|James Earl Jones|
|Born||January 17, 1931|
Originally a Broadway actor, Jones first came to prominence in films in the role of Lt. Lothar Zogg in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. Since then, he has had featured roles in Dr. Kildare, Claudine, The UFO Incident, The Greatest, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Paul Robeson, Paris, Freedom to Speak, Conan the Barbarian, Moses, Gardens of Stone, Coming to America, Field of Dreams, Gabriel's Fire, Pros and Cons, Sneakers, The Sandlont, The Vernon Jones Story, The Lion King, Under One Roof, Cry, The Beloved Country, A Family Thing, Our Friend Martin, Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street, Robots, The Sandlot 2, Welcome Back Roscoe Jenkins and Jack and the Beanstalk.
Jones will receive an honorary Academy Award at the 2012 ceremonies. He has also won two Tony awards and is the only person in history to win two Emmy Awards in the same year.