Knowledge Identifier: +James_Garner
Edmund Lowe - He starred in the 1950s television show, "Front Page Detective" and appeared as the elderly lead villain in the first episode of "Maverick" opposite James Garner in 1957
Henry Daniell - In the 1950s and 1960s, he did much television, and memorably appeared as the malevolent Dr. Emil Zurich in Edward L. Cahn's "The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake" , and in perhaps the most famous episode of "Maverick", "Pappy" opposite James Garner the same year
Clint Eastwood - In 1955 he played a Navy lieutenant in a segment of Navy Log and in early 1959 he made a notable guest appearance on Maverick, opposite James Garner, as a cowardly villain intent on marrying a rich girl for money.
Diane Brewster - Brewster first played the character in a 1956 episode of "Cheyenne" entitled "Dark Rider", before appearing opposite James Garner in the third episode of "Maverick", "According to Hoyle
Jacques Sernas - Sernas appeared on American television, including the lead role in the 1956 Warner Brothers time travel production "Man From 1997" featuring James Garner
In 1957 he had a supporting role in the TV anthology series episode on "Conflict" entitled "Man from 1997" playing Gloria Talbott's brother "Red;" the show stars Jacques Sernas as Johnny Vlakos and Charlie Ruggles as elderly Mr. Boyne, a librarian from 1997, and involved a 1997 Almanac that was mistakenly left in the past by Boyne and found by Johnny in a bookstore
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. - Zimbalist's first recurring role in a television series was as roguish gambler "Dandy Jim Buckley" on "Maverick" opposite James Garner in 1957; after five appearances, Zimbalist left in 1958 to play the lead, Stuart "Stu" Bailey, in "77 Sunset Strip", a popular detective series running until 1964
Whitney Blake - Blake played leading lady to James Garner in "The Day They Hanged Bret Maverick", the second season opener in 1958 for the ABC/Warner Brothers "western series, "Maverick"
Louise Fletcher - Fletcher began appearing in several television productions, including "Lawman" in 1958 and "The Saga of Waco Williams" with James Garner in 1959, the highest-rated episode of "Maverick"
Andra Martin - She was James Garner's leading lady in the 1959 movie "Up Periscope", and the daughter/secretary on the "Perry Mason" TV-series episode "The Case of the Prodigal Parent"
Andrea King - In the 1960s and 1970s, most of her acting work was on television, including the "Maverick" episode "Two Tickets to Ten Strike" opposite James Garner
Jack Kelly (actor) - Kelly actually appeared in more episodes of "Maverick" than James Garner, who left the show following a contract dispute in 1960
Garner still received billing in these newly produced Kelly episodes, aired in the 1961-62 season, even though he did not appear in them and had left the series two years previously, but the studio reversed the billing at the beginning of each show and in advertisements during the fifth season, billing Kelly above Garner
Robert Colbert - In 1961, Colbert was forced by Warner Brothers to dress exactly as lookalike James Garner had done in Garner's earlier role of Bret Maverick to play a character called "Brent Maverick
Jack Sahakian - Being a hairdresser to the stars, such as Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty, this led to small roles in a couple movies, Billy Wilder's "Irma la Douce" starring Jack Lemmon and MacLaine for United Artists and "Move Over, Darling" starring Doris Day and James Garner for 20th Century Fox, both released in 1963
Julie Andrews - In 1964, Andrews starred opposite James Garner in "The Americanization of Emily" , for which she was nominated for the BAFTA *award for Best British Actress in a Leading Role
Katharine Ross - In 1964, Ross appeared in episodes of "Arrest and Trial", "The Virginian", "Gunsmoke", and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" , and made her first film, "Shenandoah", followed by a starring role opposite James Garner in "Mister Buddwing" with MGM in 1965
Brian Bedford - Bedford appeared with James Garner in the 1966 film "Grand Prix", and in 1967 he was a regular on the short-lived CBS television series "Coronet Blue
Arlene Howell - In addition to a cameo appearance in the oft-discussed "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres" "Maverick" episode, Howell appeared in the series' installments "Island in the Swamp" with James Garner and Edgar Buchanan, "Alias Bart Maverick" and "Passage to Fort Doom" opposite Jack Kelly, as well as in "77 Sunset Strip", "Bronco", "Alcoa Premiere" , and as "Flora" in an unusually memorable episode of "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." in 1966, in which Gomer paired her off with a dumbfounded Sergeant Carter
Suzanne Pleshette - She worked with Steve McQueen in the 1966 western drama film "Nevada Smith", was nominated for a Laurel *award for her starring performance in the comedy "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" opposite Ian McShane, and co-starred with James Garner in a pair of films, the drama "Mister Buddwing" and the western comedy "Support Your Local Gunfighter"
Eva Renzi - She later appeared with James Garner in the 1968 film "The Pink Jungle" as "Alison Duquesne", and in the 1969 film "Bird with the Crystal Plumage" as "Monica Ranieri"
Famed motorsports writer William Edgar and Hollywood director Andy Sidaris teamed with Garner for the racing documentary "The Racing Scene", filmed in 1969 and released in 1970
Noah Beery, Jr. - Beery was best known as James Garner's father, "'Joseph "Rocky" Rockford"', in the 1970s television series "The Rockford Files"
Stephen McNally - During the 1970s, McNally guest starred in television programs such as "Fantasy Island" and James Garner's "The Rockford Files" and "Police Story"
Mariette Hartley - During the late 1970s, Hartley appeared with James Garner in a popular series of television commercials advertising Polaroid cameras
Robert F. Simon - He appeared in a 1970 episode of "Love, American Style", in a 1971 episode of "Nichols", starring James Garner, and a 1973 episode of "The Partridge Family"
Tom Atkins (actor) - In television, Atkins played Lt. Alex Diehl in the 1970s television series "The Rockford Files" with James Garner
Joe Santos - Santos is known for his roles as James Garner's friend, LAPD Sergeant Dennis Becker in the 1970s television series "The Rockford Files" and as Lt. Frank Harper in the 1980s TV series "Hardcastle and McCormick" In the 1990s, he reprised this role in several made-for-television "Rockford Files" movies
Ben Cooper - In 1971, Cooper appeared in the role of "Colorado" in the James Garner film "Support Your Local Gunfighter"
Stuart Margolin - Margolin was earlier paired with James Garner in a 1971-72 TV Western series entitled "Nichols", where he played a character somewhat similar to the Angel character he played in "The Rockford Files"
Dub Taylor - Taylor co-starred in the 1971 movie, "Support Your Local Gunfighter," as the drunken Doc Shultz, who removes star James Garner's chest tattoo, which reads "I Love Goldie
Jack Kelly (actor) - Kelly shared the lead with James Garner in one of the show's most-discussed episodes, "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres", on which the first half of the 1973 movie "The Sting" appears to be based
Barry Atwater - His final television role was as a gun fence in one scene on "The Rockford Files" in 1977, with Atwater's character "Roach" interviewed by star James Garner in closeup while feeding pigeons from a park bench
Jack Kelly (actor) - In 1977 Kelly appeared as obstreperous villains for a few moments in two "Rockford Files" episodes starring James Garner
Garner separated from his wife in late 1979 , splitting his time between living in Canada and "a rented house in the Valley
After the abrupt disappearance of "Young Maverick" two seasons earlier, an attempt to make a "Maverick" series without Garner, he returned to his earlier TV role in 1981 in the revival series "Bret Maverick", but NBC unexpectedly canceled the show after only one season despite reasonably good ratings
Jenilee Harrison - In 1984, Harrison played a reluctant prostitute in the movie "Tank" alongside James Garner and C. Thomas Howell
For his role in the 1985 CBS miniseries "Space", the character's party affiliation was changed from Republican as in the book to reflect Garner's personal views
Ben Cross - He subsequently replaced James Garner as the featured actor endorsing the Polaroid Spectra camera in 1986
In 1996, Garner and Jack Lemmon teamed up in "My Fellow Americans", playing two former presidents who uncover scandalous activity by their successor and are pursued by murderous NSA agents
Julie Andrews - The next year Andrews was reunited with James Garner for the CBS made-for-TV film, "One Special Night", which aired in November 1999
Paul Levine - The short-lived show, starring James Garner, Joe Mantegna, and Charles Durning appeared on CBS in 2002
After the death of John Ritter in 2003, Garner joined the cast of "8 Simple Rules" as Grandpa Jim Egan and remained with the series until it finished in 2005
On April 21, 2006, a bronze statue of Garner as Bret Maverick was unveiled in Garner's hometown of Norman, Oklahoma, with Garner present at the ceremony
University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Steven W. Taylor, the mutual fund manager Michael F. Price, 2006 Miss America Jennifer Berry, former WNBA player and ESPN commentator Stacey Dales, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, and actors Van Heflin, Dennis Weaver, Ed Harris, James Garner, country recording artist Kellie Coffey, actress Olivia Munn, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Dari Nowkhah, actor and musician Christian Kane, and PGA Golf Professional Anthony Kim
In 2010, the Television Critics Association gave Garner its annual Career Achievement award
Kathleen Crowley - In his 2012 autobiography, "The Garner Files", James Garner cited Crowley as the series leading lady that he remembers most vividly five decades later