[ << Back ]
Naked Photos of James Whitmore are available at MaleStars.com.
They currently feature over 65,000 Nude Pics, Biographies, Video Clips,
Articles, and Movie Reviews of famous stars.
who appeared with James Whitmore on screen:
Birthday: October 1, 1921
Place: White Plains, New York, USA
Height: 5' 1"
is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for
James Whitmore. If you have any corrections or additions, please email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.
| Leading American character actor James Whitmore specialized in giving tour de force solo performances on stage, screen, and television, notably with his Oscar-nominated solo turn as President Truman in Give 'Em Hell Harry! Whitmore is short and thickset with a well-aged face and gentle smile; he is known for portraying outwardly tough but inwardly caring men. Born in Buffalo, NY, Whitmore attended the private school Choate in Connecticut and then studied pre-law at Yale. While there he was a member of the Yale Drama School Players and co-founded the Yale radio station. He was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps where during boot camp, he finished his degree and became an officer. Following his discharge, Whitmore joined the U.S.O. and also spent time studying at the American Theater Wing. Before making his Tony-winning debut on Broadway with a supporting role in Command Decision, Whitmore gained experience in summer stock. He made his film debut in The Undercover Man in 1949. That year, he also appeared in Battleground and his performance as a battle-scarred sergeant earned him his first Oscar nomination. Though primarily a supporting player, Whitmore occasionally played leads, notably in films like Them! (1954) and Black Like Me (1964). In addition to his film and stage work, Whitmore also performed on television as a guest star and as the star of the series The Law and Mr. Jones (1960-1962). Between 1972 and 1974, Whitmore co-starred on the series Temperatures Rising. During the '80s, Whitmore often appeared in television miniseries. His career slowed dramatically in the '90s, though in 1994, he offered a memorable performance as an old lifer who finds himself unable to cope outside of prison in The Shawshank Redemption.
- Sometimes people confuse Whitmore and Spencer Tracy. The two sometimes look as if they could have been brothers.
- Father of James Whitmore Jr..
- Youngest of four children, his father was an Executive Secretary for a local Park Commission in White Plains, NY.
- Earned a football scholarship at Yale University but extensive knee injuries led him to give the sport up.
- First job in the entertainment field was as a radio director for the Yale University station.
- Met and married first wife Nancy Mygatt while studying at the American Theatre Wing. She was their press agent at the time.
- Won a Tony Award and a Theatre World Award in 1948 for his performance as Harold Evans in the stage production of "Command Decision". His role was played by Van Johnson in the film version.
- Well known for his role as Capt. Benteen in the "On Thursday We Leave for Home" episode of "The Twilight Zone" (1959), considered by many fans to be the best hour-long episode in the show's history.
- Won Broadway's 1948 Tony Award for Outstanding Performance by a Newcomer for "Command Decision."
- Is a member of Yale University's exclusive Skull & Bones club, an undergraduate secret society famous for the post-graduation accomplishments of its members. Other living members include President George W. Bush and his father, former President George Bush, Sen. John Kerry, political commentator William F. Buckley and Pulitzer-Prize winning historian David McCullough. Deceased members include President William Howard Taft and President Bush's own grandfather, Prescott Bush, a U.S. Senator and partner in the Wall St. white shoe brokerage firm of Brown Bros., Harriman.
- Is a United States Marine. Served in the United States Marine Corps during World War Two.
- Grandfather of James Whitmore III.
- Whitmore appeared at the Peterborough Players Theater in Peterborough, New Hampshire in the play "Tuesdays With Morrie" with his son, James Whitmore Jr. in June and July, 2006. Whitmore has been appearing in summer theatrical productions in Peterborough, which is known for its arts community, for half-a-century.
Naked Photos of James Whitmore are available at MaleStars.com. They
currently feature over 65,000 Nude Pics, Biographies, Video Clips,
Articles, and Movie Reviews of famous stars.