James Woods

James Woods

Highest Rated: 95% True Believer (1989)

Lowest Rated: 7% The Specialist (1994)

Birthday: Apr 18, 1947

Birthplace: Vernal, Utah, USA

The poster child for "intense actor," James Woods made an indelible impression on moviegoers with his no-holds-barred performances as fast-talking, hard-nosed, often violent men. Possessing a keen intellect and formidable IQ, Woods initially studied political science before turning to theater fulltime in 1969. He turned in impressive performances on the stages of Broadway, followed by small roles in film and on television before gaining notoriety alongside Meryl Streep in the miniseries "Holocaust" (NBC, 1978). His uncompromising performance as an unrepentant killer in "The Onion Field" (1979) only solidified his growing reputation as one of the most incendiary young actors on the scene. Throughout the 1980s, Woods turned in one riveting performance after the other in projects that included "Videodrome" (1983), "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984), "Salvador" (1986), and "True Believer" (1989). He continued into the next decade with films such as "Citizen Cohn" (HBO, 1992), "Casino" (1995), "Ghosts of Mississippi" (1996), and "Another Day in Paradise" (1998). On television, Woods briefly starred in his own legal drama series, "Shark" (CBS, 2006-08), and made recurring appearances as an animated version of his over-the-top self in the cartoon sitcom "Family Guy" (Fox, 1999- ). Over the years, Woods had built a career that encompassed film, television and video games, as well as established him firmly at the upper-echelon of great contemporary American actors.

Highest rated movies

True Believer
Salvador
Once Upon a Time in America
The Onion Field
Cop
Night Moves
Casino
The Gambler

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Contact Narrator - 2016
33% 32% Bling Victor (Voice) - 2016
26% 57% Jamesy Boy Lt. Falton (Character) - 2014
28% 40% Jobs Jack Dudman (Character) $16.1M 2013
56% 64% Mary and Martha Mary's Father (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 26% Officer Down Capt. Verona (Character) $1.2K 2013
52% 62% White House Down Walker (Character) $73.1M 2013
77% 76% Too Big to Fail Dick Fuld (Character) - 2011
43% 34% Straw Dogs Tom Heddon (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 72% Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Owlman (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mia and the Migoo Unknown (Voice) - 2008
12% 47% An American Carol Agent Grosslight (Character) $7M 2008
79% 70% Surf's Up Reggie Belafonte (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet 21% End Game Vaughn Stevens (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 64% Ark Jallak (Voice) - 2005
33% 62% Pretty Persuasion Mr. Joyce (Character) $305.7K 2005
30% 42% Be Cool Tommy Athens (Character) $55.8M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Easter Egg Escapade Grab Takit (Voice) - 2004
No Score Yet 27% Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani (Character) - 2003
50% 44% This Girl's Life Pops (Character) - 2003
56% 66% Northfork Walter O'Brien (Character),
Executive Producer
$1.4M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun Gloomius Maximus (Voice) - 2002
23% 78% John Q Dr. Turner (Character) $71M 2002
81% 41% Stuart Little 2 Falcon (Voice) $64.7M 2002
49% 66% Riding in Cars With Boys Mr. Donofrio (Character) $29.8M 2001
44% 48% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within General Hein (Voice) $32.1M 2001
71% 37% Race to Space Dr. Wilhelm Von Huber (Character) - 2001
14% 52% Scary Movie 2 Priest (Character) $71.3M 2001
60% 56% Recess: School's Out Benedict (Voice) $36.7M 2001
40% 67% Dirty Pictures Dennis Barrie (Character) - 2000
54% 49% True Crime Alan Mann (Character) $16.6M 1999
52% 73% Any Given Sunday Dr. Harvey Mandrake (Character) $75.5M 1999
No Score Yet 36% Hercules: Zero to Hero Hades (Voice) - 1999
21% 46% The General's Daughter Col. Robert Moore (Character) $102.7M 1999
77% 81% The Virgin Suicides Mr. Lisbon (Character) $4.9M 1999
58% 62% Another Day in Paradise Mel (Character),
Producer
$1M 1999
42% 47% John Carpenter's Vampires Jack Crow (Character) $20.2M 1998
20% 43% Kicked in the Head Uncle Sam (Character) $102.7K 1997
66% 78% Contact Michael Kitz (Character) $100.9M 1997
84% 76% Hercules Hades; Lord of the Underworld (Voice) $99.1M 1997
No Score Yet 47% Killer: A Journal of Murder Carl Panzram (Character) $65.7K 1996
43% 62% Ghosts of Mississippi Byron De La Beckwith (Character) $13.1M 1996
No Score Yet 0% For Better or Worse Reggie Makeshift (Character) $25.9K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Summer of Ben Tyler Temple Rayburn (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 78% Indictment: The McMartin Trial Danny Davis (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 12% Curse of the Starving Class Weston Tate (Character) - 1995
75% 74% Nixon H.R. Haldeman (Character) $13.7M 1995
80% 93% Casino Lester Diamond (Character) $42.4M 1995
30% 28% The Getaway Jack Benyon (Character) $15.5M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane's House Paul Clark (Character) - 1994
7% 29% The Specialist Ned Trent (Character) $55.2M 1994
No Score Yet 31% Next Door Matt Coler (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 62% Citizen Cohn Roy Marcus Cohn (Character) - 1992
60% 77% Diggstown Gabriel Caine (Character) $4M 1992
60% 81% Chaplin Joseph Scott (Character) $8.3M 1992
42% 58% Straight Talk Jack Russell (Character) $20.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boys Walter Farmer (Character) - 1991
77% 53% The Hard Way Detective Lt. John Moss (Character) $24.5M 1991
No Score Yet 33% Women & Men: Stories of Seduction Robert (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 75% My Name Is Bill W. Bill Wilson (Character) - 1989
95% 63% True Believer Eddie Dodd (Character) $8.7M 1989
50% 55% Immediate Family Michael Spector (Character) $5.4M 1989
83% 49% Cop Lloyd Hopkins (Character),
Producer
$416K 1988
40% 49% The Boost Lenny Brown (Character) $766.8K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crimes of Passion Self - 1988
73% 55% Best Seller Cleve (Character) $2.9M 1987
No Score Yet 33% In Love and War James B. `'Jim'` Stockdale (Character) - 1987
89% 86% Salvador Richard Boyle (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promise D.J. (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Badge of the Assassin Robert K. Tannenbaum (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 56% Joshua Then and Now Joshua Shapiro (Character) $542.4K 1985
67% 50% Cat's Eye Dick Morrison (Character) - 1985
64% 45% Against All Odds Jake Wise (Character) - 1984
87% 93% Once Upon a Time in America Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz (Character) - 1984
78% 80% Videodrome Max Renn (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 76% Split Image Charles Pratt (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 55% Fast-Walking Fast-Walking (Character) - 1981
75% 38% Eyewitness Aldo Mercer (Character) - 1981
33% 50% The Black Marble The Fiddler (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 84% And Your Name Is Jonah Danny Corelli (Character) - 1979
85% 64% The Onion Field Gregory Ulas Powell (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 80% The Gift of Love Alfred Browning (Character) - 1978
44% 39% The Choirboys Harold Bloomguard (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 64% Raid on Entebbe Capt. Sammy Berg (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alex and the Gypsy Crainpool (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Disappearance of Aimee Asst. Disty. Atty. Joseph Ryan (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood Leonard "Lenny" Schoenfeld (Character) - 1976
83% 71% Night Moves Quentin (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Distance Larry (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foster and Laurie Walter the Addict (Character) - 1975
80% 76% The Gambler Bank officer (Character) - 1974
64% 81% The Way We Were Frankie McVeigh (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Great American Tragedy Rick (Character) - 1972
67% 57% Hickey & Boggs Lt. Wyatt (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 32% The Visitors Bill Schmidt (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Footsteps Reporter (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
72% 86% Ray Donovan Sully Sullivan (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2019 2013
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy James Woods as General Veers (Guest Voice) 2016 2012 2010 2008 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Futurescape With James Woods Host 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coma Unknown (Character) 2012
52% 60% Shark Deputy D.A. Sebastian Stark (Character) 2006-2008
66% 83% Entourage James Woods (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 83% ER Dr. Nate Lennox (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Founding Fathers John Adams (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2000
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1989 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Doug (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Larry Kirkoff (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE SHOWTIME: Ray Donovan Sully Sullivan (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE SHOWTIME Ray Donovan Sully Sullivan (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clerks: Uncensored Unknown (Guest Voice)

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