Person Details

Birthday: 1921-10-01 00:58:15

Death: 2009-02-06 00:58:15

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: White Plains, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 59

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Allen Whitmore Jr. (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film, theatre, and television actor. During his career, Whitmore won three of the four EGOT honors; - a Tony, a Grammy, and an Emmy. Whitmore also won a Golden Globe and was nominated for two Academy Awards. Following World War II, Whitmore appeared on Broadway in the role of the sergeant in Command Decision. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gave Whitmore a contract, but his role in the film adaptation was played by Van Johnson. His first major picture for MGM was Battleground, in a role that was turned down by Spencer Tracy, to whom Whitmore bore a noted physical resemblance. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role, and won the Golden Globe Award as Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role. Other major films included Angels in the Outfield, The Asphalt Jungle, The Next Voice You Hear, Above and Beyond, Kiss Me, Kate, Them!, Oklahoma!, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Give 'em Hell, Harry!, a one-man show for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of former U.S. President Harry S Truman. In the film Tora! Tora! Tora!, he played Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey. Whitmore appeared during the 1950s on many television anthology series. He was cast as Father Emil Kapaun in the 1955 episode "The Good Thief" in the ABC religion anthology series Crossroads. Other roles followed on Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater, Lux Video Theatre, Kraft Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Schlitz Playhouse, Matinee Theatre, and the Ford Television Theatre. In 1958, he carried the lead in "The Gabe Carswell Story" of NBC's Wagon Train, with Ward Bond. Whitmore has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6611 Hollywood Boulevard. The ceremony was held on February 8, 1960.

Most Famous Work

Planet of the Apes
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8

Planet of the Apes

(1968) President of the Assembly
The Shawshank Redemption
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9

The Shawshank Redemption

(1994) Brooks Hatlen
The Practice
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8

The Practice

(1997) Raymond Oz
The Relic
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6

The Relic

(1997) Dr. Albert Frock
The Invaders
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7

The Invaders

(1967) Harry Swain
Them!
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7

Them!

(1954) Sgt. Ben Peterson
Tora! Tora! Tora!
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7

Tora! Tora! Tora!

(1970) Vice Admiral William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.
Oklahoma!
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7

Oklahoma!

(1955) Mr. Carnes

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2005 N/A
2003 N/A
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2002 Grandfather
2001 Stan Keller
2000 Milton
1999 Daniel Morissey
1997 Raymond Oz
Dr. Albert Frock
1994 Brooks Hatlen
1990 Leinen Roth
Gus Johnson
1989 Lester Babbitt
1988 N/A
1987 Judge Stanley Murdoch
Joe Keller
1985 N/A
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Mark Twain (voice)
1984 Narrator
Clifford Casey
1982 Narrator
Narrator
1980 Dr. Sanford Ferguson
Borski
Charley Tate
1978 N/A
George Wheeler
Teddy Roosevelt
1977 Priester
1976 Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman
1975 Harry S. Truman
General Oliver O. Howard
1974 Hyram B. Otis
Antonio
Grandpa
Narrator
1973 Commissioner Aldo Scavino
Philip Tenhausen
1972 Vincent Campanelli
Joshua Everette
1971 Frank Phillips
1970 Overman
Vice Admiral William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.
1969 N/A
Levi
Prof. John Woodruff
1968 Herb Sutro
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Chief Inspector Charles Kane
President of the Assembly
Capt. Mike Riley
1967 Captain Shipley
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Lou Trent
Harry Swain
1966 N/A
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1965 N/A
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1964 Captain Ewell
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John Finley Horton
1963 N/A
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1962 N/A
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1961 N/A
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1960 N/A
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Harry Powell
1959 N/A
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Monk Johnson
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1958 Ed Henderson
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Cmdr. Warren Meredith
1957 Rudy Krist
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1956 N/A
Ben Wagner
Lou Sherwood
1955 Gus
Mr. Carnes
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SSgt. / Maj . / Col. Ty 'Dad' Whitman
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MSgt. Mac
1954 N/A
Sgt. Ben Peterson
Sgt. Elliott
Mr. Remlick, Lawyer
1953 Slug
Fetcher
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Charles "Chico" Menlow
Maj William M. Uanna
1952 Sergeant 'Bat' Batterson
Lou Hopke
1951 Mr. Stacey
Angel (voice) (uncredited)
Old Bill (uncredited)
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1950 John Malone
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Joe Smith
Gus Minissi
Vincent Maran
Clint Priest
1949 Kinnie
George Pappas
1948 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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