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      James Woods

      James Woods

      Highest Rated: 96% True Believer (1989)

      Lowest Rated: 10% The Specialist (1994)

      Birthday: Apr 18, 1947

      Birthplace: Vernal, Utah, USA

      The poster child for "intense actor," James Woods made an indelible impression on moviegoers with his no-holds-barred performances as fast-talking, hard-nosed, often violent men. Possessing a keen intellect and formidable IQ, Woods initially studied political science before turning to theater fulltime in 1969. He turned in impressive performances on the stages of Broadway, followed by small roles in film and on television before gaining notoriety alongside Meryl Streep in the miniseries "Holocaust" (NBC, 1978). His uncompromising performance as an unrepentant killer in "The Onion Field" (1979) only solidified his growing reputation as one of the most incendiary young actors on the scene. Throughout the 1980s, Woods turned in one riveting performance after the other in projects that included "Videodrome" (1983), "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984), "Salvador" (1986), and "True Believer" (1989). He continued into the next decade with films such as "Citizen Cohn" (HBO, 1992), "Casino" (1995), "Ghosts of Mississippi" (1996), and "Another Day in Paradise" (1998). On television, Woods briefly starred in his own legal drama series, "Shark" (CBS, 2006-08), and made recurring appearances as an animated version of his over-the-top self in the cartoon sitcom "Family Guy" (Fox, 1999- ). Over the years, Woods had built a career that encompassed film, television and video games, as well as established him firmly at the upper-echelon of great contemporary American actors.

      Highest rated movies

      True Believer
      Salvador
      Once Upon a Time in America
      The Onion Field
      Cop
      Videodrome
      Night Moves
      The Gambler

      Photos

      EYEWITNESS, James Woods, 1981, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. CASINO, Sharon Stone (center), James Woods (right), 1995, © Universal THE ONION FIELD, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, 1979, (c) MGM/UA ONION FIELD, James Woods, Franklyn Seals, 1979, (c) Avco Embassy THE VISITORS, from left: Patricia Joyce, James Woods, 1972 SPLIT IMAGE, from left, Michael O'Keefe, James Woods, 1982, ©Orion THE CHOIRBOYS, Charles Durning, Louis Gossett, Jr., Perry King, Clyde Kusatsu, Stephen Macht, Tim McIntire, Randy Quaid, Chuck Sacci, Don Stroud, James Woods, 1977 SPLIT IMAGE, Brian Dennehy, James Woods, 1982, (c) Orion ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, James Woods, 1984. (c) Warner Bros.. THE BOOST, James Woods, Sean Young, 1988, (c) MGM GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI, James Woods, 1996 DIGGSTOWN, James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., 1992, (c)MGM IMMEDIATE FAMILY, Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon, 1989, (c) Columbia THE BOOST, Sean Young, James Woods, 1988, (c) MGM SALVADOR, James Woods, 1986, (c) Hemdale ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, Robert De Niro, James Woods, 1984. (c) Warner Bros.. TRUE BELIEVER, James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., 1989, (c)Columbia Pictures DIGGSTOWN, James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., 1992, (c)MGM THE BLACK MARBLE, Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss, James Woods, 1980, (c) Avco Embassy JOSHUA THEN AND NOW, Alan Arkin, James Woods, 1985, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet First Contact Narrator - 2016
      33% 32% Bling Victor (Voice) - 2016
      26% 58% Jamesy Boy Lt. Falton (Character) - 2014
      56% 64% Mary and Martha Mary's Father (Character) - 2013
      27% 40% Jobs Jack Dudman (Character) $16.1M 2013
      51% 62% White House Down Walker (Character) $73.1M 2013
      No Score Yet 26% Officer Down Capt. Verona (Character) $1.2K 2013
      77% 75% Too Big to Fail Dick Fuld (Character) - 2011
      42% 34% Straw Dogs Tom Heddon (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 73% Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Owlman (Voice) - 2010
      12% 48% An American Carol Agent Grosslight (Character) $7.0M 2008
      79% 70% Surf's Up Reggie Belafonte (Voice) - 2007
      No Score Yet 22% End Game Vaughn Stevens (Character) - 2006
      33% 62% Pretty Persuasion Mr. Joyce (Character) $305.7K 2005
      30% 42% Be Cool Tommy Athens (Character) $55.8M 2005
      No Score Yet 64% Ark Jallak (Voice) - 2005
      No Score Yet 60% The Easter Egg Escapade Grab Takit (Voice) - 2004
      No Score Yet 27% Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani (Character) - 2003
      50% 44% This Girl's Life Pops (Character) - 2003
      57% 66% Northfork Walter O'Brien (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $1.4M 2003
      81% 41% Stuart Little 2 Falcon (Voice) $64.7M 2002
      26% 78% John Q Dr. Turner (Character) $71.0M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun Gloomius Maximus (Voice) - 2002
      71% 39% Race to Space Dr. Wilhelm Von Huber (Character) - 2001
      49% 66% Riding in Cars With Boys Mr. Donofrio (Character) $29.8M 2001
      44% 48% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within General Hein (Voice) $32.1M 2001
      14% 52% Scary Movie 2 Priest (Character) $71.3M 2001
      60% 56% Recess: School's Out Benedict (Voice) $36.7M 2001
      40% 64% Dirty Pictures Dennis Barrie (Character) - 2000
      52% 73% Any Given Sunday Dr. Harvey Mandrake (Character) $75.5M 1999
      21% 46% The General's Daughter Col. Robert Moore (Character) $102.7M 1999
      80% 81% The Virgin Suicides Mr. Lisbon (Character) $4.9M 1999
      57% 62% Another Day in Paradise Mel (Character),
      Producer
      $1.0M 1999
      56% 49% True Crime Alan Mann (Character) $16.6M 1999
      No Score Yet 35% Hercules: Zero to Hero Hades (Voice) - 1999
      43% 47% John Carpenter's Vampires Jack Crow (Character) $20.2M 1998
      82% 76% Hercules Hades; Lord of the Underworld (Voice) $99.1M 1997
      68% 78% Contact Michael Kitz (Character) $100.9M 1997
      20% 44% Kicked in the Head Uncle Sam (Character) $102.7K 1997
      No Score Yet 47% Killer: A Journal of Murder Carl Panzram (Character) $65.7K 1996
      No Score Yet 12% For Better or Worse Reggie Makeshift (Character) $25.9K 1996
      43% 62% Ghosts of Mississippi Byron De La Beckwith (Character) $13.1M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Summer of Ben Tyler Temple Rayburn (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 12% Curse of the Starving Class Weston Tate (Character) - 1995
      75% 74% Nixon H.R. Haldeman (Character) $13.7M 1995
      No Score Yet 77% Indictment: The McMartin Trial Danny Davis (Character) - 1995
      78% 93% Casino Lester Diamond (Character) $42.4M 1995
      No Score Yet 31% Next Door Matt Coler (Character) - 1994
      10% 29% The Specialist Ned Trent (Character) $55.2M 1994
      33% 28% The Getaway Jack Benyon (Character) $15.5M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane's House Paul Clark (Character) - 1994
      60% 78% Diggstown Gabriel Caine (Character) $4.0M 1992
      No Score Yet 61% Citizen Cohn Roy Marcus Cohn (Character) - 1992
      60% 81% Chaplin Joseph Scott (Character) $8.3M 1992
      46% 58% Straight Talk Jack Russell (Character) $20.1M 1992
      75% 53% The Hard Way Detective Lt. John Moss (Character) $24.5M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boys Walter Farmer (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 33% Women & Men: Stories of Seduction Robert (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 76% My Name Is Bill W. Bill Wilson (Character) - 1989
      54% 55% Immediate Family Michael Spector (Character) $5.4M 1989
      96% 63% True Believer Eddie Dodd (Character) $8.7M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crimes of Passion Self - 1988
      83% 49% Cop Lloyd Hopkins (Character),
      Producer
      $416.0K 1988
      40% 49% The Boost Lenny Brown (Character) $766.8K 1988
      No Score Yet 33% In Love and War James B. `'Jim'` Stockdale (Character) - 1987
      69% 55% Best Seller Cleve (Character) $2.9M 1987
      90% 85% Salvador Richard Boyle (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 45% Promise D.J. (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 58% Joshua Then and Now Joshua Shapiro (Character) $542.4K 1985
      69% 52% Cat's Eye Dick Morrison (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 40% Badge of the Assassin Robert K. Tannenbaum (Character) - 1985
      87% 93% Once Upon a Time in America Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz (Character) - 1984
      64% 45% Against All Odds Jake Wise (Character) - 1984
      83% 80% Videodrome Max Renn (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 71% Split Image Charles Pratt (Character) - 1982
      75% 41% Eyewitness Aldo Mercer (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 50% Fast-Walking Fast-Walking (Character) - 1981
      33% 56% The Black Marble The Fiddler (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 85% And Your Name Is Jonah Danny Corelli (Character) - 1979
      87% 64% The Onion Field Gregory Ulas Powell (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 80% The Gift of Love Alfred Browning (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 63% Raid on Entebbe Capt. Sammy Berg (Character) - 1977
      40% 39% The Choirboys Harold Bloomguard (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alex and the Gypsy Crainpool (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Disappearance of Aimee Asst. Disty. Atty. Joseph Ryan (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood Leonard "Lenny" Schoenfeld (Character) - 1976
      83% 71% Night Moves Quentin (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Distance Larry (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Foster and Laurie Walter the Addict (Character) - 1975
      82% 77% The Gambler Bank officer (Character) - 1974
      64% 81% The Way We Were Frankie McVeigh (Character) - 1973
      67% 57% Hickey & Boggs Lt. Wyatt (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 38% The Visitors Bill Schmidt (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Great American Tragedy Rick (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Footsteps Reporter (Character) - 1972

      TV

      Credit
      72% 85% Ray Donovan Sully Sullivan (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2013 2019
      No Score Yet 65% Family Guy James Woods as General Veers (Guest Voice) 2005 2008 2010 2012 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Unknown (Character) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Futurescape With James Woods Host 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coma Unknown (Character) 2012
      52% 50% Shark Deputy D.A. Sebastian Stark (Character) 2006-2008
      65% 82% Entourage James Woods (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 85% ER Dr. Nate Lennox (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Founding Fathers John Adams (Character) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2000
      85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 1994
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Doug (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Larry Kirkoff (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Caz (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clerks: Uncensored Unknown (Guest Voice)