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James Earl Jones
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James Earl Jones in 2010
BornJanuary 17, 1931 (1931-01-17) (age 89)
Years active1953–present
Spouse(s)Julienne Marie (divorced)
Cecilia Hart (1982–present)

James Earl Jones (born Todd Jones on January 17, 1931)[1] is an American actor and voice artist. He is famous for doing the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies,[2] for doing the voice of Mufasa in The Lion King,[2] and for the CNN tagline (" CNN"). He starred in Lincoln Portrait which has music by Aaron Copland.

Jones has won two Tony Awards for his live theatre work on Broadway. He won an Emmy Award for his role on the television series Gabriel's Fire.

He is a son of actor Robert Earl Jones.[1] He is a registered Republican.[3]


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