James Caan Biography (1940?-)

Born March 26, 1940 (some sources cite 1939), in Bronx, NY; son of Arthur (ameat dealer) and Sophie Caan; brother of Ronald "Ronnie" Caan (a producer); married DeeJay Mathis (a dancer), c. 1961 (divorced, 1966); married Sheila Ryan (a model and actress), 1976 (divorced, 1977); married Ingrid Hajek, September 9, 1990 (divorced, 1994); married Linda Stokes (some sources cite name asLinda O'Gara), October 7, 1995; children: (first marriage) Tara; (second marriage) Scott Andrew (an actor and musician); (third marriage) Alexander James;(fourth marriage) James Arthur, Jacob Nicholas. Addresses: Agent: Endeavor, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
March 26, 1940?
Bronx, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut; uncredited) Soldier with radio, Irma La Douce, UnitedArtists, 1963
  • Randall, Lady in a Cage, Paramount, 1964
  • Mike Marsh, Red Line 7000, Paramount, 1965
  • Private Anthony Dugan, The Glory Guys, United Artists, 1965
  • Paul Montgomery, Games, Universal, 1967
  • Alan Bourdillon "Mississippi" Traherne, El Dorado, Paramount, 1967
  • Buck Burnett, Journey to Shiloh, Universal, 1968
  • Lee Stegler, Countdown, Warner Bros., 1968
  • Jimmie "Killer" Kilgannon, The Rain People, Warner Bros., 1969
  • Lieutenant Commander John Bolton (some sources cite Commander Richard Bolton), Submarine X-1, United Artists, 1969
  • Rabbit Angstrom, Rabbit, Run, Warner Bros., 1970
  • Larry Moore, T. R. Baskin (also known as A Date with a Lonely Girl), Paramount, 1971
  • Sonny Corleone, The Godfather (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather), Paramount, 1972
  • Dick Kanipsia, Slither, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Sonny Corleone, The Godfather, Part II (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Part II), Paramount, 1974
  • Freebie, Freebie and the Bean, Warner Bros., 1974
  • Alex Freed, The Gambler, 1974
  • John Baggs, Jr., Cinderella Liberty, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Mike Locken, The Killer Elite, United Artists, 1975
  • Jonathan E., Rollerball, United Artists, 1975
  • Billy Rose, Funny Lady, Columbia, 1975
  • Jud McGraw, Gone with the West (also known as Bronco Busters, Little Moon and Jud McGraw, and Man without Mercy), 1975
  • Himself, From Rome to Rollerball: The Full Circle, 1975
  • Himself, Silent Movie, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Harry Dighby, Harry and Walter Go to New York, Columbia, 1976
  • Staff Sergeant Eddie Dohun, A Bridge Too Far, United Artists, 1977
  • David Williams, Un autre homme, une autre chance (also known as Another Man, Another Chance and Another Man, Another Woman), United Artists, 1977
  • Frank "Buck" Athearn, Comes a Horseman, United Artists, 1978
  • George Schneider, Chapter Two, Columbia, 1979
  • (Uncredited) Sailor in fight, 1941, Universal, 1979
  • Thomas Hacklin, Jr., Hide in Plain Sight, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1980
  • Frank, Thief (also known as Violent Streets), United Artists, 1981
  • Jack Glenn and Jason Glenn, Bolero (also known as Within Memory and Les uns et les autres), Double 13, 1982
  • Jolly Villano, Kiss Me Goodbye, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Clell Hazard, Gardens of Stone, TriStar, 1988
  • Detective Sergeant Matthew Sykes, Alien Nation, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Paul Sheldon, Misery, Columbia, 1990
  • Spaldoni, Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Sonny Corleone (in archive footage), The Godfather: Part III (alsoknown as Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part III), 1990
  • Eddie Sparks, For the Boys, Twentieth-Century Fox, 1991
  • Dr. Scurvy, The Dark Backward (also known as The Man with ThreeArms), RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1991
  • Tommy Korman, Honeymoon in Vegas, Columbia, 1992
  • Coach Sam Winters, The Program, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Roy Sweeney, Flesh and Bone, Paramount, 1993
  • Jim, A Boy Called Hate, Dove Entertainment, 1996
  • Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, 1996
  • Abe Henry, Bottle Rocket, Columbia, 1996
  • U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin, Eraser, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Frank Colton, Bulletproof, Universal, 1996
  • Sean McLennon, North Star (also known as Alaska, Duellotra i ghiacci, Grand nord, and Tashunga), Goldcrest Films International, 1996
  • Howard Hawks, American Artist, 1997
  • Kieran Johnson, This Is My Father (also known as L'histoire demon pere), Sony Pictures Classics, 1999
  • Frank Vitale, Mickey Blue Eyes, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Frank Olchin, The Yards, Miramax, 2000
  • Charlie Doyles, Luckytown, A Plus Entertainment, 2000
  • Joe Sarno, The Way of the Gun, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Roy Baker, Viva Las Nowhere (also known as Dead Simple), Viva Las Nowhere Productions, 2001
  • Lance Huston, In the Shadows, Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Prison warden, Night at the Golden Eagle, Shangri-LaEntertainment, 2002
  • Marvin, City of Ghosts, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002
  • The big man, Dogville, Lions Gate Entertainment, 2003
  • Walter, Dallas 362, Dallas & Rusty/Konwiser Brothers/Sunlion Films, 2003
  • Jimmy "The Con," This Thing of Ours, Small Planet Pictures, 2003
  • Leonard Grey, Jericho Mansions, Vine International, 2003
  • Buddy's biological father, Elf, New Line Cinema, 2003
  • William Larnach, Castle of Lies, First Sun/Parallel Castle Pictures, 2003
  • Dogville Confessions (documentary), Trust Film Sales, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Director, Hide in Plain Sight, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1980
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Big Ed Deline, Las Vegas, NBC, beginning 2003
  • Movies
  • Brian Piccolo, Brian's Song, ABC, 1971
  • Philip Marlowe, Poodle Springs, HBO, 1998
  • John Flinders, Warden of Red Rock, Showtime, 2001
  • Captain Fred Moosally, A Glimpse of Hell, FX Channel, 2001
  • Dr. William Haber, The Lathe of Heaven, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Sheriff Morgan McKenna, Blood Crime, USA Network, 2002
  • Hearts of Men, USA Network, 2002
  • Harry Dewitt, The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie, Showtime, 2003
  • Episodic
  • (As Jimmy Caan) "Bullets Cost Too Much," Naked City, ABC, 1961
  • Johnny, "And the Cat Jumped over the Moon," Route 66, CBS, 1961
  • "The Masked Marine," Alcoa Premiere, ABC, 1962
  • Keir Brannon, "A Fist of Five," The Untouchables, ABC, 1962
  • Buddie Simpson, "A Cry from the Mountains," The Wide Country, NBC,1963
  • Charley Johnson, "The Mosaic," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1963
  • Dr. Keith Gregory, "Justice to a Microbe," Ben Casey, ABC, 1963
  • Jim McKinney, "Deadly Decision," Death Valley Days, syndicated, 1963
  • "Shadow of Violence," Death Valley Days, syndicated, 1963
  • Sergeant Beckman, "Anatomy of a Patrol," Combat!, ABC, 1963
  • Rick Peterson, "The Hunt," Kraft Suspense Theater, NBC, 1963
  • "Glass Flowers Never Drop Petals," Breaking Point, ABC, 1964
  • "My Son, the All American," Channing, ABC, 1964
  • Jay Shaw, "Memo from Purgatory," Alfred Hitchcock Presents (also known as The Alfred Hitchcock Hour), NBC, 1964
  • Paul, "The Echo Pass Story," Wagon Train, ABC, 1965
  • Eugene David "Gene" Holt, "A Life in the Balance," The F.B.I., ABC, 1969
  • (Uncredited) Rotten Rupert of Rathskeller, "To Sire, with Love: Parts 1 & 2," Get Smart, 1969
  • Guest, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, 1972
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, multiple appearances, 1994-2001
  • Himself, "Movie Star," NewsRadio, NBC, 1996
  • Himself, "Hollywood," Unzipped, 1999
  • Guest, Dinner for Five, 2003
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2003
  • Also appeared in Inside the Actors Studio.
  • Specials
  • Rickles, CBS, 1975
  • Himself and Billy Rose, Funny Girl to Funny Lady, 1975
  • Celebration: The American Spirit, ABC, 1976
  • Superstunt, NBC, 1977
  • Playboy's 25th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1979
  • Night of 100 Stars, ABC, 1982
  • Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend, ABC, 1988
  • All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBC, 1989
  • The Godfather Family: A Look Inside, HBO, 1990
  • The AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1991
  • Voice, Earth and the American Dream, HBO, 1993
  • Host, Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle, TBS, 1993
  • The Making of a Mobster: "Mickey Blue Eyes," 1999
  • ESPY Awards, 2000
  • Playboy: The Party Continues, 2000
  • James Caan: Making a Scene, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Inside the Playboy Mansion, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Himself, "Naked Hollywood," A&E Premieres, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Off-Broadway debut; as Jimmy Caan) The soldier, La Ronde, TheatreMarquee, 1960
  • (Broadway debut) Blood, Sweat, and Stanley Poole, Morosco Theatre,1961
  • Mandingo, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1961
  • Night of 100 Stars, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1982
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Don Rickles: Buy This Tape You Hockey Puck, 1975
  • Dorothy Stratten: The Untold Story, 1985
  • Santino "Sonny" Corelone, The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (also known as The Godfather Saga and The Godfather Trilogy), 1992
  • The Directors: Norman Jewison, 1997
  • Come Get Some: The Women of the WWF, Silver Vision Video, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 28, 1996, pp. 44-46, 48, 50
    • Esquire, May, 1998, p. 82
    • Parade, October 12, 2003, p. 14
    • People Weekly, October 4, 1993, p. 53; July 8, 1996, p. 110
    • Premiere, December, 1991, p. 79; October, 2000, p. 34
    • Time, May 27, 2002, p. G10
    • TV Guide, July 25, 1998, pp. 27-29; September 27, 2003, pp. 55-59
    Other
    • James Caan: Making a Scene (television special), Arts and Entertainment, 2001

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