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James Whitmore – MovieActors.com

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Whitmore in THEM!.

About James Whitmore (1921 – 2009)

James Whitmore is an American character actor, born in New York. Whitmore grew up in White Plains, the youngest of 4 children. James' father was the Executive Secretary for a local Park Commission.

James Whitmore won a football scholarship to Yale, but injured his knee. Whitmore became involved in drama at Yale. During WW2, he served in the Marines. James Whitmore studied at the American Theater Wing, where he met his first wife, Nancy.

After the war, Whitmore started his acting career on the stage in New York. In 1948, James won a special Tony award for his performance in the stage drama, COMMAND DECISION.

Whitmore appeared in his first film, in 1949. James Whitmore earned his first Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his second film, BATTLEGROUND.

James Whitmore has also had a prolific TV career, being in 4 series, some mini-series and quite a few guest spots on many shows. Whitmore is well known for his portrayal of Capt. Benteen in the "On Thursday We Leave for Home" episode of "The Twilight Zone," an episode that is considered to be the best of that series.

James Whitmore's notable movie credits include...

UNDERCOVER MAN (1949)
BATTLEGROUND (1949)
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950)
THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR (1950)
MRS. O'MALLEY AND MR. MALONE (1950)
KISS ME KATE (1953)
THEM! (1953)
BATTLE CRY (1955)
GIVE 'EM HELL, HARRY (1975)
OKLAHOMA (1955)
WHO WAS THAT LADY (1960)
MADIGAN (1968)
PLANET OF THE APES (1968)
GUNS OF THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1969)
TORA! TORA! TORA! (1970)
CHATO'S LAND (1972)
THE HARRAD EXPERIMENT (1973)
GIVE 'EM HELL HARRY (1975)
THE SERPENT'S EGG (1977)
THE FIRST DEADLY SIN (1980)
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)
THE RELIC (1997)
HERE'S TO LIFE! (2000)
THE MAJESTIC (2001)

James Whitmore's television credits include...

THE LAW AND MR. JONES (TV series) (1960-1962)
IF TOMORROW COMES (TV Movie) (1972)
THE WORD (TV Mini-Series 1978)
FAVORITE SON (Mini-Series 1988)
MY FRIEND TONY (TV series) (1969)
THE NEW TEMPERATURE'S RISING (TV series) (1972-1973)
MISTER STERLING (TV Series 2003)

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James Whitmore in THEM!.

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James Whitmore in THE MAJESTIC.

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James Whitmore in CHATO'S LAND (1972).

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James Whitmore with Tim Robbins in SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.

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James Whitmore in THE MAJESTIC (2001).