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James Howard Woods was born on 18 April 1947,  in Vernal, Utah USA of part Irish ancestry. James Woods is an actor who has starred in around 130 films, TV shows, theater plays, as well contributing his voice to animated TV series and video games, in a career spanning over 45 years in the entertainment industry.

So just how rich is James Woods? Sources indicate that James’ net worth is now estimated to reach $45 million; his wealth should not surprise us is if we consider his long and successful career as an actor.

James Woods Net Worth $45 Million

James was raised in Warwick, Rhode Island, his father being a US intelligence officer and his mother running a preschool. That’s where he went to school before entering MIT to study political science, but James dropped out to pursue an acting career, apparently at the urging of Tim Affleck, father of Ben, who was manager at the Theater Company of Boston. His Hollywood career did not start right away. It was preceded by a number of stage parts in theater, including on Broadway. There is an amusing story about how he managed to get a part in his first Broadway show: James Woods is said to have pretended to be British in order to fit in the part in “Borstal Boy”! That really proves his acting skills, doesn’t it?

He appeared on film for the first time in 1971 (it was a movie called “All The Way Home) but his Hollywoood breakthrough didn’t come until 1979 with the film “The Onion Field”, which helped him gain the reputation of a promising new actor, especially as he was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as a killer in this film. Hi did not receive the award, but began to establish himself as an actor who is exceptionally good at playing killers and other villainous characters, as demonstrated in many later films.

Woods’ talent was acknowledged with three prestigious Emmy awards for his roles in the movies “Promise”, “My name is Bill W.”, and “Hercules”. The famous actor has other awards such as Golden Globe, Theatre World award and others in his pocket. His most well known films include “Videodrome”, “Once Upon a Time in America”, “Ghosts of Mississippi”, “Salvador”, and “Nixon”. His role in the TV production called “Shark” was one more success for Woods. Of course, all these appearances contributed significantly to James’ consistently rising net worth.

Among his more recent achievements are voice acting for world famous animated films and TV series such as “The Family Guy”, “The Simpsons” and “Stuart Little 2”. Considering the popularity of these productions, it is no surprise that James Woods wealth has reached such an impressive amount. Further, as if all the foregoing were not enough, Woods has also taken a role of a film producer of several films, including “Cop” in 1988, and “Another Day in Paradise” in 1998.

There is something to say about James Woods as a person. It is also known that he possesses an extraordinary intellect. His example makes it obvious that a highly intelligent artist is likely to become a very wealthy man, doesn’t it? However, it has to be mentioned that his professional success as well as his wealth did not prevent him from finding himself single at the age of 65. The actor has married twice, but both marriages ended in divorce; Kathryn Morrison(1980-83), and Sarah Owen(1989-90). It is curious that neither of his wives were actors, but despite that Woods is known for his relationships with other famous actresses, Seon Young among them. Perhaps his interest in golf and poker has left him in this situation!

Quick Facts

Birth date: 18 April 1947
Birth place: Vernal, Utah, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.803 m)
Profession:Actor, Television producer, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Sarah Owen (m. 1989–1990), Kathryn Morrison (m. 1980–1983)
Siblings:Michael Jeffrey Woods
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Is a conservative Democrat.
2He and his then fiancée filed a $2 million suit for harassment against his ex-girlfriend Sean Young in 1988, alleging that, for instance, Young left a disfigured doll on his doorstep and trampled the couple's expensive flower bed. The case was settled out of court in 1989.
3His father, who was born in Illinois, had English and German ancestry, with deep roots in the American Midwest. His mother, who was born in Rhode Island, was of Irish descent.
4As of 2013, his two Oscar nominated performances were for his portrayals on real life characters: Richard Boyle in Salvador (1986) and Byron De La Beckwith in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996).
5Has said he has an I.Q. of 180. Albert Einstein had an I.Q. of approximately 160. Another source lists Woods' I.Q. as 184. He scored a perfect 800 on the Verbal portion of the SAT and a 779 in Math.
6Is an avid video gamer.
7He plays a character who works for Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995) and played one of a band of men who wore Nixon masks when they robbed a police depository in Best Seller (1987).
8Writes with his right hand mostly but does pretty much everything else with his left.
9Is good friends with Sharon Stone and told Cigar Aficionado in an interview that he considers her one of the smartest women in the movie business.
10Is against capital punishment.
11Hades from the Disney franchise is his favorite role and he states that he'll continue playing the character, whenever needed, until the day he dies because he loves the character so very much.
12Childhood friend of Wall Street Journal personal technology columnist Walter Mossberg.
13He was considered a brilliant student, enrolling in a UCLA linear algebra course while still attending high school. He scored a perfect 800 on the verbal SAT and a 779 on the math portion.
14Referred to composer Howard Shore as the Bernard Herrmann of the synthesizer.
15Got his third television role, as a thug on Kojak (1973), after Richard Dreyfuss and Martin Sheen had turned it down.
16He was accepted into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a full scholarship, majoring not in the physical sciences but in political science. He also pursued acting, appearing in 36 plays at MIT, Harvard, and the Theater Company of Boston and also performed in summer stock at the Provincetown Playhouse. He dropped out of MIT during his last year to move to New York and pursue acting full-time.
17Loves photography.
18Quit smoking cigarettes in 1993. Played as a man trying to break the habit using drastic, preventive measures in Stephen King's Cat's Eye (1985).
19Enjoys playing golf.
20Loves cooking and is an excellent chef.
21Visits his family in Rhode Island frequently.
22The high school in the animated series Family Guy (1999) was named after him (James Woods High School).
23Is the son of a United States Army intelligence officer.
24Is ambidextrous (as seen in The Virgin Suicides (1999), writes on chalkboard with both hands).
25Provided the voice of Carl, the straight-laced rabbit in the pet store across the street from a rental station, in a series of Blockbuster commercials.
262001: While on a commercial flight from Boston to Los Angeles in August, he noticed a group of men acting suspiciously on the plane and informed a flight attendant that he felt they were planning to hijack the plane. He has thus been in several interviews with FBI agents since the September 11 attacks.
271997: Was engaged to actress Missy Crider; they met when she played his daughter in the television movie Jane's House (1994).
28Member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity.
29Older brother of actor Michael Jeffrey Woods.
30Majored in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
31Fired his agent for not telling him of Quentin Tarantino's offer to star as Mr. Orange/Freddie in Reservoir Dogs (1992).
32He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
33A reserve officer in the Los Angeles Police Department.
34Received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 15, 1998.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Northfork (2003)$5,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Experienced at delivering wisecracks
2Pockmarked face with intense eyes
3Characters who have short tempers or are quickly angered
4Often plays weaselly but intergrating characters
5Often plays eccentric, fast-talking characters


Quotes

#Quote
1The '80s period was some of the greatest filmmaking ever, and a lot of those films are lost forever.
2Oliver Stone was pretty much going to offer me Wall Street (1987), but I was committed to doing Cop (1988). He said, "Don't be silly, go and do Wall Street", and I told him I was going to do Cop. You know, could have been a mistake! But I have no regrets.
3So much of what Hollywood does now, I'm sorry to say... they're busy with the political agenda, socially political agenda, and that's fine. But the older white heterosexual European male is only the villain in movies. Very rarely are we anything but the villain now.
4[2005] I can honestly say that I'm in a business where I would happily have worked for free every day of my life.
5[on working on independent films] Starting with The Onion Field (1979) and Salvador (1986) and movies like that, I've been doing this for 20 years. And the lifeblood of my career has been independent film. I mean, I got one Oscar nomination for a studio film, Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), but, you know, its heart was in the right place. It was dealing with a socially important issue.
6After I read the script for Shark (2006), I thought, Wow I haven't read a part like this in 10 years. Men in their 50s are typecast as the corporate villain. Shark (2006) gave me the opportunity to be a tainted hero - the best kind of hero to portray. It's a golden opportunity for an old samurai like myself.
7I'm cautious of people who are too charming. Charming people can be dangerous - my alarm goes off immediately.
8Shark (2006) came at a time when I didn't really need the work at all. I didn't take it for the money. I live a very modest life. I don't want a private jet. I'm just a non-material guy.
9I just like to pick things that are just different, challenging and that maybe people wouldn't expect me to do or that I wouldn't have done before.
10[on Oliver Stone] An artist whose vision transcends politics. And his passion isn't bogus - he doesn't play "Imagine" at the end of Platoon (1986) to break people's hearts.
11But, you know, feminists have just destroyed the world as we, know it. I haven't met a woman lately, and I'm talking about women who work and have a high position, who doesn't agree with that. It has just destroyed relationships between men and women. Men and women are very wary of each other now. I listen to these feminists rave about, "How dare they attack Bill Clinton for having a little consensual sex act", but went nuts because Clarence Thomas allegedly made a joke about a Coke can. And the other guy is humiliating his wife and getting oral sex while he's talking about Bosnia to a congressman. Hello? Barbara Boxer is, you know, the most worthless, hypocritical "feminist" loser on the face of the earth .... I just loathe with every fiber of my being, liars. My second ex-wife was a liar. And Nixon was a liar. And this Clinton is a liar. I have no respect for him no matter what in the world he ever does.
12"Scratch a liberal and you'll find a fascist ... I'm not joking. You look at what's happening in this country now. Catharine MacKinnon thinks that we should now limit free speech, anything that offends a woman should now no longer be allowed - no reasonable man or woman in this country would subscribe to that, it's just insanity." (1994)
13"I love George W. Bush right now - and I always have! I'm the only guy in L.A. who voted for him" (January 2002).
14Do you think I want to be the one lone voice against the Hollywood liberal establishment? It's not going to do me any good.
15Achieving success as an actor has not been easy for me. My biggest, probably most irrational complaint has been that I've had to work harder for what I've gotten. I've seen other people with nepotism or wealth or cheesy good looks on their side who've had it easy, whereas I felt that I had to 'overprove' myself. No one ever went out of their way and said, 'Let's make Jimmy Woods a star.' With many frustrations and disappointments early in my career, I went into a deep depression. One time, I just sat in a chair for eighteen days. I worked my way out of that depressed state, but it took three years of therapy.
16I've never formally studied with anybody but I've always loved great photography. I like to shoot people. I always like to get into faces when there is something happening. It comes from the same motive as acting -- which is wanting to understand how people think and what they do. It feels exactly the same. You are observing human nature. I'm doing one by recreating it on film and another by capturing it on film. I just love studying human behavior.
17My nightmare in life, my absolute fundamental, overwhelming, egregious nightmare, is Bill Gates' vision of the future, where there will be a video camera on every corner and every conversation will be recorded. Man, I'd rather put a pitchfork in my eyes than live in a world like that.
18I am one of those guys who could do the most emotional scene and crack a joke instantly. I'm lucky. I'm just like an idiot savant. I have one enormously enjoyable, pleasurable--for me--talent, which is being able to act. I do it without any confusion or restriction or ambivalence or hesitation, and it just flows, almost as naturally as anything in my life. So I don't have a big burden about it. I'm not one of those 'method' guys. I'm tired of the Actors' Studio bullshit that has ruined movies for 40 years. All these guys running around pretending they are turnips or whatever the hell they do. You just play the character as he really is. As a loudmouth, blowhard, coward, shithead. You know, it's OK to be just who the guy is. One of the reasons that I'm not very good about talking about the process of acting is that so much of it requires you to be unconscious [of it] when you do it. When you're aware of what you're doing, it's never very good. If you just let go and you're in the scene, all of a sudden, it's good. I can't act; I swear to you, I feel like I can't. I dread it every time I do it. I feel like the more I do it, the less I know. Which is a good thing.
19Robert Redford understands film acting better than anybody on the face on the earth. You know how some carnivores get every bit of meat off of a carcass they can? Well, there's nobody who gets as much blood out of a moment as Redford. Within the range of his talent, he knows how to get every single note available, and he is a genius not only at getting those notes but in making them fully accessible to his audience. He is one of the few actors that can play three or four emotions at the same time, and he is amazing; he truly understands the subtlety of film acting.
20If you star in movies, which I predominantly do, most agents would assume that you don't want to do a two-day part in a movie. But when you read a script like Casino and you know it is being directed by a genius like Martin Scorcese, you say, hey, I'll be an extra in this movie. I'll do anything. I called up Marty and said, 'Any part, anytime, anyplace, anywhere.' Because I want to work in good scripts with good directors, and this was a great script with a phenomenal director, it makes the choice really easy. We ended up making a two-scene part into a 10- scene part. Which proves my point. When you're working with great people and great material, you're going to milk it. I have learned that you can't be a champion unless you are in the championship zone. You can't win unless you're in the zone, whatever winning might mean. Right now, maybe they are not going to star me in a $100 million movie all by myself the way they would some other actor, but if I'm in that championship zone, I have got a shot.
21A cardinal rule of being a movie star, according to the agents and all the people who have wisdom, is that you should be aloof, do very little press and you shouldn't ever get on television. I don't think there is a piece of political film making in the United States that is a good as, let alone better than, Citizen Cohn. Let's assume that I am not even in the picture. I mean, just the writer of the piece, David Franzoni. I look at Promise, written by Richard Friendenberg and directed by Glenn Jordan, a wonderful director. Forgetting that I am in it, just looking at the material itself, My Name Is Bill W. would not have had the same impact if it were a feature film; it would have come and gone. But on television, 25 million people get to watch it all at the same time. So television has a power all its own and it has an allure all its own, and I think that television often deals with more meaningful subjects than many feature films do.
22I always have a rule that acting is acting and truth is truth and you just go out there and you do it. But what happens in each medium is that you have other responsibilities. The acting remains the same, but each medium dictates assuming other halves to make the acting work. When I'm working on a film, I just play the absolute purity of the moments. I don't worry about the pacing, because the pacing is going to be dictated by the director and the editor. On the stage I have to give pacing to the play. As an actor, you, in fact, become the editor of the piece, in terms of the timing. You are required to engineer the pace yourself. In television, everything is in so close, that you realize that most of what you do has to register in your thought process.
23"It was a very wrenching and painful decision for me--in my senior year at MIT, on high dean's list and full scholarships--to decide that maybe I wanted to be an artist. I think it is actually something that my father would understand. Whether I'm making 30 grand a day or union scale, I have found something that I truly love, and that is something he would have admired." - On leaving school to go to NYC and become an actor.
24I was really bright as a kid and tested well, and it was clear that I was going to get scholarships to any schools I wanted. My dad always said I could be an engineer; at that time it was the elite of society: steady job, working in science, which was then the answer to every problem we had. It was kind of a mandate. Kind of a dream he had for me.
25My parents loved each other. I was raised in a house of total love and respect. My dad worked very hard and my mother was incredibly devoted to him. I can unequivocally, without any peradventure of doubt, tell you that I was raised with the kind of love that we only dream of. My mother and my father loved me and my brother like we love the air we breathe--out of necessity. It was a necessity for them to love us in some deep inner genetic calling in their hearts and minds and souls. I have that as a standard.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionRudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
2003Maverick Tribute AwardCinequest San Jose Film Festival
2002Achievement in ActingSan Diego Film Festival
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDirty Pictures (2000)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramHercules (1998)
2000Role Model AwardYoung Hollywood Awards
1999Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorVampires (1998)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceHercules (1997)
1998Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 15 October 1998. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaKiller: A Journal of Murder (1995)
1996Best ActorSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalKiller: A Journal of Murder (1995)
1993American Television AwardAmerican Television AwardsBest Actor in a Made for TV MovieCitizen Cohn (1992)
1990Magnolia AwardShanghai International TV FestivalBest ActorHallmark Hall of Fame (1951)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialMy Name Is Bill W. (1989)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionPromise (1986)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialPromise (1986)
1987Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the YearTogether with 'James Garner'.
1987Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadSalvador (1986)
1979KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Onion Field (1979)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012ACCA TVAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Supporting Actor (TV Movie or Mini-Series)Coma (2012)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesToo Big to Fail (2011)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or MovieToo Big to Fail (2011)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionToo Big to Fail (2011)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaShark (2006)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorER (1994)
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieRudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
2001Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDirty Pictures (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesDirty Pictures (2000)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Virgin Suicides (1999)
1997OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleGhosts of Mississippi (1996)
1997Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureGhosts of Mississippi (1996)
1997Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
1997CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorGhosts of Mississippi (1996)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorGhosts of Mississippi (1996)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionIndictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
1996ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleGhosts of Mississippi (1996)· Alec Baldwin
· Whoopi Goldberg
· Virginia Madsen
· Craig T. Nelson
· Lucas Black
· William H. Macy
· Susanna Thompson
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastNixon (1995)· Joan Allen
· Brian Bedford
· Powers Boothe
· Kevin Dunn
· Fyvush Finkel
· Annabeth Gish
· Tony Goldwyn
· Larry Hagman
· Ed Harris
· Edward Herrmann
· Anthony Hopkins
· Bob Hoskins
· Madeline Kahn
· E.G. Marshall
· David Paymer
· David Hyde Pierce
· Paul Sorvino
· Mary Steenburgen
· J.T. Walsh
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialIndictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
1995ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleCasino (1995)· Robert De Niro
· Sharon Stone
· Joe Pesci
· Don Rickles
· Kevin Pollak
1995CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesIndictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Dramatic SeriesFallen Angels (1993)
1993Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionCitizen Cohn (1992)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialCitizen Cohn (1992)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesCitizen Cohn (1992)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionMy Name Is Bill W. (1989)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in Informational ProgrammingCrimes of Passion (1988)
1989Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadThe Boost (1988)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionIn Love and War (1987)
1988Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadBest Seller (1987)
1987OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleSalvador (1986)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Onion Field (1979)
1980NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorThe Onion Field (1979)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorGhosts of Mississippi (1996)
1997SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorGhosts of Mississippi (1996)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1979NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Onion Field (1979)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Justice League Action2016-2017TV SeriesLex Luthor Repulse
Family Guy2005-2016TV SeriesJames Woods Family Guy James Woods Simpsons James Woods ...
Bling2016Victor (voice)
Jamesy Boy2014Lt. Falton
Ray Donovan2013TV SeriesSully Sullivan
White House Down2013Walker
Mary and Martha2013TV MovieMary's Father
Jobs2013Jack Dudman
Officer Down2013/IICaptain Verona
Coma2012TV Mini-SeriesDr. Howard Stark
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom2012Video GameHades (voice)
Straw Dogs2011Tom Heddon
Too Big to Fail2011TV MovieRichard Fuld
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded2010Video GameHades (English version, voice)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths2010VideoOwlman (voice)
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep2010Video GameHades (voice)
iCarly2009TV SeriesSecurity Guard #2
An American Carol2008Agent Grosslight
Shark2006-2008TV SeriesSebastian Stark
Surf's Up2007Reggie Belafonte (voice)
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video GameHades (English version, voice)
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video GameGeorge Sheffield (voice)
Entourage2006TV SeriesJames Woods
End Game2006Vaughn Stevens
ER2006TV SeriesDr. Nate Lennox
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video GameHades (English version, voice)
Ark2005Jallak (voice)
Be Cool2005Tommy Athens
Pretty Persuasion2005Hank Joyce
Odd Job Jack2005TV SeriesManny Kowalski
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video GameMike Toreno (voice)
The Easter Egg Adventure2004Grab Takit (voice)
This Girl's Life2003Pops
Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story2003TV MovieRudolph 'Rudy' Giuliani
Northfork2003Walter O'Brien
Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe2002TV ShortPrison Guard / Head Viking (US version, voice)
Little Warriors2002Narrator
House of Mouse2001-2002TV SeriesHades
Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun2002VideoGloomius Maximus (voice)
Stuart Little 22002Falcon (voice)
Kingdom Hearts2002Video GameHades (voice)
John Q2002Dr. Raymond Turner
Mickey's House of Villains2001VideoHades (voice)
Race to Space2001Dr. Wilhelm von Huber
Riding in Cars with Boys2001Mr. Leonard Donofrio
Scary Movie 22001Father McFeely
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within2001General Hein (voice)
Clerks2001TV SeriesMajor Baklava
Recess: School's Out2001Dr. Philliam "Phil" Benedict (voice)
Dirty Pictures2000TV MovieDennis Barrie
Hooves of Fire1999TV ShortNarrator (US version, voice)
Play It to the Bone1999Ringside Fan
Any Given Sunday1999Dr. Harvey Mandrake
The General's Daughter1999Col. Robert Moore
The Virgin Suicides1999Ronald Lisbon
True Crime1999Alan Mann
Hercules1998-1999TV SeriesHades
Hercules: Zero to Hero1999VideoHades: Lord of the Dead (voice)
Vampires1998Jack Crow
Another Day in Paradise1998Mel
Of Light and Darkness1998Video GameGar Hob (voice)
Disney's Hades Challenge1998Video GameHades (voice)
Hercules1997Video GameHades (voice)
Contact1997Michael Kitz
Hercules1997Hades (voice)
Kicked in the Head1997Uncle Sam
Disney's Animated Storybook: Hercules1997Video GameHades (voice)
Ghosts of Mississippi1996Byron De La Beckwith
The Summer of Ben Tyler1996TV MovieTemple Rayburn
Nixon1995H.R. Haldeman
Casino1995Lester Diamond
Killer: A Journal of Murder1995Carl Panzram
Indictment: The McMartin Trial1995TV MovieDanny Davis
For Better or Worse1995Reggie Makeshift
The Specialist1994Ned Trent
Curse of the Starving Class1994Weston Tate
Next Door1994TV MovieMatt Coler
The Getaway1994Jack Benyon
The Simpsons1994TV SeriesJames Woods
Jane's House1994TV MoviePaul Clark
Fallen Angels1993TV SeriesMickey Cohen
Dream On1993TV SeriesDennis Youngblood
Chaplin1992Joseph Scott
Citizen Cohn1992TV MovieRoy Marcus Cohn
Diggstown1992Gabriel Caine
Straight Talk1992Jack
The Boys1991TV MovieWalter Farmer
The Hard Way1991John Moss
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction1990TV MovieRobert
Immediate Family1989Michael Spector
My Name Is Bill W.1989TV MovieBill Wilson
True Believer1989Eddie Dodd
The Boost1988Lenny Brown
Cop1988Lloyd Hopkins
Best Seller1987Cleve
In Love and War1987TV MovieJames B. Stockdale
Promise1986TV MovieD.J.
Salvador1986Richard Boyle
Badge of the Assassin1985TV MovieRobert K. Tanenbaum, Assistant District Attorney
Joshua Then and Now1985Joshua Shapiro
Cat's Eye1985Dick Morrison
Once Upon a Time in America1984Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz
Against All Odds1984Jake Wise
Videodrome1983Max Renn
Split Image1982Charles Pratt
Fast-Walking1982Fast-Walking
Eyewitness1981Aldo Mercer
The Black Marble1980The Fiddler
Young Maverick1979-1980TV SeriesLem Fraker
The Onion Field1979Gregory Ulas Powell
...And Your Name Is Jonah1979TV MovieDanny Corelli
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel1979TV MovieSin Eater
The Gift of Love1978TV MovieAlfred Browning
The Billion Dollar Bubble1978Art Lewis
Holocaust1978TV Mini-SeriesKarl Weiss
The Choirboys1977Harold Bloomguard
Family1977TV SeriesDr. Robert Styles
Raid on Entebbe1976TV MovieCapt. Sammy Berg
Police Story1976TV SeriesLewis Packer
The Disappearance of Aimee1976TV MovieAsst. Disty. Atty. Joseph Ryan
Barnaby Jones1976TV SeriesDanny Reeves
Alex & the Gypsy1976Crainpool
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar1976TV Series
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood1975TV MovieLeonard 'Lenny' Schoenfeld
Foster and Laurie1975TV MovieWalter the Addict
The Rookies1975TV SeriesTed Ayres
The Streets of San Francisco1975TV SeriesDoug
Welcome Back, Kotter1975TV SeriesAlex Welles
Distance1975Larry
Night Moves1975Quentin
The Gambler1974Bank Officer
The Rockford Files1974TV SeriesLarry Kirkoff
Kojak1974TV SeriesCaz
The Way We Were1973Frankie McVeigh
A Great American Tragedy1972TV MovieRick
Footsteps1972TV MovieReporter
Hickey & Boggs1972Lt. Wyatt
The Visitors1972Bill Schmidt
All the Way Home1971TV MovieAndrew Lynch

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Northfork2003executive producer
Another Day in Paradise1998producer
Cop1988producer
Futurescape with James Woods2013TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Shark2007-2008TV Series producer - 16 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hercules1999TV Series performer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga2002Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga2002Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Deal2008/Ithanks
Biography2003TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
HBO First Look1999TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
First Contact2016/IDocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Poker Night in America2015TV SeriesHimself
Citizen Carly2015DocumentaryNarrator
Journey to Sundance2014DocumentaryHimself
Futurescape with James Woods2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Any Given Tuesday2013ShortHimself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose1995-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Expedition Week2011TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Pass the Sugar2009DocumentaryNarrator (unconfirmed)
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres2008TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Creating 'Shark'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Biography2003-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Headline News2006TV SeriesHimself
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2006TV SeriesHimself
Naked2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Poker Royale: The James Woods Gang vs. The Unabombers2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Captain, The James Woods Gang
Buddy2005DocumentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
World Poker Tour2004TV SeriesHimself
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bareknuckle Film Making: The Making of Northfork2003Video documentary shortHimself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Moments in Time2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro2003TV MovieHimself
Behind the Scenes of 'John Q'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Ring of Truth: The Onion Field2002Video documentary shortHimself
Founding Brothers2002TV Movie documentaryJohn Adams (voice)
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member
The Real Untouchables2001TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
HBO First Look1999-2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Mr. Donofrio
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal'2001Video documentaryHimself - N.Y. Premiere After Party
The Daily Show2000-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Into the Valley of Death2001Video documentaryHimself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Performance by Male Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The World Sports Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone2001Video documentaryHimself
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored2001Video documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rotten TV2000TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cheating Las Vegas2000Video documentaryNarrator
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Motion Picture Actor
Founding Fathers2000TV Mini-Series documentaryJohn Adams
The Directors1999-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute1999TV MovieHimself
True Crime: The Scene of the Crime1999Video documentary shortHimself
World's Deadliest Earthquakes1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The General's Daughter: Behind the Secrets1999Video documentary shortHimself
The Road to Rapture1999TV Movie documentaryNarrator
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1999TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1998TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood & Vinyl1998TV SeriesHimself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: The Antiheroes1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: The Wilder Shores of Love1998TV Movie documentaryNarrator
America's Endangered Species: Don't Say Good-bye1998TV Movie documentaryNarrator
I Think I Cannes1997Himself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese1997TV Special documentaryHimself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture & Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Special Award to Rob Reiner
The Making of 'Hercules'1997Video documentary shortHimself - Voice of 'Hades'
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Annual Artists Rights Foundation Honors Martin Scorsese1996TV MovieHimself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 17th Annual CableACE Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Nixon: Featurette1995Video documentary shortHimself
Golf: The Greatest Game1994TV Movie documentary
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made For TV
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1981-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host & Choir Member
The 12th Annual CableACE Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Host
Larry King TNT Extra1990TV MovieHimself
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHimself - Host
Wildfire1990TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Commitment to Life IV: Los Angeles AIDS Project Benefit1990TV MovieHimself
The TV Academy Annual Tribute: A Salute to Angela Lansbury1990TV MovieHimself - Speaker
7th Annual American Cinema Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter
Saturday Night Live1989TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in Miniseries or Special
The 1989 Annual MTV Video Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Donahue1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood on Horses1989Video documentaryHimself
Crimes of Passion1988TV MovieHimself - Host
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Happy New Year, America1986TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Frame2013TV SeriesMax Renn
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix2013Video GameHades
The Frollo Show2011-2012TV SeriesHades
Close Up2011TV SeriesHimself
That Fellow in the Coat2010TV SeriesHades
Hollywood contra Franco2008DocumentaryFrankie McVeigh
ER2007TV SeriesDr. Nate Lennox
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories2007Video GameHades
Casino: The Cast and Characters2005Video documentary shortLester Diamond
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories2004Video GameHades (uncredited)
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust2004Documentary
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHimself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - #88 Sean Young Pursues James Woods
The American Nightmare2000DocumentaryHimself
Hercules1999TV SeriesHades
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialLester Diamond

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