October 18, 2021

James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947 in Vernal, USA) is an American actor. Woods has twice been nominated for an Oscar: for the films Salvador (1986) and Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). He has won an Emmy Award for his films Promise and My Name Is Bill W.

Life and career

Woods was born on April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah. He has Irish-English-German ancestry. He studied political science at MIT, but dropped out to become an actor. His first roles were on the New York stage. Woods ’first major film role was in The Visitors (1972). In the 1970s, he also starred in several television series, television films, and mini-series. In the 1980s and 1990s, Woods appeared in several films and won Oscars. She has been successful again in the 21st century as a television actress.Woods has been married twice. He is known as a skilled poker player who has participated in major tournaments.


Our best years (1973) Distance (1975) Angels (1977) Burnt Victims (1978) Police car 6-Z-4 does not answer (1979) Eyewitness (1981) Videodrome - a weapon of destruction (1983) The Great Gangster War (1984) All in the Game (1984) Eyes of the Devil (1985) El Salvador (1986) Cop - Cop (1987) Best Seller (1987) The Boost (1988) True Believer (1989) Ranking Gig (1991) Chaplin (1992) Citizen Cohn (1992) Direct words (1992) The Simpsons (TV series, 1994) Specialist (1994) Neighborhood War (1994) Casino (1995) The Killer's Diary (1995) Nixon (1995) Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) Hercules (voice role, 1997) Another Day in Paradise (1997) First connection (1997) John Carpenter's Vampires (1998) Virgin Suicides (1999) Daughter of the General (1999) Any Day (1999) Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (voice role, 2001) Scary Movie 2 (2001) Mission - Save the Summer Vacation (voice role, 2001) Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) John Q (2002) Stuart Little 2 (voice, 2002) Kingdom Hearts (video game, voice role, 2002) Race to Space (2002) Northfork (2003) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (video game, sound role, 2004 Mike Toreno) Be Cool (2005) Family Guy (voice role, 2005) Kingdom Hearts II (video game, voice role, 2006) The Fairly Odd Parents Movie (voice role, 2006) End Game (2006) Entourage (television series, 2006) Shark (TV series, 2006) Surf’s up - storm riders (voice role, 2007) Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (voice role, 2010) Sources

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