Mostly Credited As: James Drury
Birth Name: James Child Drury
Date Of Birth: April 18, 1934 (Age 82)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
James Drury not only looks every inch a MAN. He is! All 6'1" of him! JAMES DRURY admits to the following: "I was born on April 18, 1934 in New York City. I graduated from University High School (Los Angeles) and New York University. My hobbies are riding, swimming, shooting and prospecting." If you're interested in statistics, he's 6'1", weighs 170 pounds, has brown hair and hazel eyes. Add these little odds and ends together and you get a creature straight from Dreamsville. You also get a creature who was tailor-made for the rugged role of The Virginian. He doesn't need yards of dialogue to come across as an Important Star. He moves with authority, leadership, qualities that stamp him as a rugged individualist.
Even when James Drury was stone broke he didn't have that down-trodden look. He worked as a "grease monkey" between acting jobs, and "though I don't particularly like working on cars it was better than starving or living on unemployment insurance," he said. Drury hates guys who free-load when acting jobs are scarce. It's like living on the dole and that's not his dish of tea.
Drury clams up when asked about his wife (from whom he is separated) and children.