Years active 1949; 1963–92
|Name Anthony James|
|Born July 22, 1942 (age 81) (1942-07-22) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.|
Books Acting My Face: A Memoir
Movies Unforgiven, Burnt Offerings, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smel, In the Heat of the Night, High Plains Drifter
Similar People John Quade, Richard C Sarafian, John Hough, Clint Eastwood, Dan Curtis
Anthony james acting my face visual radio may 8 2014 with joe viglione
- Anthony james acting my face visual radio may 8 2014 with joe viglione
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- Early life
Actor anthony james donnelly show reel
James was born James Anthony in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1942, the only child of Greek immigrants George Anthony (1893–1951) and Marika Palla (1913–2008). He later reversed the order of his given name and surname for his acting career.
James made several guest appearances on the CBS-TV western series Gunsmoke during the series' run, appearing in different roles, most often playing the character of Elbert Moses. Other shows he has guest-starred on include: Hawaii Five-O; The High Chaparral; Bonanza; The Rookies; Buck Rogers in the 25th Century; Holmes and Yo-Yo; Quincy, M.E.; and CBS's Beauty and the Beast.
James has also appeared in a number of major feature films. His first major role was as Ralph, the diner counterman in 1967's In the Heat of the Night. Subsequent film appearances included P.J. (1968) and ...tick...tick...tick... (1970). James is also known for his role as one of the lynch mobsters in High Plains Drifter (1973), as well as the films Burnt Offerings (1976), Blue Thunder (1983), Nightmares (1983), and The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991).
He retired from acting in the early 1990s with his last film role in Clint Eastwood's 1992 Oscar-winning western, Unforgiven. He has since concentrated on painting. In 1994, he published a book of art and poetry, Language of the Heart. His autobiography, Acting My Face, was published in 2014.