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Occupation  Actor
Children  Jessica Lee Noble
Education  Actors Studio
Role  Actor
Name  James Noble

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Born  March 5, 1922 (age 93) (1922-03-05) Dallas, Texas
Spouse  Carolyn Coates (m. 1956–2005)
Movies and TV shows  Benson, 10, 1776, Being There, Airplane II: The Sequel
Similar People  Inga Swenson, Caroline McWilliams, Missy Gold, Robert Guillaume, Ethan Phillips

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James Wilkes Noble (March 5, 1922 – March 28, 2016) was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the sweet-natured, naive governor on ABC's 1979–86 sitcom Benson.


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Life and career

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Noble was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Lois Frances (née Wilkes) and Ralph Byrne Noble. He studied acting and engineering at Southern Methodist University before leaving to serve in the United States Navy during World War II.

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Returning from the war, Noble studied acting under Lee Strasberg and made appearances in Broadway theatre, and his television career started in soap operas, such as The Brighter Day, As the World Turns, The Doctors and A World Apart. His big screen roles included: Reverend John Witherspoon in the film version of the Broadway musical 1776 (1972); assorted roles as doctors in films such as One Summer Love (1976), 10 (1979) and Promises in the Dark (1979); Kaufman, the president's chief of staff, in Being There (1979); Father O'Flanagan in the comedy sequel Airplane II: The Sequel (1982); Sinclair in A Tiger's Tale (1987); Chief Wilkins in the comedy Paramedics (1988) and Dr. Bailey in Chances Are (1989).

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In 2005, he co-founded Open the Gate Pictures with actress Colleen Murphy, and produced and starred in the short film Glacier Bay which won several awards at film festivals in the United States. Noble played the live action version of Archie Comics character Hiram Lodge in the movie, Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again (1990).

Personal life

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Noble was married to actress Carolyn Coates from 1956 until her death in 2005. They had one child, a daughter.

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Noble had lived with his family in Leonia, New Jersey before moving to California in 1980.

Noble died on March 28, 2016, twenty-three days after his 94th birthday, in Connecticut. A spokesman for Noble's family said that the actor had suffered a stroke the week before his death.


  • What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) - Board Member (uncredited)
  • The Sporting Club (1971) - Canon Pritchard
  • Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me (1971)
  • 1776 (1972) - Rev. John Witherspoon (NJ)
  • Who? (1974) - General Deptford
  • One Summer Love (1976) - Dr. Lee
  • Death Play (1976) - Norman
  • 10 (1979) - Dr. Miles
  • Promises in the Dark (1979) - Dr. Blankenship
  • Being There (1979) - Kaufman
  • Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) - Father O'Flanagan
  • A Tiger's Tale (1987) - Sinclair
  • You Talkin' to Me? (1987) - Peter Archer
  • Paramedics (1988) - Chief Wilkins
  • Chances Are (1989) - Dr. Bailey
  • Bang (1995) - Rooftop Dealer
  • Fake (2011) - Mssr. Rousseau
  • References

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