As a stage actor, he has appeared all over the country in the classics as well as dinner theatre. He spent five seasons with the Dallas Shakespeare Festival, played lead roles in MACBETH and LAST MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE WHITE MAGNOLIA in national tours, as well as regional theatre roles such as Lachie in THE HASTY HEART, Starbuck in THE RAINMAKER, Sgt. Trotter in THE MOUSETRAP, The Inquisitor in THE LARK, and the title role in CHARLEY'S AUNT. He is a three-time Los Angeles Dramalogue Critics Award winner for his work writing and acting in his own plays, VERDIGRIS, SEMPER FI, and SIDEKICK. He studied acting with Maximilian Schell.
In addition to his acting, Jim is a nationally recognized playwright and the author of two books (JOHN GARFIELD and MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS), and is working on his third, an already controversial book on the life and mysterious death of tv's original SUPERMAN, George Reeves. For television he has written episodes of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, TOUR OF DUTY, and VIETNAM WAR STORY, among others, and was twice nominated for the ACE Award for cable television writing. For nearly ten years, he was film critic/columnist for FILMS IN REVIEW magazine.
A Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam and the former chairman of the board of Theatre West in Los Angeles, Jim is a Cherokee-German native of Laramie, Wyoming who was raised in Irving, Texas. He has been married since 1989 to actress Cecily Adams, daughter of GET SMART star Don Adams. Cecily and Jim live in Los Angeles with their daughter Madeline and three cats, Frankie, Heidi, and Sigourney Beaver.
Jim Beaver Facts
|Birth Name||James Norman Beaver Jr.|
|Birthday||August 12, 1950 (64)|
|Birthplace||Laramie, Wyoming, USA|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is Jim Beaver compared to you?|
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