Knowledge Identifier: +James_Whitmore
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1921.
Countries: United States (83%), California (7%), France (3%)
Linked to: Yale University, Amherst High School, Actors Studio, Disney Channel
The Asphalt Jungle - The heist film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore, and, in a minor but key role, Marilyn Monroe, an unknown at the time who was pictured but not mentioned on the posters
Peter Falk - In 1961, Falk was nominated for an "Emmy *award" for his performance in the episode "Cold Turkey" of James Whitmore's short-lived series "The Law and Mr. Jones" on ABC
Eduard Franz - In 1961, Franz guest starred as Gustave Helmer in the ABC legal drama "The Law and Mr. Jones" with James Whitmore in the title role and Jack Mullaney as a second guest
Tom Bosley - In 1962, he portrayed Assistant District Attorney Ryan in the episode "The Man Who Wanted to Die" on James Whitmore's ABC legal drama "The Law and Mr. Jones"
Oliver O. Howard - James Whitmore portrayed General Howard in the 1975 television film, "I Will Fight No More Forever", about the U.S. Army campaign against the Nez Perce and the surrender of Chief Joseph in 1877
Jeff Marcus - Between 1980-1990, Marcus appeared on and off-Broadway in such plays as, "The Survivor" and "Almost an Eagle" starring James Whitmore
Simon MacCorkindale - In the 1980s, he directed three performances of the play "Sleuth", starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Howard Keel and James Whitmore, and a Los Angeles production of "The Merchant of Venice ", and starred in the one-man show "The Importance of Being Oscar" at the Globe Playhouse in 1981
Mark Twain - He was later brought to life by James Whitmore in the 1985 Will Vinton Claymation film The Adventures of Mark Twain
In 2002, Whitmore got the role of the Grandfather in the Disney Channel original film "A Ring of Endless Light"
In 2003, Whitmore appeared as Josh Brolin's father on the short-lived NBC drama series Mister Sterling
Although not always politically active, in 2007, Whitmore generated some publicity with his endorsement of Barack Obama for U.S. President
In 2010, James Whitmore, Jr. and his two children , actress-director Aliah Whitmore and artist-production designer Jacob Whitmore, formed the theatre group Whitmore Eclectic