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Job Film, television, voice actor, artist, acting coach, college professor, singer and songwriter, guitarist
Years active 1950-present
Top Roles Jason Brown, Marvin Johnson, Lt. JG Jorgensen, Tom Folliard, Crewman
Top GenresDrama, Western, War, Action, Comedy, Adventure
Top TopicsWorld War II, True Story (based on), Book-Based
Top Collaborators , (Director), , (Director)
Shares birthday with Stanley Kubrick, Gracie Allen, John Foreman  see more..

James Best Overview:

Actor, James Best, was born Jewel Franklin Guy on Jul 26, 1926 in Powderly, KY. As of December 2018, James Best was 92 years old.



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Best in Hollywood: An interview (and meal) with

on Apr 29, 2014 From Comet Over Hollywood

in The Cimarron Kid (1952). He said he always died in his movies. Known for his role as Roscoe P. Coltrane on ?Dukes of Hazzard,? I interviewed actor last week about his Hollywood career. Best came to Shelby, NC last week to the Don Gibson Theatre with his one man show, “... Read full article

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James Best Quotes:

Thorne Sherman: Why, that's as big as a full-grown wolf!

[picking up a torn jacket]
Thorne Sherman: They don't leave much, do they?

Thorne Sherman: If you have to be isolated for your work you sure picked a lonely little island.

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He and his wife Dorothy Best, along with Kevin Lang, have formed their own Production Company. Called "Best Friend Films," the company specializes in high definition production, featuring the Panasonic Varicam, with a Pro 35 lens adapter, which enables them to use Panavision 35mm film lenses on a digital camera. They also feature an HD online edit suite, making them a "one stop shop in HD production for the Independent Producer.

Before she took up acting, Lindsay Wagner babysat for Best's children. It was Best who encouraged Wagner to take acting lessons and, in effect, kick-started her career.

His billing for Three on a Couch (1966) read: "Introducing James Best", despite the fact that he had been in movies for 16 years and had appeared in over 30 films.

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