major films included Angels in the Outfield, The Asphalt Jungle, The Next Voice You Hear, Above and Beyond, Kiss Me, Kate, Them!, Oklahoma!, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Give 'em Hell, Harry!, a one-man show for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of former U.S. President Harry S Truman. In the film Tora! Tora! Tora!, he played Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey.

Whitmore appeared during the 1950s on many television anthology series. He was cast as Father Emil Kapaun in the 1955 episode "The Good Thief" in the ABC religion anthology series Crossroads. Other roles followed on Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater, Lux Video Theatre, Kraft Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Schlitz Playhouse, Matinee Theatre, and the Ford Television Theatre. In 1958, he carried the lead in "The Gabe Carswell Story" of NBC's Wagon Train, with Ward Bond. Whitmore has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6611 Hollywood Boulevard. The ceremony was held on February 8, 1960.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Allen Whitmore Jr. (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film, theatre, and television actor. During his career, Whitmore won three of the four EGOT honors; - a Tony, a Grammy, and an Emmy. Whitmore also won a Golden Globe and was nominated for two Academy Awards. Following World War II, Whitmore appeared on Broadway in the role of the sergeant in Command Decision. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gave Whitmore a contract, but his role in the film adaptation was played by Van Johnson. His first major picture for MGM was Battleground, in a role that was turned down by Spencer Tracy, to whom Whitmore bore a noted physical resemblance. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role, and won the Golden Globe Award as Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role. Other major films included Angels in the Outfield, The Asphalt Jungle, The Next Voice You Hear, Above and Beyond, Kiss Me, Kate, Them!, Oklahoma!, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Give 'em Hell, Harry!, a one-man show for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of former U.S. President Harry S Truman. In the film Tora! Tora! Tora!, he played Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey.

Whitmore appeared during the 1950s on many television anthology series. He was cast as Father Emil Kapaun in the 1955 episode "The Good Thief" in the ABC religion anthology series Crossroads. Other roles followed on Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater, Lux Video Theatre, Kraft Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Schlitz Playhouse, Matinee Theatre, and the Ford Television Theatre. In 1958, he carried the lead in "The Gabe Carswell Story" of NBC's Wagon Train, with Ward Bond. Whitmore has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6611 Hollywood Boulevard. The ceremony was held on February 8, 1960.

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Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 127

Birthday 1921-10-01

Day of Death 2009-02-06

Place of Birth White Plains, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 Meet Mr. Miracle-Gro: The Horace Hagedorn Story
2003 A Minute with Stan Hooper(1 episode)
2003 Mister Sterling(10 episodes)
2002 A Ring of Endless Light as Grandfather
2001 The Majestic as Stan Keller
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(1 episode)
1999 Swing Vote as Daniel Morissey
1997 The Practice(3 episodes)
1997 The Relic as Dr. Albert Frock
1994 The Shawshank Redemption as Brooks Hatlen
1990 Old Explorers as Leinen Roth
1989 Glory! Glory! as Lester Babbitt
1988 Tricks of the Trade
1987 Nuts as Judge Stanley Murdoch
1985 George Burns Comedy Week(1 episode)
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater(1 episode)
1985 The Adventures of Mark Twain as Mark Twain (voice)
1984 Celebrity(3 episodes) as Clifford Casey
1982 The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America as Narrator
1982 Hail Columbia! as Narrator
1980 The First Deadly Sin as Dr. Sanford Ferguson
1978 The White Shadow(2 episodes)
1978 The Word(4 episodes) as George Wheeler
1978 Bully: An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt as Teddy Roosevelt
1977 The Serpent's Egg as Priester
1976 The Flying Misfits as Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman
1975 Give 'em Hell, Harry! as Harry S. Truman
1975 I Will Fight No More Forever as General Oliver O. Howard
1974 The Canterville Ghost as Hyram B. Otis
1974 The Balloon Vendor as Antonio
1974 Where the Red Fern Grows as Grandpa
1974 Man Belongs to the Earth as Narrator
1973 High Crime as Commissioner Aldo Scavino
1973 The Harrad Experiment as Philip Tenhausen
1972 Temperatures Rising(47 episodes)
1972 Chato's Land as Joshua Everette
1971 If Tomorrow Comes as Frank Phillips
1970 The Challenge as Overman
1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! as Vice Admiral William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.
1969 Then Came Bronson(1 episode)
1969 Guns of the Magnificent Seven as Levi
1969 My Friend Tony(16 episodes) as Prof. John Woodruff
1968 The Split as Herb Sutro
1968 The Name of the Game(1 episode)
1968 Madigan as Chief Insp. Charles Kane
1968 Planet of the Apes as President of the Assembly
1968 Nobody's Perfect as Capt. Mike Riley
1967 Waterhole #3 as Captain Shipley
1967 The Danny Thomas Hour(1 episode)
1967 Cowboy in Africa(1 episode)
1967 Judd for the Defense(1 episode)
1967 Custer(1 episode)
1967 Chuka as Lou Trent
1966 The CAT(1 episode)
1966 Tarzan(1 episode)
1966 The Monroes(1 episode)
1965 The Loner(2 episodes)
1965 The Big Valley(4 episodes)
1965 Run for Your Life(1 episode)
1965 For the People(1 episode)
1964 The Tenderfoot as Captain Ewell
1964 Slattery's People(1 episode)
1964 Twelve O'Clock High(2 episodes)
1964 Black Like Me as John Finley Horton
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre(2 episodes)
1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters(1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law(1 episode)
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth(1 episode)
1963 Arrest and Trial(1 episode)
1962 Going My Way(1 episode)
1962 Combat!(1 episode)
1962 The Virginian(4 episodes)
1962 Icarus Montgolfier Wright
1961 Alcoa Premiere(2 episodes)
1961 Ben Casey(1 episode)
1961 Bus Stop(1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare(1 episode)
1961 The Wonderful World of Disney(3 episodes)
1960 The Law and Mr. Jones(45 episodes)
1960 Route 66(1 episode)
1960 Checkmate(1 episode)
1960 Who Was That Lady? as Harry Powell
1959 The Detectives(1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1959 Face of Fire as Monk Johnson
1959 Rawhide(2 episodes)
1958 The Restless Years as Ed Henderson
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse(1 episode)
1958 Decision(1 episode)
1958 The Deep Six as Cmdr. Warren Meredith
1957 The Young Don't Cry as Rudy Krist
1957 Panic!(1 episode)
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater(5 episodes)
1956 Crime in the Streets as Ben Wagner
1956 The Eddy Duchin Story as Lou Sherwood
1955 The Last Frontier as Gus
1955 Oklahoma! as Mr. Carnes
1955 Crossroads(1 episode)
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour(1 episode)
1955 Playwrights '56(1 episode)
1955 The McConnell Story as SSgt. / Maj . / Col. Ty 'Dad' Whitman
1955 Gunsmoke(4 episodes)
1955 Battle Cry as MSgt. Mac
1954 Climax!(2 episodes)
1954 Them! as Sgt. Ben Peterson
1954 The Command as Sgt. Elliott
1954 The Great Diamond Robbery as Mr. Remlick, Lawyer
1953 Kiss Me Kate as Slug
1953 All the Brothers Were Valiant as Fetcher
1953 The United States Steel Hour(1 episode)
1953 The Girl Who Had Everything as Charles 'Chico' Menlow
1952 Above and Beyond as Maj William M. Uanna
1952 Because You're Mine as Sergeant 'Bat' Batterson
1952 Shadow in the Sky as Lou Hopke
1951 It's a Big Country as Mr. Stacey
1951 Angels in the Outfield as Angel (voice) (uncredited)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(3 episodes)
1951 Across the Wide Missouri as Old Bill (uncredited)
1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone as John J. Malone
1950 Lux Video Theatre(1 episode)
1950 The Next Voice You Hear.... as Joe Smith
1950 The Asphalt Jungle as Gus Minissi
1950 Please Believe Me as Vincent Maran
1950 The Outriders as Clint Priest
1949 Battleground as Kinnie
1949 The Undercover Man as George Pappas
1948 Studio One(1 episode)

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