James Whitmore - Rotten Tomatoes

James Whitmore

Highest Rated:   100% Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)
Lowest Rated:   23% The Serpent's Egg (1978)
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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.

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
33% The Relic
  • Dr. Albert Frock
1997
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick
  • Actor
1995
91% 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
38% 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
No Score Yet 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
23% 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
57% 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
90% 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
96% 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
90% 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 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
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2016
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
88% Suits
2011
  • Director
  • 2014
42% King & Maxwell
2013
  • Director
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Milton
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • William Benteen
  • 1963

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