James Earl Jones Young Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

James Earl Jones Young

Biography / Wiki

Self-belief, hard work, and dedication will always earn you success, this line is very well proved by James Earl Jones who is an eminent actor. Moreover, he is also prominently known as “one of America’s most versatile and distinguished” actors for his performances in television, film, and theater.

Apart from that, he accumulated huge publicity for the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars, a film trilogy, released between 1977 and 1983. Recently, he came into the spotlight when he reprised the role of King Jaffe Joffer in Coming 2 America (2021), the sequel to Coming to America (1988).

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 17 January 1931, this eminent personality has turned 92 years old. He seems very tall with his towering height which is 188 centimeters and 6’2” in feet & inches. He is very conscious about his physique and maintains himself with a weight of 88 kilograms and 194 lbs pounds.

He is also very conscious about his physique and maintains his perfect body measurements. Moreover, his personality is enhanced by his black eyes and dark brown hair.

Net Worth

According to the sources, James’s estimated net worth is $40 million approximately.

Education / Family

Born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA, James belongs to a mixed ethnicity including African- American, Irish, and Native American. He is the loving and talented son of Robert Earl Jones (father) and Ruth Connolly (Mother). However, his father who also held several other jobs, left the family when James was a baby.

Moreover, James grew up mainly with his maternal grandparents who were farmers. Apart from that, he also has a half-brother named Matthew Earl Jones. As for his education, James initially enrolled at the ‘Browning School’ for boys and later graduated from ‘Brethren High School.

Furthermore, he was admitted to ‘University of Michigan’ in order to study medicine but soon he dropped out as he realized that he was not meant to be a doctor.


James Earl Jones

Nick Name Todd
Birth Place Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
Date of birth 17 January 1931
Age 92 Years
Height In feet & inches: 6’2”

In centimeters: 188 cm

Weight In kilograms: 88 kg

In pounds: 194 lbs

Eye color Black
Hair color Dark Brown
Profession American actor
Sexual orientation Straight
School Browning School

Brethren High School

College University of Michigan
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Fathers name Robert Earl Jones
Mothers name Ruth Connolly
Brothers Matthew Earl Jones (half-brother)
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

Initially, James joined the ‘Reserve Officer Training’ corps and worked in the military during the ‘Korean War.’ Moreover, he was also commissioned as a second lieutenant and was promoted to the first lieutenant by the time of his discharge.

However, after being discharged from the army, he moved to New York where he studied at the ‘American Theatre Wing.’ At this time, he also worked as a janitor to earn his living. Furthermore, Jones commenced his acting career by working as a stage artist. In fact, he also part-time worked at the ‘Ramsdell Theatre’ prior to his military stint.

In the year 1953, he served as a stage carpenter, and in the year 1955, James began working as an actor when he performed in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’. Apart from that, he also acted in many of Shakespeare’s plays including ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘King Lear’, ‘Hamlet’, and ‘Measure for Measure’.

Moreover, in the year 1964, he landed his first film role as ‘Lieutenant Lothar Zogg’ in Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy ‘Dr. Strangelove’. Later in the year 1967, James played the lead role in the play ‘The Great White Hope’ in which he portrayed the boxing champion ‘Jack Jefferson’.

Moreover, in the year 1970, he also reprised his role as ‘Jack Jefferson’ in the movie ‘The Great White Hope’ which was adapted from the play of the same name. In fact, he also got an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for ‘Best Actor’ for his role.

Some of his notable works from this time period were ‘Claudine’, ‘The Greatest’, ‘Conan the Barbarian’, ‘Gardens of Stone’ and ‘Best of the Best’. Additionally, James also voiced ‘Darth Vader’ in the ‘Star War’ trilogy: ‘Star Wars’, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’. Likewise, he played a very crucial role ‘Gabriel Bird’ in the television series ‘Gabriel’s Fire’ which ran from 1990 to 1991.

Other than this, in the year 1995, he made his appearance in the television drama series ‘Under One Roof’. Further, he was featured as ‘Rev Stephen Kumalo’ in the 1995 film ‘Cry, the Beloved Country’ which was directed by Darrell Roodt. He was also very active in theatre and got appeared in many plays, such as ‘On Golden Pond’ (2005), ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ (2008), and ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ (2010).

In the year 2015, he starred as ‘Chief Justice Caleb Thorne’ in the American drama series ‘Agent X’. In the year 2019, James again won the heart of everyone when he voiced ‘Mustafa’ in Disney’s musical film ‘The Lion King.’

Recently, Earl Jones got appeared in the movie ‘Coming 2 America’ Which is a sequel to ‘Coming to America’ (1988) and James Earl Jones reprised his role as Jaffe Joffer.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

As of his relationship status, James first tied the sacred knot of marriage in the year 1968 with Julienne Marie. However, their relationship came to an end in the year 1972. Later, he got married to Cecilia Hart in the year 1982.

In fact, the couple was also blessed with a son named Flynn Earl Jones in the year 1982. Unfortunately, on October 16, 2016, Hart died of ovarian cancer.

Girlfriend Not Known
Marital status Widower
Wife Julienne Marie (1968–1972)


James Earl Jones Young with his ex-wife Julienne
James Earl Jones Young with his ex-wife Julienne

Cecilia Hart (1982–2016)

James Earl Jones Young with his wife Cecilia
James Earl Jones Young with his wife Cecilia

Children Son: Flynn Earl Jones


James Earl Jones Young with his son
James Earl Jones Young with his son

Favorite Things

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James Earl Jones Young

Some Interesting Facts About James Earl Jones

  • His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
  • James was the first black man who played the role of US president in the movie.
  • He is the only actor who won two ‘Emmy Awards’ in the same year.
  • In the year 2011, Jones achieved an ‘Honorary Academy Award’ becoming a recipient of the EGOT without winning a competitive ‘Oscar’.
  • Jones had a difficult childhood and developed a severe stutter.
  • On May 25, 2017, he received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Harvard University.
  • In his childhood, he had a stuttering issue which he overcame in high school.
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