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James Coburn (I) (1928–2002)


Lanky, charismatic and versatile actor with an amazing grin that put everyone at ease, James Coburn studied acting at UCLA, and then moved to New York to study under noted acting coach Stella Adler. After being noticed in several stage productions, Coburn appeared in a handful of minor westerns before being cast as the knife-throwing, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc. Waternoose
(2001)
The Great Escape
The Great Escape Sedgwick 'Manufacturer'
(1963)
The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor Harlan Hartley
(1996)
Eraser
Eraser WitSec Chief Beller
(1996)

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 2002 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Slaugterhouse Sid Perelli
- The Immortal (2002) ... Slaugterhouse Sid Perelli
 2001 Walter and Henry (TV Movie)
Charlie
 2000 Missing Pieces (TV Movie)
Atticus Cody
 1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (TV Movie)
Morris Gunn
 1999 Noah's Ark (TV Mini-Series)
The 'Peddler'
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... The 'Peddler'
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... The 'Peddler'
 1999 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Boone Paladin
- Judgment (1999) ... Boone Paladin (voice, uncredited)
 1998 Mr. Murder (TV Movie)
Drew Oslett, Sr.
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series)
The Archbishop
- The Wild Swans (1998) ... The Archbishop (voice)
 1997 The Second Civil War (TV Movie)
Jack Buchan
 1997 Skeletons (TV Movie)
Frank Jove
 1997 Profiler (TV Series)
Charles Vanderhorn
- Shadow of Angels: Part 2 (1997) ... Charles Vanderhorn
- Shadow of Angels (1997) ... Charles Vanderhorn
 1996 The Cherokee Kid (TV Movie)
Cyrus B. Bloomington
 1996 Okavango: Africa's Savage Oasis (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1996 Football America (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Walter Brock
- Upbringings (1995) ... Walter Brock
 1995 Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder (TV Movie)
Jeffery Winslow
 1995 The Avenging Angel (TV Movie)
Porter Rockwell
 1994 Christmas Reunion (TV Movie)
Santa
 1994 Greyhounds (TV Movie)
 1994 Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice (TV Movie)
Jeffrey Winslow
 1990-1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Looten Plunder
- The Night of the Wolf (1992) ... Looten Plunder (voice)
- Bitter Waters (1992) ... Looten Plunder (voice)
- Fare Thee Whale (1992) ... Looten Plunder (voice)
- Summit to Save Earth: Part 1 (1992) ... Looten Plunder (voice)
- The Blue Car Line (1992) ... Looten Plunder (voice)
 1992 Mastergate (TV Movie)
Major Manley Battle
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Cyrus Ramsey
- Day of the Dead (1992) ... Cyrus Ramsey
 1992 The Fifth Corner (TV Series)
Dr. Grandwell
 1992 Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (TV Movie)
Jim Hathaway
 1992 True Facts (TV Movie)
 1991 Silverfox (TV Movie)
Robert Fox
 1985 Sins of the Father (TV Movie)
Frank Murchison
 1984 Draw! (TV Movie)
Sam Starret
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
The Gypsy
- Pinocchio (1984) ... The Gypsy
 1983 Digital Dreams (TV Movie)
 1983 Malibu (TV Movie)
Tom Wharton
 1981 Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls (TV Movie)
Henry Bellamy
 1980/II Escape (TV Series)
Narrator
 1978 The Dain Curse (TV Mini-Series)
Hamilton Nash
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Earl Chafee
- The Man Who Saved His Country (1964) ... Earl Chafee
 1964 Route 66 (TV Series)
Hamar Neilsen
- Kiss the Monster - Make Him Sleep (1964) ... Hamar Neilsen
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Major French
- The Old Man in the Cave (1963) ... Major French
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Steve Kowlowski
- Oh, You Shouldn't Have Done It (1963) ... Steve Kowlowski
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Kelly
- Uncaged (1963) ... Kelly
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Cpl. Arnold Kanger
- Masquerade (1963) ... Cpl. Arnold Kanger
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Dr. Henry Jamison
- The Test (1963) ... Dr. Henry Jamison
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Harry Brind
- Goodbye Mama, Hello Auntie Maud (1962) ... Harry Brind
 1958-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Ben Crider / Idaho
- The Wayfarers (1962) ... Ben Crider
- Butch Cassidy (1958) ... Idaho
 1959-1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Elmer Trace / Ross Marquette / Pete Jessup
- The Long Night (1962) ... Elmer Trace
- The Dark Gate (1961) ... Ross Marquette
- The Truckee Strip (1959) ... Pete Jessup
 1961-1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
General Addison Brand / Donald Fletcher
- The Case of the Angry Astronaut (1962) ... General Addison Brand
- The Case of the Envious Editor (1961) ... Donald Fletcher (as James H. Coburn)
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie Allnut
- Safari (1962) ... Charlie Allnut
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Gresch
- A Chant of Silence (1962) ... Gresch
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Colonel Briscoe
- Hostage Child (1962) ... Colonel Briscoe
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Arthur Troy
- Blues for a Junkman: Arthur Troy (1962) ... Arthur Troy
 1962 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
Dekker
- Backlash (1962) ... Dekker
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Bert Tucker
- Double Drop (1962) ... Bert Tucker
 1958-1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Ambrose / Cy Parker
- The High Country (1961) ... Ambrose
- The Young Englishman (1958) ... Cy Parker (as Jim Coburn)
 1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Kell
- Trouble Street (1961) ... Kell
 1961 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Dell
- Death Is not Deductible (1961) ... Dell
 1961 Acapulco (TV Series)
Gregg Miles
- Murder with Love (1961) ... Gregg Miles
- Blood Money (1961) ... Gregg Miles
- Death Is a Smiling Man (1961) ... Gregg Miles
- Fisher's Daughter (1961) ... Gregg Miles
- Carbon Copy Cat (1961) ... Gregg Miles
 1959-1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Gil Spanner / Finch
- Mark of the Manhunters (1961) ... Gil Spanner
- The Iron Captain (1959) ... Finch
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Culley Scott
- Culley (1961) ... Culley Scott
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Dennis Garrity
- The Jamaica Ginger Story (1961) ... Dennis Garrity
 1960-1961 Klondike (TV Series)
Jeff Durain / Jefferson Durain
- The Man Who Owned Skagway (1961) ... Jeff Durain
- Bare Knuckles (1960) ... Jeff Durain
- Taste of Danger (1960) ... Jeff Durain
- Swoger's Mule (1960) ... Jeff Durain
- Keys to Trouble (1960) ... Jeff Durain
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
John Miller
- The Best Policy (1961) ... John Miller
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Sam Murdock
- Come Home Again (1961) ... Sam Murdock
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Duke Hawkins
- The Frightened Ones (1961) ... Duke Hawkins
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Joe Casey
- River Gold (1961) ... Joe Casey
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Lank Bailey / Blake Carr
- The Catcher (1960) ... Lank Bailey
- The Showdown (1960) ... Blake Carr
 1959-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Charlie Doyle / Jess Newton
- Desert Flight (1960) ... Charlie Doyle
- A Thread of Respect (1959) ... Jess Newton
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Steve Barnes
- Pamela's Oxen (1960) ... Steve Barnes
 1959-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Howard Catlett / Jesse Holloway / Henry Turner
- The Trial (1960) ... Howard Catlett
- The Kovack Affair (1959) ... Jesse Holloway
- Reunion for a Revenge (1959) ... Henry Turner
 1960 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Victor Tavo
- Coat of Arms (1960) ... Victor Tavo
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
Jory
- Home Town (1960) ... Jory
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Lester 'Coffer' Adams
- The Truly Yours (1960) ... Lester 'Coffer' Adams
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Bud Bailey
- The Murder Clause (1960) ... Bud Bailey
 1959-1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Bill Sledge / Jack Harvey
- The Gladiators (1960) ... Bill Sledge
- One Came Back (1959) ... Jack Harvey
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Buzz Griffin
- Target of Hate (1960) ... Buzz Griffin
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Dr. Narry
- Contraband (1960) ... Dr. Narry
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Rome Morgan
- Blackwater Swamp (1960) ... Rome Morgan
 1959-1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Leo Talley / Poke Otis
- Six Feet of Gold (1960) ... Leo Talley
- The Black Pearls (1959) ... Poke Otis
 1959-1960 Wichita Town (TV Series)
Wally / Fletcher
- Afternoon in Town (1960) ... Wally
- The Night the Cowboys Roared (1959) ... Fletcher
 1959-1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Jesse James / Adam Coverly
- Shadow of Jesse James (1960) ... Jesse James
- Payroll of the Dead (1959) ... Adam Coverly
 1960 The Texan (TV Series)
Cal Gruder
- Friend of the Family (1960) ... Cal Gruder
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Lew Bennett
- Millionaire Timothy Mackail (1959) ... Lew Bennett
 1958-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Union Sergeant / Andrews
- An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1959) ... Union Sergeant
- The Jokester (1958) ... Andrews
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Floyd
- The Girl (1959) ... Floyd
 1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Buckskin Frank Leslie
- The Noble Outlaws (1959) ... Buckskin Frank Leslie
 1958-1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Jack - Outlaw Leader / Mexican Police Captain
- Elfego Baca: Mustang Man, Mustang Maid (1959) ... Jack - Outlaw Leader
- Elfego Baca: Move Along, Mustangers (1959) ... Jack - Outlaw Leader
- Four Down and Five Lives to Go (1958) ... Mexican Police Captain (uncredited)
 1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Chuck Ashley
- The Gunfighter (1959) ... Chuck Ashley
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Steve Alexander
- Mr. Jinx (1959) ... Steve Alexander
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Moss Taylor
- The Arrival (1959) ... Moss Taylor
 1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Deputy Anthony Wayne / Anthony Wayne
- An Act of Faith (1959) ... Deputy Anthony Wayne
- One Ton of Peppercorns (1959) ... Anthony Wayne
 1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Judson
- Deadfall (1959) ... Judson
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Harry Blacker
- The Fire Makers (1959) ... Harry Blacker
 1958-1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Vestry / Tom Quinn
- The Pawn (1959) ... Vestry
- The Way Back (1958) ... Tom Quinn
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Niles
- Client: Steele (1959) ... Niles
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Dobie
- Hard Money, Soft Touch (1959) ... Dobie
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Joker Wells
- Hard Lines (1959) ... Joker Wells (as Jim Coburn)
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Ike Daggett
- The Millie Davis Story (1958) ... Ike Daggett
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Claude Firman
- Ah There, Beau Brummel (1958) ... Claude Firman
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Matt Carson
- Voice in the Night (1958) ... Matt Carson
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Sam Chandler
- The Night America Trembled (1957) ... Sam Chandler (as Jim Coburn)
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(Late 1980s) TV commercial (voice): Milk See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

James H. Coburn | Jim Coburn

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Steve McQueen] Steve has to prove he had a worse childhood than anybody else. Only one other person I know can compete with him and that's Charles Bronson. See more »

Trivia:

Gained an Associate of Arts from Compton Junior College in 1950, before being drafted into the Army. Then on his return from service in Germany, he studied acting at Los Angeles City College, (along with Robert Vaughn) and improvisation at Jeff Corey's Professional Actors Workshop. One of his colleagues there was James Dean. He did not study at UCLA. See more »

Trademark:

Narrow eyes and wide mouth See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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