James Whitmore

James Whitmore

  • Highest Rated: 100% Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)
  • Lowest Rated: 24% The Serpent's Egg (1978)
  • Birthday: Oct 1, 1921
  • Birthplace: White Plains, New York, USA
  • Whitmore attended Yale, where he joined the Yale Drama School Players and co-founded the Yale radio station. After serving in World War II with the Marines, he did some work in stock and then debuted on Broadway in 1947's Command Decision. He entered films in 1949, going on to play key supporting roles; occasionally, he also played leads. For his work in Battleground (1949), his second film, he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. He starred in the early '60s TV series "The Law and Mr. Jones." He won much acclaim for his work in the one-man stage show Give 'Em Hell, Harry!, in which he played Harry Truman; he reprised the role in the 1975 screen version, for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination. After 1980 his screen appearances were infrequent. He is the father of actor James Whitmore Jr.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption' Actor 2004
No Score Yet A Ring of Endless Light Grandfather `Reverend' Eaton 2002
42% The Majestic Stan Keller 2001
No Score Yet Here's to Life Gus Corley 2000
34% The Relic Dr. Albert Frock 1997
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick Actor 1995
90% The Shawshank Redemption Brooks Hatlen 1994
No Score Yet Stringer Actor 1992
No Score Yet The West of the Imagination Actor 1991
No Score Yet Glory! Glory! Brother Lester 1990
No Score Yet Old Explorers Leinen Roth 1990
No Score Yet Dinosaurs Actor 1989
35% Nuts Judge Stanley Murdoch 1987
No Score Yet Favorite Son President Baker 1987
No Score Yet Frontier Heritage Actor 1987
No Score Yet American Playhouse Joe 1986
No Score Yet Great Bible Stories: Moses Actor 1986
80% The Adventures of Mark Twain Mark Twain 1985
No Score Yet Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible Actor 1985
No Score Yet Celebrity Clifford Casey 1985
No Score Yet Hail Columbia! Narrator 1982
63% The First Deadly Sin Dr. Sanford Ferguson 1980
No Score Yet American Short Story Charlie Tate 1980
No Score Yet Rage! Actor 1980
24% The Serpent's Egg The Priest 1978
No Score Yet The Word Actor 1978
100% Give 'em Hell, Harry! Harry S. Truman 1975
No Score Yet I Will Fight No More Forever Oliver O. Howard 1975
No Score Yet Where the Red Fern Grows Grandpa 1974
No Score Yet The Harrad Experiment Philip Tenhausen 1973
No Score Yet Chato's Land Joshua Everette 1971
55% Tora! Tora! Tora! Adm. Halsey 1970
No Score Yet Guns of the Magnificent Seven Levi Morgan 1969
No Score Yet The Split Herb Sutro 1968
88% Planet of the Apes President 1968
100% Madigan Kane 1968
No Score Yet Waterhole No. 3 Capt. Shipley 1967
No Score Yet Chuka Lou Trent 1967
No Score Yet Black like Me John Finley Horton 1964
No Score Yet Who Was That Lady? Harry Powell 1960
No Score Yet The Deep Six Cdr. Warren Meredith 1958
No Score Yet The Eddy Duchin Story Lou Sherwood 1956
No Score Yet Crime in the Streets Ben Wagner 1956
No Score Yet The Last Frontier Gus 1955
No Score Yet Battle Cry Sgt. Mac/Narrator 1955
No Score Yet The McConnell Story Ty 'Dad' Whitman 1955
92% Oklahoma! Carnes 1955
100% Them! Ben Peterson 1954
No Score Yet The Command Sgt. Elliott 1954
90% Kiss Me Kate Slug 1953
No Score Yet All the Brothers Were Valiant Fetcher 1953
No Score Yet The Great Diamond Robbery Actor 1953
No Score Yet The Girl Who Had Everything Charles `Chico' Menlow 1953
No Score Yet Above and Beyond Maj. Uanna 1952
No Score Yet Because You're Mine Sergeant 'Bat' Batterson 1952
No Score Yet It's a Big Country Mr. Stacey 1951
No Score Yet Across the Wide Missouri Actor 1951
83% The Red Badge of Courage Narrator 1951
No Score Yet Shadow in the Sky Lou 1951
No Score Yet The Next Voice You Hear Joe Smith, American 1950
97% The Asphalt Jungle Gus Ninissi 1950
No Score Yet Please Believe Me Vincent Maran 1950
No Score Yet The Outriders Clint Priest 1950
100% Battleground Kinnie 1949
No Score Yet The Undercover Man George Pappas 1949

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Director Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Director Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
Director Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
91% Suits
2011
Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
42% King & Maxwell
2013
Director
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Cleaner
2008-2009
Director
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Milton
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Raymond Oz
  • 1999
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Director
  • 1991
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Joe
  • 1987
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet The White Shadow
1978-1981
Jake Reeves
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Jim Forbes Amos Campbell Fitzpatrick Timothy Fitzpatrick
  • 1973
  • 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
John Postley
  • 1968
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
William Benteen
  • 1963
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Duclos Colonel
  • 1963
  • 1962

QUOTES FROM James Whitmore CHARACTERS

Slug
To flee or not to flee, that is the question.
Slug
Yeah. Going away is such sweet sorrow.
Brooks Hatlen
The World went and got itself in a big damn hurry.
Brooks Hatlen
The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.