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Job Film, television, voice actor, artist, acting coach, college professor, singer and songwriter, guitarist
Years active 1950-present
Top Roles Carter, Rebel Soldier, Crater, Tom Folliard, Crewman, Cpl. Ransom
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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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:

Cole Younger: Like my old pappy used to say, 'A hog that straddles a fence ain't likely to wind up no place.


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


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


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In a 1984 episode of "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979), "The Dukes in Hollywood," Roscoe (Best) and Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) are discussing who should play them in a fictional movie about Hazzard County. Roscoe picks Burt Reynolds. Reynolds was a former acting student of Best, and the two had been friends for many years. Reynolds later played Boss Hogg in the The Dukes of Hazzard (2005).

Director Quentin Tarantino has said that the work of Best "taught me how to act". Ironically, when Tarantino appeared in a 1990s Broadway revival of the play "Wait Until Dark", he received some of his worst acting reviews ever.

Cousin of singers Don Everly and Phil Everly.

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