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Dennis James

Highest Rated:   63% Rocky III (1982)
Lowest Rated:   63% Rocky III (1982)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
The career of actor and announcer Dennis James was filled with firsts: first television variety show host, first sports show host, first television wrestling announcer, and first live television newsreel commentator. James was also the first to host an Easter Parade broadcast and the first to do a videotaped commercial. In addition to these accomplishments, James hosted early incarnations of game shows such as The Name's the Same (from 1954-55), the syndicated version of The Price Is Right (1972-76) and Name That Tune ( 1974-75). The Jersey City native began his career in radio, but switched to television 1938, working for the DuMont TV station in New York City. DuMont founded its own network in 1946 and James became the host of a few of its game shows and served as the commentator to their wrestling matches. James also hosted the daytime variety show Okay, Mother. His television career continued through 1975. James also sporadically appeared in a few feature films, including Rocky III (in 1982, as a wrestling commentator) and The Method (1997). James died of lung cancer at the age of 79.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Battle for the Olympia, Vol. XI - 2006
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Battle for the Olympia, Vol. VI - 2001
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet The Battle for the Olympia, Vol. V - 2000
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Method
  • The Dean
1997
63% Rocky III
  • Wrestling Commentator #1
1982
No Score Yet The One and Only
  • Himself
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Chumley
  • 1966

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