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James Whitmore

Mostly Credited As: James Whitmore
Date Of Birth: October 01, 1921 (Age 87)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: White Plains, New York
Date Of Death: February 06, 2009
Cause Of Death: Lung Cancer
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

James Whitmore


James Whitmore was born in White Plains, New York on October 1, 1921. After attending Yale University where he was a member of the The Order of Skull and Bones, a Yale secret society, Whitmore served in World War II as a Marine. After the war, Whitmore used the G.I. bill to study at the American Theatre Wing, an academy where he met his future wife, Nancy Mygatt.

After making his Broadway debut in 1947 in Command Decision as Tech Sergeant Evans, a role that earned him a Theatre World award as well as critic praise. Whitmore made his film debut in 1949's The Undercover Man, a crime thriller and landed a role in Battleground later that year, a role that earned him both a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. After his Golden Globe win, Whitmore's career took off and he appeared in several films subsequently, including The Next Voice You Hear..., Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone, The Asphalt Jungle, and Above and Beyond.

During the late 1950s, Whitmore began to turn his talents to television and had memorable roles in The Twilight Zone, Ben Casey, and starred in the series The Law and Mr. Jones and My Friend Tony. When The Law and Mr. Jones ended after two seasons, Whitmore returned to the big screen for several films during the late 1960s: Black Like Me, Madigan, and Planet of the Apes. Whitmore once again experienced renowned theatre success and appeared in made for TV movies during the 1970s.

Recently, Whitmore appeared in the The Shawshank Redemption and went on to earn an Emmy award for his recurring role on The Practice. Currently, Whitmore is married to Noreen Nash and continues to act on stage and television at the age of 85.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Mister Sterling (2003)As: Bill Sterling, Sr.
The Word (US) (1978)As: George Wheeler
Temperatures Rising (1972)As: Dr. Vincent Campanelli (S01)
My Friend Tony (1969)As: Prof. John Woodruff
The Law and Mr. Jones (1960)As: Abraham Lincoln Jones
Episode Cast Credits 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Ending Happy 07x21: (Apr/26/2007) As Milton 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 52nd Annual Emmy Awards 52x01: (Sep/10/2000) As Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (for 'The Practice': episode 'Oz') 

The Practice (1997) 
  Oz (2) 04x05: (Oct/24/1999) As Raymond Oz 
  Legacy (1) 04x04: (Oct/17/1999) As Raymond Oz 
  Hide and Seek 02x11: (Nov/29/1997) As Raymond Oz 

The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) 
  The Toynbee Convector 05x08: (Oct/26/1990) As Craig Bennett Stiles 

Riptide (US) (1984) 
  Home For Christmas 03x09: (Dec/17/1985) As Ben Wilkenson 

George Burns Comedy Week (1985) 
  Christmas Carol II: The Sequel 01x12: (Dec/11/1985) As Ebenezer Scrooge 

The White Shadow (1978) 
  Reunion (2) 03x02: (Oct/23/1980) As Unknown 
  Reunion (1) 03x01: (Oct/16/1980) As Unknown 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Women for Sale (2) 19x02: (Sep/17/1973) As Fitzpatrick 
  Women for Sale (1) 19x01: (Sep/10/1973) As Fitzpatrick 
  The Reward 11x08: (Nov/06/1965) As Jim Forbes 
  Dry Road to Nowhere 10x28: (Apr/03/1965) As Amos Campbell 

The Virginian (1962) 
  Lady at the Bar 09x08: (Nov/04/1970) As Marshal Krug 
  A Flash of Darkness 08x02: (Sep/24/1969) As Carl Kabe 
  Paid in Full 06x10: (Nov/22/1967) As Ezra Hollis 
  Nobody Said Hello 04x16: (Jan/05/1966) As Capt. Piper Pritican 

Then Came Bronson (1969) 
  The Mountain 01x21: (Feb/18/1970) As Wilson Ford 

The Name of the Game (1968) 
  Goodbye Harry 02x06: (Oct/24/1969) As Dr. Harry Roarke 

Bonanza (1959) 
  To Die in Darkness 09x28: (May/05/1968) As John Postley 

The Danny Thomas Hour (1967) 
  My Friend Tony 01x24: (Mar/04/1968) As Professor John Woodruff 

The Big Valley (1965) 
  Shadow of a Giant 03x19: (Jan/29/1968) As Marshal Seth Campbell 
  Night in a Small Town 03x05: (Oct/09/1967) As Tom Wills 
  Target 02x07: (Oct/31/1966) As Josh Hawks 
  The Death Merchant 01x22: (Feb/23/1966) As Handy (Handy Random) 

Cowboy in Africa (1967) 
  First to Capture 01x18: (Jan/29/1968) As Ryan Crose 

Custer (1967) 
  Spirit Woman 01x14: (Dec/13/1967) As Eldo 

Judd for the Defense (1967) 
  The Money Farm 01x11: (Nov/17/1967) As John Patrick McKenna 

Tarzan (1966) (1966) 
  Tiger, Tiger 02x01: (Sep/15/1967) As Cliff Stockwell, [Special Guest Stars]

The Invaders (1967) 
  Quantity: Unknown 01x09: (Mar/07/1967) As Harry Swain 

Twelve O'Clock High (1964) 
  The Ace 03x12: (Dec/09/1966) As Col. Harry Connelly 
  The Hero 01x32: (May/07/1965) As Col. Harry Connelly 

The Monroes (1966) (1966) 
  The Hunter 01x08: (Oct/26/1966) As Sgt. Shanghai Blackner, [Special Guest Stars]

Shane (US) (1966) 
  Day of the Hawk 01x07: (Oct/22/1966) As Harry Himber 

T.H.E. Cat (1966) 
  Little Arnie From Long Ago 01x05: (Oct/14/1966) As Arnie Ludock 

The Loner (US) (1965) 
  The Mourners for Johnny Sharp (2) 01x22: (Feb/12/1966) As Doc Fritchman 
  The Mourners for Johnny Sharp (1) 01x21: (Feb/05/1966) As Doc Fritchman 

Run for Your Life (1965) 
  This Town for Sale 01x09: (Nov/15/1965) As Chief Jim Holland 

For the People (1965) (1965) 
  Any Benevolent Purpose 01x12: (May/02/1965) As Hillard Vance 

Burke's Law (1963) (1963) 
  Who Killed Cop Robin? 02x26: (Mar/24/1965) As Joe Piante 

Combat! (1962) 
  The Cassock 03x17: (Jan/12/1965) As Captain Hertzbrun, [Special Guest Stars]

Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) 
  A Lion Amongst Men 02x03: (Oct/22/1964) As Will Stanton 
  The Long, Lost Life of Edward Smalley 01x08: (Dec/12/1963) As J. Marvin Bean 

Slattery's People (1964) 
  Question: What is Truth? 01x01: (Sep/21/1964) As Representative Harry Sanborn 

Suspense (1964) (1964) 
  I, Buck Larsen 01x04: (Apr/15/1964) As guest star 

The Greatest Show on Earth (1963) 
  Love the Giver 01x27: (Apr/07/1964) As Marsh 

Arrest and Trial (1963) 
  My Name is Martin Burnham 01x05: (Oct/13/1963) As Martin Burnham 

Dr. Kildare (1961) 
  If You Can't Believe the Truth 03x03: (Oct/10/1963) As Henry Cay Kincaid 

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963) 
  The Day of the Golden Fleece 01x04: (Oct/06/1963) As Foxy Smith, [Special Guest Stars]

Rawhide (1959) 
  Incident of Iron Bull 06x02: (Oct/03/1963) As Colonel John Macklin 
  Incident of the Dogfaces 05x07: (Nov/09/1962) As Sgt. Joe Duclos 

The Twilight Zone (1959) 
  On Thursday We Leave For Home 04x16: (May/02/1963) As William Benteen 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  Father Was an Intern 02x26: (Apr/01/1963) As Dr. Donald Forrest 

Route 66 (1960) (1960) 
  A Gift for a Warrior 03x17: (Jan/18/1963) As Ralph Vincent 

Going My Way (1962) 
  Tell Me When You Get to Heaven 01x14: (Jan/02/1963) As Dr. Corden 

The United States Steel Hour (1953) 
  Big Day for a Scrambler 10x08: (Dec/12/1962) As Unknown 

The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (1959) 
  Act of God 03x12: (Dec/29/1961) As Francis Xavier Murphy 

Checkmate (1960) 
  Nice Guys Finish Last 02x10: (Dec/13/1961) As Detective Lt. Dave Harlan 

Alcoa Premiere (1961) 
  The Witch Next Door 01x07: (Nov/28/1961) As Fred Collins 
  The Town Budget 01x05: (Nov/07/1961) As Earl Sherwood 

Bus Stop (US) (1961) 
  Success Story 01x02: (Oct/08/1961) As Victor Brandt 

Frontier Justice (1958) 
  Fearful Courage 03x05: (Aug/31/1961) As Jeb 
  The Fearful Courage 01x10: (Sep/15/1958) As Jeb 

Zane Grey Theatre (1956) 
  The Silent Sentry 05x19: (Feb/16/1961) As Narrator 
  Wayfarers 04x16: (Jan/21/1960) As Jonas 
  Checkmate 03x27: (Apr/30/1959) As Joel Begley 
  Debt of Gratitude 02x26: (Apr/18/1958) As Ben Kincaid 

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) 
  The Hanging Judge 02x10: (Dec/04/1959) As Judge Lee Anderson 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  The Sounds of Eden 04x02: (Oct/15/1959) As Anderson 
  Dark December 03x30: (Apr/30/1959) As Major Abe Kasner 
  Free Weekend 03x10: (Dec/04/1958) As Guy Cato 
  Galvanized Yankee 02x13: (Dec/05/1957) As Captain Stanley 

Decision (1958) 
  Fear Has Many Faces 01x09: (Aug/31/1958) As Danny Cochran 

Wagon Train (1957) 
  The Gabe Carswell Story 01x18: (Jan/15/1958) As Gabe Carswell, [Special Guest Stars]

The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955) 
  Deep Water 02x16: (May/01/1957) As Jake Flannigan 

Panic! (1957) 
  The Priest 01x01: (Mar/05/1957) As Father Dolan 

Climax! (1954) 
  The Stalker 03x20: (Jan/31/1957) As Tom Miller 
  The Fog 03x04: (Sep/27/1956) As Stash Prohaska 

Kraft Television Theatre (1947) (1947) 
  Out to Kill 10x01: (Sep/19/1956) As guest star 
  A Profile in Courage 09x32: (May/16/1956) As guest star 
  The Devil as a Roaring Lion 09x17: (Jan/18/1956) As guest star 

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951) 
  Midnight Kill 05x50: (Sep/14/1956) As Joe Benson 
  The Big Payday 05x17: (Jan/20/1956) As Tommy McDermott 
  Captain in Command 03x51: (Aug/20/1954) As guest star 

The Lux Video Theatre (1950) 
  The Quick and the Dead 06x45: (Aug/02/1956) As guest star 

Studio One (1948) 
  A Favor for Sam 08x25: (Mar/05/1956) As Sam 

Playwrights '56 (1955) 
  This Business of Murder 01x10: (Jan/31/1956) As David 

Crossroads (1955) (1955) 
  The Good Thief 01x08: (Nov/25/1955) As Unknown 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 7th Annual Golden Globe Awards 07x01: (Feb/23/1950) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (for 'Battleground') 

A Minute With Stan Hooper (2003) 
  The Good Doctor 01x12: (Unaired) As Doc Goodman, [Special Guest Stars]
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