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Todd Jones (Jones-James-Earl)

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Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

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1931 - Born in Arkabutla Township, Mississippi  on the 17th of January.

1950 - He was enrolled in the ROTC at Michigan, completed Ranger training, and was an Army officer stationed in Alaska.

         - He was a member of the National Honorary Society of Pershing Rifles.

1964 - His first film role was as a young and trim B-52 crewman in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in  which was more famous for the work of Peter Sellers and Slim Pickens.

1969 - He has won Tony awards for The Great White Hope and for Fences, and his performance of Othello is considered one of the greatest in history.

1982 - Has been married to Cecilia Hart since 1982, with whom he has one child, Flynn Earl Jones.

1969 - He participated in making test films for a proposed children's television series called Sesame Street; these shorts, combined with animated segments, were shown to groups of children to gauge the effectiveness of the then groundbreaking Sesame Street format.

1994 - His other voice roles include Mufasa in Disney animated feature The Lion King,

1998 - The Lion King, the Disney sequel The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

2002 - He received Kennedy Center Honors.

2006 - He also lent his voice for a narrative part in the Adam Sandler comedy, Click, released in June. His voice is also used to create an audio version of the King James Bible.




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